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Tutorial How to make realistic railway embankments (elevated european train tracks) 2016-06-17

Elevated train tracks that don't interfere with road traffic

  1. loren banovic
    Compatible:
    • CitiesXL 2009
    • CitiesXL 2011
    • CitiesXL 2012
    • CitiesXL Platinum
    -----------------------------------ESSENTIAL MODS-------------------------------------
    Lexs Total Greenery Mod v1.3
    Xsquared's Big Bridge Pack 1.13
    Pipeline, powerline, railtracks pack 1.0
    Dummy RailBridge 1.1

    STEP 1
    Create the train infrastructure by placing simple dummy rail bridges.
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    STEP 2
    Make the "holes" beetwen the 2 rail bridges.

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    STEP 3
    Add edges to your embankment. Depending on how distant they are from the bridge the embarkment will be wider/thinner. This is essential to the process as the decorative grass are won't be placed correctly without it.

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    Then, place the road beetwen the two rails.[​IMG]

    STEP 4

    Start placing the plaza of your choice in the middle of the "guide" roads and the bridges. If you want to crate a realistic city, choose the "yellow grass" plaza, if you want to make a futuristic city try the concrete plazas. DO NOT USE THE IN-GAME PLAZAS AS THE EMBANKMENT SLOPES, IT WILL NOT WORK![​IMG]
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    STEP 4


    The hole left beetwen the two tracks has to be filled up, and to do that youre going to use the"Xsquared's Big Bridge Pack " as the connector bridge. For realism use the big avenue bridge (the one with the metal blue roof like things) and connect the two rail tracks.*[​IMG]
    *Notice how i deleted some of the plaza that would otherwise interfere with the bridge, making the placing impossible. Don't worry, we will fill the holes later.

    STEP 5
    Upgrade the road bridge to a rail bridge. Simple. Just click on the bridge and find the railway upgrade in the menu.[​IMG]
    Once youre done you should have something resembling this:
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    STEP 5
    We are completely done with our elevated rail embankment and now all we need to do is decorate it.[​IMG]

    The finished product:[​IMG]
    axel, Mr.X², skullz613 and 2 others like this.

Recent Reviews

  1. axel
    axel
    5/5,
    Version: 2016-06-17
    thank you this is verry helpfull been fighting for a long time about making high train grounds
    1. loren banovic
      Author's Response
      Im glad this helped :^)
  2. secpol
    secpol
    5/5,
    Version: 2016-06-17
    Very beautifully turned!
    1. loren banovic
      Author's Response
      Thank you :^).