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RailDriver Desktop Train Cab Controller

by RailDriver
Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
Everyone
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)


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  • Supports & Includes Trainz simulation software
  • XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 8 support
  • Supports most current simulators
  • USB connection to your PC
  • Prototypical Locomotive Controls

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Product Details

Product Manual [763MB PDF]| RailDriver Compatibility [21MB PDF]
  • ASIN: B0002APWXS
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 19.7 x 7.9 inches ; 9.8 pounds
  • Media: Accessory
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,181 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Product Description

Drive your train simulation with realistic throttle, brake, reverser, and switch controls, plus 34 programmable buttons. The RailDriver Desktop Train Cab Controller supports train simulation software like Train Simulator 2014, all versions of Trainz, Run8, and OpenRails on Windows XP through 8. Microsoft Train Simulator is also supported on Windows XP only. A RailDriver makes you feel like you're driving a train, not a computer. *please note there is a 30 day return policy*

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Takes Trains Games To An Entirely New Level July 31, 2008
After getting frustrated with the keyboard controls of the new Rail Simulator I broke down and bought this controller. It makes all the difference in the world in enjoying the game. Even better, it come pre-programmed for Train Simulator, Trainz, and Rail Simulator (although you will need to download the update for Rail Simulator). I've been enjoying it so much I've actually gone back an re-purchased MS Train Simulator just to replay some favorite routes with the controller. I play all types of games but I've never been this excited about a controller - it creates an incredibly rich experience that's just impossible with a keyboard.
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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Conpanion For Microsoft Train Simulator June 29, 2004
By Daniel
This product works extremely well with microsoft train simulator and all of its add-ons. The only problem is there are a lot more buttons on the Cab Controller then on the screen of the cab on the screen of the train simulator. But, after about a half hour of trial and error, I figured out what I needed to know to drive a train. Don't be thrown of by the price, this is a great product. It also makes a great gift.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good December 27, 2005
A Kid's Review
I have raildriver and its a good cab conntroller. I have Auran TRs2004 and TRS2006 and raildriver works great with both games.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great rail driver May 3, 2010
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Both of my boys play Tainz 2010 Classics & Tranz 2009 they both enjoy playing the game on their computers but once they saw this controller they begged me to buy it.Well, I know didn't loose my money on this rail driver cuz they cannot get enough of playing the game without it.Money well spent on my part because I know that they both absolutely enjoy playing the trainz games even more now, that they have the Rail Driver.Make sure you have Windows XP to use the Rail Driver with Trainz 2010 Classics & Trainz 2009 because it won't work with anything else like (windows 7 & others).
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars cab driver April 1, 2013
By kenno
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
let me start by saying that this is not a game, but hardware that is used with train simulator programs. this is a very good product with excellent tech support and return policies if you are not
completely satisfied. there are a few things to consider 1st. to be honest.1. this unit operates in a serial (analog) mode
using a macro program.2nd you have to have an outlet as it is needed for the vibration effect to work.
I would really like to see the company produce a digital one that I think could be an excellent performer
Very nice unit, excellent construction and best of all MADE IN THE U.S.A.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Raildriver train cab controller March 26, 2009
This product is wild. When I play train simulator I feel like I'm in the
cab. The raildriver looks like dash 9 locomotive control setup. All of
the features of trainsimulator are at your fingertips.
So if you like railroading games this control unit is a must have.

Jerry 1061
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality June 9, 2013
By Fitz
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The build quality is quite good. The only complaint I have on the build quality is that the "train brake" handle is slightly askew instead of perfectly straight. I suspect it's an uncommon defect and has no effect on gameplay or function.

I'm not a fan of having to install stickers because usually the stickers are much smaller than the space for which they were designed. The RailDriver, however, has sized the stickers appropriately and the application of them is easy with the indentations on the hardware which they fit into.

I am using the RailDriver with Railworks Train Simulator 2013. There are locomotives that don't work completely. For example, one of the Amtrak loco's the train brake doesn't work. The Amtrak train on the NEC route doesn't work much at all with the RailDriver. I wouldn't consider these deficiencies as a comment on RailDriver quality but on the lack of Railworks Train Sim programming. RailDriver has made available to developers an SDK which they can use to fully integrate RailDriver functionality throughout the game which Railworks so far hasn't done. There are locos that do work completely which seem to be the default ones.

Running a train with the RailDriver is much more immersive...and fun! I always had trouble controlling speed especially coming downhill requiring variable dynamic braking settings. With the RailDriver it is simple to control speed in examples like that and many others. I like being able to do an entire scenario without having to touch the keyboard and only using the mouse to manipulate the 2D map and occasionally the camera which seems to be easier than using the RailDriver camera panning buttons.

Kudos to P.I.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars rail driver controller June 27, 2012
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
love it, it make rail games realy easy and hours of fun

i play rail works 3 for hours and hours love the game fun for all ages every gamer should have one
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Customs problem europe
The price is not indicated. You have to add the costs of customs who are 60 €

The price is not indicated. You have to add the costs of customs who are 60 €
Published 4 months ago by Salvatore
5.0 out of 5 stars great lroduct
It is fun and works well with most train simulators and, very easy control , love trans 2014 on it!
Published 5 months ago by Kyler Colbert
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT TO WORK WITH
I had some issue although it was user error but the seller was wonderful to work with to get the unit set up correct. Will buy from again without hestitation!!!!!
Published 6 months ago by Lori A. Rupp
5.0 out of 5 stars Best thing ever
I didn't know at first that pi engineering owned raildriver so I was nervous getting this from Amazon because of the iPhone scam. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mary Sue DiLego
1.0 out of 5 stars the RailDriver Desktop Train Cab Controller is boring
when i got the RailDriver Desktop Train Cab Controller with some of the train games goes with it. I thought you just ride the rails from state to state. Read more
Published 8 months ago by jon daughaday
5.0 out of 5 stars review of raildriver desktop train cab controller
I am a retired railroad engineer from Union Pacific railroad. Using the raildriver desk top train cab controller is almost like using the same throttle setup on the locomotives I... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Oldrail42
4.0 out of 5 stars Re: Tempermental using w/ TS 2013
Received this rather quickly, which was surprising. Had purchased this for using on Train Simulator 2013 (with the knowledge of issues using it (raildriver) on TS 2013). Read more
Published 15 months ago by Robert Meuse
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