The translator speaking! After five days of intensive work, I have been able to complete the translation of the core game. Now, the truth is that the core of FreeTrain is quite bare-bones, containing little more than basic rail-laying functions (as well as a host of error messages.) The meat of this game is in the extensive range of plugins available. Translating the plugins is probably what will take some time and effort!
Now, I have done two plugins so far, both of them adding financial features to FreeTrain: financial.bank and financial.stockmarket. The bank plugin adds some banking services such as money lending and a savings account, while the stock market plugin allows you to invest in the stock of various (fictional) Japanese companies. What will you choose: a safe bank deposit with low interest rate, or investing your hard-earned money in the stock of growth machines such as Handa Motors, Matsushika Electric, or Itsubishi Heavy Industries. =)