How do you power a powered rail?

#1sirgreendayPosted 5/19/2012 12:40:53 PM
I know I need Redstone, but when I placed it next to a powered rail nothing happens. When my railcar hits it, it just stops. What am I missing?
#2Avous_YelmurcPosted 5/19/2012 12:41:47 PM
You need a source of power, use a Redstone Torch :) place it under the block the Powered Rail is on.
#3EddMarioPosted 5/19/2012 12:42:07 PM
Either use the redstone to connect a switch or button to it, or combine the redstone and a stick to create a redstone torch and place that next to the powered rail.
---
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D51qi-ogjYE
#4HoldemtimePosted 5/19/2012 12:42:16 PM
Post a redstone torch next to it or use redstone to remotely connect the torch to the rail.
---
www.jamesspiller.net
#5decepticondevilPosted 5/19/2012 12:44:20 PM
Avous_Yelmurc posted...
You need a source of power, use a Redstone Torch :) place it under the block the Powered Rail is on.

This. Redstone alone seems to be generally used as a wiring. For instance, if you want to place a switch, and have what the switch effects a few blocks away from the switch, you used redstone to connect them.
#6ArrrkPosted 5/19/2012 12:57:15 PM
This video shows how to provide power to a Powered Rail.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO4iVtCOZI0
---
http://www.youtube.com/user/Arkonauts
#7KontroLz85Posted 5/19/2012 1:14:35 PM
Do not forget to place a solid block at the end/beginning of your rail or it wont work.
---
don't blame the game the game can't corrupt it's on save