Optera wrote:This is by design. To work with manual trains and cars IS has to constantly scan for these vehicles. Doing so every tick would utterly tank performance so it's set to only scan every 2s. Automatic mode trains and static entities are handled instantly through events.
If you feel 2s is too slow you can change it in Options - Map Settings - Entity scan interval.
However for refueling locomotives even 10s would fast enough. Wire the inserter directly to IS and set it to stack size = 1; active if locomotive detected > 0.
The inserter will only start working after is found a locomotive and will never get stuck holding items it couldn't insert.
In the first problem, I'm talking about automatic trains not being handled instantly. It's only a couple seconds after they arrive that the sensor detects them. It doesn't appear to be reading the arrival of automatic locomotives from events.
And Problem 2? After a manual train has left the station, the train is still detected as being in the station until some other vehicle passes in front of it, as in the screenshot, taken about a minute after the train left the station. The desired behaviour is that IS has no output signal two seconds after the train leaves, but the output persists as if the train is still there.