1. the powered cart will have this crafting template from now:
2. the powered cart will have 3 intractable parts:
lever: hit it once to change its direction. the powered cart will head the way the lever heads to.
furnace: hit it once to turn the powered cart on/off.
cart: hit it once to open the interface where you store the fuel in the powered cart.
3. another new item:
its crafting template is: , makes 4 couplings.
use a coupling on a side on a cart to attach it to. if theres another cart near it, hit the coupling once in the side that is near the other cart to attach it to it. hit it again to deattach. if you deattach it from both sides, it turns back into the dropped state.
4. two (obvious) small suggestions:
A.the powered cart will be stronger and faster, its speed will be 2x the walking speed on flat surface, 3x on downward slope and 1.5x on upward slope. for each cart that the powered cart pulls/pushes the speed slows down by 10%. adding another powered cart will increase the speed by 50%, but not over 100%.
B. the powered cart will be able to use over fuel sources like wood.
please comment on my idea, even its a simple "support". thanks.
Quote fromthe third item attaches carts to each other, basically. also i dont think it would be complicated to get the speed, as it only calculates the number of carts attached and slows down the powered cart by that amount. thankfully there arent much physics involved in carts on tracks, so it wont be hard to do.
EDIT:this is what i meant with the new item:
so we have a cart:
i attach the item to it:
green cloth means attached.
i move another cart near:
red means unattached.
i hit the item on the side that is closer to the unattached cart, and it causes it to attach:
now i want the item back, so i hit the item on both sides, causing it to deattach from both carts: . since nothing is attached to the item, the item goes to his dropped state.
Quote fromIf an issue with the interface is having multiple carts in a train, what if attaching them together links them? I mean, you open the interface on one and turn it off, they all turn off. You put it into reverse, they all go into reverse.
Alternatively, instead of requiring multiple engines for more carts, it could just burn coal faster.