Rail

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Rail, Powered Rail, Brake rail
Rail.png
Powered rail.png
Brake rail.png
A block in Minetest Game
Type Non-solid block
Drops Itself
Physics No
Luminance No
Flammable No
Generated No
Renewable No
Stackable Yes (99)
Itemstring carts:rail
carts:powerrail
carts:brakerail

Rails are blocks on which you can place carts and ride on them. Place them on the ground to build your railway, the rails will automatically connect to each other and will turn into curves, T-junctions, crossings and slopes as needed.

There are 3 types of rails: Rail, Powered rail and Brake rail. They differ in cart physics:

  • Rails will slightly slow down the cart due to friction, and you have to constantly punch the cart to keep moving
  • Brake rails will slow down carts much more than rails
  • Powered rails will accellerate carts and keep them moving, even on slopes

Contents

Crafting

Name Ingredients Input → Output Description
Rail Steel Ingots + any wooden planks
Steel Ingot.png
Group wood.png
Steel Ingot.png
Steel Ingot.png
Steel Ingot.png
Steel Ingot.png
Group wood.png
Steel Ingot.png
Rail.png
18
Track for carts
Powered rail Steel Ingots + any wooden planks + Mese Crystal
Steel Ingot.png
Group wood.png
Steel Ingot.png
Steel Ingot.png
Mese Crystal.png
Steel Ingot.png
Steel Ingot.png
Group wood.png
Steel Ingot.png
Powered rail.png
18
Track for carts, accellerates carts
Brake rail Steel Ingots + any wooden planks + Coal Lump
Steel Ingot.png
Group wood.png
Steel Ingot.png
Steel Ingot.png
Coal.png
Steel Ingot.png
Steel Ingot.png
Group wood.png
Steel Ingot.png
Brake rail.png
18
Track for carts, slows carts down

Rail sections

Rail

Powered rail

Brake rail

History

Rails were decorative blocks which served no purpose other than decoration, because there were no carts until Minetest Game 0.4.14. In Nov 21, 2016, boost_cart has been merged as the carts mod.

In 0.4.14, brake rails and powered rails were added along carts, and the texture of T-junctions has been changed.