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Right now, the trains consume between 15 and 80MW independent of the number of trains or locomotives. I think it would be good to consider all moving railway stock on the same tracks when computing the total power consumption.
by (6.8k points)
I thought - according to the text in the builder menu - the choo choo itself consumes between 15 and 80 MW and the station and freight plattform consume 50 MW each.
by (1.1k points)
Hard to confirm ;-) My initial thought was triggered by having two locomotives pulling the same train but the heads-up display of the locomotive maxing out at 80MW.
by (6.8k points)
It's because you wrote above "the train stations consume between 15 and 80MW". And the number of trains has no effect with the power consumption.

I just tried it out with a separate power line. I have a train line with two stations, two freight plattforms and one train. My Powerpole says:

1. each station consumes 50MW all the time (=100 MW all the time)
So it's not the station consuming 15  to 80 MW.

2. each freight plattform consumes 50 MW, but only if they're active (loadung/unloadung)

3. train consumes what it needs (from 15 MW to 80 MW), but 15 MW all the time, even if it stands still.

4. Alltogether it is a power consumption of 115 MW in idle (no train goes, no plattform loads/unloads).

5. Putting a second train on the same track rises this idle consumption to 130 MW.

So everthing works as intended, at least in my game.
by (1.1k points)
OK, thanks for testing. Then it's just the train UI which hides the truth somewhat ;-) Putting two locomotives in front of the same train, the train display shows only the power consumption of the locomotive you are sitting in. Somehow I was expecting to see the total.
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