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  1. yorkie

    yorkie Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    The prize is: £10 off the ticket price for the Highland Chieftain on the Highland Chieftain Forum Meet in July.

    You must record yourself making an announcement. This is for a fictional service that calls at EVERY station on the ECML taking the route of the Highland Chieftain. These are all stations passed by the Chieftain.

    The announcement is as follows:-

    Platform 1 for 0945 GNER Link service to Inverness. Calling at:

    Finsbury Park
    Harringay
    Hornsey
    Alexandra Palace
    New Southgate
    Oakleigh Park
    New Barnet
    Hadley Wood
    Potters Bar
    Brookmans Park
    Welham Green
    Hatfield
    Welwyn Garden City
    Welwyn North
    Knebworth
    Stevenage
    Hitchin
    Arlesey
    Biggleswade
    Sandy
    St Neots
    Huntingdon
    Peterborough
    Grantham
    Newark North Gate
    Retford
    Doncaster
    YORK
    Thirsk
    Northallerton
    Darlington
    Durham
    Chester-le-Street
    NEWCASTLE
    Manors
    Cramlington
    Morpeth
    Pegswood
    Widdrington
    Acklington
    Alnmouth
    Chathill
    Berwick upon Tweed
    Dunbar
    Drem
    Longniddry
    Prestonpans
    Wallyford
    Musselburgh
    EDINBURGH WAVERLEY
    EDINBURGH HAYMARKET
    Linlithgow
    Polmont
    FALKIRK GRAHAMSTON
    STIRLING
    Bridge of Allan
    Dunblane
    GLENEAGLES
    PERTH
    Dunkeld and Birnam
    PITLOCHRY
    Blair Atholl
    Dalwhinnie
    Newtonmore
    KINGUSSIE
    AVIEMORE
    Carrbridge
    INVERNESS

    Platform 1 for 0945 GNER Link service to Inverness.


    Please try to keep the file size down by compressing it to MP3, but if you cannot do that do not worry as I can convert it.

    (By the way the stations in CAPS, are those which the Chieftain calls at in real life :))

    Rules: it must be your own voice, you may be asked to prove it if we are in doubt that it's you. My decision is final. NO cash alternative prize.
     
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  3. yorkie

    yorkie Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    I have 1 submission so far, from Laverack2.

    Any more?
     
  4. bunnahabhain

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    Bah, what about an all stations Penzance - Dundee ;)

    One has already done an all stations Loughborough Central - London Marylebone (excepting LUL stations) <D

    You also forgot to announce restaurant facilities, first class, and all the crap they come out with now ;)
     
  5. Coxster

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    What happens if we cannot prenounce the station names properly? :oops:
     
  6. yorkie

    yorkie Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    I doubt anyone would get them ALL right! (not without a LOT of research and rehersing anyway!). So don't worry about it!
     
  7. heart-of-wessex

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    ill have to get my mic working

    as for Pronouncations, im half scots so i can say half the stops!
     
  8. Dave A

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    I get to Arlesey and keep saying Arsely :oops: . The ones before hand are easy for me because I live near that lot.
     
  9. Ben

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    i think its arls-ey
     
  10. Sprinter

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    I may have a go at this, I have had a quick practice and can say most stations name with ease.

    How long would a train stopping at all those stations take to go from KX to Inverness I wonder!
     
  11. Guinness

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    24 hours? :P
     
  12. yorkie

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    You could calculate it by adding up the parts.

    London-Welwyn GC all stopper 40 mins
    Welwyn GC-Peterborough all stopper 1 hr 02 mins
    Peterborough-York all stopper 1 hr 32 mins

    and so on.. (Anyone want to take over at this point?!)

    There will be some limitations though, e.g. no Chathill - Berwick or Dunbar-Drem trains, so you'd have to estimate.
     
  13. yorkie

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    Update: 2 entries so far.

    I'll set a provisional closing date for a week today, 22 June.
     
  14. Julian G

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    i sent it to yorkie via phone
     
  15. yorkie

    yorkie Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Very good, sounds realistic BUT...

    you did Penzance instead of Inverness :lol:
     
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    That's exectly the same error as mine :)
     
  17. Julian G

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    from Clapham Junction
     
  18. yorkie

    yorkie Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Only 4 days left and I've only got 2 entries! :shock:

    1288gaje's announcement is very realistic, however it's for the wrong line, so I can't accept it!

    Well, I suppose I have 3 entries if I include Gareth Hale's entry, except that has the Crazy Frog in the background...
     
  19. Ben

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    good anouncment but there was a reason for him having the crazyfrog you sometimes hear background music at big stations
     
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    I must agree - but, we're talking King's Cross... it's too big to hear Crazy Frog!
     
  21. Guinness

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    Besides, Crazy Frog is bloody crap IMO.
     
  22. Techniquest

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    I don't know, some people play music VERY loudly...

    Expect my entry ASAP. I'll go do it now!

    (Better turn HTID off til after then!)
     
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    Got a problem, no idea how to send it...Got no conversion software either, as my MP3 player (only means of recording I'm afraid) does not save in .MP3 mode it seems.

    Advise me ASAP, I want my entry to be heard by someone other than myself!
     
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    Solved the problem, sent it direct to yorkie.
     
  26. heart-of-wessex

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    GRRR i would so like to do this but i cant as my micprone isnt working :cry: :cry:
    ill have to miss out :(
     
  27. yorkie

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    I only got 3 valid entries (5 if you include the Crazy Frog entry, and one to Penzance :shock: ), so I am extending the deadline to 8pm on Saturday.

    Anyone with a broken microphone has a few days to buy a new one (they're about £3 or so I think?).

    Can't say fairer than that ;)
     
  28. Gareth Hale

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    Ill get my one in now...
     
  29. Techniquest

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    Grr, I was hoping for an announcement of whose was best by now!

    Guess I'll have to wait til Sunday afternoon!
     
  30. yorkie

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    Judges are rating all 5 candidates now.
     
  31. richa2002

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    And very good they are too ;)
    I have picked a winner :)
     
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