My flirtation with trains ended long ago with the fat controller, but even I know that Trainz is one of the best PC simulators when it comes to all things locomotive.

And so ten years after the original release, its Australian developer NV3 is bringing it to iPad and, eventually Android tablets too.

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Enabling you to build an entire world of train activity, from creating layouts and laying tracks using the Surveyor route creation tool, to driving a myriad set of rolling stock from classic steam to futuristic designs, Trainz is a game that any self respecting railheads will want to own.

Due for release on iPad on December 4, you can check out the basic Trainz' video below, and below that a tutorial concerning the Route Creation tools.

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