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Old 5th Mar 2012, 12:52
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Perhaps in the interests of expediting the game, a scribble shunt can be called. not often seen since the unfortunate incidents in the "Great Schism" encounters of the late 50s

I propose

Drayton Park
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Old 5th Mar 2012, 15:45
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By God, Loki - a Drayton Invocation!

There's no need to remind you... no, of course there wouldn't be.

Traverse to Burnt Oak.
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Old 5th Mar 2012, 16:08
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Post 5081 from RJM was excellent. I could hear Samantha purring. Lord Grumpy will be along soon to give you your reward. Something in heaven, no doubt.

Meanwhile, I always thought that Burnt Oak was a curious name for a place. For no good reason it reminds me of the Skyrack in Headingley, which was, of course, a corruption of its real name, the Shire Oak, opposite the Original Oak. However, not many tube trains make it to Leeds, so no place for MC there.
Rumour has it that back in the 60s a bunch of students stole a tube train and got it as far as Northampton, but I can't find confirmation of that on gaagle.

On with the game. One place where they do not burn your food is Lemonia, so let's go eat, via........

Chalk Farm
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Old 7th Mar 2012, 13:04
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I wanted to eat there, not spend a week there.
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Old 7th Mar 2012, 13:25
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Shepherd's Bush then.

BYO, as always.
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Old 9th Mar 2012, 21:56
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Would bring my own, but have consumed it already.
A swift move on to

Grange Hill
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Old 10th Mar 2012, 05:07
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Not on board, I hope, JOAT you rebel.

On 1 June 2008, the drinking of alcoholic beverages was banned on Tube and London Overground trains, buses, trams, Docklands Light Railway and all stations across London. Carrying open containers of alcohol was also banned on public transport. The Mayor of London and TfL announced the ban with the intention of providing a safer and more pleasant experience for passengers.
Mind the gap at

Blackfriars.

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Old 17th Mar 2012, 00:11
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Definitely not on board. One wouldn't want to fall foul of the law now...

In anticipation of the festivities tomorrow, a saintly throw to
Turnpike Lane
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Old 21st Mar 2012, 17:40
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you appear to be having trouble amassing the energy to achieve escape velocity.
I suspect that you need a Snap move.

On a broader note, the way play is going, or not going, at the moment, Samantha might have passed away by the time that we achieve MC.

Snap move to Highgate.
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 12:37
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Rules?

Where can I read the rules?
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 12:48
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Anywhere in the last 255 pages of contributions. Or ask Samantha.
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 20:44
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I HAZ RETURNED MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA

(in honour of my 11th year a PPRuNer since St. Patrick's Day 2001)

AO, one thing about the rules on this thread is they fall foul of the Budget change, which shifts the valid stations to the North-east (or nearest compass point) by one station or more depending on the MC Player's Tax rate (MC being a game normally played by the better heeled folk than us ruff types)

Highgate?

Moneyspinners, and Bank is in play so.
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 12:49
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I've been watching play from a cosy chalet in Mozambiguous for the last few weeks (using the Aztec calendar, of course) and play seems to be somewhat stagnant at the moment (along with my infinity pool).

Therefore I intend to expand the horizons of the contest and move to SHANKLIN. And before anyone complains, I would point to Humph's excellent tome "Disposal of Metropolitan Line Assets and the Implications for MC".

Therefore SHANKLIN it is!

Last edited by Lukeafb1; 23rd Mar 2012 at 12:50. Reason: Got my Metapho...Metroplos.......forget it!
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Old 27th Mar 2012, 13:06
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I had wondered where you were lurking lukeafb1, then it dawned on me I hadn't passed on the message. You'll understand if you are whom I suspect.

The shadows are always long when the buffalo head west.
You'll find the package and microfilm at

Kew Gardens
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Old 27th Mar 2012, 14:11
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Great. I spend three weeks living in a rubbish bin in Sloane Square and now you say the drop is at Kew Gardens.

No matter, had worse etc.

The Rules, rennaps? The Rules? I was quietly offered a current copy of Greives, printed in Flemish, at a recent gathering of former Albanian diplomats. Apparently, a near mint volume of Stovold lasted a day on Italian eBay, but that's unconfirmed.

Best advice - keep your eyes open, and don't accept any purported copies from lukeafb1 or his sinister associates (Shanklin indeed!), or from anyone calling themselves, or anyone else, 'Moriarty'.

If you intend playing with limited knowledge of The Rules, favour the Northern and Central lines, during the week at least.

Above all, watch and learn.

Monument
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Old 27th Mar 2012, 18:10
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Monument, Monument, Monument, we did Bank . . . .Oh I know where it is, I just cannot remember . . .Its not at the end is it? Bank, Monument Monument Bank ah, Monument via Bank - I see it all now . . .so that would be the end of the line.

Phooey
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Old 27th Mar 2012, 19:22
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There's no need to be vicious, Natstrackalpha.

Snaresbrook looks as good as any.
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Old 2nd Apr 2012, 19:10
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I've just been checking a few facts from recent play and have once again been proven right. Additionally, in my perambulations, I came agross this old chestnut.

"Rumour has it that back in the 60s a bunch of students stole a tube train and got it as far as Northampton, but I can't find confirmation of that on gaagle".

I do wish that people wouldn’t start silly rumours based on impossible premises. Since this ‘escapade’ has been mentioned many times before by those with no knowledge of accessing more exotic reading materials (WHAT AM I saying??), I have located the chapter in “1,001 MC things to do in Lent and other locations” by Lord Mauningstone, to put an end to this highly exaggerated rumour. I quote:

“….soon after the landlord of the Ruptured Duck had ejected the last stragglers, Timothy Fernley-Witless and his chums made their way over Hammersmith Bridge, intent on boarding the last train home. Due to their advanced state of inebriation and led by Cholmondley Blindley-Futile LLB (failed) using a map of London engraved on his cigar lighter, they made their way through blinding rain, avoiding vagrants and Bow Street’s Finest, turned left instead of right at the junction and arrived at Hammersmith Broadway station. Boarding the last train, without tickets and roundly condemning the Ticket Collector as a “Fascist Barsteward” (Possibly losing something in translation) they proceeded to reduce the carriage to its component parts, leaving a trail of debris in back gardens, Fritton Road cemetery and the yard of a Chinese takeaway next to Tesco.

Fifteen minutes later the guard, fearing for the loss of the entire carriage and continuation of his chosen employment, ejected the group, with some force at North Acton” PLEASE NOTE - NORTH ACTON

And that is the long and short of the story. Anyone who seriously thinks that they could get a tube train (to give it its technical name) all the way to Northampton without a very precarious triple shunt at Stevenage and more importantly, against all distant signals, is patently out of his mind!

So, back to the game…………… Welwyn Garden City (Platform 1)
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Old 2nd Apr 2012, 19:40
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I don't know which is more risible - lukeafb1 relying on Mauningstone's obviously ironic ''1000 MC things to do..." for information on anything, or his misleading implication that Welwyn Garden City, despite it's having a bar on Platform 1, is part of the London Underground (to give it its technical name).

There are beginners (and ladies) here, for God's sake, luke. Have a care, old man. WGC is on the East Coast Main Line, and looks set to be for some time.

You've placed us in an invidious position, and I have to say, one questions your motive in so doing - one doesn't deny your right, of course; one simply questions your motive.

A half traverse would put us on the Northern Line, probably East Finchley, but few, I suggest, would have the stomach for that so early in April.

Greives indicates that in this delicate situation we can get away with Queen's Park, and who am I, etc...


Queen's Park
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Old 2nd Apr 2012, 19:45
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Get away with, yes

but it just makes for an easy call of (4 stops beyond Barking)

Dagenham East
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