How to make Powered Rails in Minecraft: A powered rail is a type of rail that can increase or decrease the speed of minecarts in the game and using powered rails can speed up your progress in the game. Read this article to learn how to make powered rails in Minecraft.
What are Rails in Minecraft?
Rails are non-solid blocks that provide a path for minecarts to travel. Rails can be mined with anything, but pickaxes are the quickest. Rails also tend to drop items when the block beneath them is removed or a piston moves it into space with no floor below it. They are usually found naturally running along with the floors of mineshafts and in woodland mansions. Rails are used as a minecart track and as Redstone component. A powered rail is a next version and it can alter the speed of the carts. Learn more on this below.
How to Make Powered Rails in Minecraft?
Powered rails are essential for operating large mines and for pushing carts uphill or slowing them down downhill. So it is impossible to mine on a large scale without power rails. Before getting to know how to make power rails, you need to first know about the materials required. You can find them listed below,
- Six Golden Ingots
- One Stick
- One Redstone
- Crafting Table
All of this combined will give you six powered rails. To push minecarts uphill you will need a lot of power rails. So gather materials accordingly. Read on to get the entire guide on making power rails.
How to craft Detector Rails in Survival Mode
1. Open the Crafting Menu
First, open your crafting table so that you have the 3×3 crafting grid that looks like this:
2. Add Items to make Detector Rails
In the crafting menu, you should see a crafting area that is made up of a 3×3 crafting grid. To make detector rails, place 6 iron ingots, 1 stone pressure plate, and 1 redstone (also called redstone dust) in the 3×3 crafting grid.
When making detector rails, it is important that the iron ingots, stone pressure plate, and redstone are placed in the exact pattern as the image below. In this first row, there should be 1 iron ingot in the first box and 1 iron ingot in the third box (the second box should be left empty). In the second row, there should be 1 iron ingot in the first box, 1 stone pressure plate in the second box, and 1 iron ingot in the third box. In the third row, there should be 1 iron ingot in the first box, 1 redstone in the second box, and 1 iron ingot in the third box. This is the Minecraft crafting recipe for detector rails.
Now that you have filled the crafting area with the correct pattern, six detector rails will appear in the box to the right.
3. Move the Detector Rails to Inventory
Once you have crafted rails, you need to move the new item to your inventory.
Congratulations, you have made detector rails in Minecraft!
Powered Rail Recipe
Once you have the required materials, you can craft the Power rails by opening the crafting table. In the 3×3 grid, fill the entire first and third column with gold ingots. In the second row place one stick in the middle between the ingots. Similarly in the third row, place the Redstone in the middle of the third row. This is the recipe for crafting power rails in Minecraft. Once you place them you will get six power rails on the right. You can then move them to your inventory.
What are Powered Rails Used for?
After crafting the Powered rails they need to be powered for them to work. To power the rails, you can place a Redstone torch next to the rails or a torch directly beneath the rail. This will power up your rails. If not powered up, minecarts will come to a halt. Powered rails can save you a lot of time since they can speed up your minecarts. The best way to make a fast and efficient track is to keep the number of bends to a minimum. This will ensure that the carts do not get slowed down to turn and save you more time.
How to Make Power Rails Faster?
Powered rails will speed up only when you are on top of them. By placing many rails in a row you can hit the top speed of eight blocks a second. So the only way to make power rails faster is by placing more of them. In the older version of the game, there was something called minecart boosters. But this feature was patched out of the game. Both Java and Bedrock editions of Minecraft no longer support minecart boosters.
How Many Editions Does Minecraft Have?
The game has a total of ten editions spanning across different platforms. You can find them listed below,
- Java Edition
- Pocket Edition
- Xbox 360
- Xbox One
- Wii U
- Nintendo Switch
- Windows 10
- Education Edition