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  • Steve Boerner
    List newbie here with lots of trains, but little room. Fifty years ago I liked to watch the trains go round & round. Now I d like to set up a switching
    Message 1 of 6 , Feb 6, 2014
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      List newbie here with lots of trains, but little room. Fifty years ago
      I liked to watch the trains go round & round. Now I'd like to set up a
      switching layout of the Inglenook variety. I searched the list archives
      for Inglenook, but no hits.

      Anybody doing much switching and if so, how's it working and any hints
      as I start going forward?

      TIA
    • tightrope52000
      Here s a link to some HO Inglenook layouts. I m sure they d scale up for a Lionel layout. http://www.carendt.com/microplans/index.html Dave ... From: Steve
      Message 2 of 6 , Feb 6, 2014
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        Here's a link to some HO Inglenook layouts.  I'm sure they'd scale up for a Lionel layout.

        http://www.carendt.com/microplans/index.html

        Dave


        -----Original Message-----
        From: Steve Boerner <sboerner@...>
        To: Lionel_PostwarTrains <Lionel_PostwarTrains@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Thu, Feb 6, 2014 1:13 pm
        Subject: [Lionel_PostwarTrains] Switching Layout

         
        List newbie here with lots of trains, but little room. Fifty years ago
        I liked to watch the trains go round & round. Now I'd like to set up a
        switching layout of the Inglenook variety. I searched the list archives
        for Inglenook, but no hits.

        Anybody doing much switching and if so, how's it working and any hints
        as I start going forward?

        TIA

      • Bruce Sherman
        I am not sure what you mean about Inglenook, but years ago I went crazy and tried this. http://www.magicalthemeparks.com/trains/lionel/img_0004.jpg before I
        Message 3 of 6 , Feb 6, 2014
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          I am not sure what you mean about Inglenook, but years ago I went crazy and tried this.
          before I took it apart.  I liked lots of interaction train accessories, but this didn’t allow lots of straight a ways to place accessories along side the track. Also all those switch tracks were of 027 radii curves which caused me some problems on my larger locomotives.
           
          Bruce
           
          Sent: Thursday, February 6, 2014 1:47 PM
          Subject: [Lionel_PostwarTrains] Switching Layout
           
           

          List newbie here with lots of trains, but little room. Fifty years ago
          I liked to watch the trains go round & round. Now I'd like to set up a
          switching layout of the Inglenook variety. I searched the list archives
          for Inglenook, but no hits.

          Anybody doing much switching and if so, how's it working and any hints
          as I start going forward?

          TIA

        • Steve Boerner
          I ll try an ASCII drawing but it may be a disaster! 5 cars and engine out------ -----------------------room for 5 cars ----------------------room for 3 cars
          Message 4 of 6 , Feb 6, 2014
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            I'll try an ASCII drawing but it may be a disaster!
            5 cars and engine out------\-----------------------room for 5 cars
            ������������������������������������������������������ \----------------------room for 3 cars

            �������������������������������������������� ���������� \---------------------room for 3 cars

            An Inglenook siding is a switching game.�� The siding consists of a specific track layout (above), a set of initial conditions (where eight cars are placed at random), a defined goal (what five cars in order in the final consist on the track on the left), and rules which must be obeyed while performing the shunting operations.�� The "winner" is the person who does it in the fewest number of moves.

            Inglenook Switching Puzzle layout and directions:
            http://www.wymann.info/ShuntingPuzzles/sw-inglenook.html

            An online java based version:
            http://precisionlabels.com/shunt/jpage330.html

            I know how to physically build it, but I'm not exactly sure where to put the uncouplers or if Lionel switching is dependable enough to work. I was wondering if anybody had tried the idea with any success.

            Tks to all

            On 2/6/2014 4:44 PM, Bruce Sherman wrote:
            ��

            I am not sure what you mean about Inglenook, but years ago I went crazy and tried this.
            before I took it apart.�� I liked lots of interaction train accessories, but this didn���t allow lots of straight a ways to place accessories along side the track. Also all those switch tracks were of 027 radii curves which caused me some problems on my larger locomotives.
            ��
            Bruce


          • Bruce Sherman
            ok :) I ‘ve seen and built those type of switches in my HO layout. I never heard of the game though. Bruce From: Steve Boerner Sent: Thursday, February 6,
            Message 5 of 6 , Feb 6, 2014
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              ok :)  I ‘ve seen and built those type of switches in my HO layout.  I never heard of the game though.
               
              Bruce
               
              Sent: Thursday, February 6, 2014 6:22 PM
              Subject: Re: [Lionel_PostwarTrains] Switching Layout
               
               

              I'll try an ASCII drawing but it may be a disaster!
              5 cars and engine out------\-----------------------room for 5 cars
              ������������������������������������������������������ \----------------------room for 3 cars

              �������������������������������������������� ���������� \---------------------room for 3 cars

              An Inglenook siding is a switching game.�� The siding consists of a specific track layout (above), a set of initial conditions (where eight cars are placed at random), a defined goal (what five cars in order in the final consist on the track on the left), and rules which must be obeyed while performing the shunting operations.�� The "winner" is the person who does it in the fewest number of moves.

              Inglenook Switching Puzzle layout and directions:
              http://www.wymann.info/ShuntingPuzzles/sw-inglenook.html

              An online java based version:
              http://precisionlabels.com/shunt/jpage330.html

              I know how to physically build it, but I'm not exactly sure where to put the uncouplers or if Lionel switching is dependable enough to work. I was wondering if anybody had tried the idea with any success.

              Tks to all

              On 2/6/2014 4:44 PM, Bruce Sherman wrote:
              ��
              I am not sure what you mean about Inglenook, but years ago I went crazy and tried this.
              before I took it apart.�� I liked lots of interaction train accessories, but this didn���t allow lots of straight a ways to place accessories along side the track. Also all those switch tracks were of 027 radii curves which caused me some problems on my larger locomotives.
              ��
              Bruce
               

            • Tom Thornton
              Switching layout needs Main track Siding parallel the main track Switch from siding to storage tracks As many storage tracks as you like Spacing must be
              Message 6 of 6 , Feb 6, 2014
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                Switching layout  needs

                 

                Main track

                Siding parallel the main track 

                Switch from siding    to storage tracks

                As many storage tracks as you like  

                 

                Spacing must be long enf to permit longest switcher and  freight car  you may use

                To move as unit  up and down the  storage tracks   -----

                 

                ---------\------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------/--------main   inbound/outbound-----------------

                                \---------------------------------------\-----------------------------------------------/  passing siding

                                                                                              \

                  ----------------------------------------------------\-------------------------------------------------siding industry at each end

                                                                                                  \

                --------------------------------------------------------\------------------------------------------------------siding industry at each end

                 

                Can be curvedr and graded but above is basic  layout  

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