The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by Steeevooo » 02 Aug 2020, 01:06

trains 500 wrote:
01 Aug 2020, 15:41
heathrow express and southeastern high speed and eurostar no as theese are expensive and maybe also exclude avanti to watford junction

most east midlands trains call at luton a p dont they, as all of theese ideas non of them will ever get done lol
So it would be more of a "let's do some stations and trains that suit" as opposed to a catch all challenge then? Seriously, I await some people to go out and do even half of these hare brained challenges suggested - I know that lockdown has been tough, but Christ!

Edited to clarify this wasnt solely aimed at your post trains500!

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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by trains 500 » 02 Aug 2020, 12:59

as i said none of theese challenges are likely to ever be done if it was to be done i would clarify rules fully to make sure that everyone understood them

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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by DavidC » 02 Aug 2020, 21:16

DrainBrain wrote:
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You need to do it at least twice, then work out Aggregate times.
I took your comment at humorous face value and really liked it without further analysis :-)
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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by Lunaticonthegrass » 04 Aug 2020, 15:05

trains 500 wrote:
02 Aug 2020, 12:59
none of theese challenges are likely to ever be done...
I agree. I see this thread as a way to pass a very long rainy afternoon, rather than a load of serious suggestions.

That said, there are 3 ideas mentioned which I would like to see done, namely:

All Modes - At least one stop on all 11 Underground lines, plus at least one stop on Overground, DLR, Tram, TFL Rail and Cable Car.
Westminster - All 32 stations in the borough of Westminster. (I already have a possible route for this one.)
Centenary - Any 100 of the 270 stations
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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by trains 500 » 04 Aug 2020, 21:06

I agree
glad someone is on the same page as me

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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by The Raven » 05 Aug 2020, 21:02

I also agree that its not important if these challenges are done or not. I just hope they brighten someones day during Covid19!
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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by The Orange One » 06 Aug 2020, 21:18

The Raven wrote:
05 Aug 2020, 21:02
I also agree that its not important if these challenges are done or not. I just hope they brighten someones day during Covid19!
This being said, I'm very happy to take some of these ideas and run with them... though likely with a twist
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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by Lunaticonthegrass » 07 Aug 2020, 10:42

The Orange One wrote:
06 Aug 2020, 21:18
The Raven wrote:
05 Aug 2020, 21:02
I also agree that its not important if these challenges are done or not. I just hope they brighten someones day during Covid19!
...I'm very happy to take some of these ideas and run with them...
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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by trains 500 » 07 Aug 2020, 10:47

all modes - At least one stop on all 11 underground lines plus one stop on overground DLR tram and cable car
Tangy how about adding this to the officail list of alternate challenges on the explorer ticket website

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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by stepneygreen05 » 07 Aug 2020, 14:49

trains 500 wrote:
07 Aug 2020, 10:47
all modes - At least one stop on all 11 underground lines plus one stop on overground DLR tram and cable car
Tangy how about adding this to the officail list of alternate challenges on the explorer ticket website
I could see this working as long as the cable carr is excluded. Where's the fun in putting tonnes of cash into some arab's pockets?

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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by Lunaticonthegrass » 07 Aug 2020, 15:57

I can only see it working if the Cable Car IS included! Otherwise, it's not All Modes.
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