The switch to the train.

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The switch to the train.

Post by jenn_1982 » Thu May 16, 2019 7:44 pm

TL;DR
Add "ignore non-working station"switch to train.
What ?
Add "ignore non-working station"switch to train. This will make it possible to choose the reaction of the train to non-active stations. The train will wait for the next station to work or not to wait and move to the next active station. Sorry for my bad English. I used an online translator. I hope you understand my idea. Thanks in advance.
Why ?
In the game I do the delivery of items from the warehouse to the Assembly plants. And sometimes if the warehouse does not have the required number of items, the warehouse station is turned off. When the train leaves for the next collection of necessary items, it ignores the inactive station. Because of this, he does not come to the production station with all the items.

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Re: The switch to the train.

Post by Tekky » Fri May 17, 2019 12:25 pm

I think that what you propose is not flexible enough. In my opinion, the following thread offers a more flexible solution to your problem:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=64362 Dynamic train schedule

Also, this suggestion is interesting:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=49214 Train Entry-Condition

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Re: The switch to the train.

Post by Amarula » Fri May 17, 2019 2:00 pm

I too have encountered the issue of a train sent for materials, skipping a pickup, and delivering nothing, as well as the lesser issue of a train full of materials, skipping a drop off, and returning to pick up more when it is already full.

While there are many great ideas like the ones that Tekky linked for adding useful capabilities to the train system, I like this idea because it is relatively simple: one new option and one new condition, either to follow the current behavior and ignore the next station if it is disabled, or to stop and wait for the station to become available.

Thank you jenn_1982 for letting us know that English is not your native language. I commend your courage for making a post in English, and yes it is quite understandable. Cheers!

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Re: The switch to the train.

Post by Theikkru » Fri May 17, 2019 6:17 pm

I may be missing something here, but if you want a train to wait instead of skipping a stop, what's wrong with just not turning off the stop?

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Re: The switch to the train.

Post by jenn_1982 » Fri May 17, 2019 8:38 pm

Theikkru wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 6:17 pm
I may be missing something here, but if you want a train to wait instead of skipping a stop, what's wrong with just not turning off the stop?
For example: There are 5 stations. The extraction of resources 1, 2, 3. refueling the locomotive. warehouse. The warehouse is full. If it does not turn off all the trains will arrive at it. And if the warehouse is shut down, the trains will ignore it and go to the refueling the locomotive station. And so will go in a circle to spend fuel. If you make a switch, the trains will wait at the extraction of resources stations when the warehouse turns on, after going to the refueling the locomotive station and again on extraction of resources. Извиняюсь за плохой английский =)

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Re: The switch to the train.

Post by Theikkru » Sat May 18, 2019 3:16 am

That sounds like a job for a railway control circuit system. If you let the warehouse broadcast its state to the rail network, then the resource stations can hold the trains using a circuit condition until the warehouse is not full.

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