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Where do I find the manual to find out how to properly use (connect) warehouses?
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tinjaw: Where do I find the manual to find out how to properly use (connect) warehouses?
No manual for this game that I know of. Mostly you learn from watching Youtube videos and/or experimentation.

I have learned how to use warehouses pretty well.

First off, while you can place them anywhere except inside a city, they will connect to anything they are next too and will automatically take from resources or sell to cities. Food for thought.

One important aspect I often forget is that if you send a good to a warehouse, you need to tell the WH to hold it. Small WH's hold 3 goods I think. While large ones hold 6. By default, they will hold only 20 of a good, but you can set it to 99.

As for uses, think of them repositories. Have a bunch of raw materials out in the countryside? Ship them all into a WH and then have some separate trains bring them into the cities. Stockpile for when a city grows and now you can ship in sugar. Attach to a big city where all the fright goes so you can run express lines into the city proper. And yes, any good used by a city are sold and paid for.

Hope that helps.
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tinjaw: Where do I find the manual to find out how to properly use (connect) warehouses?
Like the rest of the game, you are supposed to aimlessly click around, and hope you learn something. A sad state of affairs for modern gaming. Most developers have a F em attitude toward the people who buy their products. Which is exactly what get with Railway Empire. You pay money to be totally disrespected.
I learned how to set a warehouse up somewhat but I didn't know you have to ship it by train into the city?
I noticed that after I shipped some goods to a warehouse the goods did slowly disappear, so I figured the city it was connected to took it themselves?
trying to practice in free mode, so I imagine I could ship goods to the warehouse from the city it is connected to as well?
you gave me another train of thought to try with, so I am off to try that.