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:

October 29th, 2018

The first batch of the new TRS 2019 track is now on the DLS alson with the matching ground textures. I'm also making good progress on some Central Pacific and Union Pacific rolling stock for the Promontory display.

October 1st, 2018

I fixed an issue with the cordwood product, and uploaded it to the DLS. I also updated the fill splines to PBR textures and snow support. I'm now in the process of updating / uploading new PBR procedural track; along with matching ground textures.

August 30th, 2018

I've finally finished and uploaded three versions of the Minden Heidelberg hotel. I also converted my mail, baggage, and express products to use the new PBR materials for TRS 2019.

August 6th, 2018

The CP direrctor's car is largely done, though I'm making adjustments as new information comes along. The UP passenger car is coming along nicely, and I've started work on the CP subsistance car. I updated the link to Onderdunk's gallery to point to the wayback machine; as the original is no longer on the kalomp art gallery's site. Finally, I've updated the new freight car truck wheels to have a 3D back.

June 28th, 2018

With the UP caboose essentially completed, I've started in on two passenger cars; one UP and one CP. I've also upgraded the gallery software to a new package, as the old one had been unsupported for several years now. It doesn't (yet) match the rest of the site, but someday....

June 14th, 2018

The rebuild of the UP caboose is just about done. It's my first full model using the new PBR textures. I've also started work on a route set around the Golden Spike ceremony 149 years ago last May. Follow the progress over at the PacificNG forums. I also (finally!) finished a simple model of a hand cart in three different colors. They should be on the DLS within a day or so.

January 31st, 2018

I've been working on some sample PBR materials for use in some new traincars - the old UP and CP rolling stock first.

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.