deactivating train stations by red/green wires

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deactivating train stations by red/green wires

Post by reset » Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:42 am

You have built a big factory with a train network.
But let's assume, you gain a lot more copper than iron.
It would be useful, to be able to automatically disable the train station,
which your copper mine is connected to, when the logistic network has more than x copper stored.

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Re: deactivating train stations by red/green wires

Post by n9103 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:34 am

I'm assuming that either you're running one train for both pickups and drop offs, or you've only got the one drop off?
If the former, then you should make a train route that has you stopping at the one station more than the other.
If the latter, or two unconnected routes, you can either make them wait far longer than needed at the loading station, or put additional mid-route stops with longer waits as well.
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Re: deactivating train stations by red/green wires

Post by SilverWarior » Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:18 pm

Activating and deactinvating train stations is not a good idea as it could lead to many problems (pathfinding).

You could always prevent trains from being loaded with certain resources by using smart inserters for laoding trains conected to red/green wires (if red/green signal is on load the train else not). But the train will still wait its time on the station and could in the end even run empty.

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