dannystaple sent in the following article:
Did you enjoy playing with model trains as a kid? Me too. Do you still want to play with them now? The transport simulation genre gives you a great way to indulge the hobby without requiring a lot of loft space and a very tolerant wife. OpenTTD and Simutrans both offer very good Train sets.. er.. simulations to play with under Linux. Here I compare them blow by blow, feature by feature and their cons as well.