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MURCHISON 2

Complete layouts for TRAINZ TS12, TS2010, TS2009, CLASSICS 1/2/3, TRS2006 & TRS2004

 

 

 
 

The successor to the very popular Murchison Logging layout is now available to take Train Enthusiasts to a new level of TRAINZ interaction.

Experience the result of 2 years and approximately 3500 hrs of intensive route building and submerse yourself in one of the most spectacular TRAINZ routes available.

 

BETA TESTER REVIEWS & COMMENTS

 

"Murchison Stage 2 creates a new standard of excellence in route building.  Absolutely superb"

Collin Trevana

"Murchison 2 is the most photorealistic route I have ever driven, you are fully surrounded by the flora and fauna of the region-- just waiting for Mike to develop the smell of salt water for Trainz.

The best route I have ever seen and it just keeps getting better!"

Gandy-Dancer

This is more than just a route, its a masterpiece of art. Murchison 2 is by far a statement in the history of trainz!"

Tyler Bishop (Flamerail)

I lost my heart to Murchison when it was Murchison Logging and thought that nothing could surpass it. I was wrong. Murchison Stage 2 has now become the love of my life, it is not just Murchison 1 lifted to a much higher plane, it is a whole new wonderful experience

Narrowgauge (peter)

 

 

 

 

TS12, TS2010, TS2009, CLASSICS 1/2/3, TRS2006, TRS2004

 

The MURCHISON 2 layout is available in two options:

 

TS2009, TS2010 & TS12

 

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As a complete TRAINZ program-inclusive pack (This can be run in stand-alone mode if you do not already own TRAINZ TS2009 or TS2010 or can be installed into an existing TS2009 or TS2010 installation for full Surveyor functional)

 

TRS2004, TRS2006, Classics 1/2/3

 

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Murchison is available as an add-on that can be installed into all the major pre-TS2009 TRAINZ versions (TRS2004, TRS2006, and Classics 1/2/3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Trainz Simulator: Murchison 2 ... stand-alone Pack for TS2009, TS2010 & TS12

 

The official AURAN release of TRAINZ SIMULATOR Murchison 2 is now available from TRAINZONE as

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a digital download or

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on DVD

 

 

 

Trainz Simulator MURCHISON 2 is a full-operational version of TRAINZ ready to install and run on your PC (Driver mode only)

 

A previous version of TRAINZ is NOT required .....

However, if you already have TS2009, TS2010 ot TS12, you can install TS:Murchison2 over top for full Surveyor functionality (Also includes the SP3 upgrade)

 

 

This Product can be installed as 

bullet A complete TRAINZ TS2009-inclusive pack that can run  MURCHISON 2 in stand-alone "Driver-only" mode or
bullet installed over an existing TS2009, TS2010 or TS12 installation to enable full Surveyor mode.
 

 

 

 

Go to Purchase page to buy

 

 

 

Trainz Simulator MURCHISON 2 (TS2009 / TS2010 / TS12)

 

Murchison 2 is a merging of the original Narrow Gauge Murchison logging layout with an extensive Standard Gauge rail network to produce a fully integrated and interactive SG/NG layout.

By incorporating landscape based on actual New Zealand electronic map data with specially developed Nature Series sets (animated waterfalls, river splines, textures, cliff splines, rail ledge splines, rock splines), Murchison 2 takes Trainz to a new level of realism. The result is a photorealistic colonial layout, set in the steam/diesel transition era, that users can submerge themselves in for a complete interactive rail experience.

Whether a steam-era NG enthusiast, or solely interested in SG steam or diesel operation, the 440 board Murchison 2 layout contains a huge variety of interactive and inter-related industries for operational pleasure that will keep the train enthusiast immersed for 100's of hours of interactive operation.

Features:

Includes the Nature Series Pack:
The Murchison 2 pack includes the full NATURE SERIES pack of TRAINZ add-ons. These are used extensively in the Murchison layout and are also available for use in your own layout building (to add that "extra" level of photo realism)

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Waterfalls - 40 different animated waterfalls with built-in sound

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River splines - 188 river splines from pre-built full rivers splines to river sides for assembling you own unique rivers

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Textures - 200 textures from the "Lord of the Rings" country

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Cliff splines - 390 3D textured cliff splines from arid country to mountain cliffs including rail cuttings

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Rail Ledge Splines - 408 3D textured rail ledges for creating those unique river gorge and hill country rail effects

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Rock splines - 80 3D rock splines.


Layout Specs:

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2 years and 3500 hrs in the building

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440 boards of spectacular 3D terrain incorporating the NATURE SERIES 1 & 2 sets

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Extensive SG and NG inter-related and interactive industries

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Set in rural pioneer country

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Country towns and rail yards

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Steep hills and spectacular high-county, ravines, gully's and Fiords

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Fully signalled with Coloured Light Main line signals and Semaphore Branch line signals

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Breath-taking realism

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Continually changing landscape and terrain

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Comes with 29 sessions for hours of operation challenge

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Operational rail ferries - load and move rail ferries between ports

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Operational River Steamer - navigate the interactive river lock

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Operational aerial flight - explore aboard the helicopter

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100's of hrs of operational pleasure


Trackwork:

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190 km (120 miles) of sceniced SG mainline and branch lines

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55 km (34 miles) of NG logging and mining lines

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175 km (110 miles) of aerial helicopter route

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100 km (63 miles) of Ocean / River ship routes

 

 

 

 

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New features in the AURAN Murchison 2 release

bullet Murchison 2 now includes 29 HTML based interactive sessions divided between dedicated Australian SG / USA SG / Canadian SG / New Zealands and NG Logging sessions with suitable or similar rolling stock for each.
bullet The new Sessions include a large quantity of top Locomotives and rolling stock (Many of which are not available on the DLS). These also include some TS2009 locomotives.
bullet The sessions are divided between steam-era and diesel-era.
bullet The Nature Series have been updated to SP3 (including the rail ledges which now have TS2009 track)
bullet SG / NG Wooden tracks and Snow tracks have been updated to native TS2009 track.
bullet Textures on operational points have been updated to match the TS2009 track.
bullet Trackbed terrain texture has been updated to hi-res TS2009 texture.
bullet Many new trackmarks and triggers have been added for the addition of further sessions.
bullet Additional Index Layouts have been included for familiarisation with all the Nature Series content.
bullet The trees used in the original logging area have been replaced with more appropriate and realistic trees.
bullet Some new track work and points have been added for better AI flow into Murchison.
bullet An exciting range of NG logging locomotives including a Narrow Guage 2-6-6-2 logging mallet
bullet If you are running TS2009 the program includes the SP3 upgrade for TS2009 which includes Quickdrive for in-game configuring of Time / Weather / Control Mode plus many more
   

 

 

 

 

 QUICKDRIVE

 

TS:Murchison 2 comes with the exciting new  "Quickdrive"  facility accessible in Driver.

This "in-game" driver menu allows you full control of a number of features that where previously unavailable when in Driver mode

bullet Control Mode
bullet Weather type
bullet Weather mode
bullet Time setyp
bullet Game rate
bullet Km/Miles mode
bullet derailment mode
bullet Consists
bullet Driver commands
bullet plus plus...

 

 

 

 

The sessions included with TS2009 / TS2010 SeMurchison 2 are ....

AU - Cement for Pt Jackson AU - Crude to the refinery  AU - Fuel delivery  
AU - Ore  from the NG mines AU - The grain train AU - The Silver City Comet
AU - The stock run Pt1  AU - The stock run Pt2 CN - Ore barge to Pt Ross
CN - The Canadian Pacific MLOG - Aboard the dummy  MLOG - Murch mill log dump
MLOG - The log machine  MLOG - The NG freight run MLOG - To the mainline mill
NZ - A railcar excursion SP - Coal Station deliveries  SP - Mainline logging  
SP - Making bricks SP - Power Station coal run SP - The daily freight run 
SP - The gravel train SP - The rail ferrys  P - Coal for the steel mill
EXPLORE by helicopter EXPLORE by locomotive EXPLORE by riverboat
EXPLORE by ship  EXPLORE the logging line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 MAINLINE SCREENSHOTS

(The screenshots may vary slightly depending on which version of TRAINZ you are running ... TS2009 / TS2010 / TS12 has high detail trackwork)

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LOGGING LINE SCREENSHOTS

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 MURCHISON 2

 

Murchison 2 is a merging of the original Narrow Gauge Murchison logging layout with an extensive Standard Gauge rail network to produce a fully integrated and interactive SG/NG layout.

By incorporating landscape based on actual New Zealand electronic map data with specially developed Nature Series sets (animated waterfalls, river splines, textures, cliff splines, rail ledge splines, rock splines), Murchison 2 takes Trainz to a new level of realism. The result is a photorealistic colonial layout, set in the steam/diesel transition era, that users can submerge themselves in for a complete interactive rail experience.

Whether a steam-era NG enthusiast, or solely interested in SG steam or diesel operation, the 440 board Murchison 2 layout contains a huge variety of interactive and inter-related industries for operational pleasure that will keep the train enthusiast immersed for 100's of hours of interactive operation.

Features:

Includes the Nature Series Pack:
The Murchison 2 pack includes the full NATURE SERIES pack of TRAINZ add-ons. These are used extensively in the Murchison layout and are also available for use in your own layout building (to add that "extra" level of photo realism)

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Waterfalls - 40 different animated waterfalls with built-in sound

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River splines - 188 river splines from pre-built full rivers splines to river sides for assembling you own unique rivers

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Textures - 200 textures from the "Lord of the Rings" country

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Cliff splines - 390 3D textured cliff splines from arid country to mountain cliffs including rail cuttings

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Rail Ledge Splines - 408 3D textured rail ledges for creating those unique river gorge and hill country rail effects

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Rock splines - 80 3D rock splines.


Layout Specs:

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2 years and 3500 hrs in the building

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440 boards of spectacular 3D terrain incorporating the NATURE SERIES 1 & 2 sets

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Extensive SG and NG inter-related and interactive industries

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Set in rural pioneer country

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Country towns and rail yards

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Steep hills and spectacular high-county, ravines, gully's and Fiords

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Fully signalled with Coloured Light Main line signals and Semaphore Branch line signals

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Breath-taking realism

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Continually changing landscape and terrain

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Comes with 8 sessions for hours of operation challenge

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Operational rail ferries - load and move rail ferries between ports

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Operational River Steamer - navigate the interactive river lock

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Operational aerial flight - explore aboard the helicopter

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100's of hrs of operational pleasure


Trackwork:

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190 km (120 miles) of sceniced SG mainline and branch lines

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55 km (34 miles) of NG logging and mining lines

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175 km (110 miles) of aerial helicopter route

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100 km (63 miles) of Ocean / River ship routes

 

 

 

 

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 SESSIONS with PRE-TS2009 installations

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"HELICOPTER EXPLORATION"

 

"LOCO EXPLORATION"

 
"SEA & FJORD CRUISE"
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"RIVER CRUISE" "RAIL FERRIES" "SG ORE - MINE TO MILL"
 

 

Murchison Stage 2 is crammed full of interactive industries.

This interactive session serves as an base example of the types of interactive wagons available, on your system, that will function with the interactive industries included with Murchison.

There are three consists placed on the layout for you to experiment with

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A passenger consist with interactive passenger coaches. Head out from the Rapanui Station and drop-off and pick-up passengers from the interactive stations as you go.

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A loco is placed in the Yard at Port Ross. Experiment with the wagons at the various locations as you move around the layout.

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An ore barge at the Fletchers Bar ore dock. Load it up and head back to the mill at Port Ross.

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You can also use this base layout to quickly place wagons and locos and then save as your own session.

 

 

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"WAGON & INDUSTRY BASE SETUP" "NG LOGGING & MINING"

 

 

TRS2009 / TS2010 / TS12

PURCHASE PAGE

 

 

TRS2004, TRS2006 Classics 1/2/3

PURCHASE & DOWNLOAD PAGE

NATURE SERIES 1 / NATURE SERIES 2 / MURCHISON

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PAYWARE sets

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PAYWARE upgrades

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MURCHISON LAYOUTS - freeware

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAPS

 

 
 

 

 

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This map is included as a white-background PDF document with the download.

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This map is included as a white-background PDF document with the download.

 

 

 

 

MURCHISON MAINLINE INTERACTIVE INDUSTRIES

The Murchison Logging Line also includes numerous interactive logging industries but these are not shown on the Mainline map or table below

 

 

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This map is included as a white-background PDF document with the download.

 

 

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This document is included as a white-background PDF document with the download.

 

 

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This document is included as a white-background PDF document with the download.

 

 

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This document is included as a white-background PDF document with the download.

 

 

MURCHISON STAGE 2 ROUTE

Computer Specifications

 
 

The MURCHISON COUNTY Stage 2 layout is available in two versions

MURCHISON STAGE 2 - High Detail

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The Murchison stage 2 is crammed full of fine detail ... right down to the letterboxes.

MURCHISON STAGE 2 - Standard

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The standard version contains all the trackage, terrain modelling and interactive industries of the high-detail version but has had the trackside models thinned out to make its running smoother in more modest computer systems.

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However don't think you're getting a short-changed version. The standard version is a very comprehensive and spectacular layout

 

 

MURCHISON STAGE 2 - Standard Version   - (recommended computer specifications)

The minimum computer specifications for running Murchison Stage 2 (Standard) layout is as follows

bulletPentium 4 2.6Ghz CPU or equivalent
bullet1.5 Gb ram
bulletNvidia GForce 6600+  video card or equivalent

MURCHISON STAGE 2 - Hi-Detail - (recommended computer specifications)

The High Detail layout is an intensive layout and will require the following specs to run smoothly

bullet Intel core 2 duo (or equivalent)
bullet 2 Gb ram
bullet 256Mb 3D graphics card (NVIDIA GeForce 7 or equivalent)

 

 

 

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