A while ago I was talking to Skoville about railways and he mentioned that he wanted one that connected to the spawn station and stopped on the airship construction platform.
Since then a lot of construction has gone up in the area so the relatively straight-forward "cut-a-hole-to-the-surface and scaffold around the platform trunk" plan has gone by the board.
New plan: Find who owns the cylinder
and get permission to scaffold around that
It's surrounded by water at the moment so there are fewer toes to accidentally step on.
Other alternatives would be a straight ramp running alongside the skyroad from near Jarien's Treefort or from the ocean floor near NAM's island. (Ramp has to be 1:1 or less so it needs to run at least 40 units long to get to the airship platform, which means starting 40 or so from where it ends...
Suggestions? Opinions? Discussion?