Now that you know how to build Rails in Minecraft, it is time you knew how to drive a minecart in Minecraft. Now that you have the basics of Rails and Minecarts, it is time to craft rail tracks. First, you will want to ensure you have Rails or Minecart tracks.
Crafting rails is a fun way of helping you get around your whole place in Minecraft. In the game of Minecraft, rails are one of many transport items you can craft.
Players can travel by mining carts, and they use rails to make railroads, making it a lot quicker to get from one place to another. Players can construct railway tracks, and they can put their own minecarts along these lines to run their mine trains.
Minecarts will only travel along rails, carrying players as well as items along the tracks in the direction that they are being propelled. On level terrain, the minecart occupied will maintain its speed by placing one power rail every 38 blocks on its path. Once a track is fueled, the minecart will be sent downhill, since gravity will pull it, and this then causes an activated powered rail to push it up that way.
Placing a hardblock on the beginning and the end of the tracks will keep the minecart from derailing. Note that placing detector rails only one way up only speeds the minecart if it goes through the detector rails first, if it comes in the other way, it is more likely the minecart will stop. Dropping an item onto the rails will prevent the minecart from moving forwards or backwards.
If the end of a rail is blocked while a rail is powered, turning the rail on allows the stopped minecart to begin moving in an unblocked direction. An activated rail powered with Redstone will, if you are riding in the minecart, knock you off as you drive past it. Note that an activated rail with no redstone torch next to it will serve as braking and reduce minecart speeds.
A suggestion to use powered tilted rails is to put the Redstone torch under a block supporting the rail, like the one shown above. Powered rails can be powered in either direction, but the easiest way to power such rails is by placing either a redstone torch or triggered lever underneath or on top of the block on which it is placed, or attaching the Rail Probe to it. When powered rails are led to a solid block, Powered rails will cause your minecart to travel in the opposite direction to that block.
Before placing any rails, begin by placing one block in the beginning of your rail. Now, once you have built your chosen railroad track, put a single, sturdy block at the end of the track to prevent the carriages from rolling off of the tracks. Placing one cobblestone or something like that block at each end of the track will keep your carts from rolling off the tracks.
Placement is done to make sure that your mining cart does not fall off the track if it rolls backwards. For all other types (utility) minecarts, optimal power rail spacing on level tracks is 1 in 27 blocks used with the utility car being empty (1 power rail followed by 26 regular rails).
Plain rails with players at the top would run at max speed for 38 blocks over flat terrain, while a blank normal minecart would run only for eight blocks. Occupied minecarts (containing player or mob) will have traveled up to 80 blocks on flat ground once they are poweredd rails; however, the unoccupied minecarts are of lower momentum and will travel only eight blocks. Any minecart climbing a hill requires three powerd rails in a row to achieve maximum speed, with one powerd rail every two blocks for maintaining max speed. Activator rails are pretty handy when connected to Redstone: If the minecart holds onto the player that he passes, he lets the player go down.
When making the rails, it is important that you put the 6 iron ingots and 1 rod into exactly the same pattern as in the picture below. To make a rail, place 6 iron ingots and 1 stick on the 3×3 Crafting Grid. In the first row of a 3×3 grid, place 1 iron ingot in the first box, and 1 iron ingot in the third box. Place the 6 iron ingots such that only the center columns are empty (2nd, 5th, and 8th places).
Then, just tap on a rail, and drag six iron ingots to the inventory. You should put 6 gold ingots in the rails just like in the picture below. In the Minecraft Crafting Table, place 6 gold ingots, 1 brick, and 1 Redstone Dust into the grid. Once you add the 6 gold ingots to your crafting grid, as described earlier, you will notice the 6 power bars on the box to your right.
After filling up your crafting space in the correct patterns, you will notice sixteen rails appearing in the box on the right. Now that you followed the steps correctly and filled the crafting area with the correct pattern, you will find the sixteen rails appear in the box. Just follow this step-by-step guide to ensure that you will be finding a perfect Rails object.
Once you make rails, you need to transfer your new item into your inventory. Once you find sixteen rails, now you will have to place them in your inventory. You will receive sixteen rails into a right-hand side drawer on your crafting table.
The games rail systems can get fancifully complex, and they are a lot of fun to build, but we are only going to focus here on the simpler systems that get you around in your Minecraft world with minimal fuss. Keep reading, as I show you how to make rails in minecraft, make junctions, and get your minecart going faster.