Crossing I-5

The Siskiyou Route

The latest version of the Route is now...

Setup_20210323

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Important note about updating downloaded items...

If you are downloading and updating previously downloaded folders and/or files... realize that simply installing a new update may leave behind certain items that need to be deleted. Because of that, please install the new updated folders and/or files as follows...
.......... (1) Download the updates
.......... (2) Note what folders and/or files are being updated
.......... (3) Delete the old folders and/or files
.......... (4) Install the new updated folders and/or files.

Viewing what's new...

There are two new activities with this version. The "SISK_ASHO_EX_01" activity will take you from a location south of Ashland, Oregon up over the Siskiyou summit and into California. A second activity, "SISK_HIAS_EX_01" begins north of Hilt, California and travels north over the summit. It takes you through miles of new forests as you travel around Buck Rock Loop. These activities were added with the sole purpose of showing you some of what's new. As you run these activities, be sure to get out of the cab ( using the '2' key) and even get up in the air a bit so you can view all of the new stuff.

If you did not install the 20210207 version then you should do the following before installing this new version...

Deleting files on your computer while the Route installs is something that I don't feel is right to do. For that reason, if you already have a previous version of the Route installed, please open your Train Simulator —> TRAINS—> CONSISTS folder and check and see if you have any of the following consists. If you do, please delete them before installing this version...
.......... SISKLT_1_1275_02.con
.......... SISKLT_1_400_01G.con
.......... SISKLT_1_400_02R.con
.......... SISKLT_1_400_03S.con
.......... SISKLT_1_1275_01W.con
.......... SISKLT_2_8600.con
.......... SISKLT_2_8800.con
.......... SISKLT_4_17600.con
.......... SY_BCE_LD_5_6.con
.......... SY_BCE_MT_5_6.con
.......... SY_GNM_LD_3_2.con

If you have already downloaded any of the items below, then along with the last update you should have downloaded the following items. If you have not updated them, then you should do that now...
.......... Engine packs 3, 7
.......... Consist packs 2, 7, 9
.......... Wagon packs 1, 5, 8, 9
.......... Engine and Wagon Documentation
.......... Activity Creation Kit
.......... Timetable
.......... Siskiyou Map
.......... Piece-by-Piece

The new 20210323 version...

Please note that the following items have been changed... If you previously downloaded any of them, then you'll want to download them again...
.......... Engine packs 1, 2, 6
.......... Consist packs 6, 12, 14
.......... Wagon pack 2

If this is your first time downloading the Siskiyou Route, you will need to download ALL of the wagons and consists. You'll find them on the Downloads page. While you're at it you may want to download such things as more engines, activities, documentation, and perhaps even items from our Tools-N-Tips page.

PLEASE NOTE: The Siskiyou Route is a "work in progress" and as such, many many things still need to be added.

THE SISKIYOU ROUTE... setup_20210323

WARNING! Please read this now!... When you install the Route, the installer will overwrite your existing tsection.dat file that exists in your "Train Simulator/Global" folder. The installer will install tsection.dat... Build 52. If your tsection.dat file is earlier than Build 52 you may want to let the installer overwrite your existing file. If yours is a more recent Build you'll want to move it somewhere safe so that the installer doesn't overwrite it. Replace the installed one with your newer one.

YOU MUST DO THIS... The Siskiyou Route requires ScaleRail and Scale Road. This software is available at 3DTrains. First go to their forum and and join. Once you are a member, go to their home page and in the Downloads section, click on ScaleRail Track System. On the next page click on the Download ScaleRail publlic beta. This will take you to the ScaleRail section inside the forum. You will find both ScaleRail and ScaleRoad available here. During the install, select "Standard Track Profile." You won't need any of the textures. They are included with the Route. If you'd like to read a more detailed explanation about installing these, go here.

RECOMMENDED OPEN RAILS SETTINGS... In the Open Rails Options... go to the Video tab. Just below the "% cab 2D stretch" setting, set the "Viewing distance (m)" to 4800. Select "Distant mountains" and set the "Viewing distance (km)" to 50.

FINALLY: Do not try running an activity during winter. Most winter textures have not yet been created.

After you download the route, please email me so that I can contact you if I can no longer keep this website open. To do so, go to the Contact Us page.

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