Minecraft Mine-cart Manual Track Switch




Introduction: Minecraft Mine-cart Manual Track Switch

About: I play a lot of minecraft and like to work with LED's and some circuitry, but most of all I love to cook and BBQ.

If you have a mine-cart track system in your world and yo have the problem, "do I go left or right." After many failed attempts I have figured out how to build one;

You need dirt or grass
redstone torches
redstone repeaters
stone or stone brick

Step 1: Setting Up

OK, as the first picture shows you have a track going left and right. to start dig out 3 blocks( see 1st and 2nd pics)

place 3 powered tracks in the 1 by 3 hole you dug. make it look like the 1st pic.

Step 2: Do Some Digging

Dig out steps like the picture shows(later this month I'll make ms paint drawings to better illustrate.

next dig a 3 by 3 hole 3 blocks deep like the picture.

Step 3: The Box Switch

now for some redstone...build the box switch just like I did(Its easier if you do it exactly)

dig out steps like the 2nd pic and add redstone like the 3rd

Step 4: Connecting the Wires

Now all we have to do is control it look at the pics to see how it works. The missing tracks were removed to show you were to put the redstone.

Step 5: Cleaning Up

place dirt or grass like the picture.

add buttons on the front of the block and signs showing which way to go.

Here's how it works you pull up to the switch, the non powered track stops your cart in front of the buttons. you choose the left or right buttons. Without getting out of your cart the track switches to the direction you want and powers the track beneath you causing you to go.


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    Tip 3 years ago

    Got this working - the issue was my repeaters were facing the wrong direction.
    Redstone repeaters have a front and back.

    Make sure the part of it that doesn't move is facing towards the the redstone torches. Zoom in on the Step 4 picture to see what I'm talking about

    [Posting this comment because this was the top google search for "Minecraft cart button switch track"] Thank you form making this tutorial!


    Question 4 years ago on Step 3

    In the 3rd step there is a redstone torch on the top left corner block what is the thing on the bottom right corner block


    9 years ago on Introduction

    i cant get the track to flip any help? the button will power the tracks but it wont turn the rail