Tutorial – The Canal Trick

I got familiar with the tutorials and the videos I create. Today, I used a trick to create train tracks on sea level with sea around on the Public-Server. Due to requests I created this tutorial showing you how to do it and what you should care of. In my opinion the canals are more decent than a bunch of bridges. They also remind me of Sylt.

The Canal Trick

All you need for this trick is a small amount of money and some quick fingertips, otherwise the flood will be faster than you.

The Video

  • Build canals around the area you want create land in
  • Use the dynamite to create land tiles in the canal surrounded area
  • be quick enough


Dangerous Canal Tiles
Never leave a coast tile with shore in an area created, it’ll automatically flood your land again. As well you should never delete canals again. The built tracks and everything on it will be flooded.

Ship Paths

Good point. Those landbridges do NOT allow any ship routes. Though you can create small bridges.
landbridges with route for ships

12 comments so far

  1. Osai December 15, 2007 21:32

    I don’t care who invented it. A lot of people use it since ages. Actually this is just a tutorial, not a post about historical moments of OTTD 😉

    Btw. I made the image working.
    Of course it looks nicer. All bridges do.

  2. Ammler December 27, 2007 14:08

    Nice video, but I would prefer the left one: 🙂

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