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Railpage Australia™

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Help For Beginners

If you're new to the site, we encourage you to read the Announcements and Stickies in this forum before posting anything. Feel free to post any questions you may have about the site!

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Discussions for lineside locations.

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Discussions for news articles. To create a new topic, please click the "Discuss this news article" link within the article itself.

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New South Wales

Discussions on New South Wales railways and the associated news and events. Includes Regional NSW Trainlink train services, as well as overlap with Canberra (ACT) threads.

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Sydney Suburban

Discussions about the Sydney Trains rollingstock and infrastructure, as well as NSW Trainlink electric train services.

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News in Victoria. Includes country and metropolitan services. Discussions for Melbourne suburban passenger services (Metro) should be posted in the Melbourne Suburban forum.

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Melbourne suburban

Discussions relating to the Melbourne Suburban Rail/Tram Network contained in Myki Zones 1 and 2.

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Queensland News and events, discussions and gossip. Includes QR and PN Queensland.

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South Australia

Discussions based on railways and concepts based in South Australia.

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Railways in Tasmania. News events and discussions

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Western Australia

West Australian discussion board

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Northern Territory project, news, events and discussions

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Discussions, happenings and news from around the ACT

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Discussions on the various government, private and heritage operators who run on the networks.

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Locomotives and Rolling Stock

Discussions on Locomotives and associated rolling stock

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Signalling and Infrastructure

Discussions on Signalling and signal systems. This forum has also been expanded to cover railway infrastructure projects

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A forum on traffic sightings from around the country updated in real time

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General Railway Discussions that don't fit into any of the above areas of interest

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Australian Rail Employment

For all your enquiries about employment in the rail industry. Note that this is NOT for advertising of positions!

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Trams and Light Rail

A discussion forum for tram and light rail news and information.

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MSTS General Discussions

A forum for the open and free discussions on Microsoft Train Simulator, its add-ons and features. Support board to train simular add-ons at Railpage Australia™.

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MSTS Routes

MSTS Route discussions and Information. Place all messages regarding the building and scoping of routes for MSTS in here.

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MSTS 3D design. Place all messages regarding the design and construction of 3D models for MSTS in here.

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Trainz General Discussions

A forum for Australian discussions on Auran Trainz / UTC / TRS2004 & Paint Shed. Auran Trainz main webiste:

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MetroMSTS Projects

In light of our recent project - the Metro Modern Fleet - Siemens and X'Trapolis Project 2013, and upcoming Lilydale/Belgrave via City Loop route to commence production in March 2013, our team has decided to start a new MSTS Forum

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MS Train Simulator X

Discussions on the new Microsoft Trainsimulator X. Following the successful release of Microsoft Flight Simulator X, the Aces Studio is using the same technology to develop a new version of Microsoft Train Simulator. Unrelated to our previous Train Simulator development efforts, this version will be an all-new product built on the Flight Simulator X platform, the culmination of 25 years of product development and technology.

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Open Rails

Our goal is to enhance the railroad simulation hobby through a community designed and supported platform built to serve as a lasting foundation for an accurate and immersive simulation experience. By making the source code of the platform accessible to community members, we ensure that Open Rails will continually evolve to meet the technical, operational, graphical, and content building needs of the community. Open architecture ensures that our often considerable investment in building accurate representations of routes and rolling stock will not become obsolete due to 'economic realities'.

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BVE Trainsim

BVE Trainsim (originally Boso View Express) is a Japanese three-dimensional computer-based train simulator. It is notable for focusing on providing an accurate driving experience as viewed from inside the cab, rather than creating a network of other trains —other trains passed along the route are only displayed as stationary objects. BVE Trainsim was developed by Takashi "Mackoy" Kojima starting in 1996, with the original program name coming from the Japanese 255 series multiple unit trains found in routes in Japan. Although the internal working of the BVE Trainsim program itself cannot be modified, additional routes and train cab views can be added via a number of text-based configuration files. Route builders have produced over 300 additional routes for the program, along with matching cab environments. Routes built by independent developers simulate rail activity in Asia, North America, South America, and Europe.

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Train Simulator

Forum for discussing Train Simulator under the steam gaming network. RailWorks, later simply Train Simulator, is a train simulation game developed by Dovetail Games, formerly known as It is the official successor to Rail Simulator, and was released online on 12 June 2009 and in stores on 3 July 2009

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Model Railways - General Discussions

A forum for discussion on model railways of any type including layouts and rolling stock

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Australian Miniature Railways

A forum for discussing the construction of steam, petrol electric and battery electric locomotives as well as comments etc on the current miniature railways around at the moment. Also includes rollingstock construction.

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Gheringhap Loop

A discussion List for Graeme's Gheringhap Loop Sightings Group. Can be found at

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Railway Archaeology

Railway Archaeology: Discussions in relation to closed railways and physical remains of buildings and structures.

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Railway Photography

Discussion about photography of railways (and trams). Including discussion on films, cameras, and other equipement.

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Radio and Scanning Discussions

This forum covers all conversation regarding radio and radio use together with the use of Radio scanning and internet based radio broadcasts. Relevant due to the number of people scanning railway frequencies.

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Other Transport

Discussion about transport other than railways and tramways. This can include but is not limited to Bus, Aircraft and Boat/Ferry transport.

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The Bogies

Home of the Railpage Awards.

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Preservation and Tourist Railways

Discussions specific to preservation groups and tourist railways within Australia.

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International Discussion

Discussion of railway news and events outside Australia.

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The Lounge

The Lounge is a general forum for discussions not related to any particular area of interest. It is a place for general discussions about life, the universe and everything.

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Test Forum

This is just a test forum. Auto-pruning set to 21 days (3 weeks).

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Armchair Operators

A place where you can set up your own operator from the comfort of your armchair!

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Archived Threads

Threads from old forums which have been closed due to inactivity.

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