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Posted 09 March 2011 - 03:40 PM

I'm trying to make an electric-powered minecart, but it isn't working. I've read everything I can find, but still don't have an answer. My set up is very simple with a redstone-torch, a switch, and then rails.  
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Does anyone know why this doesn't work?

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 03:44 PM

Where did you get the idea that it could work this way?

http://www.minecraft...et/wiki/Booster

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 03:50 PM

Uhh redstone doesn't power minecarts. It can make the rails change, but it can't make minecarts move.

As has been suggested: http://www.minecraft...et/wiki/Booster

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 03:51 PM

Or you could have your Storage / Normal Minecart in front. Being pushed from behind by a coal powered Furnace Minecart.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 03:52 PM

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I'm not sure what boosting has to do with it. Everything that I've read links minecarts, toggles (switches), and power. Just like toggling a door open or closed with a switch. From what I've read a minecart can be activated with a switch.

http://www.minecraft... ... ed_Devices says "You can still have the wiring power the rail directly." Which I take to mean that you can power a rail (and thus a cart) with electricity.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 03:53 PM

No, you can power rails, which makes the rails change direction, but you can't make the minecarts move with redstone. Trust me, I've spent many hours making minecart tracks.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 04:00 PM

C4K3 said:

No, you can power rails, which makes the rails change direction, but you can't make the minecarts move with redstone.

You can't make electrically-powered devices on a large scale? Even something that's just one-way movement? Heck, I have an electric train-set somewhere in my basement. That seems like a huge oversight. Like HUGE. No offense to Notch or anyone else.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 04:04 PM

Just use a good booster, you can even make boosters which start when powered: http://www.minecraft... ... ed_booster

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 06:46 PM

pnx09 said:

I'm trying to make an electric-powered minecart, but it isn't working. I've read everything I can find, but still don't have an answer. My set up is very simple with a redstone-torch, a switch, and then rails.  
:D  :_:  :P  
Does anyone know why this doesn't work?



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Posted 07 March 2012 - 02:12 PM

View PostC4K3, on 09 March 2011 - 03:53 PM, said:

No, you can power rails, which makes the rails change direction, but you can't make the minecarts move with redstone. Trust me, I've spent many hours making minecart tracks.
ever heard of powered rails? 1 redstone + 6 gold + 1 stick = powered rails. u CAN power those

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:36 PM

View PostZ_crafter101, on 07 March 2012 - 02:12 PM, said:

ever heard of powered rails? 1 redstone + 6 gold + 1 stick = powered rails. u CAN power those
Wow, you're not too bright.
Take a look at how long ago these things were posted.
Last year, eh?
I was playing Minecraft at that time, too, and powered rails did NOT exist then.
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