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Railway Rivals game 11 – Turn 5

Previous reports: Turn 4 Turn 3 Turn 2 Turn 1 Start-up

Builds

BLACK SHEEP RAILWAYS connected towns in the western valleys. STEAM MACHINES & FUNICULARS built in the central valleys. ARRIBA ARRIBA ANDALE built into an adjacent valley and connected in eastern valleys while TRAVELLING HOPEFULLY RAILWAY built along the head of the valleys, paying for parallel track but perhaps reaping long term rewards.

Black Sheep Railways (BSR), Gerald Udowiczenko - Black
a) (A40) - B39 - Merthyr Tydfil;
    (Ystrad Rhondda) - E11
b) (E11) - Treorchy - D9 - C9 - Treherbet;
    (Ferndale) - I10 - H9 (+12)
c) (H9) - G9 - Maerdy;
    (Tonyrefail) - G18 (+6)
Points
: 59 +18 = 77

Travelling Hopefully Rails (THOR), Jonathan Palfrey - Green
a) (Dowlais) - G38 - H38 - I38 - J37 - K38 (1 to SMF)
b) (K38) - L37 - M38 - N37 - A72 - B72 - C73 (2 to SMF)
c) (C73) - D72 - E73 - Brynmawr (6 to AAA)
Points
: 46 -9 +1 = 38

Arriba Arriba Arndale (AAA), Mike Dyer - Blue
a) (Brynmawr) - E73 - D72 - C73 - Ebbw Vale;
    (L79) - Abersychan (+12)
b) (E83) - E80 - F79 - G79 - Abertillery (+6)
c) (F53) - Senghenydd;
    (D84) - D86 (+6)
Points
: 62 +24 +6 = 92

Steam Machines & Funiculars (SMF), Martin Jennings - Red
a) (Rhymney) - K38 - L37 - M38
b) (M38) - Tredegar*;
    (K45) - I44 - I42 - Fochriw (+13)
c) (D43) - C43 - C42;
    (F92) - G92
Points
: 57 +13 +3 -1 = 72

Turn 5 Map (PDF, 1 Mb)

GM Notes

Next turn's builds: 6, 4, 5

* Special bonus point for connecting to Pevans's birthplace.

Note from Pevans: sorry, guys, I have tried re-scanning the map several times and I can't get the hex numbers any clearer. Looks like the only option is to overlay the scanned image with new numbers, which will take a while...