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Basics[edit]

Steam locomotives use steam to propel themselves. This steam is generated by burning fuel to heat water to its boiling point. This means that if you run out of water, you will not be able to generate more steam, and if you run out of fuel, firewood in this case, you will not be able to heat the water, and thus will not be able to generate more steam.

Water[edit]

Water comes for free out of water towers, which are a facility you can place. They spawn full and regenerate water over time. Drag the nozzle down to your water inlet (big locomotives store water in the tender, so look there). The number on the water tower represents the number of remaining units of water, with each unit equalling 100 Litres.

Firewood[edit]

When placed, a firewood depot will come with 4 full stacks of firewood, each 100 pieces. These pieces can be picked up (left click) and thrown (right click) to either refill your locomotive or its firewood reserves. To refill your firewood depot, you must supply it with any wood resource, these being logs, lumber, beams, or cordwood, with cordwood being the most efficient. To fill the depot, drop your freight on the platform with the logs, lumber, beams, and cordwood. Dropping them on the firewood platform will do nothing. The firewood depot starts making firewood if it has enough wood stored and none of the four piles are full, so use all the piles evenly.

Do not place track between the platforms, as that area is used to store wood.

Track Layouts =[edit]

In game there are many different track designs(layouts) players can use to build a functioning railroad. Underneath are listed a couple of small designs commonly used by players, also listed are the intended purposes of each design.

The first thing to think about with a track layout is efficiency. Railroad companies of the time didn't have unlimited funds to build their railroad. They needed to lay track only where absolutely required. This being said, steam engines where operated in the forward direction only. . .except the porters which could be operated easily in either direction. That leads to thinking about turning engines. Turn Tables were used but only in or near engine facilities. In the game they are a pain in the butt to use. I stay away from them. The other methods of turning an engine around are the balloon track and the wye track. Both can be utilized in game.

Locomotives[edit]

Porter 0-4-0[edit]

Your starter locomotive - Betsy. Open the firebox, throw in 5 pieces of firewood. You have to wait quite a while to let the fire heat up the water.

Once there is steam, you can set the reverser to 100% forward, open the regulator to 50% and release the brake. Off you go.

Stopping in the reverse order - apply the brakes, reduce the regulator to zero.

You can open the windows and lean out of them using R (left lean) and T (right lean). Stop leaning out with the same key.

For More Detailed Information about this Locomotive's exact weight and Tractive Effort please click the Link above this article named Locomotives.

Porter 0-4-2[edit]

This locomotive is the same as the Betsy - but with an additional space for firewood. Also comes with a new axle that reduces slickering on the rails.

For More Detailed Statistics please view the article named locomotives.

Climax 0-4-4-0[edit]

As a geared locomotive, it has high torque, but a low top speed. Good for heavy pulling, especially up grades.

For More Detailed Statistics please view the article named locomotives.

Heisler 0-4-4-0[edit]

As a geared locomotive, it has high torque, but a modest top speed which is slightly less than the top speed of the Mogul, C70, Porters, and Eureka. Good for heavy pulling, especially up grades.

For More Detailed Statistics please view the article named locomotives.

Eureka 4-4-0[edit]

The Eureka does not have much power, but has a high top speed. This makes it suitable for express trains, but not for heavy loads or up grades.

For More Detailed Statistics please view the article named locomotives.

Mogul 2-6-0[edit]

The Mogul has decent tractive effort, speed, and can fit on turntables. It will pull up grades, but not ones too steep. As a whole this Loco is a great jack of all trades.

For More Detailed Statistics please view the article named locomotives.

Class 70 2-8-0[edit]

The Class 70 pulls well, and is a great all rounder. Like the Mogul, it will pull up grades, but not as well as a geared locomotive will, and can move fast on level ground, but not as fast as the Eureka. The Class 70 currently has the disadvantage of not being able to fit onto the current turntables, however the Class 70 can still be turned around using either a wye track or a balloon track.

For More Detailed Statistics please view the article named locomotives.

Industries and Input/Output Ratios[edit]

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Logging Camp[edit]

Source of logs and cordwood.

Will always produce as there is no input.

Sawmill[edit]

Uses logs to produce lumber and beams.

1 log = 1 beam + 1 lumber

Iron Ore Mine[edit]

Uses lumber and beams to produce iron ore

1 beam + 2 lumber = 5 iron ore

Smelter[edit]

Uses cordwood and iron to produce rails and raw iron

4 cordwood + 2 iron ore = 1 raw iron slab + 2 rails

Coal Mine[edit]

Uses beams and rails to produce coal

1 rail + 2 beam = 10 coal

Iron Works[edit]

Uses coal and raw iron to produce pipes and tools

1 coal + 4 raw iron + 3 lumber = 4 steel pipe + 16 tool crates

Oil Field[edit]

Uses beams, tools, and pipes to produce crude oil

3 beams + 3 steel pipe + 1 tool crate = 24 crude oil

Refinery[edit]

Uses lumber, crude oil, and pipes to produce oil barrels

2 lumber + 1 steel pipe + 12 crude oil = 6 oil barrels

Cargo Prices[edit]

logs $10

cordwood $10

beams $24

lumber $12

iron ore $20

rails $ 25

raw iron $25

coal $15

steel pipes $ 40

tools $30

crude oil $25

oil barrels $40

Freight Depot[edit]

Pays you for freight (any material) delivered here.

Pipes are accepted since version 211220

Firewood Depot[edit]

Uses any wood products (Logs, Cordwood, Lumber, or Beams) to produce firewood, which can then be used in locomotives or placed in Cabooses for use in its stove.

Sandhouse[edit]

Sand source for locomotives, refills over time

Water Tower[edit]

Water source for locomotives, refills over time

Maps[edit]

Default Map[edit]

3rd Party Tools[edit]

Minizwerg[edit]

https://minizwerg.online

RROx[edit]

https://tom-90.github.io/RROx/

Known Bugs[edit]

see https://bugs.minizwerg.online/