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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August 7

Transparent painters, prop rotation and more - v1.081

Today's update adds a range of small features, namely a new set of painters that allow you to make props transparent!

Use the two new painters to change between solid color & transparent, then combine with any other color.

You can use this to make a bunch of neat stuff, like see-through water and misty clouds:

The other two major features of this update are:

Context-sensitive help text, which shows PC key controls (this can be disabled in the "misc" menu).

You can now also rotate props on all axes using some debug controls. You need to enable "advanced controls" under the "misc" menu for this to be an option! once you have, you can rotate props dynamically using the numpad.

Here is a full list of what else is included in this update:
  • Changing your height on PC with the scroll wheel is now much more accurate and has a larger height range.
  • There are now options for switching between toggle & hold for the shift and control keys.
  • Props in your hand will now highlight if shift is held (this means a copy of the prop will be kept in your hand after placing).
  • Points now default to straight instead of curved.
  • Fixed bug with painting track styles that would make a tunnel show up.
  • Fixed issue where you would push objects around if your head got too close on PC.

Custom tables are underway!
This is my main focus at the moment. Expect the beginnings of custom tables to be included in an update in the next few weeks.

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August 2

New scenery props - v1.078

This update adds a bunch of new scenery props as well as some general game improvements like loading screens and on-disc save files.

The new props include Lupin flowers & tussock:

Along with some desert cactus:

But these cactus props can also be painted to make for a bunch of other things, like a coral reef:

Some new lamp post, fence, rubbish bin and bollards have been added (they are also paintable):

Here is a full list of what else is included in this update:
  • Loading screens added to saving and loading of layouts.
  • Added option to load only custom track (and not the main layout) on startup, which reduces loading times if you are only using custom track.
  • Added a setting that swaps between fast and slow speed when changing the height/scale of custom objects.
  • Moved to new save system where saves are stored as files under "Rolling Line/Saves". saves will be converted to files when you next save over them (or make a new save).
  • Added help text to livery example textures that shows where wheel & coupler colors are mapped to.
  • Added new blue painter color

Lots of general fixes in this update as I work on the custom tables. The new props should hopefully make for some new ideas for your custom track!
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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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