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Offline kierang

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Station name ideas please...
« on: January 13, 2018, 09:49:35 am »
Looking for some inspiration for station names.

The layout is called Fairway Junction (broadly 80s/90s Network South East) on account of the fact that we live in a house built on what used to be a golf course.

I have a mainline station (2 platforms) and a small branch station (1 platform and a steam preservation society museum)

Any genius ideas ?

Cheers

Kieran

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Re: Station name ideas please...
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 10:12:43 am »
How about sticking to golf themed ideas? Don't know about station names (I don't play golf), but you could have a pub called the Hole in One!  :beers:
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Re: Station name ideas please...
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2018, 10:50:24 am »
The branch station could be "Putting Green" and the main line could be "xxxxxxx Links"

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Re: Station name ideas please...
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2018, 11:14:29 am »
Hi Kieran,

Do you want golf related station ideas or something else?

 Knowing this lot you might get inundated with first witty, then silly golfing names and get nowhere. Just a thought/warning.

Cheers weave  :beers:

PS. As it's Network South East......

https://i.pinimg.com/236x/d5/03/70/d5037049b733925e5bff984ac04d5176.jpg  :D

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Re: Station name ideas please...
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2018, 12:16:58 pm »
To keep it believable I'd not follow the golf theme. Things like Handicap Halt or East Bunker would be too twee.

I started by thinking about the prefixes and suffixes of real station names in my area. Grove PARK, WEST Dulwich, Beckenham HILL, Folkestone CENTRAL.

The "something FOR something" can be good i.e. Greenhithe for Bluewater.
Not forgetting "x AND x" i.e. Borough Green AND Wrotham.
Not near me but "Something ST. something" as in Exeter ST. Davids.

I'm soon to start my new layout Saxon Street which will have connections to stations at Cotton Hill  and Farningham Central. So please don't pinch any of those!  :no:

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Re: Station name ideas please...
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2018, 12:35:48 pm »
Hi again,

I agree with Alec not to go down the golf name route but when he suggested "X and X" I couldn't resist.

Pitcham and Puttenham  :D.

Sorry, I'll get me clubs.

Cheers weave  :beers:

Saying that, the real Puttenham isn't too far from me.


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Re: Station name ideas please...
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2018, 01:58:21 pm »
Using golfers' names, how about Norman Cross or Palmerston Road?
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Re: Station name ideas please...
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2018, 02:20:05 pm »
Hi Kieran,

Do you want golf related station ideas or something else?

 Knowing this lot you might get inundated with first witty, then silly golfing names and get nowhere. Just a thought/warning.

Cheers weave  :beers:

PS. As it's Network South East......

https://i.pinimg.com/236x/d5/03/70/d5037049b733925e5bff984ac04d5176.jpg  :D

 :laughabovepost:

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Re: Station name ideas please...
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2018, 02:21:48 pm »
Food for thought everyone, thanks.

I think I will keep the main station as Fairway Junction.

The little station, I'm still thinking about. I like the golfers names ideas - Ballasteros Parkway ?  :smiley-laughing:

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Re: Station name ideas please...
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2018, 02:24:19 pm »
Hi again,

I agree with Alec not to go down the golf name route but when he suggested "X and X" I couldn't resist.

Pitcham and Puttenham  :D.

Sorry, I'll get me clubs.

Cheers weave  :beers:

Saying that, the real Puttenham isn't too far from me.

I quite like that - as it's the end of the line - maybe "Pitcham End" or "Puttenham End"  :thumbsup:


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Re: Station name ideas please...
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2018, 02:42:52 pm »
if you want a golfers name the I can't resist with "Tiger Wood(s)"

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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2018, 02:50:29 pm »
bogey halt ,pity your not  modeling green era

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Re: Station name ideas please...
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2018, 03:38:04 pm »
... greenside.....

set it in  the  north  an  go  fer  *****  on  tees...

what  about  Slicer's  Wood....

or   go  Cotswolds..

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Re: Station name ideas please...
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2018, 03:44:32 pm »
Fairway Junction to Chipton Green.

Sounds good to me - golf-like but well disguised I think 👍

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Re: Station name ideas please...
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2018, 03:56:33 pm »
Stableford ???

or if in  Cornwall....

Under Parr....
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