Quote from wolfeuk
dont think you can ever have enough redstone, if i could make a swimming pool out of the stuff i would
theres so many projects that require huge quantity's of it thats whys theres alot
Once you get into the wonders of redstone, you can never have enough. You will need it to make resdstone torches and repeaters, as well as to lay out all the wiring. Even for a smallish project like a sugar cane farm you can use up two or three stacks of the stuff. For a major railway station, an automatic bank with minecarts, etc., you had better have a chest full of it.