I need a name for my layout

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by berraf, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. berraf

    berraf Member

    Hi all!
    I´m starting all over with my N-scale layout and am sitting in my chair and planning for it´s coming up.
    I got a modular basic trackplan here and need a name for the layout.
    Because I´m from Sweden I don´t know much about names of railroads so I thougt someone could give some suggestions :)
    The theme for the layout will be traffic from a lumber post to industries where something is done and from that to the station for delivery to final destination.
  2. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Make one up, like the Swedish & North amarican or the Northern Sweeen :D
  3. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    How about the Baltic and Western Railway (BWR) ??:)
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    I see the Santa Fe logo at the top of your track plan link and assume you want to model an American line, right? Some people like to name their model railroads after a division of their favorite line so maybe some research of the Sante Fe system might yield some possibilties. Another option might be to get out a map of the western US and pick out some town or city names that appeal.

    Are you freelancing a railroad? If so then maybe you can pick a city name and add a direction such as I did with my Kings Port & Western.
  5. berraf

    berraf Member

    Thank´s for the tips!
    I have now decided that the proud name would be "South Eastern Railroad" because I live in the southeastern part of Sweden.
    Today I will go to the local timber yard and by the things I need to get started :)
  6. DavidB-AU

    DavidB-AU Member

    Parts of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania along the Delaware River were originally called Nya Sverige (New Sweden). The Delaware River itself was originally called the Swenskes Revier. Essington was originally called Nya Göteborg and Salem was Nya Elfsborg.

    A layout depicting a fictional Class II or short line through the area could potentially run through many places with Swedish names.

  7. berraf

    berraf Member

    Is it maybe so David that you have your family roots in Sweden?
  8. japrail

    japrail New Member

    I hope you have better luck than I did with names, with my freelance RR I find I change the name as the layout evolves, already changed it three times but think I have the right one now, funny how when the layout grows a chosen name does not suit.
  9. berraf

    berraf Member

    That´s a risk I am willing to take :wave:
  10. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    and you could have a "Lost Norwegian" mountain somewhere on your layout.
  11. berraf

    berraf Member

    I guess there´s a lot of them :thumb: so I think it´s a good idea...
  12. fsm1000

    fsm1000 Member

    I just used the initials of my name FSM :D After all it is my railroad LOL
    I hope that helps:)
  13. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    My B&MC comes from the initials of my beloved and I. It's come to stand for the Basic and Mostly Credible around friends and the Baltimore and Mount Claire around rivet counters.:thumb:
  14. berraf

    berraf Member

    That´s a good behavior :D
  15. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    You'd be amazed at how much space and budget you can get for a move like that...:thumb: :D
  16. DavidB-AU

    DavidB-AU Member

    Denmark actually. Well technically Schleswig-Holstein which was either Danish or German depending on whose army was occupying at the time. :)

  17. Metro Red Line

    Metro Red Line New Member

    How about "Stockholm Pacific?" (SP) :D

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