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Layout names

Postby PeterH » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:27 pm

Here's a link to some English town names generated by AI:

https://medium.com/@hondanhon/i-trained ... 60e907e4e9

I like Hacking Woodleigh.
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Re: Layout names

Postby Gavin Sowry » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:22 am

PeterH wrote:Here's a link to some English town names generated by AI:

https://medium.com/@hondanhon/i-trained ... 60e907e4e9

I like Hacking Woodleigh.


Hmm.. better than Hacking Cough. :shock:
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Re: Layout names

Postby Thorness » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:10 pm

There are probably enough interesting names without inventions but if you use a real name someone (rivet counter) is bound to know the place and say that it never had a railway or your model is not correct.

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Re: Layout names

Postby Gavin Sowry » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:34 am

Thorness wrote:There are probably enough interesting names without inventions but if you use a real name someone (rivet counter) is bound to know the place and say that it never had a railway or your model is not correct.

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So very true. I once had an exhibition layout in Sn3½ named after a very obscure place. I had track plans, etc, all the drama, except the station building. Lo and behold, a woman comes up and says she lived there! Of course the station building was wrong. In the end, I did find a floor plan, so built a station using that size, and designs of the times. Years after junking the layout, I found a photo of the building... turns out that I got it just about right.
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