Where can I find resources on railway design patterns?

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Where can I find resources on railway design patterns?

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Hi. Specifically for tracks near multiple ore patches. Appreciate your time.

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FoxMcWeezer wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:17 am
Specifically for tracks near multiple ore patches.
What's so special or problematic about that? Dual track in mostly straight lines and then branch off to stations when needed

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If the track between the ore patches is prone to traffic jams, use only chain signals so no train can stop there.

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Serenity wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:39 am
FoxMcWeezer wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:17 am
Specifically for tracks near multiple ore patches.
What's so special or problematic about that? Dual track in mostly straight lines and then branch off to stations when needed
Great question. I want to lay tracks with intention and foresight, and not naively lay tracks that branch off each other without considering aesthetics and how it may affect the future.

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The future thing we can maybe help you with, but aesthetics could mean pretty much anything, so you're going to have to decide for yourself. A good place to start would be the rail setups forum. I personally use a tree-style rail system with fast-right roundabout intersections.

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