Mornington Crescent - Return Ticket

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  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Tooting Bec
  • MarsupialMarsupial Shipmate
    Kennington. Two roads diverged in... not quite a wood.
  • kingsfoldkingsfold Shipmate
    Loughton
  • jrwjrw Shipmate
    Leighton Buzzard - Lunch and new pair of shoes.
  • Linlithgow (for Piglet).
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    edited March 22
    Aaah! I'll put the kettle on! :)

    Robroyston (bet you weren't expecting that)!
  • I certainly wasn't! Balquidder (change for Comrie and Crieff).
  • MarsupialMarsupial Shipmate
    For some reason this brings to mind Carrickfergus.
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    Hmmm.

    Anyone watching this thread would think people were randomly naming underground (and other) stations. I thought was a convention of online play that relevant rulings were referenced as appropriate, if only to help beginners to follow the strategy? Otherwise it's like Test Cricket.

    Anyway, that last has fortunately put Scotland in Spoon for four chukkas, so bearing in mind the Cryer-BrookeTaylor 1934 ruling (still valid I'll think you'll find, and Leamington Spa contrarians notwithstanding) I'm going for Mudchute.

    Anyone without a full set and at least one hotel might as well give up now.
  • Clearly then we'll need to go to Hyde Park Corner (for The Dorchester). Other hotels are available in the area.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    I have almost fond memories of Carrickfergus station - we lived not far from it for seven years, and it came in handy if the car wasn't available (or broken, or whatever).

    Knightsbridge
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    edited March 23
    Piglet wrote: »
    I have almost fond memories of Carrickfergus station - we lived not far from it for seven years, and it came in handy if the car wasn't available (or broken, or whatever).

    Knightsbridge

    *cough*cough*

    I'm sure you can explain how that move is legal given the Lyttleton Addenda (1978) regarding reverse shunts? This is exactly the sort of transverse looping the 1977 Committee asked Samantha and Humph to work on. Apparently they got through a bottle of Corvoisier between them; Humph of course always said that for anything worthwhile to come off it was necessary to get a stiff one in Samantha.

    Assuming you don't have a Straight (which I don't think you can have, the Spoon still standing on an each way accumulator), I'm having your blue chip and taking it to South Kensington
  • Camden Town for obvious reasons and take your blue chip
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    Obvious reasons in this case being a failure to appreciate the Closed Station 1982 provisions. That's an illegal Garden-Rushton reverse spin.

    MORNINGTON... - nah, just joking.

    Hainault
  • Now why would you want to go to Hainault? May as well go to Roding Valley instead.
  • Naaa .... Ickenham. (Because it's there).
  • MarsupialMarsupial Shipmate
    Rummidge. (Because it’s not.)
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    See, this is why I've been banging on about the rulings.

    I'm playing a Thameslink Get Out of Jail Free Card to go straight through Midsomer Central (High Level) and come out (via the now freed up reverse shunt from Euston Square) to MORNINGTON CRESCENT
  • At least you managed to avoid getting sucked into the morass of the Merton Abbey Goods Loop!

    Which takes us - I realise now - to Banbury (Merton Street).

    P.S. Midsomer is a Very Dangerous Place with a ridiculously high (not to mention imaginative) murder rate. You're well out of it.
  • I'm now very confused. I thought Karl had taken us to Mornington Crescent and finished the game.
  • Ah, but it's a through station, with trains every 3 minutes or so - so we can't linger!
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Doesn't it mean that Karl gets to start the next game though?
  • Oooh ... You're probably right. Samantha ......!
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    Sorry, was waiting for any appeals.

    I suggest for variety we play the fantasy expansion. I believe the edition I have mandates a start at Gormenghast Castle

    Nominate Pratchett as Trumps.
  • Meetpoint Station which should open up space.
  • kingsfoldkingsfold Shipmate
    Hogsmeade
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    Whore Pits

    Trump, so all stations within 5 minutes walking distance of Unseen University Library are in Nidd, for obvious reasons. Using L-space requires a hotel on the Street of Cunning Artificers anyway.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Ankh-Morpork

    Brought to you by the Ministry of Stating the Bleeding Obvious
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    Dorwinion for Rhûn Steamships
  • jrwjrw Shipmate
    Marshes of Morva - that's ruined the shoes.
  • Baptist TrainfanBaptist Trainfan Shipmate
    edited March 25
    I don't think Harry Back had any of those stations on his famous Underground map ...:https://tinyurl.com/t7xarvu5
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    I don't think Harry Back had any of those stations on his famous Underground map ...:https://tinyurl.com/t7xarvu5

    You reckon?

    Theed - Change here for Otoh Gunga.

    Trade Federation planets are obviously now in Spoon. Humph alone knows what happens if someone shunts into the Death Star without a Defuse card...
  • Baptist TrainfanBaptist Trainfan Shipmate
    edited March 25
    Er ... do you think that ...

    ... perhaps ...

    ... just possibly ...

    ... and with every possible precaution in place ...

    ... we might go to somewhere safe such as Chiswick Park ?

    Just sayin'.
  • That puts three greens into the pot. Tar Valon
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    Tralfamadore

    This does mean that foul plays result in player counters landing in the chrono-synclastic infundibulum. Careful now.
  • la vie en rougela vie en rouge Circus Host, 8th Day Host
    I'm feeling a bit out of my depth here, but I'm going to cautiously play my red chip and triangulate to Cair Paravel.
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    Chigley

    Note - this is technically a goods line only for the biscuit factory. However the Restricted Lines Treatise (Lyttleton, 1984) demonstrates why this can be played in place of a three tile meld as long as a Joker is added to the ante.

    Doesn't give access to the Trumpton main line or Camberwick Green branch, obviously.
  • Why, have they removed the Reversing Crossover? "Rationalisation" is always a dirty word.

    Grumbly Gasworks Halt.
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    Why, have they removed the Reversing Crossover? "Rationalisation" is always a dirty word.

    Grumbly Gasworks Halt.

    No, it's because the move was only possible through the above referenced ruling. Otherwise you could just reverse shunt through Treddle's Wharf. And then where would we be?*

    Llantisilly

    Pshticoff! Pshticoff!

    *Pippin's Wood I think. Best not.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    edited March 26
    Sodor Because Sir Topham Hat says so.
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    Oh dear, oh dear.

    That means it's Duncton for Duncton Wood

    Watership Down definitely Spooned...
  • la vie en rougela vie en rouge Circus Host, 8th Day Host
    But unless I've completely misunderstood the rules (which is possible), I can still make for Helm's Deep.
  • The dwarven town of Aglarond is certainly a sight to behold. However Lewis rules of 1954 (section 3.14) now allow for Lud-in-the-Mist
  • PendragonPendragon Shipmate
    A fantasy town that does have a station Edgestow
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    edited March 27
    King's Cross (Platform 9¾, obviously)
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    You do realise, don't you, what you've done there?

    That's really thrown a spanner in the works. I can see how half the active players could now make MC in a single turn.

    So the only option is Dollis Hill
  • PendragonPendragon Shipmate
    Daisy Hill
  • Bywater I think Piglet's move was a master stroke in order to block KarlLB
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    Dollis Hill

    Block? Block? I should be so lucky.
  • jrwjrw Shipmate
    Since we're going round in circles we may as well have a trip to Roundabout Land. Of course, that means the position of the railway station will keep changing. What have we got ourselves into here?
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