I'm pretty new, my brother just showed me the game the other day and I've been playing it for a day or two.
How do you get enough iron to make minetracks and such? Is there a faster way to mine then with a pickaxe or something? It would take me weeks to get enough iron to make any sort of track.
Just go cave exploring and you'll find some. If you want to mine for it, I'd suggest staying well above the admin layer - like around layer 20 or so? I'm not sure, I haven't had much success mining for iron yet.