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|Wooden, stone, and metal posts|
There are three different kinds of posts used to build structures with Railcraft: Wooden Posts, Stone Posts, and Metal Posts. Each is used to construct different railcraft based structures along which rails can be run.
Wooden Posts are the most basic structure material from the Railcraft Mod. While dangerously flammable (vulnerable to fire and Lava) they are relatively cheap to make.
Like other posts, Wooden Posts can be used for a myriad of purposes, both practical -- such as mounting Block Signals -- or decorative, like creating realistic scenery such as telephone poles and bridge supports.
Wooden Posts are very simple to make, being created from a single Wooden Tie:
Stone Posts are the second 'tier' of post between Wood and Metal, and are made of Rebar re-enforced stone.
They can be used to create realistic concrete style bridges across rivers or as a more expensive method of mounting signals.
Alternatively, a player can use the Crafting Table to convert Stone Ties into Stone Posts:
Metal Posts are the highest 'tier' of post available in Railcraft, and as a result, the most costly to manufacture. While other posts can be made on a basic Crafting Table, Metal Posts (like Rails) have to be pressed on a Rolling Machine.
Metal Posts can be made from Bronze, Iron, Steel, or Refined Iron in a Rolling Machine:
Additionally, Metal Posts have the added benefit of being able to take dyes; in other words, they can be painted. This serves no practical purpose, and is purely aesthetic in nature.
NOTE: Previously painted Metal Posts can be repainted using this crafting recipe. Furthermore, the eight Metal Posts can be of different colors; they need not match to be re-painted in the new color.