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How to make Rails in Minecraft

By building a track system, many Minecraft players can explore the world, other dimensions and also the iron ingots and the stick must be their mining base. When rails are mounted, and one track is connected in perpendicular to another, they immediately link together to create a straight line or a curve.

Rails naturally attach to form either a southern or eastern orientation when placed at a cross-section, so you should plan intersections carefully. Rails can also be built to go uphill or downhill.

Required materials:

To make rails in minecraft, you will need:

  1. 6 Iron Ingots
  2. 1 Stick

Iron ingots:

To craft an iron ingot, you will have to put a piece of iron ore into a furnace. Put the iron ore into the top slot of your furnace and fuel into your bottom like the picture below:

Crafting iron ingot

6 Iron ingots are needed so 6 Iron ores will be needed. Iron can only be mined with a stone pickaxe or better; using a wooden or gold pickaxe will not yield any ore. Once it is mined, the user will gain an ore block that they can place, but they will not be able to make any items using the ore.


A stick in Minecraft is an important simple object that is used to build several other items in the game. They are used purely for crafting material since they cannot be placed in the world or utilized on their own. 4 sticks at a time will be produced by the following crafting process:

Crafting Stick


How to Make Rails in Minecraft?

To craft rails in minecraft, follow these steps:

1. Open the Crafting table

Open your crafting table to begin crafting the ender chest with the obtained ingredients contained in your inventory. Once you open your crafting table you will have the 3x3 crafting grid similar to the picture below:

Using Enders Chest

2. Place Iron ingots:

Placing Iron ingots

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, and 1 iron ingot in the third box. In the third row, there should be 1 iron ingot in the first box and 1 iron ingot in the third box with the second box should be left empty.

3. Place the Sticks:

When making rails, it is important that the iron ingots and the stick are placed in the exact pattern as the image below. Six iron ingots and one stick produce 16 rails.

Crafting Rails in Minecraft

4. Place it in your inventory:

Take the rail and drag it to your inventory:

Placing the rail in Inventory in Minecraft

How to Make Powered Rails in Minecraft?

To change the velocity of a minecart, powered rails are used. When powered with redstone, they increase the speed while acting as a brake when turned off. If one end of the rail is blocked, turning on a powered rail lets a stopped minecart begin moving in the nonblocked direction. Effectively, players can then load and unload carts.

1. Open your crafting table


Open the crafting table in the same way as before.

Using Enders Chest

2. Add Gold ingots

The first item to be introduced in the powered rails is a golden ingot, and you will be needing 6 of them. But this will take longer than iron to mine given its comparatively higher rarity.

Add Gold ingots

3. Add Restone

Redstone is the main item in this recipe, and its placement on the crafting grid is crucial too.

Adding red stone in with gold ingots

5. Add the stick

Finally, place the stick and complete the recipe.

Crafting Powered Rails in Minecraft

6. Drag it to your inventory:

Placing the powered rail in Inventory



Q. What does an activator rail do in Minecraft?

An activator rail powered by redstone will drop you off when you pass over it. It can also ignite a minecart filled with TNT. It also disables hopper minecarts, which cannot pick up items it travels through

Q. What does the detector rail do in Minecraft?

Detector rails are used to momentarily power redstone as the minecart passes over place them like any other rail. They can be used to open doors, power pistons, or with any other complex redstone contraptions, you create.


You did it! You learned how to make a railed, as well as its powered variant. The engineering of rails and redstone can be difficult to understand. Many players switch to Creative mode, giving them endless inventory items so that they can build and test their ideas. Use Creative mode as a way to practice building your redstone creations and rails.

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