Open Rails

Learn > Build Your Own Route


What the tutorial covers

  • Installation of all the free tools that you need to build a route.
  • Finding the information that you need to build a current or historic real-world based route.
  • Creating the different elements of route building in a practical sequence.
  • Running your first train.

Peter Newell hosts the "Coals to Newcastle" website which is packed with useful technical information for accurate simulation using Open Rails.

Peter and his collaborators have designed and tested this tutorial which is aimed at first-time users of Open Rails.

The material includes a copy of the finished route you can download, so you can see all the features before you create them, and also check that you've built everything correctly.

Build your own route tutorial