What are we about?
UKTrainSim aims to offer a central resource for modelers to gather together and share their experience,
information and other resources such as technical data, specifications and even photographs.
We aim to enable anybody to get in to the world of creating their own models by providing a comprehensive
suite of Tutorials and Guides - supplementing them with user contributed ones as they arrive - so that
you can go from driving trains to creating your own with as little pain and how does that work? as
possible - taking the mystery out of it.
It is not our aim to be a central public access file repository - they cost far too much in Bandwidth to run - however we
will be providing a file repository for which only very limited access will be available to non-premium
members to the service. Membership is quite cheap and will help make sure this site does not get shut down
due to excessive bandwidth utilisation. The control of this library will be a highly advanced system that
should enable collaboration between modelers and users a-like, you say what you want and they say what they
are doing and hopefully everyone will meet up in the middle.
We are hoping to compliment, not compete with or try to replace, other Train Sim websites that are on the
Internet. Our focus is on modeling rolling stock, activities and routes specifically in the UK and later on
perhaps moving in to Europe (one of our team is very much a fan of the Finnish). How far we go and what we do
beyond the UK will very much depend on how successful the site is and what demand there is for expansion in
Do you do your own models and skins?
Yes, UKTrainSim will be producing its own set of loco's, rolling stock and whatever else we put our minds and time
to. Anything you see released by Matthew Peddlesden aka NeutronIC is one of ours, so far this includes 55001
St. Paddy (Deltic), BR Blue and Gray coaches and a fictional repaint of the Acela HHP into Virgin Trains livery.
We have more works in progress and are forging relationships with other members of the UK Train Simulation
community such as Tim Booth (Class 47 and GWR 0-6-0 Pannier Tank Engine) and James Hunt (Class 37 and Class 43
Any releases that we make freely available will also be made available with the original textures and 3D Canvas
source files so that you can learn from, fix, expand, do whatever you like (as long as our name isn't taken
away from the original work ofcourse!). We have no plans for commercial releases at this time though that doesn't
rule it out for the future.
Why do I need an Atomic Account to get access to the files?
File libraries are expensive things to provide, it is a myth that Internet sites are free to run, far from it.
As a result, if you sign up for a free Atomic account you will get limited access to the file library and this
will always be subject to change (or even removal completely) based on our bandwidth usage and the premium user
take-up (ie. we're not letting the file library shut the whole site down - though we do have quite a bit of
bandwidth available to the site, you can never have enough :) ).
They may be other features in future that require an Atomic Account to gain access, however since an Atomic
account is free and very quick and easy to get we do not see this has any kind of a hurdle. Atomic Systems
have only the most honourable intentions - your details will never be passed on and you won't suddenly appear
on a load of junkmail lists when you sign up.
As an added bonus, if you sign up for an Atomic account you'll find it works on all of the Atomic
Systems websites both now and in the future - and we have a lot of plans for future sites and communities.
Click here for more information about what it is, and what it costs,
to be a Premium member.
So who are Atomic Systems IP Ltd anyway?
Atomic Systems IP Ltd are the people that fund and develop this site. It's not our main activity but some
of the members of the company are very much into Train Simulators so we've redirected some of our efforts to
helping the community and build a strong presence for the UK within Train Simulator.
We have been in business for over two years, our first website was http://www.deardiary.net/.
Matt Peddlesden is the Train Sim addict, Steve Brown and Les Gray are mostly Formula 1 or Flight Simulation
addicts - but together, we are Atomic Systems (that was so cheesy I could put it in a foil packet and slap
a 'quaver' sticker on the front :-) ).