Welcome to the official instruction manual for the GeekTrains™ game. On this page you will find the information to get started with playing.
The following structures you will see alongside the tracks.
Stops for passenger trains.
Many passengers can wait at this train station.
A station equiped with signal house, elevator and small café.
Provide fuel for Locomotives and cars.
A coaling station with 3 coal storage units and a fueling crane.
A small tank fueling diesel.
A large oil / diesel fueling station, very useful for tank wagons as well.
A crude oil pump, only fueling wagons.
A water tower for fueling steam engine Locomotives and tank wagons as well.
Slowly powers battery operated trains with the overhead pickup.
Overhaul places for goods.
At the goods terminal, goods can be loaded from train to truck and vice versa.
At the cargo hall, goods can be stored from the train.
Repairs Locomotives and wagons.
The Engine Shed can hold and repair exactly 1 Locomotives.
Loads/unloads goods from trains, trucks, boats and sites.
The Gantry Crane is a nice overhead crane that can reload goods from railcars to trucks or other railcars. The Gantry Crane is though more limited in the crane hooks and max load.
It can only carry small pallets (using Fork), nets (using Double Fish Hook) and Half Containers.
The Girder Crane is mobilized with wheels and can move a short distance. The Girder Crane can span up to 3 railroad tracks, making it a very good candidate to reload goods from one train to the other.
The Girder Crane lifts many different goods and can operate a wide variety of crane hooks. With the Double Fish Hook it will lift nets. With the Fish Hook and 4 Lines it will lift Big Containers. With the Lifting Arms it will lift the Half & Regular Containers as well. And with the Fork it can lift small pallets.
The Harbour Crane is a very steady crane often found close to harbour docks. The Harbour Crane loads and unloads bulk from boats, trucks and railcars. It is therefore equiped with a Grabber.
The Harbour Crane has a short reach. The Grabber can be exchanged for a Scrap Crawl or Magnet.
The Large Crane is a very high and versatile crane with a far reach. The Large Crane can even be upgrade to become even higher and longer.
The Large Crane lifts many different goods and can operate a wide variety of crane hooks. With the Double Fish Hook it will lift nets. With the Fish Hook and 4 Lines it will lift Big Containers. With the Lifting Arms it will lift the Half & Regular Containers as well. And with the Fork it can lift small pallets.
The Loading Crane loads Half & Regular Containers from one side to the other. It is therefore equiped with the Lifting Arms crane hook (a hook designed to carry containers).
The Loading Crane is often found next to Rail track and Road. It loads and unloads containers from trucks and railcars.
Some cranes support changing of the hook. With the proper hook you can lift your cargo from train to terminal and vice versa. You may come acros these hooks:
produce goods and stuff
consume goods and stuff