Welcome to the Carson Car Shops

Specializing in creating content for Auran's Trainz Railroad Simulator; focusing primarily on Old West content in general, and the Virginia & Truckee Railroad in specific.

News:

November 28th, 2017

The first of the combination car rebuilds is completed and uploaded. I also rebuilt the oranges product with better optimizations and a normal map. Currently, I'm working on some CP / UP rolling stock.

November 6th, 2017

Trainboi has posted some nice V&T cabooses and coaches over at Trainz-Forge under the freeware section.
This year's presentation (the V&T's Reno yard) for the Virginia & Truckee Railroad Historical Society has been posted to the Presentation page. I've uploaded a bunch of stuff from the presentation, including lots of roads, some railroad crossing signs, irrigation ditches, and buildings. I also updated the V&T moguls 10, 13, 14 with the proper frame color.

August 28th, 2017

Work on the Reno engine yard progresses. I've also uploaded revisions of the Reno blacksmith shop and some road crossings to the DLS; as well as a little crossing shanty.

July 23rd, 2017

Four versions of a Dodge Brothers delivery van circa 1918 are now on the DLS. I've also posted three versions of a DH4 mail plane.

July 5th, 2017

I've uploaded a Mack AC stake truck, as well as another driver model to go along with it. I've also updated some models to fix a material issue exposed by the better error-checking in TANE SP2. Finally, I've started to rework the Reno engine yard area in preperation of a new presentation at the Virginia and Truckee Railroad Historical Society in October.

May 29th, 2017

The 1923 Mack dump trucks are now on the DLS - enjoy!

May 1st, 2017

I finally finished and uploaded to the DLS a Southern Pacific pneumatic coal loader (of a design used by the V&T in the Carson City yards), as well as a version of express car no. 2 converted to a house (also in Carson City). I've started work on a series of Mack trucks from the 1920s, as well as some 1920's people.

March 28th, 2017

I've taken a little time to finish up some old models. A new telegraph pole (with one wire) has been uploaded, and a board-and-batten version of the shack and a baggage car that was converted to a house are both on their way to the DLS. I've aslo been experimenting a bit with Blender Cycles procedural materials, starting with a new cordwood load.

Febuary 28th, 2017

I've uploaded a set of turntables to the DLS - two new narrow-gauge versions, and one replacement for an old standard-gauged model. Currently, I'm working on updating the NCNG turntables.