Monday, February 23, 2015

Is the show draging?

If things are getting a bit slow at the train show  (just after lunch on Sunday) then here is something to keep the operators awake. ( From Alan Cox via the 2mm mailing list. apologies Alan)

There is always shunting scrabble (usually played at shows to avoid

Wagons have a letter tacked on the non public visible side. Trains of
wagons arrive and the goal is to send back completed words with the
highest score. Wagons are also arranged so that common wagons have common
letters while Z, Q etc are unusual one offs.

I'm sure that there would need to be a few more rules than this (I've been informed that this is about it). Maybe the scrabble set to draw the letters out for the incoming train.



Am_Fet said...

This had me laughing out loud (or LOL as them young kids with their raps music would say).

Peter Bryant said...

Great idea!

Anonymous said...

How do you score a tripple? Have two trains collide at a crossing?

Anonymous said...

I've never found a show to drag. They usually pass so quickly that I fail to complete the layout or rolling stock I'm trying to build at the show.