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Author Topic: Great Nowhere Everytime Preservation Railway  (Read 2713 times)

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Re: Help me name my layout
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2012, 01:56:35 PM »
Well it's certainly different!  :thumbsup:

Regarding the name - "Enniware" or "Everiware" ??  ;)


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Re: Help me name my layout
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2012, 02:28:15 PM »
Congratulations to you and new mum  :thumbsup:

That gradient along the wall looks like a steep climb  :o
So with that in mind what about "Gettinupgrad"  ???

cheers John.

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Re: Help me name my layout
« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2012, 06:16:48 PM »
Many congratulations on the arrival of your daughter :beers:

Dunno what you have named her but how about her name then 'Mount', for example "Annie's Mount"

I have to agree the gradient looks steep - have you run anything up it yet?

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Re: Help me name my layout
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2012, 08:45:43 PM »
Judging by the grades it ought to have Swiss scenics...

anyway how about "Upson Downs", that seems to sum it up 8)
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Re: Help me name my layout
« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2012, 09:27:48 PM »
Hehe I like all these suggestions... except nobody's going to mount my daughter...  :smiley-laughing:

The steep gradient on the straight is about a 1-in-20 - minitrix diesels will climb up happily pulling a rake of 10 carriages. Dapol 66 will get up there too hauling a few trucks (which surprised me), as will the minitrix 9Fs. Farish 14 will light engine. Minitrix dock tanks will also get up with a run-up.

Almost everything else just spins wheels.

The gradient up the spiral is actually very gentle - 1 in 40 or so at its worst, and steepest where the curve is at its largest radius, gradually decreasing to a 1 in 80 or so near the top. Thus I haven't had anything struggle (yet!).

What this means is that that loop is one-direction only, which is fine by me. Given the return loop at the end of the spur is on a removable board, I might get rid of the really steep gradient and have that part end-to-end with a top station and a bottom station or yard. More sidings are always useful...

Upsons Downs is my favourite so far. Paddy Hill (my own idea) sounds too much like a bookies!

Thanks for all the suggestions. This is definitely a Rule One layout :)

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Great Nowhere Everytime Preservation Railway
« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2012, 04:12:40 PM »
Right... the little one is now sleeping through the night, and so she has gone into her own room, and we have moved back to the loft to ours... which means that I get my train room back :)

So I can continue making progress with some more scenery hopefully this weekend.

In the meantime, we had a short break down in Swanage and I've decided that what I'm modelling is a preservation railway. Except it's in no specific location (or rather will have bits of geography from all over the world following the Artistic Director's direction), and I really don't want to exclude modern stuff (or even futuristic??? - I love SF as well).

So it's a multi-local future historic railway 8)

Which led me on to name it according to the best backronym principles... it's going to be called:

Great Nowhere Everytime Preservation Railway, or GNEPR

And that's that. On to the fun stuff (when I'm not running trains to get the little one interested)

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Re: Great Nowhere Everytime Preservation Railway
« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2012, 04:18:11 PM »
Which led me on to name it according to the best backronym principles... it's going to be called:

Great Nowhere Everytime Preservation Railway, or GNEPR


May I ask if the "G" is silent or not?  :evil:  :smiley-laughing:


cheers John.

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Re: Great Nowhere Everytime Preservation Railway
« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2012, 04:19:26 PM »
It's just like "Gnu"  ;D (which despite what the dictionary says I maintain is up to the user's discretion...)
« Last Edit: July 26, 2012, 04:21:24 PM by Gnep »

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Re: Great Nowhere Everytime Preservation Railway
« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2012, 05:19:31 PM »
It's just like "Gnu"  ;D (which despite what the dictionary says I maintain is up to the user's discretion...)

Not "Going"
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