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Re: Layout naming suggestions (wanted for totem)
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2019, 03:48:54 PM »
looks a bit cluttered and track too close to baseboard  edges, beware newport nobby may have comments.wiring and signalling would be a concern - lake district railways tend to be
simple track layouts and only my thoughts !!
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Re: Layout naming suggestions (wanted for totem)
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2019, 04:07:29 PM »
My approach is usually to choose the name of a real place that never had a railway but jolly well should have done. Hence my current layout is 'Nine Mile Hill', a real place on the Cambridgeshire/Suffolk border. My first layout, back in the mists of the 80s, was 'Tory and Ballast Hole', which were the names of my Grandfather's two allotment gardens!

You'll come up with a name to suit you - don't rush it!

Cheers,

Chris

PS. Looking at the map, there is a large hole in the middle of the lake district which never saw a train. Following my system, there are some lovely names you could use - Mungrisdale, Threlkeld, Seatoller...
« Last Edit: May 15, 2019, 04:12:08 PM by Papyrus, Reason: Added a bit »
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Re: Layout naming suggestions (wanted for totem)
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2019, 04:12:21 PM »

Transition Period with both steam/diesel. Mainly fictitious.. But wanted to add in the haverthwaite station, as a throwback to visiting it as a child..

I lived in Millom for a few years as a child and passed the station many times in the car, but don't remember ever actually visiting it.

In case it's of interest, links to a few sets of photos I came across recently.

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/133242-lakeside-and-haverthwaite-railway-now/&tab=comments#comment-3127994

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/85326-dave-fs-photos-ongoing-more-added-15th-may/page/614/&tab=comments#comment-3498679

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/search/&q=haverthwaite&type=forums_topic&item=85326
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Re: Layout naming suggestions (wanted for totem)
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2019, 04:13:18 PM »
The YanTanTethera railway
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vapour is just water and therefor clean

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Re: Layout naming suggestions (wanted for totem)
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2019, 04:16:51 PM »
The YanTanTethera railway

Now that's a name you can count on ;)
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Re: Layout naming suggestions (wanted for totem)
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2019, 04:22:08 PM »
The YanTanTethera railway

Now that's a name you can count on ;)
Quite literally  :bounce:

The quest for the layout name made me surf some wikipedia crest  :D
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Re: Layout naming suggestions (wanted for totem)
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2019, 07:41:04 PM »
The YanTanTethera railway

Now that's a name you can count on ;)
Quite literally  :bounce:

The quest for the layout name made me surf some wikipedia crest  :D

Suggest you make the fourteenth station the terminus!

For the Lake District; ideal place names are Hawkshead, Grasmere, Waterhead… or Hilltop.

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Re: Layout naming suggestions (wanted for totem)
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2019, 05:43:56 AM »
So I have 2 stations (one will be Haverthwaite) so I need a station name & a track / layout name.. so many decisions!

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Re: Layout naming suggestions (wanted for totem)
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2019, 06:20:50 AM »
So.. My wife and I have agreed to names!! Thank you all.. I guess I should start a new youtube channel now I have a name!!

Track layout - Travisdale-Pickmere-Railway - @AlexanderJesse
Main Station - Walney Pike - Thank you @themadhippy

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Re: Layout naming suggestions (wanted for totem)
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2019, 06:29:59 AM »
That good. Remember to keep track a good edge away from baseboard, ensure you can signal and wire it. Good luck
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Re: Layout naming suggestions (wanted for totem)
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2019, 06:32:03 AM »
That good. Remember to keep track a good edge away from baseboard, ensure you can signal and wire it. Good luck

Good point..

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Re: Layout naming suggestions (wanted for totem)
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2019, 02:24:44 PM »
if you decide to add a halt on you layout it could be..


A Mere Halt..

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Re: Layout naming suggestions (wanted for totem)
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2019, 02:40:56 PM »
I do love names. They are an important part of a layout, I think.

I have tended to use portmanteau names for the layouts on which I am working. For example, the N gauge layout that I currently have under construction I call "Oxcott", which is a portmanteau of Oxford and Didcot (with an extra "t", which I think seems a little more plausible than "Oxcot"). That portmanteau was chosen because the layout itself is based on a combination of these locations.

Another good way of naming a layout is using the names of real towns that were not served by rail in reality (but that one imagines being served by rail in the imaginary universe in which the layout is set), or inventing town names by a semi-random combination of the beginnings and endings of actual town names. Town names are generally made up of more or less standard components, with any given town having other towns that share the same beginning or end. For example, "Southampton" is, obviously, made up of "South" and "hampton"; there are many other towns beginning with "South" (Southwark, Southwold, etc.) and many other towns ending in "hampton" (e.g. Northampton, Wolverhampton). To invent a fictional but plausible town name, just take a combination of these components that happens not to be used in reality, e.g. "Midhampton" or "Isleham".

Finally, some people enjoy whymsical names that have an element of humour to them; "Upsand Downs" is an obvious example, but there are many others.

Edit: I see that I may have missed the boat on the suggestions. As to "Walney Pike", a splendid name, no doubt - the whymsically minded might also like "Donttellemyourname Pike".
« Last Edit: May 16, 2019, 02:43:37 PM by jamespetts »

 

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