Nice-looking station! Where is it?

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tubeguru wrote: 19 Dec 2022, 19:59 Suggestion - can the two different station quizzes use different nomenclature systems, instead of sharing the phonetic alphabet as they do now?
Yes, makes sense. I'll continue with the phonetic alphabet (which I began); if trains500 could pick a different system, that'd be great.

Hopefully I'll get Station November up and running in the next day or two.
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Station November

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It’s the first nice-looking station of 2023 folks! I guess you’re all raring to go. My chosen location for Station November hopefully won’t give you too many problems.

• Name Station November.

There is an historical figure from the locality this station serves, who has a connection with an historical figure from a town less than twelve miles from my home (I live in Guildford, as I’m sure you’re aware). A certain pub chain felt it was important to commemorate both these folk. So for the bonus:

• What is the connection between the two historical figures I’ve mentioned?

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Done, and done :)
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tubeguru wrote: 19 Jan 2023, 20:06 Done, and done :)
And very well done done they were two. (Er, sorry, ‘too’)
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Station November - Hint

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Go back to the post where I first set Station November. Read it backwards, letter by letter, and see if anything jumps out at you.

(If you’ve got the time to spare… 😐)
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any chance of a hint for the bonus pls?
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trains 500 wrote: 15 Feb 2023, 12:53 any chance of a hint for the bonus pls?
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Station November - closing soon

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Well, it's all a bit quiet on the Nice-looking Station front. I'll give this one a few more days. Last chance for answers!
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RobbieM wrote: 06 Mar 2023, 20:48 Well, it's all a bit quiet on the Nice-looking Station front. I'll give this one a few more days. Last chance for answers!
You're leaving them a long time these days :)
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tubeguru wrote: 07 Mar 2023, 18:14
RobbieM wrote: 06 Mar 2023, 20:48 Well, it's all a bit quiet on the Nice-looking Station front. I'll give this one a few more days. Last chance for answers!
You're leaving them a long time these days :)
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It was worth the prompt - I've had another submission.

Answer coming very soon!
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Station November - Answered

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Righto, time’s up on Station November. Let’s begin by looking at the hint – the post where I first set the station needs to be read backwards, letter by letter. And when you get to the phrase “My chosen location for Station November…”, you’ll see the station hidden in plain backwards sight! Yes, Station November is Colne.

And the bonus? Well, a famous figure from Colne is Wallace Hartley – after whom the local 'Spoons pub is named. And a few miles from Guildford is Godalming, where the 'Spoons is named after a local called Jack Phillips. So what is the connection between these two fine gentlemen? Well, they both had significant roles on the Titanic during its final few hours.

Wallace Hartley was the band leader, who continued leading his band whilst the ship met its fate. And Jack Phillips was the chief radio operator who put out the SOS calls, enabling many to be rescued on that night.

Well done to Trains500, Tubeguru and Michael Churchill for correct submissions. Wonderful gents, you all are.

We’ll be taking a trip to the Oscars before the night's out, folks! :D
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Station Oscar

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Sometimes a nice-looking station really is a nice-looking station. If this one were to be used in a film set, I’m sure it might win a Station Oscar.

• Name Station Oscar.
• Bonus: Oscar has something in common with another 48-or-so stations on the national network. Another of these is Station C (which I set back in February 2021). What is this common thing?

Sometimes it’s hard to set a bonus which doesn’t turn out to be a hint in itself, but maybe I’ve managed it this time….

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Well, it’s been a bit slow on this one. Only one correct answer so far. But I’m sure one or two others must know where Station Oscar can be found. So I will give it another week or so before going down the hint line.

It’s come to light that 48-or-so in the bonus might actually be 47-or-so, as my correct guessee identified a station that was outside of the category which I thought it was in, but it wasn’t actually. But probably 48-or-so is near enough to 47-or-so to be accurate enough. Whether you think it is or not, I guess you’ve given up trying to comprehend this paragraph… :roll:
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RobbieM wrote: 14 Apr 2023, 15:15 my correct guessee identified a station that was outside of the category which I thought it was in, but it wasn’t actually. But probably 48-or-so is near enough to 47-or-so to be accurate enough. Whether you think it is or not, I guess you’ve given up trying to comprehend this paragraph… :roll:
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