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My 'Inglenook' Switching Puzzle - HO Scale
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 Posted: Fri Feb 14th, 2020 03:04 pm
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CharlieB
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My Inglenook switching puzzle.

A person can spend a lot of time here.





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 Posted: Sat Feb 15th, 2020 02:40 pm
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Hi Charlie  :wave:



Very  C :cool: :cool: L  'Inglenook' !  :thumb:

Great looking simple & effective background flats as well.


I like the way you've got the 2-stall engine house, as part of the design.  :)

It doesn't even take up any more space, in terms of width !  :bow:


I've seen loads of 'Inglenooks', but never with that neat feature before.  :us:

Inspiring stuff ! 



Got any more pics. ? 



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Hi Si,

Thanks. 

Enjoy fooling with the Inglenook.
Sure can loose track of time there.

Also built 8 cars numbered 1 thru 8 just for Inglenook.
Most railroading a person can get in HO,  on a 12" X 48" plank.

It's mounted on end above my wiggle wobble test track.
Just lifts off the end post for ease of moving.

Has a DPDT center off switch, for  forward-off-reverse  power.
All movement at one slow switching speed.

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Charlie

You've done a nice job with the building flats. 

I’m also putting together an Inglenook/Timesaver, as part of my test track. 
Just now getting the rails spiked down. 

I may borrow your building flats idea, to add some pizzaz. 

I’m curious about how you generate orders for moving the cars around.
How you play the game ? 

Do you use a computer program,
or maybe shuffle a deck of car cards or......? 

I’ve never done this before,
and just thought the track design looked like a fun idea,
but haven’t dug up the rules for the game.

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Tom

I use special cars I built just for the Inglenook.
(Bodies solid block of wood for weight)

They are numbered 1 thru 8 for easy identification.

To determine the order, I use small disc same numbering
(such as bingo disc) to draw out the order of the train.

Works easy and very inexpensive.

Have Fun.

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Nice layout Charlie.

Inglenooks can be great fun for switching.

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