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duz
Jul 11, 2005

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Zeether posted:

How do you guys get started building giant rail networks so fast? My little gold/valuables train can barely earn me money, and it takes forever to fully load up at stations which wastes time and operating costs.

Gold and valuables don't make much money. I usually setup a two plane route between the two largest cities and that tends to get me plenty of money for train shenanigans.

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duz
Jul 11, 2005

Excellent. The Arkham Asylum shower cam is operational once more.

Node posted:

In my current game, its around year 2000 and I'm using Asia Stars.

For example, I have a farm a few screens away from a factory, connected by one of these trains. It produces a really lovely amount of stock, like 8 items/12 tonnes. I've tried having a train simply run there and pick up whatever is available and take it to the factory, and I've tried having trains wait for a full load before delivering. Either way, there are cases where the trains still do not make a profit. Its confusing me, because I've never run into this problem before in over a decade of playing this game.

None of my farms I've had connected the entire game have anything about 30 items/30 tonnes. Theres ones that really, really far away that produces 200 items of Livestock that no transport company has ever serviced. Its frustrating, because I just can't find a pattern.

Look at the satisfaction rating. If it's above like 80, it will increase production. To raise it, you need to have a train sitting in the station waiting. Goods sitting in the station will lower it.

duz
Jul 11, 2005

Excellent. The Arkham Asylum shower cam is operational once more.

Or setup a couple airplane routes across the map and watch the cash roll in.

duz
Jul 11, 2005

Excellent. The Arkham Asylum shower cam is operational once more.

YF19pilot posted:

I finally tried the passenger airline money-maker, and wow. I don't think I could build enough airplanes. Is one or two appropriate or should I build more to try to keep up with the demand of 1500 passengers and 700 bags of mail?

Naw, just have enough planes to pay for your trains.

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