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by FlyingScot
18 Aug 2014, 20:57
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: First timer August 2014 - some advice please!
Replies: 25
Views: 8632

Re: First timer August 2014 - some advice please!

Hi folks, Sorry I've been quiet the last few days. You'll know in a few secs why. So, it was last Tuesday night, I'd just posted one or two things on here, and the odd PM or two, and had finally got some semblance of a route sorted out. It was about 2300 hrs and I was about to head to bed so i could...
by FlyingScot
12 Aug 2014, 22:14
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: First timer August 2014 - some advice please!
Replies: 25
Views: 8632

Re: First timer August 2014 - some advice please!

Hey folks, Thx once again for your feedback and words of wisdom - they've been a big help. It's only a few hrs to go before I begin, as unfortunately I've had to bring it forward to Wednesday and not FART Thursday - bummer. Depending on how well i conserve my phone and tablet power, I might be tweet...
by FlyingScot
12 Aug 2014, 22:06
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: FART 2014
Replies: 158
Views: 39362

Re: FART 2014

Hi folks, Unfortunately I'm not going to be able to join all you FARTers (oh stop it!) on Thursday. Other things getting in the way etc, so I'm doing it in a few hours time - Wednesday ! :shock: I've got a plan of action, but Sod's Law dictates that this will go by the wayside at some point but fing...
by FlyingScot
10 Aug 2014, 16:59
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: Tube line diagrams - where to find?
Replies: 4
Views: 2991

Re: Tube line diagrams - where to find?

Hi 'Cat,
Yeah I had seen those when I downloaded the WTT's a while back, but I find the platform diagrams easier to grasp. Especially if trying to calculate on the hoof!

I'm sure I'll survive... I think! :-)
Hope everyone else's preparation for this week is going fine!
by FlyingScot
10 Aug 2014, 12:27
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: Tube line diagrams - where to find?
Replies: 4
Views: 2991

Tube line diagrams - where to find?

I'm trying to find those vertical tube line diagrams with the time between stations, that you normally find on the platforms (they tend to be close to a platform entrance). Are there PDF's of these anywhere? I've tried the TFL website but so far no good. These would be much handier to glance at than...
by FlyingScot
06 Aug 2014, 23:15
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: First timer August 2014 - some advice please!
Replies: 25
Views: 8632

Re: First timer August 2014 - some advice please!

"As soon as you get into the underground section (depending on your route this may be a few hours in) switch your phone into Flight mode and only switch it out of this mode if you absolutely have to." That's a good point. You know what: I don't think I've ever actually used Flight Mode, lol. Even o...
by FlyingScot
06 Aug 2014, 21:37
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: First timer August 2014 - some advice please!
Replies: 25
Views: 8632

Re: First timer August 2014 - some advice please!

Thanks Nozzacook - that really helps things. While all the GWR people will be tearing their hair out if they miss a train by a minute or two, I'll be up at street level on a resupply mission for 20 minutes :)
by FlyingScot
06 Aug 2014, 21:30
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: FART 2014
Replies: 158
Views: 39362

Re: FART 2014

Not sure if I needed to or not, but you can probably guess by my other thread that I'm up for the 14th for a big fart (couldn't resist. There goes the neighborhood...)
Starting at Amersham, finishing Heathrow.
If I survive that long... :lol:
by FlyingScot
05 Aug 2014, 17:31
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: First timer August 2014 - some advice please!
Replies: 25
Views: 8632

Re: First timer August 2014 - some advice please!

Hi folks, Thanks for all the feedback so far - much appreciated. Kate - thx for the Olympia update - that makes me feel a lot better knowing that if i just miss a train, there will be one in twenty -odd minutes later. If this happens then it's the perfect opportunity to quickly stock up on some food...
by FlyingScot
01 Aug 2014, 13:20
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: First timer August 2014 - some advice please!
Replies: 25
Views: 8632

Re: First timer August 2014 - some advice please!

Iain wrote:14th is a Thursday so curry in 'Spoons :D
Yeah, there's 'The Metropolitan' above Baker Street tube! Don't put bad ideas into my head, hehehe! Damn. It's now lodged itself in there :D
by FlyingScot
01 Aug 2014, 12:25
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: First timer August 2014 - some advice please!
Replies: 25
Views: 8632

Re: First timer August 2014 - some advice please!

As I read more and more on this forum I'm beginning to realise that it really is a bit of a crapshoot. It's like what Eisenhower said, "Plans are useless, but planning is essential." One signalling botch up or other incident and plans go out the window! I could spend ages planning things to minute d...
by FlyingScot
01 Aug 2014, 11:49
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: First timer August 2014 - some advice please!
Replies: 25
Views: 8632

Re: First timer August 2014 - some advice please!

Sound advice, thanks guys! Am I right in thinking that the Olympia service will be something like 0950 to 2300 ? If so, then that does give me a fair bit of time to get more stations done. Thinking about alternative routes to Labyrinth now (or a plan B). Is there any logic in concentrating one's eff...
by FlyingScot
31 Jul 2014, 19:10
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: First timer August 2014 - some advice please!
Replies: 25
Views: 8632

First timer August 2014 - some advice please!

Hi folks, Newbie here determined to do the Tube Challenge either on the 14th or 15th August so there’s at least some hope of doing the full 270…if Olympia behaves itself! I’ve got a few questions which I hope some of you lovely peeps can offer sage advice or opinions on. Background:- I’m starting at...