Orange46 wrote:I'm working with a furnace that is amply supplied but not producing much. It wants rock and ore and produces 1 ceramic with the rock and 1 ingot with the ore. The max is 8 and upgraded is 16 loads per year, but mine was only producing 3.5 loads per year until I upgraded it, and now it seems to be producing even less (2 loads in the year of upgrade and .3 by March of the next year, with lots of ore and rock just sitting on top of the furnace. Maybe the roof collapsed. No other new industries are running and the old stuff is running just fine. Also, I'm using the 1.04 beta exe with the 1.06 industries loaded.
If its still wanted, I could build the later industries in the editor to get any desired info.
I have noticed that furnances lose money when their output accummulates locally and is not hauled away quickly. Building a machine shop nearby improves their operation when the cargo economy can move the output away easily. Dedicated trains hauling ingots and ceramics away will help furnances maintain their profitability. The only demand for ingots comes from the machine shop. A single furnance can produce enough ingots to supply two upgraded machine shops. Furnances producing ceramics from rock do better because of the greater demand for ceramics by other industries.