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Tutorials, Faq, Videos, Streamers using ThirdRails and other content

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Most tutorials are written on ThirdRails Blog located at thirdrails.wordpress.com.


General

Review the online help tool to get help for use of ThirdRails Map Tool application:
Online Help

ThirdRails Rookie? This tutorial describes all features on a helicopter view level:
ThirdRails for Rookies

Dig into ThirdRails history and get a glimp of what is on the radar:
ThirdRails Roadmap and version history


Frequently Asked Questions

It is not working, it says "Waiting for GPS position", what can I do?
1. Check if you have a scenario with player train, if not select one (especialy in freeroam scenario)
2. Make sure you use the right version for TS. Use ThirdRails 64 bit for TS 64 bit, and ThirdRails for 32 bit for TS 32 bit.
3. Check if the location of the RailDriver dll is set correctly via File-Settings-Tab General, button "Edit Raildriver Location"
The default will be c:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\RailWorks\plugins, but if installed TS in other location, make sure it points to that location (folder)
4. Make sure you use the active RailDriver dll if you have multiple installations of Train Simulator

The tracked position is at the rear of my train instead at the front?
Unfortunately we don't have control at what position the train is tracked. It has to do with the direction of your loco. To overcome the problem you can however set an accuracy circle where the radius is the length of your train, so that you have an idea where you are.
See this video tutorial: Using a Accuracy circle

The tracking is off position compared with real live track?
The route was not build on exact GPS position. Nothing we can do about that, but you can use a route offset to get closer.
See this video tutorial: Using a Track Offset

I can not use German for spoken announcements?
Currently English, German and Dutch language are supported. To use one of the languages, make sure that you have installed at least one voice in Windows 10 Speech.
For more information on installing extra voices consult Microsoft's support document on installing voices
For Dutch (Nederlands) an additional install package is available in the downloads section.


Real Drive

General overview of Real Drive features:
Real Drive explained

Learn how to use Real Live, or manual made Timetables:
The Art of Timetabled Rides


Videos

Find video tutorials on our own TV channel:
ThirdRails TV

Thomas Harrison from Train Sim TV made a tutorial for beginners:
ThirdRails Basic Usage Tutorial


Streamers, using ThirdRails

Rob Jansen Dutch Streamer, online during weekens and mostly playing trains!

Rubku_NL Livestream games as Train Simulator 20xx, farming and more!

TrainSim_TV Providing a variety of different Developer, Critic, Tutorial and fan videos!