Additional railway related content for use with Advanced Trains (advtrains).

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DlxTrains ModPack

Important: The current version of DlxTrains ModPack requires AdvTrains 2.4.0 or later

DlxTrains ModPack is an extension for AdvTrains that adds train related content for Minetest train operations. Features of the modpack include:

  • Detailed locomotives and wagons whose livery and age appearance can be selected by the owning player.
  • 3 diesel locomotives with dynamic sound, smoke and texture effects.
  • 14 industrial freight wagons, including some that have visible loads that reflect the wagon's inventory.
  • 2 support wagons, including an escort wagon and a caboose.
  • Basic support for AdvTrains Livery Tools.
  • Tank wagon support for Techage Modpack when used with Advanced Trains TechAge addons.

Note: This modpack does not currently include passenger wagons. For those, consider using AdvTrains Basic Trains, Moretrains or Classic Coaches, all of which are available on ContentDB.

Included mods

Please see the README file in each of the included mod folders for important additional information.

  • DlxTrains - This is the base mod needed by all other DlxTrains related mods. It contains common craft items and tools for the modpack plus utilities needed by the other DlxTrains mods.
  • DlxTrains Cargo - This is an optional mod that adds some cargo nodes as well as additional cargo related textures that can be used by the DlxTrains Industrial Wagons mod.
  • DlxTrains Diesel Locomotives - This mod provides three diesel locomotives in multiple liveries. Players can optionally customize the exterior of these locomotives with a visible unit number that is unique to each locomotive.
  • DlxTrains Industrial Wagons - This mod provides freight wagons that feature selectable liveries and, in some cases, visible cargo.
  • DlxTrains Support Wagons - This mod provides support wagons, including an escort wagon and a caboose, both of which provide additional seating for train crew members. These wagons also feature selectable liveries.

Game Support

As with AdvTrains, DlxTrains ModPack is compatible with many games when playing in creative mode and fully supports survival mode in Minetest Game and its many variants. However, DlxTrains ModPack also supports survival mode in games that are not based on Minetest Game including the following:

Note that support for survival mode in those games is subject to potential breakage in the future if those games change their materials or crafting system.

Some of the crafting recipes defined by DlxTrains require items that are defined in AdvTrains. Thus, for full support of survival mode in the games listed above, also consider using the AdvTrains Crafting Compatibility Patch to enable crafting of those items that are defined in AdvTrains.

Recent Changes

[1.16.0] - 2024-05-27

  • Allow non-empty TechAge containers to trigger ISO Tanks appearing on container wagons.
  • Remove dependencies on mods from Minetest Game
  • Add support for survival mode in additional games
  • Update version check for AdvTrains Livery Tools

[1.15.0] - 2024-04-10

  • Added two European small tank wagons.
  • Added tank wagon support for TechAge via Advanced Trains TechAge addons.

[1.14.0] - 2024-02-19

  • Added the Australian Open Wagon.
  • Rotated the deck texture of the Australian Flat Wagon.
  • Added a livery for the North American Wooden Boxcar.

[1.13.1] - 2024-01-29

  • Prevent crash when AdvTrains Livery Tools is not enabled. (Thanks to programmerjake)

[1.13.0] - 2024-01-28

  • Added basic support for AdvTrains Livery Tools.
  • Added API for external access to livery information.
  • Added a livery for the Wooden Caboose with Cupola

[1.12.0] - 2023-11-14

  • Added the Australian Flat Wagon
  • Added one livery each for the Australian Louver Van and the European Escort Wagon.
  • Use the current Minetest internationalization system
  • Minor code cleanup

[1.11.0] - 2023-10-09

  • Added two livery options for both the North American SW1500 and European BR218 diesel locomotives.
  • Corrected a minor rendering issue with the European BR218 Diesel Locomotive.

[1.10.0] - 2023-07-07

  • Added the European BR218 Diesel Locomotive.

[1.9.1] - 2022-08-24

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when loading a container wagon and one of the common versions of the Technic mod is active.

[1.9.0] - 2022-07-16

  • Added the North American SW1500 Diesel Locomotive.
  • Added support for the advtrains_attachment_offset_patch.
  • Added the missing coupler specifications for the European G1206 Diesel Locomotive.

[1.8.0] - 2022-03-31

  • Added tank containers (ISO tanks) as a new load option for the container wagons. These will be visible when the wagons are loaded with water, water buckets or other filled liquid containers.
  • Added extra tank container liveries to dlxtrains_cargo.
  • Added 3 more livery options to both of the European container wagons.
  • Tweaked the safety paint scheme of the container wagons.
  • Restored the directory structure in the textures directories.
  • Fixed a minor issue in the shipping container livery assignment algorithm.

[1.7.0] - 2022-02-13

  • Added the option for players to customize the exterior of their European G1206 Diesel Locomotives with a visible unit number that is unique to each locomotive.
  • Added wheel position information to all locomotive and wagon definitions needed by the new wheel alignment algorithm that is expected in the next update of AdvTrains (after v2.4.1).
  • Corrected a minor rendering issue with the European G1206 Diesel Locomotive.

Please see CHANGELOG.md in the modpack folder for older changes.

Author's Notes

1) All of the locomotives and wagons in this modpack will function properly on any of the AdvTrains track. However, the appearance of some of the longer wagons in this modpack will be more realistic if they are only used on track that is built with large radius curves and shallowest slopes. This is not deemed to be a significant problem since it also happens in the real world that there are some trains that can only run on track that is constructed to accommodate their requirements. However, players wanting to limit the inclusion of longer DLX wagons in game should consult the DlxTrains mod's README.md file for details on how to accomplish that using that mod's settings.

2) All of the locomotive and wagon liveries in this modpack are intended to be fictional.

3) The locomotives and wagons in this mod are modeled with some additional detail to highlight a few of their distinct characteristics. The goal was to achieve a reasonable balance between additional detail while still maintaining an overall appearance appropriate for Minetest.

4) The use of AdvTrains Livery Tools is optional and its functionality is currently limited to livery selection. More advanced functionality normally enabled by AdvTrains Livery Tools such as customizing liveries and supporting livery packs is not yet available.


This modpack would not exist without the prior efforts of the following people:

  • orwell, creator of AdvTrains, upon which this modpack depends.
  • rubberduck, creator of the moretrains modpack for AdvTrains and whose excellent models were an inspiration for starting this project.
  • gpcf, whose technical work to enable players to paint wagons (JR E231 Series) and wagons to have visible cargo based on their inventory content (see forum posts and gcpf's enhancements in Moretrains) was an inspiration for the texture and model manipulation features of this modpack.


Copyright © 2021-2024 Marnack

  • DlxTrains ModPack code is licensed under the GNU AGPL version 3 license, see LICENSE.txt for details.
  • Unless otherwise specified, DlxTrains ModPack media (models, textures and sounds) are licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported.


The following textures from prior art where included in whole or in part in some of the textures for this ModPack:

  • From the game for Minetest named "mintest_game":

    • default_acacia_wood.png (CC BY-SA 3.0 by paramat)
    • default_junglewood.png (CC BY-SA 3.0 by paramat)
    • default_pine_wood.png (CC BY-SA 3.0 by paramat)
    • default_tree.png (CC BY-SA 3.0 by Cisoun)
    • default_tree_top.png (CC BY-SA 3.0 by Cisoun)
    • default_wood.png (CC BY-SA 3.0 by BlockMen)
  • From the mod for Minetest named "farming":

    • farming_hemp_rope.png (CC BY-SA 3.0 by TenPlus1)



Do you recommend this mod?

  • help

    not sure what im doing wrong or if im missing somthing but in the inventory there are no images and when i place one on the tracks its purple

  • Love the style!

    Love this pack! Out of all the others I prefer this one as it's both realistic and both low-poly, which fits perfectly in a voxel ambient. I was also working on a pack, adding some italian rolling stock (starting with the ALn 663, model finished with around 730 parts, texture close to finish) and making it similar to your style in order to use them together. Keep up the good stuff!

  • Awesome nice work

    love this wish they was more stuff like this it's very realistic looking which is something I'd like to see more of for vehicles

  • woaaa

    this is soo realistic!


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