How to get the minecarts to actually go?

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3 years ago#1
So I have 500 meters of rail laid with a powerrail and a redstone torch every 25 rails. The first 7 rails are powered rails. I place the minecart, get in and nothing happens. I just sit there. I do have a redstone torch at the beginning of the track. If I jump out of the cart the friggin cart takes off and I can barely catch it. So how the hell do I actually get going? What would even be the point of having regular rails if you need powered ones to move?
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3 years ago#2
Just hit left trigger again as its taking off and off you go.
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3 years ago#3
Damn is that really it? I accidentally skipped the tutorial for mincarts when it popped up. And the " Micecraft xbox edition" wiki is worthless for the actual xbox
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3 years ago#4
salmonkiller420 posted...
Damn is that really it? I accidentally skipped the tutorial for mincarts when it popped up. And the " Micecraft xbox edition" wiki is worthless for the actual xbox


There might be a better way but I had the same thing.
Put it down it goes nowhere.
Pick it up and put it down while your moving and then hit left trigger and weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.............
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3 years ago#5
Powered rails will only get the cart going/ Moving faster if the cart is already in motion, or if it is stopped, and there is only one direction for it to go.

I generally start and end my tracks with a power rail against a wall that is connected to a button, and space out the power rails about twenty track lengths apart.
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3 years ago#6
Yeah, what That Kid Person said.

You could even do PPPPPPPRPB (P = powered, R = Rail, B = Block). Have the long string of them in an always-on position using a redstone torch and have the one rail next to the block toggle-able with a button on a wall next to it.
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3 years ago#7
Thanks peeps. Muchly aprciated
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3 years ago#8
Chuck you are on almost every message for this board, I dont doubt your expertise, and ypu have helped me before, which s greatly appreciated,but how in the hell do you know so much already?
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3 years ago#9
Haha. Been playing Minecraft on the PC version since September 2010. Other guys who come to this board from the PC board who help out a lot are Gastroid and Marbiaach, keep an eye out for their posts too.
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3 years ago#10
I most certainly will!! And thanks again.
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