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Chops124
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Poll Question:
Need a name for the new portable, but not quite micro, 1880’s layout. Already done Harte’s Mill, of El Paso, so this will be somewhere west of Denver. Please vote Yea or Nay on “Mormon’s Gulch,” or your own suggestions.

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Mormon’s Gulch
Canyon City
Styrofoam Mesa
Blue Hill Central

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I like Mormon's Gultch reminds me of Utah...

Canyon city is great too!
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Mmmmmm. Thanks, BNSFIA. I am neutral on the subject of religion, as such, but come across the Mormon culture a lot in reading and media, without looking for it. Even a Sherlock Holmes mystery had much reference to that end, as well as an 1880’s travelogue, “Westward by Rail.” My fear is to unintentionally ignite controversy by the mere mention of a specific culture, in today’s climate. Perhaps Canyon City is more neutral. BTW, have you been able to resume your layout since the move?
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Heck, I doubt anyone on here cares about such little "controversies", I miss the old days when you could do as you feel!
I have yet to set it back up, but expect an update very very soon!!
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Canyon City is a great name, although Styrofoam Mesa might be best.
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Canyon City is more south of Denver than west, and you'd really have a competitive environment with the Rio Grande and Santa Fe already fighting a war for control of the place. Maybe while they're shooting it out, you could sneak in and build your railroad and leave them both holding the bag.

If you want it west of Denver, Mormon Gulch would make the most sense about 300 miles west of Denver. It could interchange with the Denver and Salt Lake.

Styrofoam Mesa might be a trademark violation that pits your little railroad against mighty Dow Chemical in court. Maybe Expanded Polystyrene Mesa?

Blue Hills Central would sound great on the plains or out beyond the Rockies.

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I like Mormon's Gulch, because it reflects the time period and location you've chosen. I know the current trend in changing names is catching like wildfire, and maybe it is needed in some instances. But if you're in the 1880's, such modern tribulations are 140 years in the future.
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Thanks for the input. Expandable Foam Layout has a certain, ah, ring to
it. Will need to form an advisory committee. I suppose my mind veered
into Mormon's Gulch largely because I was listening to an audio book
of Sherlock Holmes, which surprisingly, has an entire mystery tale based
around the original Mormons of Utah, as well as having read an interesting
few chapters by a contemporary journalist who wrote about Salt Lake
City when he travelled by train over the newly completed Trans Con in
the 1870's. I suppose I could with anything other than "Mormon."
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