The shareware simulation RAILWAY used for the creation and simulation of transport networks, consisting of all rail transport, road transport and shipping, with a focus on line-oriented traffic, eg trains, commuter trains, subways, trams, buses, ships. It is programmed by Jan Bochmann and sold under the brand JBSS (Jan Bochmann software Saxony).

Simulation capabilities

With TRAIN almost all shunting and movements can be simulated, for example, as is the creation of large shunting possible. Unlike cab simulations, the emphasis was placed on numerous simulation possibilities rather than on elaborate 3D graphics. The simple graphics can over 2,000 trains, theoretically up to 1.998 million trains possible, be simulated simultaneously in a network. TRAIN needed in the current version 3.86 a Pentium CPU, 512 MB ​​RAM, 250 MB hard disk space, Windows 98 or a later version of Windows as an operating system and a monitor resolution of 800 x 600 pixels (SVGA) with 32,768 colors ( High Color).

TRAIN support in addition to the normal view (scale 1:1 ), the following display modes: map mode ( 1:2048-1:32 ), the abstract representation ( " schematic ", 1:16-1:2 ), the normal mode ( 1:1 ) and magnify ( 2:1-8:1 ), which significantly richer in detail fails with installed Zoom2 graphics, all the display modes are shown in the screenshot above. With version 3.85 Zoom 4 graphics are possible.

The trains can be assembled from any vehicles, of which over 11,500 are contained in CAR, with all other vehicle groups - including buses and boats - in CAR are called trains. Furthermore, it is by numerous landscape symbols, so for example, buildings, trees, platform roofs or lanterns, possible to configure the network extensively, mainly the creative side responds. The nets are stored in a proprietary file format with the extension. Nt3.


Experiments for the first precursor of BAHN on KC -85- base began in 1985. Later, the first version was written for DOS, until finally the first version of TRAIN was published in July 1993. By TRAIN - TRAIN version 3.70 has been changed to Windows 3.1, since BAHN 3.83 a 32- bit version of Windows is required. TRAIN has evolved steadily over the years, many new vehicles and designs of track were added so.

Since the CAR version 3.20, the English version has been published as RailSim, there TRAIN in German and English, meanwhile arisen language files for many other languages.

User-defined graphics

CAR supports the creation and use of user-defined graphics. These can be created by each user himself and not supplied by BAHN. A distinction is made in landscape graphics and vehicle graphics. The former include all the symbols such as buildings, trees or platform roofs, but no tracks, roads or waterways. Vehicle graphics to include all types of rail vehicles, road vehicles and water vehicles.

Landscaping and building graphics

With BAHN 3.40 introduced the ability to incorporate user-defined scenic graphics in nets to make as striking sights of a city that are too specific to be included in PATH. A year later the shareware editor " B34EDI 1.0" seemed to create such files, its successor versions " b35EDI 2.0" and " 2.5 WB35EDI " were each extended by the new possibilities of the preceding RAILWAY version. Later, the " JBSS graphics editor " (GE), which additionally offers the opportunity came to work on vehicle graphics. In the current version 3.86 graphics can be created and edited using the built-in " Zoom2 Editor".

While per TRAIN network file a graphic file with 36 icons was possible in BAHN 3.40 allows the version BAHN 3.85 using 110 sets of max. 90 elements.

The generated files with an external editor included four blocks of nine symbols. The graphics are saved in a format editor 's own ending. Gs. To be included in PATH, these files must be in a format with the extension. Uzg be exported, for in order to protect the copyright of the graphics, no editor exists. However, the specification of the file format is available. The graphics generated with the internal editor can be used directly.

Vehicle graphics

Since it became clear over time that there are very many different vehicles and variants in the model, which are so numerous that they could not be fully integrated into TRAIN, it is possible to use self-produced vehicles since the TRACK version 3.40. These are in a special format ufg. Than a couple of two files with the file extensions and. Stored uzz. The first editor who made ​​this possible was " FZGEDI 1.0", but which was not published until four years after BAHN 3.40.

During processing, the vehicles are stored in a format editor 's own ending. Fgs, for final use in the PATH should be exported in the above format.

In subsequent versions of the editor, including " CAREDI 2.0" the new possibilities of previously published RAILWAY version were each incorporated until finally in the " JBSS graphics editor " (GE) were combined Editor for vehicle graphics and landscape graphics.

With BAHN 3.83 two new formats were introduced. Nfz files contain graphics and data for vehicles and solve the old .ufg / .uzz format, since they enable improved front views and the use of 24 -bit color depth. For a long time there was no program for the creation of this format, Alexander S. Konov took but then this problem to.

. fzz files contain more detailed Zoom2 graphics to magnify and can be created and edited using the built- in program for BAHN 3.83 " Zoom2 Editor".

Signal graphics

Since version 3.85 it is possible to insert each 20 user-defined main, advantages and combined signals.