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by RJSRdg
15 Dec 2017, 09:22
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Christmas Park Challenge 2017 -16th Dec - Stonebridge Park
Replies: 40
Views: 1258

Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2017 -16th Dec - Stonebridge Park

Being slightly pedantic, I think Tufnell Park was the year before last. Last year's was Park Royal IIRC. One question from me though: I presume the clock starts when the first photo is taken. Is it OK to take the photo just before 11am, then catch the first train after 11 (i.e. just after the starti...
by RJSRdg
09 Dec 2017, 01:06
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Tramlink twosome
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Re: Tramlink twosome

According to the RAIB report into the Sandilands accident, the maximum speed limit on the Tramlink was reduced from 50mph to 43mph in September 2017.

As this obviously means the Challenge will take longer to complete, should the record be re-set?
by RJSRdg
06 Dec 2017, 23:40
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Tube Olympics 2018: Schedule of events
Replies: 11
Views: 214

Re: Tube Olympics 2018: Schedule of events

Unfortunately, rather as I feared, Winter TO straddles my annual Model Railway Exhibition on 17th Feb. Thus it immediately rules out 10th Feb (the day I go round the shops putting the posters up) and 16th (preparation day and very early start the following day). 20th is also unlikely as my parents (...
by RJSRdg
01 Dec 2017, 00:29
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: TfL Release Raw Timetable Data
Replies: 21
Views: 3400

Re: TfL Release Raw Timetable Data

I did have a play around recently trying to read the WTTs into a spreadsheet but I'm afraid I didn't get very far :-(

Where is the raw data published now - the link in the OP doesn't appear to be working?
by RJSRdg
25 Nov 2017, 22:47
Forum: Never-Ending Games
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 1681
Views: 120589

Re: Word Association

Ray
by RJSRdg
18 Nov 2017, 22:34
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2017/18: Round 2
Replies: 27
Views: 949

Re: Random 15 Championship 2017/18: Round 2

Today's outing didn't get off to a very good start for me today. I forgot to check the timetables for trains between Reading and Paddington for engineering work. Consequently I discovered on getting there that there was a very much reduced service. The first train leaving was the 10:26 but this was ...
by RJSRdg
16 Nov 2017, 23:15
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 115
Views: 6857

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Correct - knew it wouldn't be difficult!

"Don't Laugh At Me" in 1956 and "Big In Albania" (with Tony Hawks and Tim Rice) in 2002.
by RJSRdg
16 Nov 2017, 19:43
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 115
Views: 6857

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

In similar vein, who got to Number 2 in the UK charts in 1956 and number 18 in the Albanian charts in 2002?
by RJSRdg
10 Nov 2017, 22:27
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2017/18: Round 2
Replies: 27
Views: 949

Re: Random 15 Championship 2017/18: Round 2

That sounds like an interesting start! From my point of view, easy enough to get to from Paddington (straight along the H&C). If any of the dozen stations east of Whitechapel are drawn, it's obvious to go that way first, otherwise head west (and you have until Aldgate East to decide whether you want...
by RJSRdg
08 Nov 2017, 00:10
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: Children in Need FNC - 17th November 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 881

Re: Children in Need FNC - 17th November 2017

Sorry, still not fit enough to even consider a FNC at the moment.
by RJSRdg
03 Nov 2017, 22:24
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 115
Views: 6857

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Open University?
by RJSRdg
02 Nov 2017, 09:02
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 115
Views: 6857

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Correct!
by RJSRdg
01 Nov 2017, 21:21
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 115
Views: 6857

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

On which BBC programme are the Can-Can and the Cha-Cha-Cha both banned?
by RJSRdg
29 Oct 2017, 22:56
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 115
Views: 6857

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

David C has it - it was Major Clanger! Although the 'language' of the Clangers was played on swannee whistles, in order to give a rhythm to what the characters were saying, their lines were 'scripted' in English. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OvefhhMbbg Apparently one BBC exec on seeing the scrip...
by RJSRdg
29 Oct 2017, 20:47
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Numerical challenge
Replies: 0
Views: 103

Numerical challenge

Having been frustrated yesterday on a trip to London by the realisation that the closures to the Bak & Jub effectively ruled out ALL the mini-challenges, I have now devised a challenge which doesn't require the use of either line! (Though unfortunately I didn't realise that until late this afternoon...