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Old 21st Jul 2010, 19:29
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Ladies and gentlemen, I have returned.

I have found the perfect South-West Hammer-Shunt.

Totton.

Beat that.

*smug grin*
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Old 21st Jul 2010, 19:41
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Which would be an impressive move if only it were on the Underground.

Kew Gardens

*sly smirk*
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Old 21st Jul 2010, 19:41
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OK, maybe I need to explain what a hammer-shunt is.

First introduced by Dolinger's Tavern MC club in 1908, it basically is a station of sufficient distance from the starting point that, if you had a rail layout of Hornby-size newtwork laid out in a roughly geographically accurate layout of Great Britain, you could hit a hornby-size train with a croquet mallet and expect it to stop roughly within 5 paces of the station. Used with a Pacestation move, it acts as almost a reset button for the entire game.

Interestingly, Dolinger's tried an MC-related British Railway station variant called Buffer Busters (so-named from when the model train was croquet malletted down a branch line) but with Dr. Beeching's reforms a terrible dispute was begun over whether to count his alterations or not. This dispute rages amongst former members to this day. Quite sad really, because the skill of hitting a model train down a line with a mallet without dashing it to peices is a hard-learned one.

Edit: Kew Gardens is a valid Pacestation, but it puts us roughly 30 moves backwards. Clapham Common, Waterloo or even Angel would have been perfect, but we can work from here.

I mak no move. This was an explanatory note.
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Old 21st Jul 2010, 20:31
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The interesting question of hammer-shunts was exhaustively considered at successive Northern Conferences at Disko Bay from 1961. If it weren't for a long and inconclusive argument concerning 'lead-weighting' of the mallets, the entire shunt would have been sanctioned, at least according to Humph.

Players may not be aware of the subsequent attempt by lukeafb1's 'associate' Proot Jr to hammer-shunt a freight service into Southampton back towards London. It was probably Proot's weak Danish which led to his misinterpretation of the Disko Bay minutes and the consequent error of scale which resulted in the failed attempt to hammer-shunt a full sized locomotive, no doubt adding to the young Proot's resentment of the MC world in general.

Time to move on:

Mile End

seems as good as anywhere
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Old 21st Jul 2010, 20:48
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Wasn't that sorted out at the Disko Revival back in the mid 1990s? Well, consider me educated then.

Mile End? Angel sounds about right from there, as long as it doesn't rain in the next 24 hours.
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Old 21st Jul 2010, 21:43
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I believe the matter of the hammer-shunt was finally resolved at the Disko Revival in 1996, however, due to a misfortunate accident involving one too many gin & tonics, a pack of chewing gum and some chocolate hob-nobs the dipsy secretary Ms Kelly Hanwell managed to destroy beyond recovery the only page of minutes known to have survived that meeting. Consequently it has left a mystery still to be unravelled as great as who is the father of Proot Jr. as to the permitted use of the hammer-shunt in MC.

But back to the now and

Tower Hill
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Old 21st Jul 2010, 23:23
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As Holmes would no doubt say " the game is definately afoot". The origins of Proot Jr are truly an enigma, however one has it on good authority that his mother may indeed be the shadowy character known as Emma Chisett. Once a working girl, she parted with her favours for lessons in MC. Stovold himself (im lead to believe), indulged her more than once. Therefore, one of her own creative moves:

A Back-Alley-Exchange to: Sloane Square.
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Old 22nd Jul 2010, 01:45
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It's been said more than once that Proot Jr and lukeafb1 have never been seen in the same place at the same time...

I'll say no more, other than that there may be a conclusion to be drawn.

And so to Baker Street
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Old 22nd Jul 2010, 07:18
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You unutterable swine RJM!

How dare you compare me with that blackguard Proot Jr. Had you been present at the 1974 Loftleiđir sponsored Grudge Match in Reykjavik, you would have seen my ultimate finesse which put Proot Jr. in Terminal Spon and thus gave me game, set and match in front of a coach party of adoring fans.

Indeed, the gathered international media (Reykjavik Fishgutter’s Weekly and the Istanbul Chronicle) were quick to acknowledge my superior strategic play and, I might add, congratulated me on being a thoroughly handsome specimen.

Now apologize immediately, or I will consult with my solicitors.

And ignoring RJM’s diabolical slanderous libel (I'll get him one way, or the other!) – a Stovoldian favourite - KILBURN

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Old 22nd Jul 2010, 14:27
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I think it's time to employ Morton's Convention and move to

Paddington
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Old 22nd Jul 2010, 16:42
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Well, the Reykjavik story checks out and I'm more than happy to apologise to our colleague. It's clear, though, that Proot Jr's being in Terminal Spon may be something of an exaggeration.


Under the circumstances, a stabilising traverse to Holborn seems in order.
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Old 22nd Jul 2010, 18:30
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RJM,

The Reykjavik story does not check out, neither does any of the slanderous cr*p form a certain "gentleman" here.

It was on written evidence from said person I found myself in my current location. Well parole is now on the cards. I have managed to lay my hands on "sufficient funds" to ensure my release.

Forgive me for being rusty, and as by way of subtle interjection I shall nervously proceed to

HONOR OAK PARK
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Old 22nd Jul 2010, 19:41
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Be afraid! Be very afraid! Proot has reappeared like a bad penny.

And don't fall for the 'rusty' ruse. Proot knows every dirty underhand trick in the book! Did he not co-operate with his criminally insane father on the (fortunately long out of print) tome "How to Murder, Cheat, Dispose of the Opposition and Rule the World - A Gentlemen's Guide to Mornington Crescent"?

I will be consulting with Horace Grote, HM Inspector of Prisons shortly and Proot will immediately commence a further stretch behind bars.

So, without more ado - SCRUBBS LANE
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Old 22nd Jul 2010, 19:54
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Hmm. Clearly I've been dudded by Iceland's finest, which raises the question of how far the tentacles of Proot/lukeafb1 (I think we can say that) reach?

Speaking of reach, Invisible Man, and assuming you're tunnelling, you will find East Acton closer to your present digs (no pun intended) than Oak Park.

As a matter of pedantry, I think we should be clear on the difference between slander and libel.

I doubt that lukeafb1 is beyond redemption, in an MC sense at least. Stovold himself was accused of bringing his regiment into disgrace (the so-called Purloined Actress Controversy of '88), and managed to rise above it.

I'm all for Bank.

Notwithstanding the above, luke's latest post is a game-changer. I understood that all copies of that book had been pulped.

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Old 22nd Jul 2010, 21:19
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Ah Bank, me old favourite. Moneyspinners isn't in play though, which is odd.

I do wonder, though, it being a Thgursday, and your Eeenglish kids about to go on holliers, does Training Out apply without moneyspinners?

If so, then I can make the rare, but masterful "Fancy Flutter" to

West Ashfield

And before you purists say anything.....

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Old 22nd Jul 2010, 23:33
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does Training Out apply without moneyspinners?
It does, except on the rare occasion of a player decreeing it on the same evening that there is a Waxing Gibbous Moon, which is the case today. Under Moore rules, that incurrs a forfeit and move directly to

High Barnet
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Old 23rd Jul 2010, 10:57
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JOAT,

You wouldn't be Proot's long lost sister would you?

I note you have just introduced play which is included in the aforesaid Proot tome.

"Waxing Gibbous Moon", "Moore Rules"?? This smacks of Proot's involvement.

To All,

Don't let either of these 'players' introduce financial bets on the side. You'll be in penuary before you know it!

So, using Old Moore's Almanack - MC Version - EUSTON

Nosefirsteverytime,

Which version of Photoshop have you got, you scoundrel!?
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Old 23rd Jul 2010, 12:15
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Lukeafb1 I can assure you that I am in no way at all related to Proot. The mere notion brings shivers down my spine so great that I feel the urge to walk on broken glass for a sense of lesser pain.

I will, therefore, bleed my way to
Queen's Park
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Old 23rd Jul 2010, 12:31
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Someone else has already noted that lukeafb1 'doth protest too much'.

If anyone is keeping alive the destabilising influence of Proots 1, 2 or more in this game, it is surely the lukester. To be charitable, he may be some kind of unwilling dupe; a gull, chump, stooge or sucker. A pawn, puppet, fall guy, a...

(sorry - I've just found the thesaurus function on this thing)

On a minor note - Moore's Rules are only compatible with Grieve's Standard (under which we have long played here by common consent) during a gibbous moon, waxing or waning, so those taking advantage of the interlude should enjoy it while they can.

Further, wasn't Photoshopping (above V.5) outlawed at the Forest of Dean in '06? The minutes became vague after the special cookies were served, but according to Petacci, such a ban was at least the intention.

So, stepping carefully to keep the blood off the Eyetalian clobber:

Woodside Park

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Old 23rd Jul 2010, 13:28
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It's Friday again!!

Whilst Woodside Park is a very nice part of the world, the journey to Woodside Park has been, over these last few days, rather dangerous with rather too many single move leaps from one part of London to another with insufficient attention to the danger of crossing lines, shunts, and a generally aggressive approach to fellow players.
As it is Friday, I suggest a more gentle approach...............
Therefore, whilst I have been very tempted by the idea of Roaming Dan's Strand Tangential, I think I will quietly move us over, with much less possibility of shunts, etc., to

Mill Hill East
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