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TrainPlayer Software brings model railroading out of the basement and onto your screen!

If you design, build, or operate a model railroad -- or you ever thought about doing so -- or you just like to run trains -- then you're in the right place!  TrainPlayer offers thousands of great layouts you can run, simple but precise tools so you can design and build your own, and an integrated system for operations.  Running trains couldn't be easier -- our software is fully granddad-approved, designed for people who like trains more than computers.

Try the free demo, see for yourself.  For an overview, see Our Products below.

What's New

October 2017:  the parade goes on -- here is Version 6.6!


  • ever-improving YardMaster freight forwarding, now with features for running a predefined sequence of trains
  • background drawing of areas surrounding the screen make for smoother scrolling as the train rolls
  • new, improved car properties dialog, now split in two parts
  • fixes in AnyRail import for curved switches and other parts
  • new scripting features and functions

Another free upgrade for 6.x users!  See the 6.6 Features Page

May 2017:  And now Version 6.5!


  • a new system for styling your track with custom road styles =>
  • more accurate scaling for the non-HO modeller
  • a dozen new small starter layouts
  • advances in YardMaster layouts, scripts, and features
  • new technology underneath, new licensing system
  • unlimited demo -- no more time limit on trying it all out

A free upgrade for 6.x users!  For the full scoop, and to get your copy, see the 6.5 Features Page

Oct 2016:  Announcing Version 6.4!

Introducing the YardMaster freight forwarding system, a scripted set of over 80 original, scenic new layouts with built-in switching challenges!  Full description is on the YardMaster Page.

Also in 6.4: new train generator; scripting enhancements, lots of fixes.  Free upgrade!  To read more and download your copy, go to the 6.4 Features Page.

At right is the Midthorpe Branch, one of the new scripted layouts.  Click for larger image.

May 2016:  Announcing Version 6.3.1!

Believe it or not, we spent two months figuring out how to know for sure which end of a car is the front!  thus avoiding surprise flip-flops on coupling.  Plus, fixing a nice bunch of bugs, adding a nice batch of scripting features, and delivering a great new narrow-gauge car collection with high-resolution top images.

For info, see the 6.3 Features Page.

For older What's New items, see What's No Longer New.

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Our Products

TrainPlayer -- for the OPERATOR

tp screen shotJust run trains.  We provide the layouts and rolling stock, all you do is drive!  Try switching puzzles, learn yard operations, automate your daily deliveries, or just cruise through the countryside.  Famously easy to use.  Includes many layouts including 101 Track Plans. Now featuring TrainPlayer Ops.  $59more...

TrackLayer -- for the BUILDER

Build and run your own.  Easy, powerful tools for drawing an operating track layout, now with scenery too!  Design a plan from scratch or add a yard to an old favorite.  Run trains during construction.  Try before you build.  Includes all of TrainPlayer, plus Premium Layouts & Cars, track tools, Scenery Toolkit.  $99more...
Scenery Toolkit

scnobjshotDecorate your layout.  Buildings, trees, factories -- choose from our catalog or draw your own!A complete but easy set of tools for drawing, filling, and editing shapes suitable for use on a model railroad.  Scenic your layout in an evening!  Included with TrackLayer.  more...

Premium Layouts & Cars

prem_shotTop-quality railroad artwork.  Hundreds of fascinating, original plans of all shapes and sizes, plus a vast cabinet of cars and locomotives to run on them!  Includes four different renderings of John Allen's complete Gorre & Daphetid.  Available via download.  more...


Railroad operations in your armchair.  Deliver tangible loads to industries you define on your layout.  Let the TP Yardmaster give you your work orders.  Learn about waybill cycles.  Create yards and interchanges.  Included with all products.  more...

Modular Railroading

Test-drive your modular layout before the show.  Choose from a collection of precisely-built NTrak and HO modules, or build your own.  Assemble them with drag and drop, then click once to build the full layout automatically.  more...

Chris Pedersen Cars

Detailed rolling stock artwork.  Over a thousand locomotives, freight, and passenger cars, drawn in full HO size and beautiful detail.  more...

    Oct 2017: Version 6.6

    6.6 Features Page

    May 2017: Version 6.5

    6.5 Features Page

    YardMaster Page


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"The makers of TP have done a fine job with this program ... by providing a realistic model railroading experience"  Mark Mier May 2014

"I have never regretted my decision to purchase this program which comes with a support service that is second to none."   Richard Fletcher Sep 2014

"Not only is the TP program pure genius, but the group enjoying it is beyond great -helpful, humorous, and always hungry for more. You can't beat it anywhere!"  Hans Olson, Mar 2011

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