Where am I? CRYPTIC VERSION

 
  retromelb Chief Commissioner

Spotswood

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  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
Not Spotswood.
  retromelb Chief Commissioner

In a decrepit old tram, the ticket checker is interrupted by Eliot.
Lad_Porter

Royal Park
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
Sorry, not Royal Park either.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Essendon?
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
Not Essendon.

Time for a clue:  think of a modern-day name for a ticket checker.
  retromelb Chief Commissioner

Watsonia
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
Watsonia is the one, so well done retromelb !!

In a decrepit = nia
Old tram = W
Ticket checker = ao
Eliot:  in cryptic clues, often refers to the poet T.S. Eliot
Ticket checker interrupted by Eliot = atso

All yours, retromelb.
  retromelb Chief Commissioner

Cheers Lad.

Messy like a hog.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Oakleigh? A messy anagram of "like a hog"
  retromelb Chief Commissioner

Duttonbay has gone the whole hog with a hole in one.  Over to you...
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Apologies for the delay, and thanks for the reminder, retromelb.

The music-maker was bad, sounded backwards, perhaps
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Altona ( (atonal )
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Altona - I like that guess, but sadly it's not the correct answer.
  Plan B Junior Train Controller

Ravel is a famous music maker

if you are not so good or bad at music making - you may be described "not Ravel"

backwards that is

Levar ton

which sounds a bit like my guess of Laverton...
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

I like the thinking, very much along the right lines, but it's not Laverton.
  retromelb Chief Commissioner

Deer Park

A reed can make music.  A not so good one is a crap reed.  Sounded backwards it is deer parc.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Well done! Perfect reasoning. Deer Park it is.

Over (or is it back to) retromelb.
  retromelb Chief Commissioner

Cheers duttonbay.

Are you a United Nations member?
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Auburn?
  retromelb Chief Commissioner

Are you a United Nations member?

Not:
Auburn
  retromelb Chief Commissioner

Are you a UN member?
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Ha. Murrumbeena.   I was looking for an anagram with ruaun, but hadn't considered the possibility it might also include "member".
  retromelb Chief Commissioner

Cracked it duttonbay!  Back to you... again...
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

The British navy docks in California for example, that is something

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