Mornington Crescent - Return Ticket

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  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    @KarlLB , your encyclopaedic knowledge never ceases to amaze me. Are you sure you aren't Tim Brooke-Taylor in Real Life?

    I'm off to Evensong again - this time at St. Paul's.
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    Well, you meet people all the time who can tell you who scored the winning goal in the 1975 FA Cup, so it's not entirely surprising that some people can recall a few of the more pertinent MC tournaments in the recent history of the game. It helps of course that owing to the long hallowed tradition of featuring beers from local breweries at the beer tent at conventions mental links are sometimes created; you remember the deep ruby of the small addition of chocolate malt in a pint of limited brew run porter that you had while watching the crucial few moves in a particular match and it just sticks in your mind.

    Given that I don't have chips in all colours in play so can't get the station I want (Harrow on the Hill) out of Spoon, I'll have to go to Waterloo and hope for the best.

    I'll also play a blue chip (risk I know because it puts the full set further out of reach but needs must) and Huff the District line.
  • Baptist TrainfanBaptist Trainfan Shipmate
    edited May 12
    So it's a Good Thing that my local station is no longer Stamford Brook.

    Off to Llanishen it is (via Berkeley Road and the Severn Bridge, naturally).

    Beware of free-range Welsh cakes in the subway at Cardiff Central General.
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    edited May 12
    Now, people wonder why I learn obscure languages, and here we are - Y Llyfr Mawr* Mornington Crescent, Rheolau i Chwarae'r Gem Hardd yng Nghymru** - Llandudno

    Ship translation rules:

    * The Big Book
    ** Rules for playing the beautiful game in Wales

    Remember - blue chip has to be placed at the entry point on single track lines, yellow for narrow gauge.
  • Jengie JonJengie Jon Shipmate
    I am going to play 1997 Sheffield extension although I admit this will need ratification in 2025 or whenever they finally manage to get the tram-train to work! This allows Donetsk Way, or whenever they finally manage to get the tram-train to work!
  • FirenzeFirenze Shipmate, Host Emeritus
    Mariabella! Who can forget what she could do with a jar of treacle, a map of the Catford Loop and a stuffed elk?

    In her honour, I suggest we go to Holborn and burn an effigy of Dr Beeching. It’s what she would have wanted.
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    The stuffed elk was entirely cosmetic. The basic principle of the reverse shunt through Huff was perfectly textbook, especially given that the Overground was in Nidd.

    That said, Bethnal Green
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    I'm rather worried about what the elk was stuffed with ...

    However, as I have two blue chips and (inexplicably) an old threepenny bit,

    Dagenham
  • Dagenham Heathway, Dagenham East or the overground Dagenham Dock?
  • All this talk of Dagenham makes me think of rail's arch-enemy, Old Ford.
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    Does anyone else want the last roast potato?

    No?

    MORNINGTON CRESCENT

    Since it's a Monday, shall we restart at Arnos Grove?
  • balaambalaam Shipmate
    Morningt...

    On second thoughts no. In view of what happened in the 1956 international championships, we don't want that happening again, do we?

    Instead a simple reverse shunt to Old Kent Road 2.

    We are playing by the Bellingham/Peel variation, so proposed stations are playable.
  • Wet KipperWet Kipper Shipmate
    Indeed, let's keep things simple to start with:
    Highgate
  • SipechSipech Shipmate
    I remember there was a high gate at the recreational ground near the home I grew up in. It made me cross when it was closed. So that leads me to: New Cross Gate.
  • But we were there just the other day, and the 1986 Non-Repetitive Visitation clause (amended 1974) clearly states that no-one shall return to a station that has been visited within the previous three days, with "days" defined as "a variable period of time, normally but not exclusively defined as 24 Greenwich hours unless posterior notice is given". Of course, things are often different Sarf of the Rivva.

    For a change: Ravenscourt Park (Piccadilly Line platform). That should prove interesting!
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Assuming all that hasn't put the District Line into Spoon,

    Ealing Broadway
  • This being a Monday in May, Marble Arch.
  • Fawkes CatFawkes Cat Shipmate
    But we were there just the other day, and the 1986 Non-Repetitive Visitation clause (amended 1974) clearly states that no-one shall return to a station that has been visited within the previous three days, with "days" defined as "a variable period of time, normally but not exclusively defined as 24 Greenwich hours unless posterior notice is given". Of course, things are often different Sarf of the Rivva.

    This could make bringing the game to an end in under three days a little challenging,

    Bayswater.
  • Fulham Broadway - to visit Chelsea
  • But who would want to watch them? Ninian Park.
  • Net SpinsterNet Spinster Shipmate
    Danescourt
  • Baptist TrainfanBaptist Trainfan Shipmate
    edited May 14
    Heath (High Level).

    If only ...: tiny.cc/2c3n6y
  • SipechSipech Shipmate
    Hmm....tricky move. I was thinking of using the 1974 Bridge Renovation rules, but your move renders that null. So....
    Kew Gardens
  • SusanDorisSusanDoris Shipmate
    My friend, Syn. Dave, has today noted and faithfully informed me of every word and move in these two-and-a-half excellent games, and as there seems to be a coffee break time at the moment, may I just pop in to say that I am sitting in the front row of fascinated spectators. I note too, that Boogie has consulted Alexa so I might venture to do the same later on! Hmmmm.
  • Wet KipperWet Kipper Shipmate
    edited May 14
    The pace does seem to have slowed in this third episode.

    I can see two options to spice things up, especially if nobody's hiding any of their blue tokens down their socks to pull out at an opportune moment.

    But I don't want to make things too difficult for the newbies, so I'll head for Wood Lane
  • No blue tokens here, but I do have some red ones. Shame I can’t play them on the Circle line. I’ll have to make do with an orthogonal reverse huff to Oxford Circus.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Jolly good - I love a spot of Retail Therapy! I'm wondering if consulting Alexa is quite within the spirit of the rules (I don't recall any mention of her in the 1549 edition), but I suppose one has to move with the times and embrace new technology ...

    Meanwhile, talking of Retail Therapy,

    Bond Street
  • What about Stratford (for Westfield)?
  • Or White City for the other Westfield?
  • balaambalaam Shipmate
    After consulting Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant I am proud to finish with...

    ...Mornington Crescent.

    I thank you.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Congratulations, Balaam - would you be so good as to start a new round?
  • Net SpinsterNet Spinster Shipmate
    That was quick, I didn't even have a chance to try for a silver blaze.
  • alienfromzogalienfromzog Shipmate
    St John's Wood
  • FirenzeFirenze Shipmate, Host Emeritus
    I know it’s asking a lot this time in the morning, but if we play McGyver’s ellipsis I think we can make Angel
  • Wet KipperWet Kipper Shipmate
    Fair enough, but this being the fourth round, it would be remiss of me not to play Dalmeny - let's just make sure we don't get stuck in the Fife Circle
  • SipechSipech Shipmate
    Well, I'll claim my bonus spiral points for a trip to Roding Valley then.
  • Gants Hill because it's an amazing station and worth seeing
  • Which opens up an interdimensional wormhole to Tottenham Court Road.
  • Wet KipperWet Kipper Shipmate
    and on a Wednesday ! Such a brave move.

    I'll shuffle us along to Chigwell
  • And let's take a ride to Hangar Lane in the centre of the gyratory system
  • SipechSipech Shipmate
    My mother recently had a new gyratory system installed. My father was most pleased.
    But, back to the game. After invoking the Agnew ruling of 1992, we may find ourselves at Marylebone.
  • Fawkes CatFawkes Cat Shipmate
    Sipech wrote: »
    My mother recently had a new gyratory system installed. My father was most pleased.
    But, back to the game. After invoking the Agnew ruling of 1992, we may find ourselves at Marylebone.

    Does anyone else feel that this insistence on referencing rules that are there for the exception rather than the rule* rather interferes with the true spirit of The Game?

    Morden


    *Oh. Hang on a minute. Never mind, keep going and maybe no-one will notice.
  • FirenzeFirenze Shipmate, Host Emeritus
    You do realise that, this being the 771st anniversary of laying the cornerstone of Cologne Cathedral, all consecrated* stations are illuminated?

    Which brings us, rather neatly, to St Paul’s

    *The Rite disappeared from the BCP in the revisions of the 20s, though it was still secretly in use in some quarters as late as the early 60s
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Any rites from the BCP are OK by me.

    Canterbury East
  • Net SpinsterNet Spinster Shipmate
    Margate for the necessary ablutions
  • FirenzeFirenze Shipmate, Host Emeritus
    Let’s swing by Bognor while we’re there.
  • Continuing the southern maritime occidental lateral: Ventnor West.
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    Well thank St Humph that at least that gives us a link back to the Underground.

    A quick check of the protractor points to Richmond as the obvious entry point. I think that obeys the Direct Transfer rule; foot ferry.
  • SipechSipech Shipmate
    OK then. Queen's Park.
  • Wet KipperWet Kipper Shipmate
    Well, if all those Rites can now be Left behind us, let's go forward by staying on the Central line

    Mile End
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