I haven’t had a lot of luck getting an industry to start producing when it currently isn’t, even by hooking up the full chain to a demand sink. Is there a trick to this?
On the other hand, I have accidentally captured extra cargo because a further away station became attractive to an industry I wan’t expecting. Unlike TTD etc. you don’t have to build a station right next to every single producer – they will transport their goods along roads to it if it’s meeting their needs.