Logistic Cargo Wagon

Cargo wagons which can directly request items from, and provide items to, the logistic network. Configure items to request and provide at each station for each logistic cargo wagon, allowing flexibility in unloading on curves, changing train length easily without building infrastructure, and further boost loading and unloading rate through robot speed research.
2 months ago
0.16 - 0.17
9975

i Roboport Wagon

- 4 months ago

May I suggest a Roboport Wagon? (A wagon that acts as a roboport when the train stops - possibly with robots inside)

I like the idea of a train that can construct outposts by bringing all needed resouces. I think your logistic cargo wagon may be the first step, now only a roboport is missing. I also think of powering the roboport with your accumulator wagon.

I've seen a mod that allows Deconstruction Robots to mine ressources:
https://mods.factorio.com/mod/Peppermint_Mining

All together everything combined could enhance the late-game mining Experience, as suggested in
https://forums.factorio.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=64670

- 4 months ago

We were actually just chatting about the possibility of doing this in the mod making channel in discord yesterday - that's the plan! Hopefully should have something soon :)

- 4 months ago

For note, angel's mods has a vehicle roboport that can be put into specialized train wagon's equipment to act as this.

As a side idea, having vehicle equipment items to have a cargo wagon with an equipment grid (and power of course) to have that wagon act as a logistic wagon would be very nice, and would work with modded wagons unchanged?

- 3 months ago

The tricky limitation is that equipment grid roboports are, as far as I know, forbidden from having a logistic or connection radius, only a construction radius. So having a vehicle that acts as a roboport with any kind of logistic radius needs special trickery, akin to how https://mods.factorio.com/mod/accumulator-wagon uses hidden energy interface entities to do things that wagons are normally not allowed to do (while not having to do dynamic script work every tick and destroy performance).