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Welcome to Version 6.4!

In which we advance the art of scripting and develop a new level of railroad challenge called YardMaster.  With over eighty original new scripted layouts to choose from, you have plenty of switching work fun ahead of you!  The system provides automated instructions and monitors your progress as you go. Also in 6.4 are enhancements and fixes for all train players --- those who script, switch, design layouts, lay track, or just like to run trains.

If you already upgraded to Version 6, then 6.4 is a free upgrade -- get your upgrade by going straight to the Download page or using the button below.  If not, and you are a user of an older version, the upgrade price is $19.  Details below

To see brief descriptions and thumbnails of the new YardMaster layouts, see the YardMaster Layout Grid.

New Features in 6.4


a new automated system of freight forwarding which simulates waybill cycles, generates random switching tasks, and presents you get a different challenge every time you climb into the cab.  With over eighty great original new layouts, scripted and ready to run. 

(Click image for larger view.)  For more info, see the YardMaster page

6.4 Scripting Features

  • Significant speed improvement in running scripts
  • New editable Variables tab in Script Central
  • $set combination functions -- merge, subtract, compare sets of numbers or strings
  • IsSpotted -- new car function for monitoring
  • Dedupe, Sort -- remove duplicates, sort sets

Other 6.4 Features

  • New improved random train generator, populates a large layout quickly and accurately
  • Automatic display of designerís notes on opening layout
  • AnyRail conversion improvements
  • No more Kalmbach: 101 Track Plans removed from product, manual, website
  • Track labels -- on/off view setting and per-track display
  • Track properties -- dialog now modeless, for setting values over multiple tracks
  • Many bug fixes, repairs of memory and graphic leaks, fixes for various crashes

For a complete list of fixes and enhancements, see the TrainPlayer Version History.

How To Obtain 6.4

If you are new:  Welcome!  Your best bet is to look in the latest newsletter for a special offer. Or read on.

If you already upgraded to 6.0 - 6.3:  Thank you!  6.4 is a free upgrade.  Just click the button below and follow instructions.

If you have a pre-6 version:  there is a charge for the upgrade -- only $19 to upgrade from any previous version all the way up to the top of the line package, TrackLayer 6.4, with track and scenery tools, ops, advanced scripting, the whole works.

Whether upgrading from a previous version or buying for the first time:

1. Click here to download and install the new version ==>
If you do not yet have a 6.x license, this gets you a demo valid for 30 days.
6.4 Download

2. To buy, choose Help > Purchase Upgrade from the main menu.  This brings up a dialog showing prices and options, and a one-click route to the checkout page.

If you do not already have them, you can add the Chris Pedersen Car Collections for a special bundle price.  See details in the dialog.

6.4 Features

How To Obtain 6.4

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