Anyone else interested in virtual model railroads - V scale, i.e. simulators? There seem to be many different simulators available: Trainz, Train Simulator, Train Sim World, Microsoft Train Simulator (MSTS) and its follow on Open Rails, SCARM, AnyRails and so on. All of these are either free, offer a free functionality-limited version or cost around $50 +- and are great value compared to any real model railroad. Some are designed for simulating real railroads (full routes) and others are more targeted at model layouts.
I'm looking to create virtual model layouts I can play with without any size or budget constraints. And if I get bored with a layout or want to change it I can easily do that. I can forsee creating a series of independent layouts in a simulator over time. So far all I have done is create some layouts in SCARM trying to figure out what I can fit on my 60x30 desk in N scale and still leave room for a mouse, keyboard, train controller and coffee cup.
Which is your favorite simulator and why? Feel free to post images and/or video links to show your creations.