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Naming my new layout... Help wanted!
« on: October 24, 2018, 04:11:35 PM »
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My last layout had a cool and unique name.  Although based on the PRR Middle Division, I took enough liberties that I wanted to name it something else.  Because the Middle Division followed the Juniata River for its entire length, calling it the Juniata Division helped place it geographically, gave it a Pennsy-sounding name (think Juniata Shops in Altoona), and gave it a name that distinguished it from countless other PRR layouts.  I’m convinced that the name itself helped make it easier to market and recognize.

My current layout is based on the narrow gauge Rio Grande Southern First District from Ridgway, CO to Rico, CO, a distance of about 66 miles (not including the Telluride Branch).  It follows several rivers just in the first 66 miles including the San Miguel and the Dolores (although more of the Second District runs along the Dolores).  It crosses Dallas Divide (not modeled) and Lizard Head (modeled, but there’s another guy calling his HOn3 RGS the “Lizard Head Division”). 

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Re: Naming my new layout... Help wanted!
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2018, 04:20:21 PM »
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Dolores and Dallas Divide, a Rio Grande Southern First Division Railroad

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Re: Naming my new layout... Help wanted!
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2018, 04:27:09 PM »
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Dave V's Layout?   :trollface:
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Re: Naming my new layout... Help wanted!
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2018, 05:13:49 PM »
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Rico Suave.  :trollface:

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Re: Naming my new layout... Help wanted!
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2018, 05:30:28 PM »
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I see 66 and it makes me think star wars. So Order 66 division it is  :facepalm:
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Re: Naming my new layout... Help wanted!
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2018, 06:06:52 PM »
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Re: Naming my new layout... Help wanted!
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2018, 07:12:55 PM »
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Sometimes a name for ones layout can take months to come up with a suitable name.
Mine took several months and a good friends who's been building his new N Scale layout for two years has finally just come up with one after discussion around the lunch table last Friday.
R G S Ridgway Division.
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Re: Naming my new layout... Help wanted!
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2018, 08:01:06 PM »
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Re: Naming my new layout... Help wanted!
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2018, 08:32:45 PM »
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Re: Naming my new layout... Help wanted!
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2018, 08:33:30 PM »
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One more: The Rico Line

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Re: Naming my new layout... Help wanted!
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2018, 09:51:15 PM »
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I’d suggest keeping the name “District” as opposed to “Division” if that’s what the RGS used. Try it with different points or jurisdictions along the line.  I like @Santa Fe Guy ‘s suggestion of Ridgeway, but using the District idea, here are some thoughts:

Ridgeway District
Windy District (TRW approved)
Rico (Suave) District
Ophir District
San Juan District
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Re: Naming my new layout... Help wanted!
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2018, 10:25:17 PM »
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It can also be a lot less "geographic."  One guy (Jeff Reynolds) who does the entire RGS all the way to Durango calls his "Mears' Madness" after Otto Mears, Pathfinder of the San Juans and builder of the RGS.

I considered "Foothills District" after the name of the street I live on...but not 100% on that.

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Re: Naming my new layout... Help wanted!
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2018, 12:30:21 AM »
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The "I should have stayed in N Scale" layout !!

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« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2018, 12:31:59 AM »
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The "I should have stayed in N Scale" layout !!

Heh!  If anything it’s “Why Did I Stay in N Scale So Long?”   :D

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Re: Naming my new layout... Help wanted!
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2018, 12:34:35 AM »
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