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Gavin Sowry
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Ginglenook Jr.

Postby Gavin Sowry » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:52 am

Many moons ago, Carl Arendt came up with a 'micro' version of the famous Inglenook shunting puzzle. I cobbled up one in G gauge on an old door, and took it around to a few exhibitions for the punters to try their luck. After some time, due mainly to the awkwardness of transporting the board, I recycled the track into the garden.

At the recent Rail-Ex show, a chap was flogging off some cheap LGB turnouts, so I got some, and set up a 'temporary' Ginglenook Jr. The puzzle still has its appeal.

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I use the 'make 4 from 6' concept, with sidings holding 2 wagons, and the headshunt, loco plus 2.

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The paint scraper is my uncoupler. I only use hook at one end. Photos taken before I put the bumper on, and spread out the consist cards.
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chris stockdale
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Interests: most things narrow gauge, model or full size, especially 7 1/4" 'minimal' (which is sub Heywood ride on)

Re: Ginglenook Jr.

Postby chris stockdale » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:27 pm

Hi Gavin,

I hope you don't mind but I thought I ought to move this little delicacy as it's not Gn15. It looks good fun.


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