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Fictitious justification for your partners (and mates too)


gc4946

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Last Tuesday afternoon I travelled down with a mate to Dover via South Eastern Trains' highspeed service in unit 395001 Dame Kelly Holmes. One nice touch was their signature on the side of the carriage, not just a vinyl or cast nameplate.

The "Javelins" are being named after well known British Olympians, so, I thought, could I imagine more units named after some of my former school pupils who excelled at sports?

I knew three pupils who excelled in track and field athletics and have provisionally allocated names and numbers in the series 395 030-032 ... names will be withheld.

 

The late Don Jones' Birmingham New Street OO layout had 47s and 87s named after friends and family who helped out on the railway, and quite often I've seen photos in the media of live steam locos on garden railways named after their partners.

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I'm in the process of renaming a Hornby Coronation as Princess Alice after my daughter. But there's a "real" one to go on. Does that count? I'm also going to have to have Princess Charlotte - again, there was a Star, but I may fudge that one and pretend she was rebuilt as a Castle and kept the name...

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A friend of mi e built some brakevans for a Lancashire and Yorkshire based layout and the L&Y used to put the gaurds names on them. All the members of the team got their names one the various vans we also put the layout owners name on the mill chimney so the firm became known s Brearley's yarn spinners.

 

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I'm in the process of renaming a Hornby Coronation as Princess Alice after my daughter. But there's a "real" one to go on. Does that count? I'm also going to have to have Princess Charlotte - again, there was a Star, but I may fudge that one and pretend she was rebuilt as a Castle and kept the name...

 

I have two cousins, Lisa and Debbie, I know 73 206, owned by GBRf, is named Lisa, but haven't unearthed any locos named Debbie or Deborah, so far I haven't done anything as they may think I'm favouring one of them over the other, I'll have to pretend that another GBRf loco was named Debbie and commission a special nameplate.

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I've named an EWS 37/4 after my Dad - and I did plan on naming a RfD 47 after myself but thought that was a little pretencious! :(

 

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John at Precision Labels did the custom decal - a very reasonable £10. No link other than a satisfied customer.

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