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Polls

What Special Paint Units have you seen?
145 (Phase III) 8 (10.8%)
156 (Phase I) 8 (10.8%)
184 (Phase IV) 8 (10.8%)
406 (Phase III) 8 (10.8%)
66 (Phase II) 9 (12.2%)
822 (Phase III) 10 (13.5%)
42 (Veterans) 7 (9.5%)
189 (Big Game Train) 5 (6.8%)
500 (Bio-Diesel) 2 (2.7%)
602 (Reliability-Efficiency-Mobility) 1 (1.4%)
Exhibit Train 8 (10.8%)
Total Votes: 74
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Trainz.net

Posted by PerRock (Administrator) at 16 Aug 2015, 10:13. 0 comments

Dear Trainzers,

As you may know, the situation on the N3V forums have taken a turn for the worse, with management shutting it down and rewriting the rules after a considerable period of tension and conflict arising from various issues with N3V's handling of T:ANE and the software itself.

A concerned group of us predicted a declining state of affairs quite some time back, although the latest turn of events took us all by surprise too. The future of the Trainz Forums and even N3V itself looks bleak, and because of this we have created a site that we envision to be solution to everything wrong so far and also a continuation of a centralized Trainz community.

It shall be a warm and friendly watering hole for everyone from casual Trainzers to content creators young and old can chill. There's also plenty of exciting new features such as content uploads, personal photo galleries, live chatbox, huge PM allowance, embedded content, post ratings and user reputation systems.

You are cordially invited to join us at this new site, a Trainz Forum v3.0 if you will. We are committed to providing to all Trainzers a conducive discussion and sharing environment, with lessons learnt from N3V's mistakes and built on the basic principles of tolerance, respect and understanding.

A growing number of well-known content creators have already put their vote of faith in us and we hope to see you there too.

Cheerio,
Peter


Come join us at Trainz.net

Service Interruption

Posted by PerRock (Administrator) at 22 May 2015, 23:25. 0 comments

My 30th one of our web hosts will be performing maintenance. Any downtime is not expected but may happen. It is estimated that such down time will only last a few seconds. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

This will become a board announcement closer to the work date.

A statement about TANE

Posted by PerRock (Administrator) at 19 May 2015, 11:06. 0 comments

AMTZ content creators are allowed to support whichever versions of Trainz they desire for their content. Basically we will not be requiring all staff update their content to TANE standards. That being said we will have a TANE issues reporting thread in the Support section so that you can list any errors or problems you discover that is unique to TANE with any of our content, and we will look into updating said content. We believe that most content should work in TANE with little to none improvement.

peter

Positions Open

Posted by PerRock (Administrator) at 23 Apr 2015, 12:18. One comment

Do you make content for Trainz? Do you want a place to distribute it? American Trainz Group is looking for new staff members who are interested in making content for Trainz.

In the recent months our content output has slowed due to outside commitments from our staff. We're looking for active community members to join our ranks and help keep us a destination for Trainz content & discussion.

Applications are open to anyone; they are reviewed and voted upon by the current staff. Appointed staff members get access to our hosting system for their content, early betas and some exclusive releases, as well as some exclusive resources for building content.

Apply today! http://s4.zetaboards.com/amtkz/forum/3195002/

American Trainz

Posted by PerRock (Administrator) at 2 Dec 2014, 14:48. One comment

Well it's now public starting around the new year, Amtrak Trainz Group will be rebranding into 'American Trainz Group.' You can read more about this process in the blog I'm writing here:
Rebranding Blog Part 1: Introduction
Rebranding Blog Part 2: The Logo

Feel free to ask me any questions you may have about the rebranding. Questions & problems specifically regarding the website should be posted in this thread.

The answers to a few questions I've gotten:

No we're not going to be removing any content because of this change. Nor are we removing any staff.

There will be a forum restructure, some categories will be merged; others eliminated, etc. You're posts won't be removed, unless they break the rules.

Content; the Amtrak Trainz Group P42 will not be changed. I have some ideas of some new content to make for American Trainz. As well as some content updates to make to older stuff; however none of that will happen until I am much further along in the website coding process.

Can you help/be staff/beta test? The application process to becoming staff is staying the same. If you are staff you get to beta test. That being said there is some help you can do:
The downloads section is getting a major overhaul, part of that process includes larger screenshots of the content. If you want to submit screenshots you've taken of our content; I'll consider them for use on the downloads page (no guarantees).

When will we see this change happen? The new webpages I'm working on already have the new branding on them. The 'Cards' theme for the forum will continue to say "Amtrak Trainz Group" on it until the official release; which at the same time I will make the new webpages available.
Post any question you may have!

peter
 

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