New feature : you can now search assets by keywords      

Trainzkuidindex has indexed the content of all Trainz fan sites and the informations fields of the config.txt of all downloadable assets from those sites.

You can now use a new form to find web pages or assets by using keywords.

This can seem like a Google search. But it is quite different :

  • TKI index the content of Trainz assets ; Google (and other search engines) don't.
  • TKI index only Trainz fan sites ; Google (and other search engines) index all sites, giving many unwanted results from sites not related to Trainz.
  • TKI keywords search provides various additional filters to narrow the results ; those filters are taylored to the needs of Trainzers, and thus are not provided by non-specialist search engines.

How to proceed ?

Select the submenu Assets search > by keyword to access to this new feature.

Enter a few words in the first (... all these words) or in the second (... any of these words) keywords field of the form.

Check Search for web pages or Search for assets or both.

Submit the form.

Not enough results ?

Use the second keyword field (... any of these words) instead of the first one. The search engine keeps in the search results pages or assets that contains at least one of the words entered in the second field (... any of these words), while it keeps only pages or assets that contains all words entered in the first field (... all these words).

Keep in mind that the search engine use the words you enter in the keywords field "as is". It does'nt translate it in any other language, don't search for synonymous words, or more general or more specifics words. For example, if you enter house, the search engine will not find pages or assets that contains building and not house. Likewise the search engine will not find pages or assets that contains only hopper if you ask him to search for train cars.

In some particular cases, you can let empty the keywords fields, and use only the filters for web pages or assets.

Too many results ?

You have several options to narrow the search results :

  • You can use the first keyword field (... all these words) instead of the second one (... any of these words).
  • You can use the third keyword field (... none of these words).
  • To narrow only the results for web pages, use the filters for pages : limit the result to pages providing assets to download, and/or to web sites in a specific language, and/or to web sites providing assets for a specific region.
  • To narrow only the results for assets, use the filters for assets : you can select the language of the site where the asset can be downloaded, the asset kind, the asset category, the category region and the category era ; you can choose to keep or not the assets whose the filtered fields are not defined.

Feel free to use the contact form for help, give any feedback or provide suggestions.

Some statistics about the content of the data base ...

Date of the stats : Nov 15, 2021

Total number of kuid in the data base  893,841

Kuid from the DLS of N3V/Auran  600,824

Kuid from freeware sites  444,280

Freeware kuid found in the  1081  trainz fan sites explored

Kuid found on freeware sites, which are not available on the DLS  193,099

Built-in kuid  54,668

Kuid included in the following release of Trainz : TRS2004, TRS2006, TRS2009, Murchinson, Classic Cabon City, Settle and Carlisle, TS2010, TS12, TANE, TRS19

Lost kuid  78,862

The lost kuid has been found at least one time but are no more found now, following their retirement from freeware sites or from the DLS

Although could make available most of them, they cannot be provided here due to copyright concern.