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    • January 20, 2019 12:37 PM EST
      • Reedley, CA
         
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      Switiching Game

      Not sure if this is the correct place for this question, but I'm looking for site or ideas for creating a fun and interactive switching game for my scouts to have fun with.  I'd like to set up some track with switches and sidings to create a puzzle like game where the kids have to problem solve and get things to the right place.  I appreciate anyone's comments.

       

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      Richard

    • January 20, 2019 12:45 PM EST
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      Here is a link to the classic "time saver" puzzle.

       

      http://www.wymann.info/ShuntingPuzzles/sw-timesaver.html

       

      Happy RRing!

    • January 20, 2019 1:08 PM EST
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      https://www.transum.org/Software/Shunting/Puzzles.asp

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    • January 21, 2019 11:01 AM EST
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      Our club, the SDGRS (www.sdgrs.com) brings a timesaver to the annual Scout meeting each year... we have to original one in our model train museum.

      Works nicely, and there's a lot of history behind it, as well as giving a consistent challenge where the Scouts can have something to gauge their performance by.

       

      http://sdgrs.com/pictures/timesaver-switching-puzzle

       

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    • January 21, 2019 1:42 PM EST
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      Thanks for the links!!  I am ready to get started building the "time saver" and giving the scouts a fun challenge.  We are also planning a near future trip taking Amtrak to Sacramento to visit the train museum in Old Town.

      Richard

    • January 23, 2019 5:42 AM EST
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      Greg,

      You said - "we have to original one in our model train museum."

      I was unaware the original John Allen Puzzle survived the fire after his death.  Do you know of the background story behind this and how it ended up in the museum?

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