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Monorail Track

Hi everyone
I'm getting ready to lay my monorail line through my city and was wondering about spacing for the support pylons.  The underside of the long straight track piece has an anti-stud connection square area in the center, and a 1x2 area on each end so that when you mate it with another piece of track the joint forms a 2x2 area to sit atop a pylon.  My question is, for those of you that have monorail track layouts, can you get away with only having the support pylons at the end of each long track section where two tracks meet and forgo the one in the middle of the long piece?  I'm hoping to be able to avoid needing a support pylon every 16 studs.  

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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 742
    It should be fine. the picture for #6347 Monorail Accessory Track shows a raised straight piece unsupported in the middle. I have all three monorails and both accessory packs. I'll get some out when I get home and experiment. I do think you'd want the center support on the curves. I assume your monorail won't be transporting a load of those weights that the boats used to include! :) Unless you want to do a stress test of monorail track... would be fun but expensive!
  • mr_bennmr_benn United KingdomMember Posts: 831
    Yes - absolutely no problem whatsoever.  
  • JCoolJCool Member Posts: 46
    I ran a monorail layout last weekend at a show and wound up having to leave one section completely unsupported by a pillar -- where 2 straights met... at 72 bricks high!!  Surprisingly it worked extremely well and only flexed a little bit as the monorail traveled over the track.  
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  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,202
    The extra connection in the middle is just for added benefit - you only need to support the outer (joining) points for the track. :)
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