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what are detector rails in minecraft?

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Detector Rails are rail tracks that are identical to pressure plates, except Detector Rails are placed on Minecart Tracks. They can activate Music Blocks to send warning signals, play music trains, or anything else that might be activated using a pressure plate.
answered 3 years ago by DrPixel Hero (3,373 points)   4 5 44
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Detector Rails are blocks that were added in Beta Version 1.5.[1] They act like pressure plates but are a type of rail, allowing minecarts to move over them.

When any kind of minecart is on top of the Detector Rail, it will generate a redstone signal. The signal will be transmitted to blocks that are adjacent to the detector (including Powered Rail) and redstone placed under the rail, meaning it behaves exactly like a pressure plate.

check http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Detector_Rail for details

answered 3 years ago by drakaenae King (41,339 points)   5 9 79
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Activate anything a regular pressure plate might do, but its for a minecart.
answered 3 years ago by l4d2bob Grandmaster (11,115 points)   5 10 48
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they are the same as Pressure plates except they detect minecarts and minecarts can ride over them.
answered 3 years ago by Regigigity Journeyman (643 points)   1 1 9
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They function as pressure plates on the track. It creates a redstone current when driven over, so it has a myriad of uses.
answered 3 years ago by mrtowel Prince (27,434 points)   8 18 41
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Basically, detector rails are pressure plates that work on and for minecarts instead of animals/players/monsters.
answered 3 years ago by BobDorian Hero (3,769 points)   2 7 34

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