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by TeamHelsinki
28 Nov 2019, 22:30
Forum: Zone 1: Full Network Challenge Attempts
Topic: Attempt No.1 - 05/09/19
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Re: Attempt No.1 - 05/09/19

My girlfriend and I did our first attempt at FNC a few months ago. (etc.) Congratulations on your FNC completion! I am also a newbie here, my team only having done one FNC (in April 2018) and no other challenges. Thank you for not knocking us off our spot at the bottom of the league table, with a t...
by TeamHelsinki
13 Aug 2019, 21:26
Forum: Zone 1: Full Network Challenge Attempts
Topic: Recce runs
Replies: 27
Views: 5564

Re: Recce runs

I’m still interested that people think GWR validation suddenly becomes easier when the spur opens, and that’s why people are waiting! It’s a tough time to beat, that’s the bottom line. Cross rail.... personally, the more time spent not on a tube line is detrimental to overall time, so cross rail ca...
by TeamHelsinki
29 Jul 2019, 23:28
Forum: Zone 1: Full Network Challenge Attempts
Topic: Recce runs
Replies: 27
Views: 5564

Re: Recce runs

Iain wrote:
29 Jul 2019, 10:55
If you think there are no new routing opportunities then I'd politely suggest that you're missing something(s).
Ouch. Never trust memory -- should have looked at the map before saying anything. Rookie mistake, my apologies. :(

-JMan
by TeamHelsinki
29 Jul 2019, 00:14
Forum: Zone 1: Full Network Challenge Attempts
Topic: Recce runs
Replies: 27
Views: 5564

Re: Recce runs

I should like to point out that when battersea reopens a flood of times will appear. The counter will be reset then, of course, but the Battersea extension won't add any real interest, will it? It will basically be just the equivalent of a 20-minute delay at Kennington compared to the present, with...
by TeamHelsinki
09 May 2019, 14:32
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: Could one train travel the entire tube network?
Replies: 24
Views: 6971

Re: Could one train travel the entire tube network?

Why have a reverse at Moor Park when you could go direct from Ricky to Watford (Met) via the North Curve? Very true. The station-to-station database obviously doesn't have a time for Rickmansworth to Croxley, and the NW corner was so uncomplicated compared to some of the other stuff that this just ...
by TeamHelsinki
09 May 2019, 00:54
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: Could one train travel the entire tube network?
Replies: 24
Views: 6971

Re: Could one train travel the entire tube network?

Revised version. The route now has no Overground shortcut, hence longer -- but not that much longer. Times are calculated on the basis of not stopping at any station previously visited unless required for shunting. Here is the route: MET: Amersham - C&L - Chesham - Moor Pk - Watford - Wembley Pk - J...
by TeamHelsinki
05 May 2019, 19:44
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: Could one train travel the entire tube network?
Replies: 24
Views: 6971

Re: Could one train travel the entire tube network?

(Sorry about repeating myself. My browser did something weird.)

-JMan
by TeamHelsinki
05 May 2019, 19:43
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: Could one train travel the entire tube network?
Replies: 24
Views: 6971

Re: Could one train travel the entire tube network?

D*mn. I was half expecting an objection along the lines of it not being in the spirit of the problem to go from Willesden Jct to Gunnersbury via Overground, as that would technically not fall within the description of "travel the entire tube network". I was completely unprepared for an actual techni...
by TeamHelsinki
05 May 2019, 19:42
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: Could one train travel the entire tube network?
Replies: 24
Views: 6971

Re: Could one train travel the entire tube network?

D*mn. I was half expecting an objection along the lines of it not being in the spirit of the problem to go from Willesden Jct to Gunnersbury via Overground, as that would technically not fall within the description of "travel the entire tube network". I was completely unprepared for an actual techni...
by TeamHelsinki
02 May 2019, 21:49
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: Could one train travel the entire tube network?
Replies: 24
Views: 6971

Re: Could one train travel the entire tube network?

This scenario has been nagging at me occasionally, so I finally decided to crunch the numbers. There are not that many options for the route, given that there is only one access point for many of the lines (Metropolitan/Jubilee at Wembley Park, Jubilee/Bakerloo at Baker St, Piccadilly/Victoria at Fi...
by TeamHelsinki
11 Dec 2018, 00:15
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: Could one train travel the entire tube network?
Replies: 24
Views: 6971

Re: Could one train travel the entire tube network?

Would it be possible to "hire" a train or two and do the whole network on Christmas Day! Lol Would require a lot of backtracking! The mind boggles at what this would cost. Presumably all the control rooms would have to be manned (at Sunday rates) even if there is no other traffic on the network? An...
by TeamHelsinki
29 Apr 2018, 15:44
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: FNC on a Saturday = ??
Replies: 5
Views: 2644

FNC on a Saturday = ??

From what I've read, the conventional wisdom seems to be that it is unfeasible, or even impossible, to attempt an FNC completion on a weekend. I have been trying to find out whether any Tube stations really are closed at weekends any more, as used to be the case, but this information seems peculiarl...
by TeamHelsinki
08 Apr 2018, 19:57
Forum: Zone 1: Full Network Challenge Attempts
Topic: 1st FNC attempt after Easter
Replies: 15
Views: 5423

Re: 1st FNC attempt after Easter

Cost: £34 per person on Oyster PAYG Ouch!! Using Oyster, shouldn't this be capped at less than that? When maximum fares are incurred for not touching out or exceeding the allowed time before exiting the system, these do not count against daily caps. What he said. I believe we incurred one "penalty"...
by TeamHelsinki
05 Apr 2018, 23:13
Forum: Zone 1: Full Network Challenge Attempts
Topic: 1st FNC attempt after Easter
Replies: 15
Views: 5423

Re: 1st FNC attempt after Easter

Well done - I think you've broken Clive's recently-set record for the longest FNC! :-)
Not what we were going for, obviously, but yes -- we are now last in the Top Times table, at 112th!

JMan
by TeamHelsinki
04 Apr 2018, 23:11
Forum: Zone 1: Full Network Challenge Attempts
Topic: 1st FNC attempt after Easter
Replies: 15
Views: 5423

Re: 1st FNC attempt after Easter

Firstly, sorry about the confusion in my initial message -- Tuesday 3 April was the day of the attempt. Success! ...sort of. We have a completion, only not during the same day. We missed out on T4 in the evening, as I feared we might. Having started at Uxbridge at 05:18:37, we first fell behind arou...