MOC: Microscale Timesaver Switching Puzzle
Posted 26 June 2010 - 04:32 AM
Just finished up my latest, a microscale timesaver switching puzzle.
This puzzle is based on the original HO version by John Allen. Most model railroaders have probably heard of the timesaver, and I've been wanting to do a LEGO version for some time. The idea hit me at work today to build it microscale so that it would be portable.
The goal of the original game was to move cars to designated spots in the least amount of time. The track lengths were design to hold a certain number of cars each (1, 2, or 3) so that the operator had to make a number of moves to attain their goal. I've attempted to do the same on my version.
Variations of the game include moving cars to designated spots using the least amount of moves. Due to the tight fit on the diagonals of my model, it's best suited to these sorts of games. You can see a simle example of move counting in my Flickr set
Posted 26 June 2010 - 05:35 AM
This is such a nice idea and really well executed. I'm smiling just at the thought of taking this along to pass the time while displaying a layout at train shows :-)
Posted 27 June 2010 - 10:39 PM
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Posted 28 June 2010 - 03:42 AM
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Yeah, but think how cool they would be, and they would be easy to model in smaller scales, in fact, you could use your own hands
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