New from Japan is Boso View Express or BVE, a freeware 3D train-sim that features quality sound, accurate train physics and the ability to create your own tracks. Click on Read more for the full article.
Boso View Express (BVE) is a freeware 3D train simulator from Japan. It has been under development since 1996. It does not include much in the way of static scenery along the line, nor does it offer dynamic scenery (moving trains). It does feature accurate track and signals, quality sound and trains that react accurately to user control inputs.
Users can create their own route files with the editor available from the developers. Many add-on routes are already available.
The sim was designed for the Japanese version of Windows and does require some effort to make it run under English language Windows.