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How are you guys decorating with your monorail?

I'm using it like real transportation and have a route in mind going past a few main areas in town. I hope they don't cover up other buildings too much. I'm so happy we can put track on the street. Now I just wish we'd quit gear so many stupid stadium pieces and get more track. I'm worried I won't get all I'll need.

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  • chippers29775
    930 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    I'm using it like real transportation and have a route in mind going past a few main areas in town. I hope they don't cover up other buildings too much. I'm so happy we can put track on the street. Now I just wish we'd quit gear so many stupid stadium pieces and get more track. I'm worried I won't get all I'll need.

    Agreed. My station pieces have now joined together to form a station clump. (Almost typed stadium... :P)

    I'm keeping my monorail strictly decorative. It's going to end up like a game of snake.
  • Wijsheid
    9653 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    I'm placing mine to ride at the back of the city with a view on the gorge, springfield sign, six,corner etc... Around town. I won't need to shuffle anything. Just placing it on the roads.

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  • Dotcom180
    601 posts
    edited August 2015
    i'm placing the rails randomly until ill get the maximum pieces that i can, only then i will decorate it.
  • jaztee123
    431 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    I'm roughly placing the rails with a view to have it winding through town eventually.
  • perkilusen
    379 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    Dotcom180 wrote:
    i'm placing the rails randomly until ill get the maximum pieces that i can, only then i will decorate it.

    +1
  • delegg629524
    337 posts
    edited August 2015
    Put it on the roads and it will look like Chicago.
  • abegheer3
    81 posts
    edited August 2015
    I have some ideas in mind how to put my monorail, but I fear I won't be able to obtain enough tracks. So I'm waiting till the end of the event to see how many tracks I will get
  • cdepast
    2462 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    Wijsheid wrote:
    I'm placing mine to ride at the back of the city with a view on the gorge, springfield sign, six,corner etc... Around town. I won't need to shuffle anything. Just placing it on the roads.

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    great idea using the extra station pieces to create smaller stations!
  • stevieort
    610 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    I'm doing my best to keep the tracks on the road. Because of all of the new land, I've been able to plan a route that'll essentially encircle my SF (SFH, though? I keep reading about rumors of exploding mountains, so we'll see...). I just did a bit of re-shuffling to plan for a spot for the station that's coming with the 'Second Act'. In the meantime, I'm grinding away, hoping to connect the main Station with the KDT Station that's at the other end of my SF.
  • kahim41659
    250 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    Nice ideas and designs you guys got there!!

    i am doing the old fashioned way, do nothing until the event ended lol
  • LisaSimpsonOH
    459 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    I'm running my rail pieces down the center divider of my two-way streets, and I plan on putting in some smaller substations with the extra pieces of station. Unfortunately, I can't do anything right now and I'm missing out on the extra rail pieces that I desperately need because my game is frozen.
  • milkaholic991
    64 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    Placed the station where I had the most room then I am placing the tracks essentially where I want them however it's not going to be pretty until the event is over when I actually move things around it to accommodate it properly. I have a hard time accepting the "Chicago Track" and placing it in the streets! :)
  • perkilusen
    379 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    What is this "Chicago track"?
  • 00-marco_rosas
    656 posts
    edited August 2015
    I think I may store mine or make mine strictly decorative because to put little station pieces everywhere would require me to shuffle my town around a lot...

    What have you guys done?

    It's hard to really do a whole lot with it because I don't think we'll be given enough rail pieces to really make it a huge train system.
    The rail pieces may be placed on roads so with some smart positioning of the rails nothing actually needs to be moved in our towns. This is all assuming your town has roads, of course.

    My biggest annoyance is that the rails block the facade of some buildings I like so I'm not exactly sure how I want to lay them.
  • perkilusen
    379 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    perkilusen wrote:
    What is this "Chicago track"?
    Bump, still curious... :mrgreen:
  • 00-marco_rosas
    656 posts
    edited August 2015
    perkilusen wrote:
    perkilusen wrote:
    What is this "Chicago track"?
    Bump, still curious... :mrgreen:
    Based purely on inference, it's the style of track placement where monorail tracks are placed directly over roads (as opposed to monorail tracks placed mostly in empty areas with nothing else there).
  • cjryder625
    1425 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    I've not got enough track to do much with it yet. Just got it in a circular route. Will wait till I know what I have before fitting it into my town.
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  • anna22478
    407 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    This is mine so far. I've had to keep moving things to keep expanding but I hate my town being a mess & I like redesigning anyway. I like that the rail sections can go over water too.
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  • lee67628
    818 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    How did you guys able to get a 6-cart train? ... My train is only 5-cart, despite i competed all part 1 tasks.
    TSTO Completionist since 2012
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