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I'm trying to get the "On a Rail" achievement, but i can't seem to go far enough.

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Each block is the equivalent of one meter. Given that there is 1000 meters in 1 kilometers, you would have to build a track that spans 1000 blocks in one direction.

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1 km is 1000 minecraft blocks. I tried creating a circular track, like so:

Circular rail

However this did not work, as the achievement states you must travel 1000 blocks from your starting point. So, the only reasonably viable method to the achievement would be this:

Straight rail

If you're doing it in creative, it's rather easy - took me around 15 minutes to build the rail, and 2-3 minutes to ride it. If you're doing it in survival, I'd recommend the following tips:

  • Find an abandoned mine shaft, and take every single track you can find. This is a lot better than using precious iron for minecart tracks.
  • If you crafted all 1000 tracks from scratch, you'd be using 375 iron ingots.
  • 1000 tracks is equivalent to fifteen full stacks, plus a little more.
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