John Weber wrote:
The P5 private allows the owning company to place an exchange token on the map in the English Channel, and the power can be activated at any time from Phase 3 on. The description also allows the owning company to place a track upgrade on the English Channel space if no open space exists to place a token (paying the $100 upgrade cost although the token lay itself is free).
My question is, does the applicable type tile (i.e. brown or gray) have to be available, as per the normal rules? For example, suppose it is Phase 4, and the green upgrade title for the EC has been placed by the SECR. Another company owning P5 wants to place there and upgrade the tile to brown. Can this be done or does the player have to wait until Phase 5 (when brown tiles become available) to exercise this power?
I think you could only do this by also using the power of the advanced track laying private.