TrainPlayer News, July 2013 --
Version 5.3 brings you a year's worth of feature
development, road maintenance, and boiler polishing from
the engineers at TrainPlayer Labs. It has a new look and
feel in the toolbars, new gadgets for tracklayers, new
train controls, and new showcasing of the Chris Pedersen
cars introduced in the last version.
It's a free upgrade for most users -- for details, see
How to Obtain 5.3.
If you are not yet a user, check the
Features in 5.3
Train Control Bar
-- the stylish new dockable, resizable bar for
operating and interacting with the selected train. The
control panel on the left has a speed slider and a
configurable set of buttons on an oak background. On the
right is the scrollable, scalable train window,
displaying side-view images of the current train,
resizable up to full HO size if you have Chris Pedersen
cars with large images.
Car Inventory Bar
-- your unlimited-supply rolling stock
case! Another new dockable, resizable bar,
this one for viewing car collections and adding cars to
the layout. Choose a collection to display in the bar, then
drag cars from it onto the tracks. This replaces the old
twelve-button car toolbar we've had since version 1.0.
Pedersen Default Set!
Version 5.3 comes with a new free car
collection by Chris Pedersen, a representative set of
car types with large images stylishly decorated in a
green-black CP road style. It's yours to enjoy
whether or not you have purchased the full CP
Built-in Ties and Roadbed!
Adding ties or roadbed to your layout used to be like
laying track by hand: it involved a lot of little
pieces. In 5.3, it's more like snap-track.
You specify sizes and styles, and the program renders
the roadbed and ties whenever it draws the track.
The images are crisp at any zoom, and add no baggage to
Pedersen Freight Loads!
Last version we introduced some
great-looking freight cars, now we supply them with
great-looking freight. Chris has created a beautiful
set of images -- containers, stacked containers, lumber
stacks, pipe bundles, heavy farm equipment -- with
familiar road names and complete, realistic detail.
-- one click converts a selected section
of track into parallel double tracks, joined by wyes at
the ends. If you've ever tried to do this job by
hand, you know how many clicks this saves. Great
for adding a passing track in a congested area.
Responses to customer
requests, bug fixes, enhancements like these:
- Zoom controls
-- modern zoom slider on status bar: handy, compact
way to zoom in and out
- Track splitter
-- chop track in two with a single click
- Scenery flipper
-- invert a scenery object or group across an axis
For more see the web page ==>
How to Obtain 5.3
customer: Your best bet is to take
advantage of the special
below. Before doing that, you might wish to
try the free demo
or visit our site and see our
product line. If you tried the demo before,
try again -- the clock is reset so you get another 30
If you are a user of
any version since 4.0, click here to download and
If you are a user of an earlier
version, visit our products
page to see about an upgrade.
Features you see in
the program depend on your license. To see what
else you might add -- Ops, Scenery Toolkit, Chris
Pedersen Cars, etc. -- run 5.3 and choose Help
> Purchase Upgrade from the main menu.
Package - TrackLayer 5.3 with Chris Pedersen Cars - only
For a limited time, get a great price on everything we
have to offer -- 30% off the regular price,
TrackLayer 5.3 includes all of TrainPlayer 5.3, track
and scenery tools, the complete Ops system, thousands of
layouts and cars, scripting, and the full Chris Pedersen
Cars collection. This offer is not available on
our Products page, only from this button:
Click takes you to the shopping cart page, where you can
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product by download or on DVD for an additional charge.
Offer expires 08/30/2014.
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