Tangy's rail brainbenders II (terminated)

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Re: Tangy's rail brainbenders II

Post by Root » 27 Mar 2010, 13:52

jamesthegill wrote:Hang on a minute. There's nothing in your original question that mentions anything about the journey being in the UK.
You still wouldn't get any points: the Kiev–Vladivostok service is longer than your answer of the Trans-Siberian Express, which is from Moscow to Vladivostok. I think the Moscow-Pyongang service might be longest in terms of time, but I'm not sure of that.
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Re: Tangy's rail brainbenders II (terminated)

Post by tubeguru » 27 Mar 2010, 16:04

So what are thre scores then?
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Re: Tangy's rail brainbenders II

Post by jamesthegill » 27 Mar 2010, 20:40

Root wrote:
jamesthegill wrote:Hang on a minute. There's nothing in your original question that mentions anything about the journey being in the UK.
You still wouldn't get any points: the Kiev–Vladivostok service is longer than your answer of the Trans-Siberian Express, which is from Moscow to Vladivostok. I think the Moscow-Pyongang service might be longest in terms of time, but I'm not sure of that.
That's fine, I don't mind losing points for being *wrong* - it's losing points for the goalposts moving/the question not being clear that I don't like.

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Re: Tangy's rail brainbenders II

Post by snudge27 » 27 Mar 2010, 22:03

tangy wrote:
uefacup81 wrote:I entered too!
The date/time on your PM read 26th March 2010, 16:38 and the deadline was 25th March 2010, 20:00. In other words you were too late and your entry is not counted.
Aww, go on Tangy, it's only a bit of fun after all! I only saw your reminder on the 26th and assumed you meant 2000hrs on the 26th... it's not as if I've seen the answers or anything :wink:

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Re: Tangy's rail brainbenders II (terminated)

Post by tangy » 28 Mar 2010, 18:31

tubeguru wrote:So what are thre scores then?
They are as follows:
--greatkingrat: nine (Q4 incorrect)
--barrykas: the full ten points
--tubeguru: eight (Q2 and 9 incorrect)
--jamesthegill: six (Q2, 4, 5 and 9 incorrect)
--scrxisi: eight (Q4 and 5 incorrect)
--rhubarbrhubarb: eight (Q2 and 9 incorrect)

So adding these scores to those obtained in round one gives the following:
--tubeguru (18)
--scrxisi (18)
--greatkingrat (14)
--jamesthegill (10)

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Re: Tangy's rail brainbenders II (terminated)

Post by tangy » 28 Mar 2010, 18:39

Just for completeness, here are the answers from uefacup81 (which wouldn't of earned him many points anyway).

1. Dunbar
2. Liverpool St - Aldgate (Circle Line)... Start at beginning of service on NYE and ride until close of service on New Year's Day; 44 hour journey (approx).
3. That bit that links the loco to the cars
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5. 3.14
6. Class 320
7. Some bees came
8. Sodor branch line
9. None
0. The schematic is different
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Re: Tangy's rail brainbenders II (terminated)

Post by tubeguru » 28 Mar 2010, 18:52

Yes, can we have part three please?
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Re: Tangy's rail brainbenders II (terminated)

Post by Starkey7 » 28 Mar 2010, 23:48

Tangy, what's wrong with Uefacup's answer for question 2?

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Re: Tangy's rail brainbenders II (terminated)

Post by tangy » 29 Mar 2010, 00:11

The Circle is as you know is no longer a full circle, it now has a terminus, so you can no longer go round and round! A journey counts from the start terminus to the the end terminus, so would get to Hammersmith, where that partuicular journey ends.
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Re: Tangy's rail brainbenders II (terminated)

Post by RichieG » 29 Mar 2010, 11:32

Even before the extension to Hammersmith, wouldn't it have been very unlikely for one train to stay on the Circle Line and go round and round and round and round and rou.... sorry got distracted there.
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