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    Default Name a town

    Please put your ideas for naming a town here ... and not in layout build threads.
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    So much more fun to add to the build thread

    My suggestion was Stampedville

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    Indigenous names from
    Moonax (Washington, Klickit Cnty)
    Moosa (Calfornia, San Diego Cnty)

    Also https://www.mooseworld.com/mooseplaces.html
    or even plain Alces Alces City?
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    Just borrow from different languages. What region of the country are you modeling?

    Alces (Latin)
    Alce (Spanish)
    Elan (French)
    Elch (German)

    Most places in the Southwest have Spanish names. Many places in the North and Central US have French names (Canada adjacent and former Louisiana Territory). Many places in the Eastern part of the country have German names.

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    Moose Butte of course!

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    caribou

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    Name a Town - darn so many to choose from but I'll go with .... Cardiff ......
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    Quote Originally Posted by victor miranda View Post
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    I steal mine off of the map. Salisbury, Spencer, Cleveland, Statesville, Claremont, Newton, Conover, Hickory, Hildibran, Connelly Springs, Valdese, Drexel, Morganton, Glen Alpine, Nebo, Marion. My spell checker didn't like 9 of those 16 names.

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    Diesel Town.

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    Considering the location of the town ... Corner Springs, Angleton, Wallside Jct ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jugtown Modeler View Post
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    Or Walley as in Walley World from National Lampoon's Vacation, although as a disclaimer I believe the Moose's name was Marty.
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    Eland , the Dutch translation of moose.

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    When I named Playa Desnuda, I wanted it to feel local (lots of Beach cities named Laguna something, Playa something and something Beach) and I wanted something a little risque. Plus, Joe D'Amato started working on a Mexican town named Huevos Grande...

    Now if it was a model of the Pacific Northwest, it would be something native, animal or nature related....
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    Playa Del Alce
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    Melvin or Melvinton or West Melvin after https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/Melvin,_Buff,_and_Max ?

    Or, as @Bremner and @Scotian Huntress suggested, something from a Native language? Wampoose has been mentioned before?

    [OT] I came across some disturbing pictures in the search for Native American Moose, and since it's Mr. Pics-or-Else's thread...
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:%C3%84lgenStolta.jpg and
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    If you have any coal mining, consider a Welsh place name from the South Wales valleys

    How about Merthyr Tydfil, Hengoed, Merthyr Tydfil, CwmBargoed? something like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heiko View Post
    I came across some disturbing pictures in the search for Native American Moose
    Oh heck, I had no idea the lad was into that kind of play

    I like the idea of a native name
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    Used to always be an issue when I wanted to name a town in SimCity or the like. Springfield I think is the most common town name out there. I can recall visiting at least four different towns named Springfield (KY, OH, TN, IL) alone.

    If I had to come up with a name, I might borrow from a few of the L&N time tables I have. Some of the names I've always liked. Some names were just places on the railroads, and not actual towns. Other names were different than the town's actual name (Fort Estill is Richmond, KY)

    Plenty of options here.
    L&amp;N Main Stem Timetable, 4/29/1968 - Southbound Trains by Jeff Wagoner, on Flickr
    L&amp;N Timetable, Cincinnati Division, Lexington-HK Tower, June 13th,1976 by Jeff Wagoner, on Flickr
    L&amp;N Timetable, Cincinnati Division, DeCoursey-Corbin, June 13th,1976 by Jeff Wagoner, on Flickr
    L&amp;N DeCoursey-Osborn Timetable, 11/29/1981 by Jeff Wagoner, on Flickr
    L&amp;N Lebanon Branch Timetable, 11/14/1976 by Jeff Wagoner, on Flickr
    L&amp;N Branch Line Timetables, 11/14/1976 by Jeff Wagoner, on Flickr

    Sorry for flooding the thread with photos.

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