By Andreas Guenther
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
An entertaining railroad puzzle game, not only for train enthusiasts.
Get into your red shunting engine and put the wagons of the incoming trains into the correct order. The large engines are waiting to fetch the completed trains and take them to their destination. Set the switches and find the right track to solve all shunting tasks.
Sounds easy? Then accept the challenge and try to find the shortest way for your engine!
• 45 different track layouts
Discover a large variety of tracks and tasks. Use sidings, loops, humps, drive over bridges and through tunnels.
• No time limit
Take as much time as you need to solve the tasks and find the shortest way.
• Easy and intuitive control
Drag the engine with your finger over the tracks. Tap a coupler to uncouple. Tap a switch to toggle.
• Everything included
You get the full game. No ads, no additional purchases, no hidden costs.
• Start playing immediately
Learn all you need to know while playing.
• Game Center support
Compare your scores to others and discover additional challenging tasks. 6 leaderboards and 16 achievements are waiting for you.
What's New in Version 2.0
- Game Center support, with leaderboards and additional tasks for more puzzle fun.
- New track layouts with new two-coloured wagons offer new challenges.
- The next stage is unlocked after the third level of each stage now.
- Levels halted can be resumed later, even after the app has been restarted.
The Heart of Model Railroading!
Railways operate for a purpose. For many, operating a model railroad is not about watching a train go round and round, but about solving logical, and sometimes difficult, tasks in an efficient manner-- all while enjoying the movement.
I was first exposed to that aspect of model railroading on a friend's large basement layout, and later learned of classic shunting/switching puzzles such as the "Inglenook Siding" and the "Time Saver."
Andy's Trains offers just such operational challenges in a format that fits in your pocket.
If you have an operating model railway, this will help hone your switching and train-building skills. If you are designing an operating layout, this puzzle will present ideas for both track planning and operational fun. If you have no interest in a model railway at all, the puzzles offer a unique visual set of logic problems to be worked out in an appealing format.
I absolutely love this game, just the right amount of difficulty, without the pressure of a timer. Hopefully you've got more layouts coming out soon, can't wait for the next challenge, thumbsup.
A Real Test of Logic
Reminiscent of railroad switching puzzles but with real action. Duplicates the challenges of train club operating sessions. Hope you have more layouts in mind. Thanks for keeping it simple while making it hard.