Saturday, March 14, 2009

ANKER STONE PUZZLE SETS - THE PUZZLER (TAMGRAM)

Many of you may not be aware that Anker-Richter produced many stone puzzle sets in the early years when that sort of thing was in Vogue. Many of these early puzzles are very rare and hard to find. Now thanks to the new Anker Company, some of these sets however; are once again available.

With board gaming becoming the (new stay at home - spending time with the family), "in thing"; stone puzzles are enjoying some return to popularly. The Tamgram puzzles being without a doubt the most popular. Using seven stones, the designs are almost unlimited. Many web sites are devoted to creating and preserving hundreds of designs. The Anker Steinbaukaston Company today has made available several different stone puzzle sets which cam be purchased in the States from http://www.toyhousetoys.com/10408.html

Chris I believe stocks all the puzzle sets of which there are six.

The Puzzler (Tamgram)
The Egg of Columbus
The Circular Puzzle
The Heart Puzzle
The Nine Puzzle
the Wrath-Breaker Puzzle.

So I have put my new Flip Camcorder to use once again to give you a little idea of the Tamgram Puzzles by making three different designs. Enjoy!
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Friday, March 13, 2009

William Seppeler's Barn




Having seen William Seppeler's Barn on his Blog, I just had to make it. The design is simple and makes a really nice little model for builders of any age.

I have tried to encourage William to make a CD of his plans for any of us who would like to keep his plans for the future.
Thanks William for the nice model!


Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Small City Building for Set 10


The other evening while watching TV with the wife, I was looking through some other Anker Stone plan books I have. I came across this "Rathaus Kleinstadt" by Gerhart Bruckmann. It looked intriguing and so paying proper respects to my better half; it was off to my workroom.
(I'm really not a CSI fan anyway)

Here is the results.

 
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