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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Very Positive (23) - 100% of the 23 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (150) - 92% of the 150 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 27, 2018

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June 20

Tunnels & new terrain features - v1.057

Tunnels are finally in custom track!
You can now build tunnels on your custom layouts along with a bunch of new terrain features and new props.

Some new prop placing controls have been added too.
You can now use the scroll wheel (or pageup/pagedown or your "up/down" buttons in VR) while placing a prop to change its scale. This means you can freely change the scale of any custom object!

On PC you can also hold shift while placing a prop to change the height offset (also using the scroll wheel). this is incredibly useful for placing objects at a specific height, or building terrain.

You can make tunnels by "painting" track with the tunnel painter, much in the same way as painting colors and track styles. There are props for tunnel ends and individual tunnel segments (for more complex tunnels). you can also make double-track tunnels by manually placing larger tunnel segments.

There are quite a few new features in this update, so here is a full list:
  • Added tunnel painter and tunnel end props
  • Added ability to change prop scale (scroll-wheel while placing)
  • Added ability to change prop height offset (scroll-wheel + shift while placing)
  • Added "snap to angle" setting, which aligns props and track to 90 degree angles
  • Added a range of simple geometric shapes like cubes and ramps
  • Added multiple new paintable trees, rocks and terrain segments
  • Added some brown colored painters
  • Added collision to custom track at all times, and changed collision on some objects
  • Added "Clear all custom props" option, which deletes all props from a save, leaving only track (great for re-using the track from a previous layout)
  • Fixed bug where trains would float in the air if placed on certain track
  • Fixed bug which broke the workshop update menu
  • Fixed bug with object view distance setting on infinite causing invisible props
  • Items in your hands and on your belt are now not included in saves (this would always leave a pile of props on the floor where you saved)
  • Added options to enable/disable editing on the "global" region (areas outside of custom track tables). this is useful for building scenery on the main layout, or just anywhere outside of workbench space.


In other news, I just did the Tranz Alpine rail journey here in NZ last weekend, and it was excellent. Future "Southern Alps" expansion will be coming one day without a doubt!

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June 11

Custom paint-schemes, sprays and WMR support! - v1.053

Today's big update adds the ability to create custom liveries for a range of locomotives and wagons!
You can even share and download these liveries on the Steam workshop.

Making liveries is more simple than you may think, all it takes is basic image editing, and can even be done in MS Paint.
Please see this guide for more information and instructions on how to create your own liveries!

Keep in mind you don't have to stick to the art style at all, feel free to use photo textures (as some already have) and you can make whatever you want. It can even be really fun to just paste your favorite images onto the side of trains!

Though liveries is the main focus, this update also includes a few other features:

Team fortress 2 style sprays have been added, so you can spray a custom image of your choice in-game. You can find and edit your spray in the "Modding" folder in your Rolling Line steam folder.
If you are playing on PC, simply press 'T' to paint your spray.
If you are playing in VR, then you can change your menu button to be used to spray under the "gameplay" menu.

Windows mixed reality is also supported automatically! you should no longer need custom launch arguments to play using WMR.

and lets see what kind of skins you can come up with!
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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

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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