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Post  Robfishman on Sat 17 Dec 2011, 2:59 pm

Ok so while some have chosen their engine names some of us have still to deside. Is there any rules of thumb that should be followed in naming traction engines?

On my short list is Fiametta which as you may know is Latin for "Little fiery one" but not set on it yet.

With so many builds underway for those who have chosen what's your engines called Question Question


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Post  lynnr on Sun 18 Dec 2011, 12:01 am

Hi Rob

To honour my twin sisters still born. I am naming my engine "Crystal" as that was the name they had choosen. The sign writing will be "Crystal's All Electric Attractions".

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Post  highpressure on Sun 18 Dec 2011, 5:39 am

We have owned several engines which have all been named Prince. The first one because we like the name and the 4" burrell because the full size which was the closest example of the model was called Prince. So as we have now gone up in stature it has morphed into His Majesty which is the natural progression.

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Post  Tim Watson on Sun 18 Dec 2011, 11:02 am

'Madeline' after my late mother.
'Frederick' after my grandfather, father, my middle name, son's middle name and grandson's middle name.
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Post  Steam Traction World on Mon 19 Dec 2011, 1:30 am

Unless i think of something in the mean time my Showman's will be number 3995 and is going to be called 'Wandering Willie'. I've been reliably informed that this was a single drive engine like Ex-Mayor so with all the Mini-Mayor type engines that will be about, I wanted something a little different.

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Post  bjwlancashire on Mon 19 Dec 2011, 3:00 am

Steam Traction World wrote:Unless i think of something in the mean time my Showman's will be number 3995 and is going to be called 'Wandering Willie'.

Dean

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Post  IanL on Mon 19 Dec 2011, 3:04 am

As I come from the Welsh borders with Offas dyke passing throu the village and many of the engines these are based on having very regal or military names I have provisionally decided on calling my road loco Offa. Being a cheap skate( or is that short arms and deep pockets?) it is also quite short and so should be cheaper to have sign written!

Very merry Christmas to all

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Post  Steam Traction World on Mon 19 Dec 2011, 3:29 am

For a 'cheap skate' that's a very appropriate name. I think when it's finished you are hoping someone comes along and makes you an 'Offa' you can't refuse! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Don't think i'll give up my day job!!

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Post  IanL on Mon 19 Dec 2011, 9:18 am

Dean

with that quaality of jokes, the Christmas cracker ones should have you rolling in the aisles!

Merry Christmas

Ian santa

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Post  Frostie on Thu 29 Dec 2011, 11:51 am

My new engine is going to be called R Trevithick

(a good Cornish name fr0m us "boys" down the bottom of the english world)

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Post  lynnr on Fri 30 Dec 2011, 12:11 am

Frostie wrote:My new engine is going to be called R Trevithick

(a good Cornish name fr0m us "boys" down the bottom of the english world)

Frostie

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Post  Frostie on Fri 30 Dec 2011, 1:05 am

Looking at your PC time, I think that the extreme north is a couple of hours ahead of the sunny south !!! LOL,
I hope that you had a good Christmas and will have a great new year Lynn.

Actually I have just noticed that its the Forum clock thats a couple of hours ahead, it must be STW "Ahead of our times "

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