My Inglenook Sidings Game

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by jesso, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    Radio Shack (as much as I dislike them) has a wide variety of timers that should fit your needs.

    Very nice touch with the discs. Now the kibitzers can easily follow the action and make "helpful" suggestions. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  2. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

    For storage, why not run to wooden cleats lengthwise, put a board on them that can slide out one end with a hinged door, making a very simple drawer without all the hardware? You could simply but foam on the insides, drawer top and bottom and maybe inbetween cars. If you want I can show some basic plans to give an Idea.​
  3. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Jesso, who manufactures the sheds on your layout? ( a manufacturer name and part # would be very appreciated ) because i'm looking for some small structures for my 21" X 11 " switching layout.

    I like the wooden disks too.

  4. jesso

    jesso Member

    They are kits that my friend Mooreway makes. He is working on getting his website ready to sell them.
  5. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    I followed Scott's (Jesso) reply to Cannonball's thread to this thread. Looks like a neat little "unwinder". Maybe something to "do" trains without getting a whole 14'x17' footer up & running....Perhaps in the living room..?? Hhmmm.....:thumb:
  6. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Nice work scott..:thumb:
    To my tired old eyes that looks like a yard switching layout more then a puzzle.
  7. jesso

    jesso Member

    Yea, I agree, the site that calls it a puzzle is where I found the rules for it, they also had the rules for John Allen's layout.
  8. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    I think a switching puzzle is a yard but with limited space so moving cars is more challenging that in a real yard.
    Real railroad are here to make money and work fast , not to provide intellectual challenges to the switcher engineer.

  9. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Actually I fully believe "switching puzzle" gets misuse by those that lacks the knowledge of the many different types of layout designs.
    I already seen a layout base on 2 different prototype areas called a '*cough*cough* a "Inglenook" which by all rights is a British model railroad term.

    Neither of these 2 layouts designs are "Inglenooks","Time Saver" or "Switching Puzzle" but,are fully fuctional ISLs that could be incorporated into a larger layout...


  10. crabster

    crabster New Member

  11. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Do you think there is a prototype for the "Switchman nightmare" ? ( see the picture below ).
    By the way, I just found an interesting link "
    [FONT=Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Times]JUST SAY NO TO THE TIMESAVER! " .[/FONT]



  12. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Some older urban industrial districts was a maze of track work but,nothing like the time waster as there was always room to work also railroads has a tenacy to avoid switch backs that requires moving a spotted car from one industry to get to another since there is safety issues involved and not to mention industry sidings is usually own by the customer up to the derail.
    That's why there may be special instructions in the employee time table advising certain locomotives can not operate over (say) William Brothers Mfg track and in some extreme case ALL locomotives can not operate over William Brothers Mfg track.

    Oddly I am yet to see that mention in any book on industries or operation I have look through.

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