5,126 Spliced Maximus (7 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 2842)
  234567890ET  Phobos Surprise
  648203T5E79  Scarlet Surprise
- 5739ET20486  "Backwards" Original
- 5739T0E8264  Bristol Surprise
  089674523ET  Littleport Little Surprise
  90785634T2E  Ariel Surprise
  T3E52749608  Phobos Surprise
  2E4T6385079  Rigel Surprise
  64820E9T735  Ariel Surprise
  795038T6E42  Bristol Surprise
  8604927E5T3  Scarlet Surprise
  ET234567890
Repeat ten times.
- = 16.

The link is one lead (2 blows) of backwards plain
hunting, surrounded by a pair of sixth place bobs;
that is, a 16 bob at the end of the lead of
Scarlet, followed by place notation 1T.16, thus:

- 17593E2T4068
  15739ET20486
- 17593TE02846
  15739T0E8264
 

Contains 1,056 each Ariel Surprise, Bristol Surprise, Phobos Surprise and Scarlet Surprise, 528 Rigel Surprise, 352 Littleport Little Surprise and 22 Original, with 120 changes of method and all the work.