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A '''Straight rail''' element is used for building a track for [[Diesel_locomotive|trains]] in a [[Railway network]]. Rotation enables building of horizontal, vertical and diagonal tracks.
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Optimal time/item usage: 1 [[Iron stick]] factory → 4 [[Straight rail]] factories.
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A '''Rail''' is used for building a [[railway]] track for [[locomotive|trains]]. Unlike [[transport belt]]s, rail tracks can be also curved and placed diagonally. [[Train stop]]s, [[rail signal]]s and [[rail chain signal]]s can be placed on rails to better guide automated trains. [[Gate]]s can also be placed on rails, making them rail gates.
  
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The minimum rail turning radius is 12, meaning the smallest possible 180° turn is 24 [[Map_structure#Tile|tile]]s wide.
| '''Recipe:''' || {{icon|stone|1|Stone}} + {{icon|steel-bar|1|Steel bar}} + {{icon|iron-stick|1|Iron stick}} + {{icon|time icon|1|time}} => {{icon|straight-rail|2|Straight rail}}
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The [[rail planner]] can be used to automatically place rails. See the page for more info.
| '''Total raw:''' || {{icon|iron-plate|0.5|Iron plate}} {{icon|stone|1|Stone}} {{icon|steel-bar|1|Steel bar}}
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== History ==
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{{history|0.13.0|
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* Rail planner tool simplifies rail building.
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* Improved the rail selection logic.
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* Halved the mining time of rails.
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* Removed the curved rail, ''rail'' is the only type now.
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}}
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{{history|0.12.11|
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* Replaced entity type ''rail'' with types ''straight rail'' and ''curved rail''}}
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{{history|0.11.17|
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* Increased the stack size of Straight Rails to 100 from 50.}}
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{{history|0.11.0|
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* Gates built on rails now make them rail gates.
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* Added end of track graphics.
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}}
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{{history|0.9.0|
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* Rails are now crafted in pairs.
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* Nicer rail diagonals/turns on minimap.}}
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{{history|0.7.1|
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* Added remnants for destroyed rails.}}
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{{history|0.5.0|
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* Rails are not minable when a train is on them.
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* Rails recipe changed, now needs steel and stone
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* Rails made more expensive
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}}
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{{history|0.2.8|
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* Correction of bounding boxes of some built curved rails.}}
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{{history|0.2.1|
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* Rail building and selection boxes}}
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{{history|0.1.0|
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* Introduced}}
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
* [[Curved rail]]
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* [[Locomotive]]
* [[Diesel locomotive]]
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* [[Rail planner]]
* [[Railway network]]
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* [[Railway]]
  
[[Category: Items]] [[Category: Railway network]]
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Latest revision as of 18:28, 17 April 2019

Straight rail.png
Rail

Rail entity.png

Recipe

Time icon.png
0.5
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Iron stick.png
1
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Steel plate.png
1
+
Stone.png
1
Straight rail.png
2

Total raw

Time icon.png
0.75
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Iron plate.png
0.5
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Steel plate.png
1
+
Stone.png
1

Health

100

Stack size

100

Prototype type

rail-planner

Internal name

rail

Required technologies

Railway (research).png

Produced by

Assembling machine 1.png
Assembling machine 2.png
Assembling machine 3.png
Player.png

Consumed by

Production science pack.png

A Rail is used for building a railway track for trains. Unlike transport belts, rail tracks can be also curved and placed diagonally. Train stops, rail signals and rail chain signals can be placed on rails to better guide automated trains. Gates can also be placed on rails, making them rail gates.

The minimum rail turning radius is 12, meaning the smallest possible 180° turn is 24 tiles wide.

The rail planner can be used to automatically place rails. See the page for more info.

History

  • 0.13.0:
    • Rail planner tool simplifies rail building.
    • Improved the rail selection logic.
    • Halved the mining time of rails.
    • Removed the curved rail, rail is the only type now.
  • 0.12.11:
    • Replaced entity type rail with types straight rail and curved rail
  • 0.11.17:
    • Increased the stack size of Straight Rails to 100 from 50.
  • 0.11.0:
    • Gates built on rails now make them rail gates.
    • Added end of track graphics.
  • 0.9.0:
    • Rails are now crafted in pairs.
    • Nicer rail diagonals/turns on minimap.
  • 0.7.1:
    • Added remnants for destroyed rails.
  • 0.5.0:
    • Rails are not minable when a train is on them.
    • Rails recipe changed, now needs steel and stone
    • Rails made more expensive
  • 0.2.8:
    • Correction of bounding boxes of some built curved rails.
  • 0.2.1:
    • Rail building and selection boxes

See also