Some time ago I have seen a minecart security mechanism which hid the minecarts below the surface and made them appear on a lever-switch. It appeared between two diagonally placed blocks (viewing from the side). Switching the lever made a door noise inside the system.

In case anyone understands what I am talking about - I am looking for any blueprints or details on this mechanism, do any exist?

Edit: As suggested by James, I used power rails to solve the problem. This system is small, works fine and can even be condensed down to a booster section of 1 block. Note the ladder I put in the IO-tunnel so that the cart doesn't pop out. I will implement vertical wiring as well so it only needs two blocks in width.

Here are some screenshots taken from the system. As I said, the booster section can be condensed down to 1 block (it is 3 blocks here) This is the IO-tunnel with its button and the ladder This is the waiting position for the storage minecart

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You will likely just want a minecart dispenser of one of the two formats (these ones use Powered Rails for the dispenser booster) which will then have additional track to move the dispensed cart up to where you want the button placed.

Hope this helps.

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    (These designs still use the cart boosting glitch, just in conjunction with the powered rails.)
    – Kevin Yap
    Apr 25, 2011 at 21:03
  • Hmm, good point.. Updated :)
    – James
    Apr 25, 2011 at 21:11
  • This wasn't exactly what I was looking for, but it works just as well! I updated the question.
    – fjdumont
    Apr 26, 2011 at 13:05

The door sound you heard was a door booster, but you'll want to use one of the newer powered rail designs.

For making the minecarts appear out of nowhere, you're looking for something like the following system: Minecart Magic! (pistons are not needed).

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