Rolling Machine (Railcraft)

Rolling Machine
Rolling Machine

Rolling Machine

Name Rolling Machine
Source Mod Railcraft
ID Name Unknown
Type Block
Stackable Yes (64)
Solid Yes
Transparent No
Affected by Gravity No
Emits Light No
Flammable No
Required Tool Unknown

The Rolling Machine is a Railcraft machine used for stamping out various metal items. It requires power in form of MJ.


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Rolling Machine (Railcraft)


The rolling machine uses MJ as a power source.

Idle current usage: 0.025MJ/t (approximately)
Maximum current usage: 5 MJ/t
Internal MJ storage: 500 MJ
MJ use per operation: 500 MJ

Note that roughly every two seconds 1MJ will be consumed regardless of whether the rolling machine is doing anything (this is intentional). The rolling machine has been observed to draw more than this when idle, here are some ways to mitigate this:

  • Isolate it from your BuildCraft (MJ) power grid and run it with its own dedicated engine.
  • Destroy the power conduit that attaches it to your grid when not in use. NOTE: With TE's Redstone Energy Conduit you can use a wrench or Crescent Hammer to toggle the connecting conduit to input mode to stop it from draining power.
  • Attaching a dedicated Redstone Engine to the rolling machine may keep it topped off when detached from your power grid but will not stop it from drawing some power while attached. More powerful engines (tested with 4 combustion engines) did not eliminate the draw.
  • Using the above 2 methods in combination seems to work. The Redstone Engine keeps the rolling machine charged up when idle and wrenching the Redstone Energy Conduit to input mode effectively disconnects it from the power network.

The GUI/Interface[edit]

The Rolling Machine's GUI
The rolling machine works similarly to a crafting table. It will automatically draw power and use it to craft the items in the left-hand grid unless it can only produce a single item with the ingredients it has in stock. In that case, it will wait for the player to click the image between the crafting table and the output slot before beginning to work.