Steam/diesel locomotives

Post your ideas and suggestions how to improve the game.
Post Reply
Rjskeet
Long Handed Inserter
Long Handed Inserter
Posts: 71
Joined: Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:36 pm
Contact:

Steam/diesel locomotives

Post by Rjskeet » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:05 am

As mentioned in the title this is about diesel and steam trains. I would personally like to see a progression in train technology as i progress through the game.

Tier 1 could start with a basic tank locomotive which would be easy to build( 1 steam engine, 1 tank, 20 steel?) it could burn all solid fuels. The cons would be it would use water as a resource, only have 1 fuel slot, and would have a max car limit of 3. It would be almost like what normal people use trains for, just using them to haul ore between the main base and whatever outpost.

Tier 2 would be more like a challenger engine, and would be more expensive ( 2 tanks and 20 engines 10 steel) the pros over the basic engine would be 3 fuel slots, double the water load, and it would be more water efficient. But mainly the amount of cars would be raised to 10 (Maybe 15). Cons would be no reverse?

Now tier 3 would be diesel electric engines they would be the most expensive( 20 electric engines, 10 electronic circuits, 4 tanks) this one would be special because they would need light oil to run but would have the greatest advantage of being able to link together and carry an infinite amount of cars. These would also be the most efficient in terms of fuel to move cargo wagons. and lastly double headed trains could be used for one track systems.

In my Own little sick and twisted world this adds a lot of variety and realism( really i just want a huge train-yard with different types of engines and trains to play with :oops: )

Bellow are pics of a challenger engine and a smaller tank engine and personally i love the model for the current diesel loco. in the game.
Attachments
challenger loco.jpg
challenger loco.jpg (134.91 KiB) Viewed 1178 times
tank loco.jpg
tank loco.jpg (57.79 KiB) Viewed 1178 times

User avatar
ssilk
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 10467
Joined: Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:35 pm
Contact:

Re: Steam/diesel locomotives

Post by ssilk » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:18 pm

Added to viewtopic.php?f=80&t=17734 New types of vehicles (train, tank, car, plane, ship...)
Cool suggestion: Eatable MOUSE-pointers.
Have you used the Advanced Search today?
Need help, question? FAQ - Wiki - Forum help
I still like small signatures...

User avatar
bobingabout
Smart Inserter
Smart Inserter
Posts: 6676
Joined: Fri May 09, 2014 1:01 pm
Contact:

Re: Steam/diesel locomotives

Post by bobingabout » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:50 am

I am a fan of saddle tanks.
Creator of Bob's mods. Expanding your gameplay since version 0.9.8.

d3x0r
Filter Inserter
Filter Inserter
Posts: 316
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:56 am
Contact:

Re: Steam/diesel locomotives

Post by d3x0r » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:42 am

Mods...
https://mods.factorio.com/mods/goldsword44/JunkTrain (cheap, slow, easy to research)
https://mods.factorio.com/mods/Hermios/RailPowerSystem electric with electric rails
https://mods.factorio.com/mods/GotLag/N ... ocomotives (takes uranium fuel, bigger, faster, more poweful)

There's other train mods; electric trains adds a few tiers - but uses transmit to anywhere power
fusion train - uses no fuel
angel's petrochemical train - a beautiful train that's just a standard train

User avatar
steinio
Smart Inserter
Smart Inserter
Posts: 2183
Joined: Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:19 pm
Contact:

Re: Steam/diesel locomotives

Post by steinio » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:15 pm

d3x0r wrote:Mods...
https://mods.factorio.com/mods/goldsword44/JunkTrain (cheap, slow, easy to research)
https://mods.factorio.com/mods/Hermios/RailPowerSystem electric with electric rails
https://mods.factorio.com/mods/GotLag/N ... ocomotives (takes uranium fuel, bigger, faster, more poweful)

There's other train mods; electric trains adds a few tiers - but uses transmit to anywhere power
fusion train - uses no fuel
angel's petrochemical train - a beautiful train that's just a standard train
Yuoki (https://mods.factorio.com/?q=Yuoki&tags=trains) - its just trains.
Image
Transport Belt Repair Man
My little mods: Link | My favourite mods: Bob's Mods | Angel's Mods | Yuoki Railway Core | EvoGUI | Logistic Train Network
Factorio Cheat Sheet by Denis Zholob

View unread Posts

User avatar
bobingabout
Smart Inserter
Smart Inserter
Posts: 6676
Joined: Fri May 09, 2014 1:01 pm
Contact:

Re: Steam/diesel locomotives

Post by bobingabout » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:19 am

steinio wrote:Yuoki (https://mods.factorio.com/?q=Yuoki&tags=trains) - its just trains.
I am jelous.

I would love to make a mod all about trains. But...
I can't do graphics.
and a train mod without new graphics...
Pointless.

I added train MK2, MK3, armored and Armored MK2 to my Logistics mod, but they all look like the base game train. I could, and would go so much further with this if I had the graphics.


Now, I know I can't add electric trains how I'd want to (power the tracks) but with the new nuclear fuel logic, I could add battery packs as a fuel type. I could even create a special fuel type for each type of train (Steam costs wood+water or coal+water etc, Diesel requires fuel processing then costs barrels and diesel fuel, electric costs batteries, etc), a bit hacky, but offers variety.
If only I had the graphics.
Creator of Bob's mods. Expanding your gameplay since version 0.9.8.

d3x0r
Filter Inserter
Filter Inserter
Posts: 316
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:56 am
Contact:

Re: Steam/diesel locomotives

Post by d3x0r » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:37 am

bobingabout wrote:
steinio wrote:Yuoki (https://mods.factorio.com/?q=Yuoki&tags=trains) - its just trains.
Now, I know I can't add electric trains how I'd want to (power the tracks) but with the new nuclear fuel logic, I could add battery packs as a fuel type. I could even create a special fuel type for each type of train (Steam costs wood+water or coal+water etc, Diesel requires fuel processing then costs barrels and diesel fuel, electric costs batteries, etc), a bit hacky, but offers variety.
If only I had the graphics.
Rail Power System (already mentioned above) adds electric trains; they actually have invisible accumulators built along the track that the trains pull from.... works pretty goo though.

I've only see 2 mods with actual train models - angels petrochem and junktrains; I too wish I could do the graphics :)

Post Reply

Return to “Ideas and Suggestions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users