Railway Rivals game 16 – Turn 1
Our fourth player is Mike Clibborn-Dyer, giving us a full set for the start-up.
UNORTHODOX ENGINEERS (UE), Jonathan Palfrey - Green
Starts: Britton Ferry (K22)
RAREBITE CYMRU RAIL (RCR), Mike Dyer - Black
Starts: Swansea (J16)
GERALD'S WELSH RAILWAY (GWR), Gerald Udowiczenko - Red
Starts: Port Talbot port (G23)
BABEL AND SWANSEA HAULAGE (BASH), Bob Blanchett - Blue
Starts: Llanelli port (L8)
Order layouts: Your Name, Company Name, Company Colour.
Elmers End is an interchange on the Hayes Line, meeting the new Croydon Tramlink, where I did various works as part of Southern Region Power Supply Upgrade. It had been intended to extend the Docklands Light Railway from Lewisham down to Hayes, but that probably won't happen for many years, if at all. And I tend to think of elephants.
Jonathan has put a bit of work into tidying up the map, which is much appreciated. In particular, he's replaced the hex co-ordinates with clearer versions. A copy of this version will be sent to players and used for the map on the website.
The first turn's die rolls are: 6, 3, 5
With seven on the waiting list, we have opted for two (up to) four-player games. This one is being played on map O, South Wales Coalfield (West) - a working copy will be sent to each player (along with the rules). These players are: Jonathan Palfrey, Gerald Udowiczenko, Bob Blanchett and room for one more.
To get things rolling, players need to send: the name of their company; their preferences (if any) for colour (from: Black, Red, Green, Blue, Brown and Purple) and their preferences for starting position - the docks (green half-hexes along the coast). And give plenty of preferences, 'cause you could be getting your fourth choice...