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The world's favourite rail simulator is undergoing an extreme makeover - all new graphics engine, new features, new levels of realism.
The world's favourite rail simulator is undergoing an extreme makeover - all new graphics engine, new features, new levels of realism.
The world's favourite rail simulator is undergoing an extreme makeover - all new graphics engine, new features, new levels of realism.
1,729 backers pledged AU$ 191,771 to help bring this project to life.

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Trainz arrives on platform Kickstarter (and on Mac and PC in 2014/15). Get ready for the journey of a lifetime!

SUCCESSFULLY FUNDED Dec 18, 2013!

If you missed the Kickstarter closing time, you can still participate in the exciting journey to create Trainz: A New Era through our website using Credit Card or Paypal. Click on the Make a Pledge button below then choose your reward level. 

To find the latest total of Kickstarter + Trainz: A new Era website pledges, click on the the button below:

 What is Trainz: A New Era?

Comparison Trainz 12 vs Trainz: A New Era target graphics
Comparison Trainz 12 vs Trainz: A New Era target graphics

Trainz: A New Era is far more than a train driving simulation. It offers something for every train fan - from the tools to create your own rail line, commands to operate multiple trains, and a choice of simple or realistic cab controls to hop inside the cab and become a driver in charge a 3,000 tonne freight train or a high speed passenger service.

Trainz: A New Era - more realism, more features, more tools, more content, and of course, the amazing graphics that you have been asking for.

With the support of our fans from all around the world, here are our plans that will deliver the best ever version of Trainz - Trainz Simulator: A New Era.

We've been busy working behind the scenes designing and creating an all new custom-built game engine, code-named "E2". This new engine will deliver a major upgrade in graphics capabilities and performance.

E2 features the latest technology including HDR (High Dynamic Range) rendering, whole-world real-time per-pixel lighting, native multi-threading support, 64-bit processing support and unlimited seamless streaming. With customized "graphics shaders" a huge new range of special effects will be possible such as reflective surfaces, heat haze effects, depth-of-field effects and atmospheric fog. 

By offloading major systems to separate CPU cores and maximising performance, E2 will support additional physical effects. For example smoke will be affected by local wind conditions or hitting an overpass, and weather (rain, snow, even autumn leaves) that will collide against solid objects.

VIDEO: Comparison of Trainz today and "tomorrow"

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So what does that all mean in layman's terms? It means E2 will support:

  • larger, more detailed routes/environments;
  • lighting which automatically casts shadows from all solid objects including terrain;
  • fully detailed and animated pedestrians, passengers, wildlife, cars, trucks and trains;
  • realistic environmental effects such as locally modelled environmental conditions including cloud formation, volumetric fogging, localised rain and snow effects, wind-blown trees and grass;
  • smoke billowing out of a tunnel or rain splashing in a puddle;
  • heat shimmer from hot diesel engines;
  • substantially improved in-editor performance.

In one sentence, E2 will provide a huge boost in power and performance to make routes more realistic and perform better than ever before.

VIDEO: Find out more about our new E2 Simulation Engine from our Lead Programmer:

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If you haven't seen what Trainz is all about, watch the following video which shows the "current generation" of Trainz using the previous game engine.

VIDEO: Trainz Simulator 12 - Released April 2011

In railroad terms, a manifest is a list of cars in a mixed freight train. In terms of our four-track plan, the manifest is the list of features that we will be including in our 'Initial Goal' release. In other words, the feature set that we will deliver in December 2014 as a result of this Kickstarter project. 

We have chosen a set of features that will provide a fantastic user experience, while keeping the scope of the project manageable (i.e. delivery within a year). 

DRIVING PHYSICS ENHANCEMENTS

From your feedback over the years, the most significant feature for many people is the accuracy of the simulation. This is why enhancements to the driving experience are at the very top of our T2 feature list.

For the technically-minded, our physics model uses a variety of configurable inputs such as engine power, train weight and rolling resistance, then takes into account factors like track gradient, curve resistance and track adhesion for each car in the train. We then calculate the forces at work 30 times a second and as a result, the train accelerates or decelerates and moves along the track accordingly.

T2 introduces brand new Real-time Physics Editing tools enabling users to enter known specifications then accurately monitor all the forces at work. Things like tractive effort, drawbar pull or brake pipe pressure can be monitored at a specific point along the train and input values adjusted “on-the-fly”. By analysing and tuning performance without leaving the simulation, real-world train characteristics can be matched perfectly. (It's a bit like running a virtual dynamometer car).

Grade resistance intersection with power curve shows balancing speed
Grade resistance intersection with power curve shows balancing speed

If physics aren't your thing, don't worry. You can leave the fine-tuning of your favourite loco performance to the experts and you will still have the choice of 'Realistic Mode' or 'Easy Mode' driving options.

Initial Goal Features

Of course Trainz is not all about driving and physics. As part of our Initial Goal Features, we will also be updating a large number of our existing systems as well as adding new tools and functionality. Continual improvement has been and always will be a big part of our development process.

In addition to the new engine, new physics and a general system upgrade, we have sufficient time in our schedule to add two more major systems. By pledging at the Engineer Reward Level or higher you will earn a vote to help determine which two of the following four features will be included in our initial release. The remaining two features will then be moved to the top of our Stretch Goal list.

Update Dec 18th: $190,000 target reached! The 3rd feature will be included at release. If we reach $215,000 prior to Pre-Beta release, all four of these features will be included at release. 

Latecomers: You can still pledge in 2014 through our online store.

Check the FAQ section below for more details
Check the FAQ section below for more details

Please note, we will also be releasing a feature-limited "Driver Edition" available through the Track Crew and Guard Reward Levels. This version is the same as the Full Version, excluding the Surveyor module. Surveyor includes all the world and session creation tools and physics editing tools. It will be possible to unlock the Surveyor Module via an in-game purchase option should you wish to upgrade in the future.

READ UPDATE #10: Discover how to become part of Trainz history!

Trainz is a project which can be continually extended by adding new systems and updating existing features. As one new system is completed, another system becomes the next "must-have" feature. With the success of this Kickstarter project, we will be able to add the additional resources to ensure those systems are implemented sooner rather than later. 

If our Initial Goal funding target is reached, we will then be ready for the even more exciting Stretch Goal phase. Every additional $50,000 raised will add new features into the schedule. By expanding the team and/or outsourcing we will be able to make the product even bigger and better and achieve all this sooner.

Update Dec 2nd: Reaching $215,000 will result in the 3rd and 4th "Initial Goal" features being included at release. The next $50,000 milestone will result in the first from the following list of 25 features being added.

We have prepared the following list based upon your feedback and categorized the list into Stretch Goals of similar size and scope. The priority order of the Stretch Goal Feature Sets will then be determined in conjunction with the Trainz Pioneer Council and pledges from Senior Engineer Reward Level and above.

Check the FAQ section below for more details
Check the FAQ section below for more details

Remember, the higher your pledge level, the better chance we have of reaching our Stretch Goal targets, and the sooner your favourite feature can be implemented.

In addition to the "New Era" product, most reward tiers offer a selection of existing products to keep you occupied while you await delivery.

Get-Trainz-Now Selection  

With most of the reward options, you also receive the Get-Trainz-Now Selection. This provides you a choice from the following list of existing Trainz products and will be awarded in January 2014. Your selection will be made via the completion survey sent to you when the Kickstarter project is successful.

Train fans love to travel the world and with Trainz they can do it all without leaving home!

Third party content creators from every corner of the globe have been collaborating to provide fantastic routes, sessions and content for Trainz for many years. Thanks to tireless efforts by a number of teams, we are aiming to have up to 16 new routes available by release date. The list of content that will be included in the initial release will be determined as the routes are finalized.

At the Trainz Crew Reward Level you become part of the beta testing community including access to each of these routes. At the Engineer Level, you receive pre-beta access enabling you to assist these teams with early stage testing, research, photographs, session design and more. 

More detailed information on the routes, sessions and rolling stock to be included will be confirmed once the 3rd party content creators begin to finalize their content sets.   

Having a great plan, a great product and a great team are all important, but there's one element that is required for the success of this Kickstarter project. This is where you become the vital part of the operation to drive us to our initial fundraising Goal. 

Kickstarter is “all or nothing” funding. To make this project a reality, the equation is simple; we need approximately 3,300 people to pledge $50 or 5,500 people to pledge $30, or any other combination that hits the Initial Goal target.

If we don't reach our target, no money changes hands and no rewards are issued. (i.e. your credit card is only charged if the project is successful).

You now have the power to help us build the best ever version of Trainz.

There's a variety of rewards on offer - game versions, digital artworks, collector's items and of course various levels of voting, pre-beta and beta testing access, or even deeper involvement in the design phase. 

It is time to review the rewards, choose your pledge level and make this project happen. 

Just as importantly, we need you to spread the word about Trainz on Kickstarter. More people means more pledges means more features - it's a win-win. 

Click on the Share link, talk about the project with friends and family, spread the word on your favourite forums and convince others how much they will enjoy the Trainz experience. With your help we will be sure to reach our target.

Scroll through the reward options below, then find and click on your chosen reward level in the right hand column to pledge your support.

UPDATE: REWARDS STILL AVAILABLE

Although Kickstarter has ended, you can still choose most rewards through our online Store - just click on the 'Make a Pledge' button below then choose your reward. 

Remember, the higher the tier you choose, the more likely we are to reach our goal, and the more involvement you can have in helping steer the path of Trainz into the future.

Latest Update:

Join history. Become part of Kickstarter County!

In Update #10 we have announced an exciting new way to become part of history. Take your place among the immortals who will forever be remembered as the supporters that made Trainz: A New Era possible!

There is a selection of add-ons to suit any aspiring Trainz enthusiast. Some examples are shown below, and more information can be found in the FAQ section:

Risks and challenges

Trainz began development in 2000 and was first released in 2001. It is one of the longest continuously running game franchises and supports the world's biggest online train simulator community. We are a very experienced development team and understand project development processes, timelines and risks.

We have brought more than 15 different versions of Trainz to market on 5 different platforms. Trainz was one of the pioneering games for online sales, online communities, 3rd party content development, downloadable content, and even simulation apps for mobile, with Trainz Sim for iPad being released in 2010.

We have delayed launching our Kickstarter project until we could be reasonably confident of completing the project within a year. The core architecture of our engine is now substantially complete and this reduces the risk of delay. However, as with all software projects, there is still a risk as we implement new systems that unforeseen issues arise or that it takes longer to fix serious bugs than anticipated. We are also reliant on 3rd party content creators to provide a proportion of the content.

We pledge to keep our backers up to date on any issues we face and maintain an open and honest communication channel throughout the life of the project.

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    COMMUTER REWARD LEVEL: Digital Wallpapers + Forum Supporter Icon

    If you like trains, or if your lucky number is 5, or perhaps your wife has banned you from owning any more copies of Trainz, then this is the reward for you. Receive 5 exclusive "Backer-only" High Resolution Wallpapers - available for digital download. Each design is a high quality render showcasing some of the amazing content that will be included in Trainz Simulator: A New Era. They are yours to enjoy forever while still allowing time to spend with your family. We'll also award you with a Trainz Forum "Commuter" Status Icon, and as an official backer, you will receive our regular project updates. (See FAQ for more details).

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    STATION ATTENDANT REWARD LEVEL: Get-Trainz-Now Selection + Wallpapers + Forum Supporter Icon [AUD$20 = Approx. USD$18.70; €14; £11.70]

    Can't wait for the next generation of Trainz but still want to support the project? Get your hands on our current Trainz products right now and decide about upgrading to Trainz: A New Era down the track. You can choose one of the following three options from our Get-Trainz-Now Selection. Option 1: Trainz Simulator 12 (Digital Download); Option 2: any 2 x Loco Add-ons from our Collection; Option 3: a 12 month First Class Ticket for premium access to the Trainz Download Station (see FAQ for more information on each Option). A survey will be sent upon project success to tell us which option you wish to receive. We'll also award you with a Trainz Forum "Station Attendant" Status Icon, and as an official backer, you will receive our regular project updates. Rewards issued January 2014.

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    TRAINEE REWARD LEVEL:
    Trainz: A New Era (Beta Digital Download) + Full Version Unlock (For Additional Cost of $35) + Wallpapers + Forum Supporter Icon

    This is a brand new reward tier in response to your feedback. At TRAINEE reward level, you will be provided with access to Trainz: A New Era (Beta Digital Download) to participate in the exclusive Backer-Only Beta Test including access to the Beta Forums. You will be able to enjoy the same Beta Access as Trainz Crew level. To continue access after Beta, you can purchase an Unlock Code for $35 (via Simulator Central) to provide full permanent access to Trainz: A New Era (Full Edition). You will also receive 5 exclusive "Backer-only" High Resolution Wallpapers - available for digital download PLUS we'll also award you with a Trainz Forum "TRAINEE" Status Icon.

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    TRACK CREW REWARD LEVEL: Trainz: A New Era (Driver Edition) + Wallpapers + Forum Supporter Icon

    Drive the trains, operate the trains, feel the power. The TRACK CREW reward offers Trainz: A New Era (Driver Edition) This Driver Edition includes all the same content as the Full Version but does not include the world/session editing tools included in the Surveyor module. In other words, drive trains, sit back and watch the AI take control, but you can't edit or build your own creations. You will also receive the 5 exclusive "Backer-only" High Resolution Wallpapers for digital download PLUS we'll also award you with a Trainz Forum "Track Crew" Supporter Icon (see FAQ for more details). Note: An upgrade from Driver Edition to the Full Version will be available via an in-game purchase.

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    Pledge AU$ 35 or more About $33

    GUARD (EARLY BIRD): Trainz: A New Era (Driver Edition) + Wallpapers + Forum Supporter Icon + Get-Trainz-Now Selection

    Jump on board early at the Guard (Early Bird) pledge level and you'll receive a combination of the Station Attendant and the Track Crew rewards. Receive a digital download version of Trainz: A New Era (Driver Edition) (not including Surveyor World Editor Tools) PLUS 5 exclusive "Backer-only" High Resolution Wallpapers for digital download AND experience selected Trainz products right now by choosing one of the three options from our Get-Trainz-Now Selection. Option 1: Trainz Simulator 12 (Digital Download); Option 2: any 2 x Loco Add-ons from our Collection; Option 3: a 12 month First Class Ticket for premium access to the Trainz Download Station (see FAQ for more information on each Option). A survey will be sent upon project success to tell us which option you wish to receive. We'll also award you with a Trainz Forum "Guard" Status Icon (see FAQ for more details).

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    GUARD: Trainz: A New Era (Driver Edition) + Wallpapers + Forum Supporter Icon + Get-Trainz-Now Selection [AUD$40 = Approx. USD$37.40; €28.00; £23.40]

    If you missed out on Guard - Early Bird, join the ride at the Guard pledge level, and you'll receive a combination of the Station Attendant and the Track Crew rewards. Receive a digital download version of Trainz: A New Era (Driver Edition) (not including Surveyor World Editor Tools) PLUS 5 exclusive "Backer-only" High Resolution Wallpapers for digital download AND experience selected Trainz products right now by choosing one of the three options from our Get-Trainz-Now Selection. Option 1: Trainz Simulator 12 (Digital Download); Option 2: any 2 x Loco Add-ons from our Collection; Option 3: a 12 month First Class Ticket for premium access to the Trainz Download Station (see FAQ for more information on each Option). A survey will be sent upon project success to tell us which option you wish to receive. We'll also award you with a Trainz Forum "Guard" Status Icon (see FAQ for more details).

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    Pledge AU$ 45 or more About $42

    TRAINZ CREW - EARLY BIRD: Trainz : A New Era (Full) + Wallpapers + Forum Supporter Icon + Get-Trainz-Now Selection + Exclusive Beta Access

    Get in early and save. Become part of the Trainz Crew and receive a digital download version of Trainz: A New Era - Full Edition (including Surveyor module) PLUS get behind the scenes access to the exclusive Beta Test phase PLUS your name in the credits PLUS 5 exclusive "Backer-only" High Resolution Wallpapers AND select one of the three options from our Get-Trainz-Now Selection. Get-Trainz-Now Rewards are issued January 2014. We'll also award you with a Trainz Forum "Trainz Crew" Status Icon (see FAQ for more details).

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    TRAINZ CREW: Trainz : A New Era (Full) + Wallpapers + Get-Trainz-Now Selection + Exclusive Beta Access

    Become part of the Trainz Crew and receive a digital download version of Trainz: A New Era - Full Edition (including Surveyor module) get behind the scenes access to the exclusive Beta Test phase PLUS 5 exclusive "Backer-only" High Resolution Wallpapers AND select one of the three options from our Get-Trainz-Now Selection. Get-Trainz-Now Rewards are issued January 2014. We'll also award you with a Trainz Forum "Trainz Crew" Status Icon (see FAQ for more details).

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    ENGINEER (EARLY BIRD): Trainz : A New Era (Full) + Wallpapers + Forum Supporter Icon + Get-Trainz-Now Selection + Pre-Beta Access + Feature Vote

    Only 100 people can get up early enough to earn this reward. Help shape the future of Trainz at the Engineer - Early Bird level. Receive all Trainz Crew Rewards, get behind the scenes access to the exclusive Pre-Beta Test phase PLUS your name in the credits. This means you will be the first group outside the dev team to "test-drive" the new physics systems and provide feedback while there is still time to make a real difference in the outcome of each system. You will also help shape the future of Trainz by voting on which Two of Four feature sets will be included in the Initial Goal release phase (see FAQ for more details). We'll also award you with a Trainz Forum "Engineer" Status Icon.

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    Pledge AU$ 55 or more About $52

    TRAINZ CREW (BOX): Trainz : A New Era (Full - Box DVD) + Wallpapers + Forum Supporter Icon + Get-Trainz-Now Selection + Exclusive Beta Access

    Become part of the Trainz Crew and receive a Boxed DVD version of Trainz: A New Era - Full Edition (including Surveyor module) get behind the scenes access to the exclusive Beta Test phase PLUS 5 exclusive "Backer-only" High Resolution Wallpapers AND select one of the three options from our Get-Trainz-Now Selection. Get-Trainz-Now Rewards are issued January 2014. We'll also award you with a Trainz Forum "Trainz Crew" Status Icon (see FAQ for more details).

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    Pledge AU$ 60 or more About $56

    ENGINEER: Trainz : A New Era (Full) + Wallpapers + Forum Supporter Icon + Get-Trainz-Now Selection + Pre-Beta Access + Feature Vote

    Help shape the future of Trainz at the Engineer level. Receive all Trainz Crew Rewards, get behind the scenes access to the exclusive Pre-Beta Test phase PLUS your name in the credits. This means you will be the first group outside the dev team to "test-drive" the new physics systems and provide feedback while there is still time to make a real difference in the outcome of each system. You will also help shape the future of Trainz by voting on which Two of Four feature sets will be included in the Initial Goal release phase (see FAQ for more details). We'll also award you with a Trainz Forum "Engineer" Status Icon.

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    Pledge AU$ 70 or more About $66

    ENGINEER (BOX): Trainz: A New Era (Full Boxed version) + Wallpapers + Forum Supporter Icon + Get-Trainz-Now Selection + Pre-Beta Access + Feature Vote

    Help shape the future of Trainz at the Engineer level. Receive all Trainz Crew Rewards except you will get a Boxed DVD rather than digital download version. Get behind the scenes access to the exclusive Pre-Beta Test phase PLUS your name in the credits. This means you will be the first group outside the dev team to "test-drive" the new physics systems and provide feedback while there is still time to make a real difference in the outcome of each system. You will also receive One Vote to choose which Two of Four feature sets will be included in the Initial Goal release phase AND we'll also award you with a Trainz Forum "Engineer" Status Icon (see FAQ for more details).

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    Pledge AU$ 75 or more About $70

    SENIOR ENGINEER (EARLY BIRD): Trainz : A New Era (Full) + Wallpapers + Forum Supporter Icon + Get-Trainz-Now Selection + Pre-Beta Access + Feature Vote + Stretch Goal Vote + Free DLC Pack

    Take even more control at Senior Engineer level. If you are passionate about Trainz and really want to help shape the future, this is your reward level. In addition to all rewards received at the Engineer Level, you receive an additional Vote to determine the priority of each of the Stretch Goal Features. The extra funds you pledge to earn this reward will also go a long way towards ensuring these extra features will happen sooner rather than later. You will also receive the first brand new DLC add-on released for FREE. We'll also award you with a Trainz Forum "Senior Engineer" Status Icon. See FAQ for more details on voting and priority lists.

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    Pledge AU$ 80 or more About $75

    SENIOR ENGINEER: Trainz : A New Era (Full) + Wallpapers + Forum Supporter Icon + Get-Trainz-Now Selection + Pre-Beta Access + Feature Vote + Stretch Goal Vote + Free DLC Pack [AUD$80 = Approx. USD$74.80; €56.00; £46.80]

    Take even more control at Senior Engineer level. If you are passionate about Trainz and really want to help shape the future, this is your reward level. In addition to all rewards received at the Engineer Level, you receive an additional Vote to determine the priority of each of the Stretch Goal Features. The extra funds you pledge to earn this reward will also go a long way towards ensuring these extra features will happen sooner rather than later. You will also receive the first brand new DLC add-on released for FREE. We'll also award you with a Trainz Forum "Senior Engineer" Status Icon. See FAQ for more details on voting and priority lists.

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    SENIOR ENGINEER - MAC **New reward tier December 9th*** Trainz: A New Era (Full - Mac Version) + Wallpapers + Forum Supporter Icon + Get-Trainz-Now Selection + Pre-Beta Access + Feature Vote + Stretch Goal Vote + Free DLC Pack

    After some behind-the-scenes negotiations, we are now able to offer a new reward level specifically for Mac users. Receive all rewards as per Senior Engineer Reward Level - except your digital version will be the Mac version, not the PC version. The delivery date for this reward is 90 days after the PC version. However, for every 30 new backers at this Tier, we will move the release forward by one month. So, 30 backers of this reward = Feb 2015. 60 Backers of this reward = Jan 2015. 90 or more backers for this reward = Dec 2014 release.

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    Pledge AU$ 90 or more About $84

    SENIOR ENGINEER (BOX): Trainz : A New Era (Boxed Edition) + Wallpapers + Forum Supporter Icon + Get-Trainz-Now Selection + Pre-Beta Access + Feature Vote + Stretch Goal Vote + Free DLC Pack

    Identical to Senior Engineer except you receive a Boxed DVD Edition not a digital version. Take even more control at Senior Engineer (Box) level. If you are passionate about Trainz and really want to shape the future, this is your reward level. In addition to all rewards received at the Engineer Level, you receive an additional Vote to determine the priority of each of the Stretch Goal Features. The extra funds you pledge to earn this reward will also go a long way towards ensuring these extra features will happen sooner rather than later. You will also receive the first brand new DLC add-on released for FREE (via digital download).We'll also award you with a Trainz Forum "Senior Engineer" Status Icon. See FAQ for more details on voting and priority lists.

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    Pledge AU$ 150 or more About $141

    ENGINE FOREMAN: Trainz : A New Era - COLLECTORS LIMITED EDITION METAL CASE + Wallpapers + Forum Supporter Icon + Get-Trainz-Now Selection + Pre-Beta Access + Feature Vote + Stretch Goal Vote + Free DLC Pack

    As per SENIOR ENGINEER (Box) except you receive the COLLECTORS LIMITED EDITION of Trainz: A New Era encased in a metal case complete with an individually numbered certificate, full colour Manual and five 6" x 8" high gloss Trainz postcards and a signed Supporter Scroll thanking you for your support. We'll also award you with a Trainz Forum "Engine Foreman" Status Icon.

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    Pledge AU$ 175 or more About $164

    INSPECTOR: Trainz : A New Era (Full) + Wallpapers + Forum Supporter Icon + Get-Trainz-Now Selection + Pre-Beta Access + Feature Vote + Stretch Goal Vote + Free DLC Pack + 3D Avatar In-game

    Not only will you help shape the game, you will be IN the game - as a 3D avatar (with the name of your choice, subject to our approval). Receive all rewards up to and including SENIOR ENGINEER. (Upgrade to Collectors Limited Edition is possible via Manage Pledge). Note: You provide the photos, and we will create your own unique avatar. Your face will be wrapped onto one of 4 head shapes and attached to one of four body shapes . The avatar can then be added to station platforms, engine cabs or anywhere in the world. You can also choose to make the avatar private (only you get to see it) or public (anyone can see and place your avatar in game). We'll also award you with a Trainz Forum "Inspector" Status Icon.

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    Pledge AU$ 175 or more About $164

    COLLECTOR: Trainz : A New Era (Full) + Wallpapers + Forum Supporter Icon + Get-Trainz-Now Selection + Pre-Beta Access + Feature Vote + Stretch Goal Vote + Free DLC Pack + Limited Edition Canvas Print (50cm x 30cm)

    For just $95 more than Sr Engineer, this is the ultimate Trainz collectors item to hang proudly on your wall. Receive all rewards up to and including SENIOR ENGINEER, PLUS a Limited Edition, Numbered, Signed Canvas Print showcasing all 9 major Trainz global release versions since 2001. This 500mm x 300mm print on canvas (unframed) highlights the cover art from Trainz Community Edition through to Trainz: A New Era. We'll also award you with a Trainz Forum "Collector" Status Icon.
    Please note that the description for "Trainz Collector" cannot be updated. Check FAQ for more information.

    Estimated delivery: Dec 2014

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    Pledge AU$ 250 or more About $235

    DISPATCHER: Trainz : A New Era (Full) + Wallpapers + Forum Supporter Icon + Get-Trainz-Now Selection + Pre-Beta Access + Feature Vote + Stretch Goal Vote + Free DLC Pack + Personally Designed Boxcar/Wagon In-game

    We know you like trains, but what about having your very own unique boxcar or wagon? Receive all rewards up to and including SENIOR ENGINEER level plus work with our artists to customize your own unique piece of rolling stock in-game to immortalize your support for this project. You can choose from a selection of 10 cars that ship with the game (or even a container or billboard) and design a unique livery that our artists will apply for you. The item will be yours to share with whoever you choose. We'll also award you with a Trainz Forum "Dispatcher" Status Icon.

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    Pledge AU$ 250 or more About $235

    DISPATCHER 2: Trainz : A New Era (Full) + Wallpapers + Forum Supporter Icon + Get-Trainz-Now Selection + Pre-Beta Access + Feature Vote + Stretch Goal Vote + Free DLC Pack + Personally Designed Boxcar/Wagon In-game

    (25 more wagons/cars available). We know you like trains, but what about having your very own unique boxcar or wagon? Receive all rewards up to and including SENIOR ENGINEER level plus work with our artists to customize your own unique piece of rolling stock in-game to immortalize your support for this project. You can choose from a selection of 10 cars that ship with the game (or even a container or billboard) and design a unique livery that our artists will apply for you. The item will be yours to share with whoever you choose. We'll also award you with a Trainz Forum "Dispatcher" Status Icon.

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    Pledge AU$ 275 or more About $258

    TRAINZ COLLECTOR: Trainz : A New Era (Full) + Wallpapers + Forum Supporter Icon + Get-Trainz-Now Selection + Pre-Beta Access + Feature Vote + Stretch Goal Vote + Free DLC Pack + Limited Edition Trainz Panoramic Lithograph Collector Piece

    For fans who have been around from the beginning (or maybe fans who wish they had discovered Trainz sooner), this is what you have been waiting for. Receive all rewards up to and including SENIOR ENGINEER, PLUS a Limited Edition, Numbered, Signed Panoramic Lithograph (Poster) showcasing all 9 major Trainz global release versions since 2001. This 950mm x 550mm print on canvas (unframed) highlights the cover art from Trainz Community Edition through to Trainz: A New Era and includes a unique TRAINZ COLLECTOR bronze plaque with personalized engraving. We'll also award you with a Trainz Forum "Trainz Collector" Status Icon.

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    Pledge AU$ 300 or more About $281

    TRAINZ DEMONSTRATOR: Trainz : A New Era (Full) + Wallpapers + Forum Supporter Icon + Get-Trainz-Now Selection + Pre-Beta Access + Feature Vote + Stretch Goal Vote + Free DLC Pack + Join the Team at NMRA Cleveland + T-Shirt + Dinner

    Want to meet up with the team, wear your "Official Trainz Demonstrator" T-Shirt and help us on the stand as hundreds of train fans drool over the first public appearance of Trainz: A New Era? Receive all rewards up to SENIOR ENGINEER, PLUS, join the Trainz Team for the USA product demonstration launch at the National Train Show in Cleveland, Ohio July 16-19, 2014. Includes dinner with the team on July 17. Travel and accommodation not included. We'll also award you with a Trainz Forum "Trainz Demonstrator" Status Icon.

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    Pledge AU$ 350 or more About $328

    TRAINZ ENTHUSIAST GROUP: Trainz : A New Era (Full) + Wallpapers + Forum Supporter Icon + Get-Trainz-Now Selection + Alpha Access + Feature Vote + Stretch Goal Vote + Free DLC Pack + Trainz Enthusiast Group

    Bring your passion and experience of rail operations from around the world into Trainz. Receive all rewards up to and including SENIOR ENGINEER, PLUS join us as a member of the Trainz Enthusiast Group. You will have read access to the design specs for each system and access to private TEG forums to provide your feedback and discuss systems with other members. The Pioneer Council members will also have access to these forums and will summarize your feedback and move the key conclusions into the Council Forums.
    The group is all about Organisation, Leadership, Design, Feedback, Advice, Research & Testing. If you display any of these attributes, then you qualify as part of the O.L.D.F.A.R.T Trainz Enthusiast Group - we trust you will wear this Badge of Honour with pride! By the way, there is no actual age limit to join this group.

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    Pledge AU$ 500 or more About $469

    TRAINZ PIONEER COUNCIL: Trainz : A New Era (Full) + Wallpapers + Forum Supporter Icon + Get-Trainz-Now Selection + Alpha Access + Feature Vote + Stretch Goal Vote + Free DLC Pack + Pioneer Council Membership

    The Pioneer Council will not only help shape the future of Trainz, they will become part of the development process. Receive all rewards up to and including SENIOR ENGINEER, PLUS join us as a member of the exclusive 25 person Trainz Pioneer Council. Your name will go up in lights - literally. Each member of the Council will be provided their own 3D avatar which will feature in a unique "showcase" mini-route. This in-game "demo scene" will highlight the new features and special effects of E2/T2 and will be the base route for early testing and the NMRA show in October. More importantly, as a Pioneer Council Member you also gain access to the exclusive "Pioneer Council" design forums. Here you can read the design specs for each system, comment on them and discuss features (planned or proposed) with other members and with the Trainz team. In addition, you will also have access to alpha builds (under NDA) and be invited to a monthly Skype online meeting discussing the project status with the team and passing on your feedback. Your name will also be listed in the game credits. You may even want to hold a mini-election in your rail group/country/region to sponsor someone onto the council as your representative. We see this reward level as a pivotal role in the Kickstarter process. It will offer complete transparency to people outside the development team and will bring a new level of community involvement to Trainz. We'll also award you with a Trainz Forum "Pioneer Council" Status Icon.

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    Pledge AU$ 1,000 or more About $938

    STATIONMASTER: Trainz : A New Era (Full) + Wallpapers + Forum Supporter Icon + Get-Trainz-Now Selection + Alpha Access + Feature Vote + Stretch Goal Vote + Free DLC Pack + Custom-built 3D Scenery Item

    All rewards up to and including SENIOR ENGINEER, PLUS we will create a high resolution 3D scenery object specifically designed for you. The item can contain up to 10,000 polygons. As an indication, this would include items such as your house, your car, a bridge or perhaps a bunch of items found in a factory yard. You will need to provide research data, photographs etc. The item will be listed in the credits as sponsored by you. We'll also award you with a Trainz Forum "STATIONMASTER" Status Icon.

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    Pledge AU$ 2,000 or more About $1,877

    SENIOR STATIONMASTER: Trainz : A New Era (Full) + Wallpapers + Forum Supporter Icon + Get-Trainz-Now Selection + Alpha Access + Feature Vote + Free DLC Pack + Stretch Goal Vote + Custom-built & Scripted 3D Scenery Item + TEG Member

    As per STATIONMASTER reward level but we will add scripted elements and animations to your scenery item and possibly stretch the polygon budget (within reason). For example animated container cranes with a forklift delivering and removing containers off semi-trailers. You will need to provide research data, photographs etc. The item will be listed in the credits as sponsored by you. We'll also award you with a Trainz Forum "SENIOR STATIONMASTER" Status Icon + you will join as a member of the Trainz Enthusiast Group

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    Pledge AU$ 2,500 or more About $2,346

    TRAINMASTER: Trainz : A New Era (Full) + Wallpapers + Forum Supporter Icon + Get-Trainz-Now Selection + Alpha Access + Feature Vote + Stretch Goal Vote + Free DLC Pack + Uniquely Numbered and Textured Trainset + TEG Member

    You can't own a railroad in real life, but now you can create your own virtual railroad in Trainz - well, virtual trainset anyway. Work with our designers to develop your own railroad name, logo and livery and we will create a customized, uniquely numbered locomotive and 10 individually textured boxcars/passenger cars in full high resolution 3D glory. The type of loco and cars will be chosen by you from a selection of our highest quality stock. This trainset will be yours to do with as you please. You can share it with others for free or provide them for sale through the DLC store. You also receive all rewards up to SENIOR ENGINEER level plus your name in the credits listing the trainset and sponsored by you. We'll also award you with a Trainz Forum "TRAINZ MASTER" Status Icon + you will join as a member of the Trainz Enthusiast Group

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    Pledge AU$ 8,000 or more About $7,506

    CONTROLLER: Trainz : A New Era (Full) + Wallpapers + Forum Supporter Icon + Get-Trainz-Now Selection + Alpha Access + Feature Vote + Stretch Goal Vote + Free DLC Pack + Unique Design Feature

    Add your personal touch to Trainz. Receive all rewards up to and including SENIOR ENGINEER plus the unique opportunity to design your own special feature/function to be included in the final product. If you have a special need that doesn't fit in with the masses, or you would like to bring a feature to the top of the development queue, then this is the reward for you. We will discuss your idea with you, agree on a feasible project scope and devote 4 weeks of coding time to the task (plus additional testing and bug fixing as required). You will be involved at each stage of development from verifying the design specification through alpha implementation and beta testing. Your name and feature will be listed in the credits. You will also be granted access to the Trainz Pioneer Council. We'll also award you with a Trainz Forum "CONTROLLER" Status Icon.

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