Build your own tracks and scenery or explore a huge pre-made model railway set in New Zealand in virtual reality and on PC! Build, organize and drive trains in human scale, or explore the world on foot in miniature!
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Release Date:
Apr 27, 2018

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February 9

Automated signals! - v1.162

Today's update adds something everyone's been waiting for since the games release, working automated signals in custom track!

These signals are just visual, and trains will not automatically stop/start based on signals (this is something for a future update!)

You can now choose to "setup" and "edit" signal heads to make them respond to trains automatically. you can set the distance down the track that the light will appear orange and red.

Unfortunately any signals with more the one head on pre-exisiting layouts will need to be replaced, as signal heads are now their own prop, which can be snapped on to signal posts.
You can find these new signal parts in the same drawers that contained the old signals:

You can also control the lights on each signal head using a set of controls on the back. Before you "setup" a signal with automation this is the default way of controlling what a signal shows.

Along with these new signal features, this update also includes:
  • Hid terrain that was accidentally left visible in that random extra room.
  • Fixed issue where the horn control was not hidden in certain quickmods.
  • Fixed bug with loading a save that has quickmod drawers open, without quickmod enabled.

I'm going to be away for the next week on a proper holiday around the South Island, which includes the Coastal Pacific train (which is the exact route the main layout is based on!).

Updates will resume when i get back, so in the mean time I hope everyone enjoys the new automated signals!
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January 25

Custom 3D terrain modding! - v1.16

Today's update adds something pretty special!
you can now import your own 3D models to be used as terrain, much like how the QuickMod locomotives work.

You can use real-world height data, hand-made terrain or pretty much anything with this new system. You can even now make maps with the same level of terrain complexity as the main layout & Santa Fe (which were made in the same way!)

If you want to create your own terrain, make sure you have the "-quickMod" launch tag, then place your .OBJ model files in the "Rolling Line/Modding/quickTerrain/[your custom folder]" folder (use the example terrain as a guide).

You can have a look at an example of what you can do with the new terrain with this map made using real height data on the Steam workshop

Along with the QuickTerrain feature, this update also includes:
  • Ability to export track & scenery of your layout to an OBJ 3D model. You can find these options in the quickMod drawer. This is really useful for designing terrain around track! (these files are exported to "Rolling Line/Modding/Export".
  • QuickMod now has options for "soundPreset" and "hornPreset" which you can use to set the locomotive sound effects and horn/whistle effect respectively.
  • Boats on the main layout are fixed (after being broken on the previous update)

Go over to to upload your terrain mods, and download other peoples creations.
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“This game has blown me away with it's scope and scale. Everything feels so well designed and laid out.”
Paradise Decay

“Imagine having all the resources you need to build the model railway of your dreams with just a few clicks of a controller.”
8/10 – Upload VR

“Included in the list: The best VR games of 2018”
PC Gamer

About This Game

Build freight trains and follow passengers on scenic journeys, all through a range of real-world inspired locations from the south island of New Zealand.

Choose between driving trains through the world of this pre-built table top model railway or combine your own pieces of track and scenery to build your own railway!

The entire railway fits within one large workroom, with tons of surrounding free bench space for you to experiment with your own custom creations.


  • Play on both PC (without VR) and in VR (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality)
  • Build and share your custom layouts on the Steam workshop
  • Share and download custom train paint-schemes on the Steam workshop
  • Operate model railways in human-scale
  • Explore anywhere on foot in miniature scale
  • Drive trains in large scale with hand-held controllers
  • Drive trains in miniature from within the cab
  • Drive multiple trains at once by using multiple controllers
  • Push wagons along the tracks with your hands in VR
  • Pickup and throw wagons as physics objects
  • Place your own custom track and build your own layouts
  • Freely place scenery and buildings for your custom layouts
  • Backup or share your custom track saves in plain text
  • Sandbox style world, where custom tracks and scenery can be built anywhere
  • Use model railway style switch-boards to direct your trains
  • Dynamic day/night cycle
  • Dynamic weather

Play in VR or on PC

Rolling Line has been built from the beginning to be both a PC game (first person style) and a VR game.
You can play with a keyboard a mouse just like any PC game or train sim, but if you have a VR headset (Oculus, Vive and WMR) connected then it will automatically launch in VR.

Just like a model railway

This railway is designed to look, feel and operate like a real hobbyists model railroad, with stylized switch boards to control the tracks, portable hand-held controllers to drive trains, and complete control over the rooms lighting.

Freely push wagons around on the rails with your hands to build up trains as long as you could possibly want, and take control of any number of different locomotives (using multiple controllers).

Build your own tracks and scenery

Place pieces of track and scenery to build your own huge (or tiny) railways!
Almost every tree and building from the pre-made layout can also be used in your own creations.

Paint different colors and styles onto terrain, trees and tracks and place chunks of terrain to build hills and path ways.

You can build your custom layouts entirely by hand in VR, or play on PC to make use of PC-only map making shortcuts.

You can share your layouts on the Steam workshop and easily download other peoples layouts.
All layouts you make can be easily backed up and shared in plain text, which means you can copy-paste an entire save game between friends!

Explore in human scale or miniature

Switch between human-sized room scale and railway-sized miniature scale at any time, any where. You are not limited to only driving trains in miniature, but can fully explore the entire railway at the scale of a person.

Drive trains from right inside the cab in miniature, and view the world from the driver's perspective!

While in miniature scale you will experience dynamic time, weather and unique terrain and skyboxes that extend beyond the shape of the railway,

Choices of locomotion

Choose between a range of locomotion options, including standard teleporting, grabbing the world around you to move yourself around, free directional movement with the trackpad and any other locomotion options suggested by the community that can be added!

Other options like manual rotation (if you cannot use room scale) and setting your player height help support a range of VR setups.

Rolling line offers an immersive experience of both controlling a model railroad and driving trains from within the world itself. Whether you enjoy the diverse scenery of New Zealand, the joy of controlling model trains, the experience of a scenic railway journey or the freedom of building your own tracks and creations, then Rolling Line can deliver.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel i5 range or similar
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 980 or similar (VR) Any low-end graphics card (PC)
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
    • Additional Notes: Running on PC (without VR) is possible on very low end systems.
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel i7 range or similar
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 1070 or similar (VR) GTX 660 or similar (PC)
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
    • Additional Notes: Running on PC is significantly less demanding than running in VR!

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