Fluid wagon

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Fluid wagon

Machine

Liquid wagon image.png

Recipe

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1.5
+
Iron gear wheel.png
10
+
Pipe.png
8
+
Steel plate.png
16
+
Storage tank.png
3
Fluid wagon.png
1

Total raw

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19.5
+
Iron plate.png
88
+
Steel plate.png
31

Recipe

Time icon.png
1.5
+
Iron gear wheel.png
10
+
Pipe.png
8
+
Steel plate.png
16
+
Storage tank.png
3
Fluid wagon.png
1

Total raw

Time icon.png
19.5
+
Iron plate.png
116
+
Steel plate.png
31

Storage size

75000

Health

600

Stack size

5

Required technologies

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Produced by

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The fluid wagon, also known as the rail tanker, is a recent addition to trains, added in 0.15. It is capable of transporting liquids by rail. Fluids can be pumped in and out of the wagon using a pump. Similar to cargo wagons, a diesel locomotive is required to move the liquid wagon.

The fluid wagon consists of three tanks which by default are connected as a single unit to hold a total of 75k units of fluid. These tanks can be disconnected from each other to form three separate tanks holding 25k units of fluid each. This way, one fluid wagon can transport three separate fluids without mixing them together. One pump can attach to each of the three tanks.

The fluid wagon weighs 3 times as much as a regular cargo wagon, so will need more locomotives pulling it to move at a similar speed/acceleration to non-fluid trains.

Troubleshooting

To get fluid into the fluid wagon, you need a Train station with Pumps.

The wagon needs to be aligned with the rail grid; do this by using the Automated rail transportation Train stops as Train schedule destination, and a fueled Locomotive.

Also make sure that the Rails under the Fluid wagon are straight rails and not curved rails. The pumps will only work if the wagon is perfectly ortogonal to the grid.

History

See also