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.


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.