Remembering loved ones and friends...

Sean.

Sean.

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I am thinking of naming and engine for some one who loved trains and has passed...
I have some rolling stock from departed friends and they bring back so good memories..
How have you saved there …. memories?
I would love to see what you have done ...
 
Scot Lawrence

Scot Lawrence

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My Dad named the locomotive and cars of his passenger train for some of the Ladies in our lives:

The locomotive is named Carol, after his wife. (my Mom)
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The baggage car (the battery/power car for the train) is named Lynne after our Favorite Cousin:
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The coach is named Kelly after his daughter (my sister)
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The open-air excursion coach is named Debbie, after his daughter in law (my wife)
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And the caboose/observation is named Terri, after his sister in law:
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The whole train in its original configuration on my Dad's railroad, before the locomotive was modified:
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None of the ladies have passed away, but my Dad has! He passed away in 2009, it will be 10 years this summer..
the train is now mine.. I finished the modifications to the locomotive in 2014, it was incomplete when he passed away:


I created the decals in photoshop, and had them printed by Stan Cedarleaf..
My Dad then painted the cars and applied the decals. The tartan pattern is decorative ribbon from a craft store.
(explained in more detail in the link above this paragraph)

My Dad's only grandchild, my niece, was only 2 years old when my Dad passed away..
he never got the chance to name a car after her, but he was probably planning on it.
(this train was completed before she was born)
She is now 12, and I will probably complete a new car for the train and name it after her.

The train is now a memorial to my Dad, and not so much a memorial to the "ladies of the line" the cars are named after! ;)
that wasn't the original plan, but life works out that way sometimes..

thanks,
Scot
 
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dunnyrail

dunnyrail

DOGS, Garden Railways, Steam Trains, Jive Dancing,
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Peter Angus Surabaya Steam Tram Named after former Partner of 8 years. Name retained as we are still good but slightly distanced friends.
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trammayo

trammayo

Interested in vintage commercial vehicle, trams, t
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I named my Paycar after my wife Maureen (in Irish)

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A total scratchbuild, articulated, to go round R1s!

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tac foley

tac foley

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I named my Accucraft Beyer-Garratt after the gentleman who designed it - Donald Pearse of Pearse Locomotives fame. It was his magnum opus, and he was so proud of it. We had a good long chat about it when the prototype, in that rather odd shade of 'bleen' was first exhibited, and I told him that if there was ever one in maroon, I'd be right there in the line.

I have to say that in, my opinion, it remains one of the very best large-scale narrow gauge models of all time. To make it again might cost twice what I paid for it, twelve years ago now, but it would still represent great value. It is a very wide-ranging model, from the prototype POV. If you care to model Sarth Efrican narrow gauge, then you have the Sandstone Railway. Also in Natal, the Alfred County Railway, and here in UK, the Welsh Highland Railway. Passenger cars AND a full range of wagons are available in kit from from Resurgam Rolling Stock and Bowaters, and the ultra-colourful 'Apple' line passenger train, in two-tone bright green and white, makes a fine sight on anybody's layout.

Here's a little movie of mine - 'Donald Pearse CME' - clipping along with a VERY short consist -

 
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Neil Robinson

Neil Robinson

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My modified Lady Anne is named after my late mother. The "builders" plate reflects her father's surname and her mother's maiden name, the year of her birth and the fact that she was their fourth child.
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JimmyB

JimmyB

Phase 1 complete, roll on Phase 2
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Can I ask where (in the UK) can you buy these plates.
 
tac foley

tac foley

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Try Narrow Planet, for a start, then Diane Carney, and go on from there.
 
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Martino

Martino

Kit bashing, The UK narrow gauge, The GWR, Aviatio
Peckett ‘Betty’, named after my currently 94 year old mother.
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Martino

Martino

Kit bashing, The UK narrow gauge, The GWR, Aviatio
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David1226

David1226

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I have not yet got around to modifying, repainting and naming my locomotives but it is my intention that all the steam locos will be named after female members of my family, past and present, and the diesels will all be male family members.

David
 
Bill Barnwell

Bill Barnwell

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I am thinking of naming and engine for some one who loved trains and has passed...
I have some rolling stock from departed friends and they bring back so good memories..
How have you saved there …. memories?
I would love to see what you have done ...
Haven't done any engines yet but have done buildings for family and friends, Gas station for oldest son, friends
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say he's full of gas, lawn maintenance building for my son Michael who his brother called Mike Mow when little cause he couldn't say Michael, a shop for my daughter who is a nurse and also sells La Lu la roe clothing, wife cause she always said she wanted a gramma style house that was yellow with white trim, produce building for my brother in law UD because he was a plumber but envisioned himself as the worlds greatest farmer but I only saw him grow nut grass, bank for my sister because we shared the same bank that my mother convinced us to put our earned money in for safe keeping but could never withdraw and a diner that we frequent with like family owners and patrons
 
KeithT

KeithT

Hillwalking, chickens and - err - garden railways.
24 Oct 2009
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Six of my locos are named for the grandchildren and
my late brother but the biggest and noisiest is named for my wife.....!
The one in the pics was named for my wife’s aunt at her 100th birthday party. Aunty Ada is still with us and will be 108 in less than 4 weeks time.
She had cataract surgery on both eyes at 98 and still reads without specs!!
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one for
 
50calMal

50calMal

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My LGB Mogul, 'Lady Rain' named for my first wife Lorraine who died in 1998 and was my inspiration and muse, for getting me into G scale. She bought me my first locos and rolling stock way back in 1992.

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