What's your loco naming protocol?

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Re: What's your loco naming protocol?

Post by FWLR » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:49 am

Most definitely Ian. :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Re: What's your loco naming protocol?

Post by Big Jim » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:50 am

Mind you when it comes to naming cars I have had quite a few that have been given names that start with "You....." :D
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Re: What's your loco naming protocol?

Post by FWLR » Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:11 am

Done that Jim….it ends in R….. :laughing3: :laughing3:
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Re: What's your loco naming protocol?

Post by artfull dodger » Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:34 pm

Mine have carried names taken from the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Dicken's book Oliver Twist. Right now I roster 2 engines. An LGB/Aster that carries its as given name of Frank S. And I just got my old Roundhouse Bertie back. She currently carries the name of St Christopher. But the plates are to large and look out of place. I have a set with a red background for "Smaug" that I might use. Going to finish the engine to look similar to dougrail's Fennec, might even try to build a clone in 45mm gauge. Hope Doug doesn't mind. His work on Fennec is what got me to get a Bertie, and the desire to get it back once I had the funds. Mike the Aspie
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Re: What's your loco naming protocol?

Post by Matloughe » Mon May 21, 2018 11:27 pm

Hello my first post on here so I probably shouldn't be commenting, but for my locomotives it is planned to use the forenames of my Grandparents who are no-longer here prefixed either "Sir" or "Lady" it'd just be a nice memory for myself.

I haven't decided if I will make a distinction between Diesel/Electric vs Steam locomotives as of yet. I might throw in a couple of Royal Navy Warships as well for good measure! :-D

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Re: What's your loco naming protocol?

Post by IanC » Tue May 22, 2018 9:18 am

Matloughe wrote: ↑
Mon May 21, 2018 11:27 pm
Hello my first post on here so I probably shouldn't be commenting, but for my locomotives it is planned to use the forenames of my Grandparents who are no-longer here prefixed either "Sir" or "Lady" it'd just be a nice memory for myself.

I haven't decided if I will make a distinction between Diesel/Electric vs Steam locomotives as of yet. I might throw in a couple of Royal Navy Warships as well for good measure! :-D
Gary,

You're as entitled to comment as much as anyone else. FWIW I think family names are great. In your case as a memory or tribute, or as in mine, to involve the family in my hobby. Royal Navy Warships were done by the LMS on Jubilees, and BR on the class 50s.

I have seen some strange names and have often wondered at the origins, or reasons for using them.

I hadn't thought of making a distinction between steam and diesel. I think I'll just number the diesels.

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Re: What's your loco naming protocol?

Post by FWLR » Tue May 22, 2018 11:24 am

Gary don’t think because you are new to the forum you can’t contribute :silent: You can put anything you like, so long has it doesn’t upset anyone. We are a really friendly butch on here most of the time….. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: What's your loco naming protocol?

Post by dewintondave » Wed May 23, 2018 7:53 am

I appreciate all the responses :thumbup:
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Re: What's your loco naming protocol?

Post by quarryman » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:43 pm

Up to present time I have named my Garratt "JASPER" as in Jasper the Garratt after the comedian of a similar name.

Still not christened the RH Katie or the little 0-4-0 diesel but guess it will happen in time.

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Re: What's your loco naming protocol?

Post by Dwayne » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:58 am

No names, just numbers on the Two Dogs.

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Re: What's your loco naming protocol?

Post by chris w » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:50 am

I will be naming my locos after my children, just ordered first name plate ISABELLE, that will be going on a Millie loco in Victorian maroon.

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Re: What's your loco naming protocol?

Post by dewintondave » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:59 am

In lieu of an official nameplate
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Re: What's your loco naming protocol?

Post by tom_tom_go » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:18 am

Please call it that Dave!

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Re: What's your loco naming protocol?

Post by TonyW » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:14 am

A friend of mine has a Hunslet called Attila...

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Re: What's your loco naming protocol?

Post by dewintondave » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:13 pm

tom_tom_go wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:18 am
Please call it that Dave!
The official name is "Donald J", but we shall know it as The Don πŸ‘Œ
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