Modular Extensible PnP Factory

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Thank you indeed - one can learn a lot from your map

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Thank you! what a nice Factory. you handcraft a lot? :-)
I think you can even upload the savegame here.

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dee- wrote:Here's a much smaller version with the same characteristics:

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"Why haven't I thought earlier of that?" :D
There's always another "even smaller" around the corner :)

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This is NOT my design, it's from a Reddit post.
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Or this way with red underground which seem to not affect the speed. cause did a race and both filled the lane same time almost, dunno which one first.
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I like your approach. I'm using a lot of bots atm but I've made a rack system those that I adhere to fairly strictly and it's vey useful. It really keeps things organised and easy to expand. Bots makes it fairly trivial to make a megafactory though so once I'm done I'll do something with belts and trains. It might not be similar to this either but at least it will be inspired by it.

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I like your concept.
I added some conditions.
A. 11 tiles Height. (MAX pipe-to-ground length)
B. Merging the connector-block to the transfer-block. (no connector-block)
C. Not changing base-transfer-block parts. (only adding parts. simplified removing)
D. Including big-electric-pole.

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Hi,

I really like this design, and I'm converting everything to using it.

Here is my first contribution for chests (I registered to post this :D):
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Please note that :
- My bus is going from north to south, you may have to reverse the image;
- All chests types are stored in logistic chests, so adjust the storage.

I hope my design is not too ugly and respects all the rules :)

And as a bonus, a more compact pattern for both types of tubes:
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Massive fan of the plug and play modular layout of this bus system, great work. It aways bugged me that I couldnt get a modular all-in-one science layout to fit in a single rack. I've managed to squeeze it into a 'double rack' space, but wondering if anyone wanted to input on it and see if we can squeeze it down some more. Was thinking of feeding in yellow inserters on half of the red belt, but it gets a little complicated and my brain is hurting >_<
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It pretty much keeps up with demand from the science buildings and with the addition of a couple of modules I have no supply issues in my base.
(using crafted artifacts so yeah the purple circuits are alien artifacts).

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This whole thread has been totally awesome, from the original idea (thanks and kudos, Dee!) to my latest hero, Stunevol, for that completely brilliant (and twisted) research module (and a half *grin*). You guys rock! :-)

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here are some images of my base using the concepts in this threath

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need aditional flowtrough but hey itsa nice base and gives me freedom to make whatever, research is done by another temp. base wich was broken down
the large poles are at max distance and there are 2 bus distances between every walled section

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Post by NullPointer »

I recently felt the need for loads of Speed 3 Modules, so I built a module for it. I'm pretty happy with the result.

It tiles nicely
The ratios between the factories match perfectly
You can easily change the blueprint to Efficiency or Productivity modules
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dee- wrote:Blueprints

Red Circuits v3.0, v3.1

Produces red circuits. It is inspired by a design from Smoothbandit.
The red circuits are lane-balanced and the whole rack can produce up to blue belt speed.

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Blue Circuits v3.0, v3.1

Produces blue circuits, lane balances them and feeds the bus. One rack should come up to red belt speed.

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Plastics v3.0, v3.1

Takes side-fed coal and ejects lane-balanced plastic waste.

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First of all, Amazing work and Designs! I am starting to work with them. Albeit my bus flow is north to south and I am branching out my factories so far to the west. So I have to flip them to work with them. Can be a little tricky sometimes.

To my Question(s)/Suggestion(s).

Advanced Circuits need plastic. In your design you are only pulling off Copper and Iron. Where are you getting the plastic from? I'm assuming it would be on the red belts leaving the copper wire assemblers on one side of the belt.

I am at work so can't fiddle with my thoughts on this to show it better but it appears there is not enough room in the same rack to bring the plastics over from the far lane of the bus. It may have to come from the one above, or create a partial rack spacer just to bring the plastics over.

I was thinking, the rack below (or Above depending on bus direction, in my case it would be above) could house the plastic production and insert plastic to the bus on the unused lane with a simple left or right added to your plastic design.

However, you would also need Processing units on the bus later in the game. Since we have all other materials covered, how bad would it affect the bus to add one more belt line? I'm thinking not that bad at all actually. You would only add it to the bus at the level you create the Processing Unit Factory. With a space? Without a space? not sure, can't mock it up at work to show the idea.

Food for thought!

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I think I realized now that plastic would be side fed in to the red belt factory from the east side of the bus, merging with the incoming green chips.

However, I am still curious about utilizing the unused belt for this and adding another when the time comes for Processing Units.

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Plastic is indeed side-fed from the blue belt on the east side which gets merged with the green circuits from the bus.

You can come up with your own bus-design, just like others already have done.
What I posted is meant as food for though, to be expanded and customized for your needs and visions :)

Have fun!

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I unfortunately deleted a copy of your save dee and the link no longer works. In particular I was trying to recall your design for Solar Panels but can't seem to get it as compact as I remember.

Are you able to upload another copy of your save or a copy of your latest version if you have one?

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AeoniX wrote:I unfortunately deleted a copy of your save dee and the link no longer works. In particular I was trying to recall your design for Solar Panels but can't seem to get it as compact as I remember.

Are you able to upload another copy of your save or a copy of your latest version if you have one?
Hi :)

I'm currently not at home but I will upload my most recent savegame for you as soon as I get back.

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Oy dee! thanks for sharing this design, I'm trying to tinker it a little but I'd also love a new link to your savefile to examine further your designs :P
Cheers fellow factorian :D

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Here you are :) (see attachment to post)

It's my most recent savegame, alas from Factorio version 0.12.30, but it should import fine into 0.15 (modulo Alien Artifacts, new tech and recipes, new red/blue underground belt lengths, the optional Nixie Tubes-mod, ...)

Happy tinkering! - and thanks for your interest :)
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So THAT's how the Solar Panels were.

Damn I was close to your design. :lol: Yeah the longer belts have made the Solar Panels more compact as you don't need wrap the poles with underground belts anymore on left side of the assemblers. I don't think it'll have much impact on the other designs, but you never know! It's going to be interesting to see if I can refine them any.

Thanks again dee, greatly appreciated!

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I'm a fan of PnP minimalist solutions allowing for local independent production like the one shown by the clever sublimeant here: https://youtu.be/sbm7lP9DzNI
After the recent recipe changes I have a hard time coming up with a minimalistic solution for blue science - anybody an idea?

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I have been enjoying the modular design, and have been using bp's from these posts, since I started playing.
I decided to use the new features to put some of the ones from these together in one blueprint book.
The idea is that this blueprint book will continue to be updated with improvements, additions, updates and the likes.



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