The 2007 Build Your Train Quiz is something I am looking forward to. Some amount of hardwork and frenzied communications have taken place to ensure that we have a brain picker this year as well. As usual, there will be exciting prizes for the winners and heap lot of excitement for all.
I would not want to reveal much. But here is a small peekaboo what it might be like:
# Two coaches numbered 9000 and 9001 are not used regularly on IR tracks. They have a special purpose. What are they used for?
If you find it an easy one…you the man! The quiz is yours.
Meanwhile, here is something else to pick your brain. I am fond of shunting puzzles. Here is one seemingly simple puzzle. If you crack it, remember it was devised by 4 primary school kids in the UK!
There is a circular railway siding at the end of the main line.
A Green container wagon on Siding A and an Orange container wagon on Siding B
There is a WDS6 Shunter on the exit line.
To the north is a foot over-bridge and the yellow box is the points control for switching the tracks.
The loco can pass under the bridge but the two wagons cannot because they are too tall. The problem is that both the wagons have been wrongly parked. You have to shunt the wagons so that the green wagon and the orange wagon switch places and the loco can get back to its loco shed.
Have fun cracking it….and warm up for the Quiz.