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Question: Should I set up a multiple choice pictorial rail quiz?  (Voting closed: April 20, 2017, 09:56:01 PM)
Yes, and I might get hooked - 8 (42.1%)
Yes, and I would be briefly interested - 7 (36.8%)
Yes, but I wouldn't do it - 0 (0%)
Don't mind - 4 (21.1%)
No - just want really technical and passenger stuff! - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 19

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« on: April 15, 2017, 09:56:02 PM »

Look for something a little different,  and knowing how people love a quiz, I've put together a multiple choice picture quiz ... entitled "Know Your Melksham".   And it's been very busy on our server this evening!

I don't expect too many people (even the TransWilts members who just pass though) will find this do-able, but I wonder if people would be interested if I tried this approach for a rail quiz?

http://www.wellho.net/kym

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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2017, 10:13:03 PM »

Nine out of 15 - surprised myself.  Nice bit of webpage design too.

I think it would be a good variant on the quizzes we enjoy on here.
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2017, 01:22:47 AM »

7 out of 15 from me - sorry about that.  Embarrassed

I do agree, though, that it's a very good challenge: some of my own answers were 'inspired guesses', but were ultimately shown to be absolutely wrong.  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2017, 09:31:22 AM »

0 out of 15 for me.  Think I need to make a visit to Melksham....... Roll Eyes Wink Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2017, 09:45:14 AM »

I thought the best thing about Melksham were the breakfast pastries ! Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2017, 10:27:25 AM »

5 out of 15 for me and I've never been to Melksham ! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2017, 10:50:18 AM »

7 out of 15. Been through Melksham on many occasions but have never stopped to explore.
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2017, 01:59:51 PM »

It's a tough quiz ... I've not dumbed it down to help people get high scores, and anything from 7 up is statistically significant.  I suspect that a score of 0 out of 15 comes from not answering (m)any of the questions before submitting.   But then I would rather that "railway types" don't guess at things but rather do things from sound knowledge!
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2017, 04:11:46 PM »

I didn't see anything that said 'guess if you don't know'........ Roll Eyes Shocked

....and, yes I do work from sound engineering knowledge, but inferring I'm a 'railway type'?...... its a long time since I collected engine numbers....Cool Grin
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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2017, 06:50:12 PM »

Think I need to make a visit to Melksham....... Roll Eyes Wink Grin

Melksham is well worth such a visit - and it's even possible to do so by train these days!  Shocked Cheesy Grin

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« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2017, 09:22:15 PM »

Well you could get there before - just had to wait 12 hours to get home again...   Grin
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« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2017, 09:33:59 PM »

Well you could get there before - just had to wait 12 hours to get home again...   Grin

Now be fair Bob, if you arrived at 15:21 on a Saturday from Trowbridge, you could leave again at 15:48 to get back there. 

I recall greeting loads of people to do a "give us train" stunt on the platform ... the only time our VIP was available was 3 O'clock on a Saturday and we had pull everyone back twice with the "we want a train" posters to let the train call.   No passengers to worry about ... if you caught the 15:21 for a trip out to Chippenham or Swindon, the only return got you back at 21:34.  And if you caught the 15:48 to Trowbridge or Westbury, your next train back that 17:47 ... the next day.
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« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2017, 09:46:19 PM »

9 out of 15.  Some very inspired guesses Grin
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