Is walking around your awesome Minecraft city too tiring? Then try the following steps to help you build a rail network and improve transportation options to and from your city.
Method 1 of 2: A first-class rail network
Step 1. Make an inventory of only the items you really need
Don't put too many items on it. You need the following:
- mine cart
- Rails with power on
- A pickaxe (stone or better, depending on the material you need to cut through)
- An ax (optional)
- A shovel (optional)
- Signboard (for posting information)
- Extra space for mined items
- Redstone torches (activates energized rails)
Step 2. Make a map (for real)
Draw your plan for building the track with bridges, tunnels, signboards, etc. You will also need the map of your Minecraft city when building.
Step 3. Start laying the track as you have drawn
This is a first-class rail network, so you'll have to build a station on it. A tunnel is always best so that you don't block buildings that you might put up above ground.
Step 4. When you start building a station, don't dig straight down
Dig in a certain direction so you can build stairs instead of ladders. Dig in blocks 2-3 wide.
Step 5. Don't dig too deep
Make it easy on yourself. Dig until you reach a depth of 8-15 blocks.
Step 6. When you're done digging, clear the area
If there is a cave, change direction.
Step 7. Make room for the rails
This can be 1-2 blocks wide. You can place this on the side or the end of the station.
Step 8. Don't Start Placing the Track Yet
This is a first class type, so you will have to make the station clearer and more beautiful. Start by placing more exits at the station to make it easier to get in and out. At each of the station entrances and exits, add signboards indicating the name of your station. Since its width is 2 blocks, place two boards. The plates should be on top.
Step 9. Add signboards indicating where the platforms are
It could be something like an arrow pointing in the right direction.
Step 10. Add information based on the map you have drawn on paper
It should indicate where the exits lead, where the trains go, etc.
Step 11. Place steps on the stairs leading to the exit
Step 12. You can change the color of your station, not just the dull color of cobblestone
Use gold, diamond or whatever you like.
Step 13. Place a crate of mine carts for easy access (use ender crates as this will save you the hassle of running around replacing mine carts)
It is true that you can also do this via the TooManyItems cheat, but this makes it a lot more real.
Step 14. After you have dressed the first station you can start building the track
Place minecart tracks along the entire track, but two or three powered rails at the beginning of the track, with no redstone flares, which will help keep the carts moving. You must do this at all stations to help stop. After every 7-14 Minecraft rails, place 1 or 2 powered rails along with redstone torches along the wall. This drives carts so they don't stop.
Step 15. Use your Minecraft map as a guide for yourself to find out where the next station will be
As with the first station, you will also have to dress it up.
Step 16. Repeat these steps until you have finished the first track
Then give this track a name.
Step 17. Before exchanging stations between different railways, you will also have to make a note about that information
Step 18. If one of the railroad tracks goes through the sea, make sure you dig deep enough so that your railroad tracks don't get flooded
Method 2 of 2: A second-class rail network
Step 1. This is a low grade track
You don't have to build anything underground.
Step 2. Start planning which stations you want in your city
Step 3. After planning, start building
Make up a name for the stations, then place the rails on the ground. Make sure you have powered rails, regular rails, redstone torches and mine carts.
Step 4. Also place powered rails along the track to keep your carts going
You need a redstone torch for each track.
Step 5. If one of your stations goes through a sea, make a simple bridge with soil
Step 6. Be sure to place powered rail tracks without redstone torches at each station to make sure carts stop
- These instructions can be a bit confusing. Please visit the Minecraft Wiki to learn more.
- If you are in Creative mode, placing bedrock under the rails can protect them from crawlers.
- If you are in Survival mode, it is wise to use resources that are not difficult to find.