i have been building and mining for a couple weeks now and have linked all my areas that i play in with a minecart system that works pretty well. it's not as pristine as some i've seen but the view from the tracks while in transit is nice and all the stations work.
i just thought i would share the videos i've been recording. here they are:
it took me four tries to come up with a simple, easily reproduceable station with auto cart return but i think i came up with a pretty good design (the fourth on from the first vid, or the first one from the second vid). the single engine with a simple launch loop and a simple return loop is the way to go i think.
anyway, that's all i have for now. thanks for watching. any feedback or advice is always welcome.