Cart Tracks can be created from grade I Ingots of bronze, iron or steel, which are provided free of charge in the large troughs in the area. Making Steel cart tracks is members-only, but free-players can smith bronze and iron cart tracks. To make a cart track collect an inventory of the ingots you want to use and have the skills required to work with, then use them on the anvil. Each section of track requires five components to complete: some rails, a base plate, some spikes, a joint and some ties, which require corresponding levels to smith.
Every piece of track shows a percentage completion of itself, indicated by 40%, 60%, 80% and 100% in their names. If you create a complete section of track (100%), you can earn extra Smithing experience per piece of track if you head through the nearby tunnels and lay it yourself. Any unfinished track (40%, 60%, 80%) will be automatically dumped into the mine carts on your way back out.
However, if you don't have the level required to make a complete piece of track in a metal type, you can build as many stages as you're able and then dump the parts in the nearby mine carts - the dwarves will finish them off later.
To make a complete section of bronze track requires a Smithing level of 12; iron track sections require 35 Smithing; and steel tracks require 60 Smithing.
It takes around 6 minutes to make 14 pieces of 100% complete track.
Experience Chart of Cart Tracks
|Rails||Base Plate||Track 40%||Spikes||Track 60%||Joint||Track 80%||Ties||Track 100%|| Lay|
|Total experience||Experience * 14||Approx xp/hr|