Bicycle factory turns Steel.png steel and Caoutchouc.png caoutchouc into High wheeler.png penny farthings, a luxury need of Engineers.png Engineers and Investors.png Investors. It can be built only in the Old World, it requires Electricity.png electricity to operate.

For a detailed look into the profitability of penny farthings as a consumer product, see this page.

Productivity

It takes 15 seconds to produce 1 ton of penny farthings from 1 ton of steel and 1 ton of caoutchouc so the production rate is 4 tons of penny farthings per minute. Productivity can be changed by adjusting working conditions and using items. As electricity is required to operate, this factory produces with 200% productivity by default.

Penny farthings usage and production chains

Penny farthings fulfill the luxury need of Engineers.png Engineers and Investors.png Investors.

Penny farthings have no particular use during expeditions. They can be sold for 698 coins, or purchased for 1746 coins per ton (by passive trading).

All production chains involving penny farthings are listed below.

High wheeler.pngPenny Farthings

Balance.png -1600Workers -200Engineers -150Jornaleros -40Attractiveness.png -10

Credits.png 19880Timber 56Bricks 35Steel Beams 12Windows 10Reinforced Concrete 10

Alternatively, the coal mine may be replaced with two charcoal kilns for 500Credits.png, 4Timber, 5Bricks, -10Attractiveness.png, 10Balance.png, 30Workers.

Supplies:

Items

Some items when equipped in trade unions can have an impact on bicycle factories. Below you can find two lists of such items. The first part of the list contains items affecting only particular buildings including bicycle factories, the list is divided by rarity. The second list contains items affecting every production building in the game.


Common

Mechanic.pngMechanic
Common
Checks your tyres for air.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Bicycle Factory Bicycle Factory
Effects
Workforce Needed: -20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting.png Crafting: +15


Uncommon

Planer.pngPlaner
Uncommon
A helping hand for cutting.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Bicycle Factory Bicycle Factory
Cannery Cannery
Lanternsmith Lanternsmith
Sewing Machine Factory Sewing Machine Factory
Effects
Productivity: +30%
Maintenance Cost: +10%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting.png Crafting: +10


Velocipedalist.pngVelocipedalist
Uncommon
She knows a healthier way to work.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Bicycle Factory Bicycle Factory
Effects
Productivity: +20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting.png Crafting: +25


Rare

AlterN8 Current Generator.pngAlterN8 Current Generator
Rare
DLC Required
Sunken Treasures
So the blue cable to the yellow pin... Oh wait... Or was it red?
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Bicycle Factory Bicycle Factory
Cab Assembly Line Cab Assembly Line
Clockmakers Clockmakers
Gramophone Factory Gramophone Factory
Heavy Weapons Factory Heavy Weapons Factory
Motor Assembly Line Motor Assembly Line
Effects
Chance of Fire: +150%
Explosion Chance: +70%
Provides electricity
Crafting Cost
Scrap.png 15 Scrap
Steam motors.png 5 Steam Motors
Filaments.png 10 Filaments
This item can provide electricity only to buildings that can normally be affected by power plants
Source: crafting at Old Nate's workshop in Cape Trelawney


Lapidary.pngDraughtswoman
Rare
For technical drawings, she sets out very clear rules.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Bicycle Factory Bicycle Factory
Sewing Machine Factory Sewing Machine Factory
Effects
Productivity: +30%
Substitute Workforce
Instead of its usual workforce, the building employs Worker Workforce.
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting.png Crafting: +35


Helical Planer.pngHelical Planer
Rare
Its helical design creates less cutting waste.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Bicycle Factory Bicycle Factory
Cannery Cannery
Lanternsmith Lanternsmith
Sewing Machine Factory Sewing Machine Factory
Effects
Productivity: +35%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting.png Crafting: +15


Epic

"The Cutting Edge".png"The Cutting Edge"
Epic
A radical redesign that makes cutting both efficient and effortless!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Bicycle Factory Bicycle Factory
Cannery Cannery
Lanternsmith Lanternsmith
Sewing Machine Factory Sewing Machine Factory
Effects
Productivity: +40%
Workforce Needed: -50%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting.png Crafting: +20


Dario the Mechanical Engineer.pngDario the Mechanical Engineer
Epic
Dario is an octopus, with eight different tools in his eight different hands.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Bicycle Factory Bicycle Factory
Sewing Machine Factory Sewing Machine Factory
Effects
Extra Goods
Occasionally produces extra Pocket Watches Pocket Watches every 8th cycle
Occasionally produces extra Gramophones Gramophones every 8th cycle

Replaced Input
Instead of Steel Steel, the building processes Iron Iron.
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting.png Crafting: +45


The TurbiN8r.pngThe TurbiN8r
Epic
DLC Required
Sunken Treasures
The persistent screech this extra-powerful contraption generates cannot be normal...
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Bicycle Factory Bicycle Factory
Cab Assembly Line Cab Assembly Line
Clockmakers Clockmakers
Gramophone Factory Gramophone Factory
Heavy Weapons Factory Heavy Weapons Factory
Motor Assembly Line Motor Assembly Line
Effects
Chance of Fire: +100%
Explosion Chance: +50%
Provides electricity
Crafting Cost
Nice Scrap.png 15 Nice Scrap
Light bulb.png 5 Light Bulbs
Steam motors.png 5 Steam Motors
Filaments.png 10 Filaments
Source: crafting at Old Nate's workshop in Cape Trelawney


Legendary

Bruno Ironbright, Engineering Giant.pngBruno Ironbright, Engineering Giant
Legendary
Only Ironbright's contributions to modern engineering can be said to have been utterly groundbreaking.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Bicycle Factory Bicycle Factory
Cab Assembly Line Cab Assembly Line
Sewing Machine Factory Sewing Machine Factory
Effects
Productivity: +50%
Extra Goods
Occasionally produces extra Advanced Weapons Advanced Weapons every 3rd cycle
Occasionally produces extra Steam Motors Steam Motors every 3rd cycle

Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting.png Crafting: +55
ExpeditionDiplomacy.png Diplomacy: +25


UltiN8 Power Matrix.pngUltiN8 Power Matrix
Legendary
DLC Required
Sunken Treasures
The enthusiast's choice. Old Nate neglected to include an operating manual, meaning there's a chance of the odd accident.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Bicycle Factory Bicycle Factory
Cab Assembly Line Cab Assembly Line
Clockmakers Clockmakers
Gramophone Factory Gramophone Factory
Heavy Weapons Factory Heavy Weapons Factory
Motor Assembly Line Motor Assembly Line
Effects
Chance of Fire: +50%
Explosion Chance: +30%
Provides electricity
Crafting Cost
Special Scrap.png 15 Special Scrap
Steam motors.png 5 Steam Motors
Filaments.png 10 Filaments
Caoutchouc.png 10 Caoutchouc
Source: crafting at Old Nate's workshop in Cape Trelawney



Items for all production buildings

Bag of Money.pngBag of Money
Common
Free money!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings when activated
When activated
Chance of Riots -40%
Duration:50:00
Destroyed after use
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionDiplomacy.png Diplomacy: +4
Hand-Blown Grenade.pngHand-Blown Grenade
Common
Puts out fires.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings when activated
When activated
Chance of Fire -40%
Duration:50:00
Destroyed after use
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionForce.png Force: +4


Big Bag of Money.pngBig Bag of Money
Uncommon
Lots of free money!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings when activated
When activated
Chance of Riots -60%
Duration:01:20:00
Destroyed after use
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionDiplomacy.png Diplomacy: +5
Certificate of Inspection.pngCertificate of Inspection
Uncommon
Makes it look like your premises are all above board.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -10%
Chance of Fire: +20%
Dynamo.pngDynamo
Uncommon
A volatile source of electric power.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: +100%
Explosion Chance: +70%
Provides electricity
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting.png Crafting: +30
This item can provide electricity only to buildings that can normally be affected by power plants
Fire Safety Poster.pngFire Safety Poster
Uncommon
Fewer fires, for little cost.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: +5%
Chance of Fire: -30%
Hall of Collective Property.pngHall of Collective Property
Uncommon
DLC Required
The Anarchist
The people own what they produce! They should be free to join a great queue to collect their quota!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Productivity: -10%
Maintenance Cost: -15%
Iron Grillwork.pngIron Grillwork
Uncommon
Reduces the risk of fire.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Chance of Fire: -30%
Old Factory Bell.pngOld Factory Bell
Uncommon
The old toll of toil.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: +10%
Workforce Needed: -20%
Suspended Frosted Glass Grenade.pngSuspended Frosted Glass Grenade
Uncommon
Puts out fires well.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings when activated
When activated
Chance of Fire -60%
Duration:01:20:00
Destroyed after use
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionForce.png Force: +5
Writing Machine.pngWriting Machine
Uncommon
DLC Required
The Anarchist
Workers are enthused by the new system of written labour notes to reward their efforts.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: +10%
Workforce Needed: -20%


Bureau of Worker-Owned Cooperatives.pngBureau of Worker-Owned Cooperatives
Rare
DLC Required
The Anarchist
The people need somewhere they feel comfortable sharing ideas to help economise during production!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -20%
Icon book uncommon 0.pngCertificate of Industrial Standard
Rare
You can make everything on the cheap, and no-one has to know.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -25%
Chance of Fire: +30%
Copperplate Printer.pngCopperplate Printer
Rare
DLC Required
The Anarchist
A new and better printing machine helps distribute labour notes to workers at no maintenance cost!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Workforce Needed: -30%
Double Iron Grillwork.pngDouble Iron Grillwork
Rare
Reduces the risk of fire, and looks nice.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Attractiveness: +2
Chance of Fire: -40%
Icon book uncommon 0.pngFire Prevention Directive
Rare
An investment that provides your people with the ways and means to combat a blaze.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: +10%
Chance of Fire: -50%
ForkTuN8 Mk.1.pngForkTuN8 Mk.1
Rare
DLC Required
Sunken Treasures
This unpredictable prototype was originally built to gain an unfair advantage at steam car races.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Productivity: +15%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionForce.png Force: +10
Crafting Cost
Scrap.png 10 Scrap
Wood.png 15 Wood
Chassis.png 3 Chassis
Source: crafting at Old Nate's workshop in Cape Trelawney
Heat Activated CTC Grenade.pngHeat Activated CTC Grenade
Rare
Very good at putting out fires.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings when activated
When activated
Chance of Fire -90%
Duration:02:00:00
Destroyed after use
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionForce.png Force: +6
Huge Bag of Money.pngHuge Bag of Money
Rare
Life-changing sums of free money!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings when activated
When activated
Workforce Needed -15%
Chance of Riots -90%
Duration:02:00:00
Destroyed after use
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionDiplomacy.png Diplomacy: +6
ImpersoN8r Nr. 531.pngImpersoN8r Nr. 531
Rare
DLC Required
Sunken Treasures
Some say there's a tiny boy inside pulling the levers...
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Workforce Needed: -15%
Crafting Cost
Scrap.png 15 Scrap
Light bulb.png 3 Light Bulbs
Filaments.png 10 Filaments
Source: crafting at Old Nate's workshop in Cape Trelawney
Iron Factory Bell.pngIron Factory Bell
Rare
Once heard, cannot be unheard.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Workforce Needed: -30%
Steam Turbine.pngSteam Turbine
Rare
A safe source of electric power.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: +75%
Explosion Chance: +50%
Provides electricity
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting.png Crafting: +45
This item can provide electricity only to buildings that can normally be affected by power plants


Bekonin, Spirit of Liberty.pngBekonin, Spirit of Liberty
Epic
DLC Required
The Anarchist
A man with an infectious, impetuous and impassioned urge for action.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Productivity: +25%
Maintenance Cost: -20%
Workforce Needed: -25%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionDiplomacy.png Diplomacy: +50
Iron Factory Bell.pngExtremely Loud Bell
Epic
A worker's gift. "Just in case you have to wake us up, boss. We can be bunch of sleepyheads sometimes..."
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -25%
Workforce Needed: -50%
Feras Alsarami, the Persuader.pngFeras Alsarami, the Persuader
Epic
Feras' voice puts people in a comforting trance, letting them lead happier, more focused and productive lives.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Productivity: +50%
Maintenance Cost: -10%
Workforce Needed: -10%
Chance of Riots: -20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionDiplomacy.png Diplomacy: +20
Trait: Hypnotist
Icon book rare 0.pngFizgig's Fabulous Fireproofing Failsafe
Epic
Better factory materials cost more money, but it's bound to be worth it in the end, argues Lord Fizgig.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: +15%
Chance of Fire: -70%
ForkTuN8 Mk.2.pngForkTuN8 Mk.2
Epic
DLC Required
Sunken Treasures
A reinforced variant, which in spite of the minor combustion risk, takes all the labour out of warehouse work.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Productivity: +25%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionForce.png Force: +20
Crafting Cost
Scrap.png 20 Scrap
Wood.png 10 Wood
Chassis.png 5 Chassis
Caoutchouc.png 10 Caoutchouc
Source: crafting at Old Nate's workshop in Cape Trelawney
Hall of Mutualist Ideologies.pngHall of Mutualist Ideologies
Epic
DLC Required
The Anarchist
An airy space, not at all empty, but brimming with ideas for economisation! Self-sufficiency; over-abundance! Those are the topics for discussion at this venue's very functional table.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -25%
Workforce Needed: -40%
Iron and Glass Grillwork.pngIron and Glass Grillwork
Epic
Reduces the risk of fire, and looks divine.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Attractiveness: +3
Chance of Fire: -50%
Oxford Electrical Bell.pngOxford Electrical Bell
Epic
Shirkers begone! The shrill cry of a new day has sounded!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -20%
Workforce Needed: -40%
Pertwee's Turbo Generator.pngPertwee's Turbo Generator
Epic
A highly-efficient and safe source of electrical power!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: +50%
Provides electricity
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting.png Crafting: +60
This item can provide electricity only to buildings that can normally be affected by power plants
Printing Press.pngPrinting Press
Epic
DLC Required
The Anarchist
The labour notes are now so beautifully typeset and presented, they really look like they're worth something! A sign of the wonders of anarchy to come!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Productivity: +25%
Workforce Needed: -40%
SubordiN8 Nr. 360.pngSubordiN8 Nr. 360
Epic
DLC Required
Sunken Treasures
Compensates for its faithfulness in performing simple human tasks by being wilfully blind.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Workforce Needed: -30%
Crafting Cost
Nice Scrap.png 15 Nice Scrap
Light bulb.png 5 Light Bulbs
Work clothes.png 5 Work Clothes
Filaments.png 15 Filaments
Source: crafting at Old Nate's workshop in Cape Trelawney
Icon book rare 0.pngVon Malching's Labour Law Proposal
Epic
Von Malching fought hard at the council to ensure children might also enjoy supervisory roles in factories.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -50%
Chance of Fire: +40%


Angela "Meg" Iver, The Polyvalent.pngAngela "Meg" Iver, The Polyvalent
Legendary
Angela has an astonishing intellect, but it's her capacity to improvise that makes her really sparkle.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Workforce Needed: -20%
Provides electricity
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting.png Crafting: +55
ExpeditionMedicine.png Medicine: +25
Trait: Diver
This item can provide electricity only to buildings that can normally be affected by power plants
ForkTuN8 Mk.3 - Very ForktuN8 Indeed.pngForkTuN8 Mk.3 - Very ForktuN8 Indeed
Legendary
DLC Required
Sunken Treasures
Old Nate's baby. Prone to the odd tantrum, but provides the lift everyone needs in times of logistical disconsolation.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Productivity: +35%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionForce.png Force: +30
Crafting Cost
Nice Scrap.png 20 Nice Scrap
Timber.png 20 Timber
Chassis.png 10 Chassis
Steam motors.png 3 Steam Motors
Source: crafting at Old Nate's workshop in Cape Trelawney
Human IncarN8 Nr. 9.pngHuman IncarN8 Nr. 9
Legendary
DLC Required
Sunken Treasures
The nearest thing Nate has to a companion. Unlike a human servant, it won't complain when he kicks it for setting things on fire.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Workforce Needed: -50%
Crafting Cost
Special Scrap.png 15 Special Scrap
Light bulb.png 5 Light Bulbs
Work clothes.png 10 Work Clothes
Filaments.png 15 Filaments
Source: crafting at Old Nate's workshop in Cape Trelawney


Trivia

Bicycle factory has a narrow aisle in the middle between two buildings parts. Two bicycle factories can be put right next to each other in such a way that these aisles are connected and look like one long aisle.


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