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Can you identify a station from just a paving slab? Sadly, some people can
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Re: quizzes and games

Post by RobbieM » 08 Feb 2021, 19:47

RJSRdg wrote:
08 Feb 2021, 18:21
Though I'm intrigued as to why you chose it to be the datum point!
Perhaps my first hint may give a clue, when combined with the fact that you had been having a go at this competition! :D

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Post by RobbieM » 09 Feb 2021, 19:58

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07 Feb 2021, 20:47
...and here it is:

Supposing, hypothetically, you were visiting relatives in Saundersfoot. One day, you decided to head down to the beach with the family pet crow, and release it.

The crow would have to fly at least 59 miles before it reached my mystery station.
But could do it in under 61 miles... (That's my final hint!)

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Re: quizzes and games

Post by RJSRdg » 09 Feb 2021, 20:47

My first thought from the 59 miles clue was Borth, but that wasn't one of the stations on the South Wales Challenge.

So, back to the Cardiff area - Pontyclun, Quaker's Yard, Treforest, Penrhiwceiber and Abercynon have all fallen foul of bus shelter engineering and whilst Pontypridd has proper buildings, they don't look anything like the one in the photo, nor does the skyline look right....
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Post by RobbieM » 09 Feb 2021, 21:47

So close, keep going! Check your miles are big enough. I used Google-measure-distance as my tape measure....

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Post by RJSRdg » 10 Feb 2021, 23:59

So did I...
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Post by RobbieM » 12 Feb 2021, 16:17

I'll probably close this competition tomorrow, but an interesting aside:

I've just requalified as a First Aider (about half an hour ago). During the course we were played a training video for CPR. It was very interesting, but I have to confess whilst watching it I found it hard to pay attention; I was distracted...

...because it was filmed on a station. And my brain was spending most of its energy trying to work out which station it was! Force of habit! :D

By the end of the clip I'd worked out it was Plymouth. Maybe Tubeguru was hiding in the background...?

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Re: quizzes and games

Post by trains 500 » 12 Feb 2021, 17:46

in the meantime this one of mine is still outstanding https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnIBQeyaXZ0

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Post by RobbieM » 12 Feb 2021, 18:04

Ah. Must have missed that one! I will have a go at it when I can.

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Post by RobbieM » 13 Feb 2021, 16:38

RobbieM wrote:
12 Feb 2021, 18:04
Ah. Must have missed that one! I will have a go at it when I can.
...and I have just submitted an answer. (I will also mention this in the original thread.)

Now to reveal the answer to mine...
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Re: quizzes and games

Post by RobbieM » 13 Feb 2021, 16:45

Thank you all for playing! All the answers I received were correct. And in order of submission, the winners are as follows:

(1) trains 500

Well done! And I can now identify our mystery station, situated at a distance of 60.21 miles from Saudersfoot beach...
...to be Rhymney!

Having arrived at Rhymney on the All South Wales challenge, I quickly snapped this photo before catching the bus to Merthyr Tydfil, ready to come down the next valley. Ah, memories!

I have a couple of new stations lined up to guess, but I'll put them in this new thread, so the title is appropriate.

Thanks! :D

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