The answer to this is simple: It's tiny!
If we wanted to open to the public, the server would bend under the strain. It would not be able to handle a onslaught of new members. We would first need to prepare it for a variety of scenarios, as well as finish constructing the public buildings and systems, the rules, and get the plugins on there that we want. On top of all this, we would need more money to pay to our server host so that we may improve the loads which the server can handle.
Enough about all that. I didn't want to make this post all about what the server is and isn't exactly, I wanted to tell you about something that I'm doing on it right now. This something, as you may have guessed from this entry's title, is the Nova Mundi PRS, or Public Rail System.
This is a project which has grown from the mechanations of the originally "survival" created rail tunnel connecting the cities of Novaheim and Torch Run. I started out with the plan to make interchangeable 16-meter long segments, and Cadika helped me design the original model. As this tunnel was being created, I continually devised ways of making its segments more and more universal. I kept desiring to make this tunnel part of a larger network.
I went to my workshop area and began construction of a rail junction model in creative mode.
How it works
The way this grid works is such: going North increases numerical value by one, going East brings you to the next letter of the alphabet, going South decreases numerical value by one, and going West brings you to the previous letter of the alphabet.
It's just a four-way grid, as you may see in the below map of the server.
However, for a T-intersection, this is ideal. It's small, can be added in as a regular 16-meter long chunk of the track, does not impede footpaths, and follows the same principles as our junctions do for user-friendliness. I know that the jumble of tracks in the center looks confusing, but users don't need to comprehend how to get across. As stated, they simply pull up, read which lever sends them off, and go!
See you on the rails,