Subway Construction Set
3. The pieces
Here is a brief description of the pieces
of the SCS, and what they’re generally used for
Track (found in the track
section of surveyor, in the “Subway” region)
Subway track 1 line – single
line track with a walkway including 3rd rail and tunnel, suitable for connecting
2 track sections to 4 track sections, 4 track express stations to 4 track
sections, and several other things.
Subway track 1 line NC – The
same as above, except with “no clearance” signs along the wall with no walkway.
Generally used at station approaches and areas where the type of tunnel changes
to alert trackworkers of this.
Subway track 1 line Gap –
Similar to the two above tracks, but with gaps along the wall with no walkway
through which the adjacent trackage can be seen. This should only be used when
placed next to another piece of track or tunnel. Due to the way the track is
constructed, it isn’t necessary to line up the gaps on both tracks.
Subway track 1 line-Walls –
This track is similar, but with straight walls with no walkway on both sides.
When connecting to a 4 track piece, generally this track will be used on the
center two tracks
Subway track 1 line-Walls NC
– The same as above, but with “no clearance” signs along both walls.
Note: The above 5 tracks all include
tunnel sections and can be connected underground.
Subway track 1 line R – This
can be used to adapt track with a walkway to track without, as it has a piece
which merges the two at one end. Must be kept short to not repeat.
Subway track 1 line L – The
same as the track above, but with the adapter piece on the other end/side.
Subway track 1 line 1 side –
This can be used to branch tunnels off from existing ones.
Subway 3rd Rail – Standard
3rd rail track on gravel bed
Subway no 3rd Rail – Same as
above, without the 3rd rail. Suitable for switches and crossovers.
Subway 3rd Rail Cement – 3rd
rail track on cement base
Subway no 3rd rail cement –
Same as above, without the 3rd rail.
Subway 3rd Rail Cement 2 –
3rd rail track on cement base with safety cutout. Not extremely useful, but
added for completeness.
Subway no 3rd rail cement 2
– Same as above, without the 3rd rail. This allows passengers to get
below the level of the ties if trapped on the track when a train is approaching.
Mainly used in stations.
Subway Tunnel – Basic 2
track subway tunnel with initiator and terminator, no center supports. Should
only be used to connect to above ground tracks, and underground 2 track tunnels.
Subway Tunnel 2 – 2 track
subway tunnel with center supports
Subway Tunnel Out – 2 track
subway tunnel without center supports, and 3rd rails placed on the outside of
the tracks. Used for areas with switches and crossovers.
Subway Tunnel 4 – 4 track
subway tunnel with center supports
Subway Tunnel 4 In – 4 track
subway tunnel with no center supports between inner 2 tracks to allow for
switches and crossovers between 2 center tracks.
Subway Tunnel 4 Out - 4
track subway tunnel with no center supports between outer tracks to allow for
switches and crossovers between “express” and “local” tracks.
Subway platform – Standard 2
track side platforms.
Subway platform 2 – 2 track
side platforms without roof supports. Mix and match with above platform to
create different looking stations.
Subway platform exit – 2
track side platforms with turnstiles and token booths. Add at one end, both
ends, or center of your station.
Subway platform start – Use
to start your 2 track side platform station. This connects to all 2 track
tunnels, and the first 3 subway tracks.
Subway platform end – Use at
the other end to finish the station.
Subway platform 4 local –
side “local” platforms with 2 center “express” tracks
Subway platform 4 local start
– Begins local station, connects to any 4 track tunnel, or appropriated subway
Subway platform 4 local end
– Same as above, but ends the station.
Subway platform 4 – 4 track
subway platform with 2 side platforms and a center “island” platform for the
Subway platform 4 start –
For above platform, must be connected via appropriated subway track/tunnels (ie.,
straight-wall track/tunnels on the center 2 tracks, walkway track/tunnels on the
Subway platform 4 end –
Finishes above station. Both ends have stairway exits from station.
Subway Island platform - Island platform with the tracks on
either side of it
Subway Island platform Start - Start piece for the Island
Subway Island platform End - End piece for the Island platform.
Subway terminus 2 - Endpiece
for a 2 track terminus.
Subway terminus 4 - Endpiece
for a 4 track terminus.
Subway Station - Standard 2 track station with platforms on
Subway Station 4 - Standard 4 track station.
Subway Station 4 local - 4 track station with platforms on the
Subway Island Station - 2 track station with a platform in the
Subway sign – 5 nameable
mosaic station name signs, can be placed along one side of station. Repeat for
Subway sign 2 – Same as
above, with different mosaic pattern/color.
Subway sign hanging –
Hanging station name signs suitable for “island” platforms.
Subway sign hanging 2 – The
same as above but in a more modern style
Signals & Switches (found
in Trackside section, Subway region)
Alstom Model 5 – Standard
transit switch machine on gravel base
Alstom Model 5 Cement – Same
as above, but with cement base
Signal Side – Subway 3
aspect signal which mounts to standard wall of 2 and 4 track tunnels, and Subway
track/tunnels with walkway.
Signal Side Narrow – Same as
above for use in narrow Subway track/tunnels without walkways.
Signal Pole – Subway 3
aspect signal which is mounted on a pole, useable for express tracks, switches,