Funny Names for Businesses on the Layout

Kisatchie Feb 8, 2022

  1. Kisatchie

    Kisatchie TrainBoard Member

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    I'm on the verge of buying the N Scale Woodland Scenics Town & Factory building set with 13 kits. That made me think what I could name each of the buildings when I remembered some of the funny names I thought of years ago. Here are some of my future stores:

    Sal Monella's Fried Chicken Restaurant

    Rick O'Shea's Gun Shop

    Helen Highwater, Attorney at Law

    Otis Hertz, Dentist

    Otis Elevator Co. (in a one story building - no elevators)

    Rusty Nales Hardware Store


    Any others you care to share?
     
  2. Bookbear1

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    The old favorite, Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe, Attorneys at Law
    Les Izmore, Accountant
    Hugh Jass, Fashion Design
    Salmonella Bros. Fresh Eggs and Produce
    (all used one one or another of my layouts over the years)
     
  3. in2tech

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    I have always wanted that kit, and now I am running out of room for those buildings. But I will buy it one day. It's such a good deal, rather than buying them all individually?

    Thai Tanic - Restaurant

    Wok This Way - Restaurant

    Live And Let Dye - Salon

    Darth Vaper - Tobacco Store

    Ditcher Quick and Hyde - Divorce Lawyers
     
  4. Shortround

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    That one brings back memories of my former wife. Helen Ellaine
     
  5. Mike VE2TRV

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    Some I had on the layout when I was a kid (mid 70's):
    • A.R. Sennic (division of Widowmaker Chemicals)
    • M.T. Warehouse
    • P. Pottler's Potholes
    And a few I either can't remember or they were a blur in the background of a photo...:(

    Also a slogan for an undertaker: "You stab'em, we slab'em." :eek:
     
  6. porkypine52

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    Mike's Mortuary "you stab 'em we slab them" Standard answer to 1) winning the Mega-Millions Lottery call 2) My auto warranty is about to expire 3) US CUSTOMS has opened a case against you. 5) To all the other SCAMMERS out there
    How about Gopher-Broke Slot Machine Company--Pot Hole Road Construction Company--Shaky Chair Company.
     
  7. Hytec

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    Findem, Fleasem, Skinnem, & Skippe, Financial Advisers.
     
  8. RailMix

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    I try to keep it less than obvious. The primary one I have is Max Fead's machine shop (a little hole in the wall shop capable of fixing anything not totally destroyed and not entirely hopeless with anything that is.) The other is a window decal in the second floor office window of Royal Payne- Attorney at Law.
     
  9. Mike VE2TRV

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    Affiliated with Madoff-Withem Securities...:whistle:
     
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    Skidmore Tire Co.

    C.Y. Dairiaire Insurance Agency

    Coughlin Coffin Company

    Ditchum Excavating

    Owen & Broke Credit Union


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  11. GeorgeV

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    I have a mine on the railroad owned by the Sherman Coal Company. Because, if Mr. Peabody can have a coal company (www.peabodyenergy.com), why can't Sherman?
     
  12. Kitbash

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    The coal mine that will be on my Albemarle Division is named: "Haughton Coal"
     
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  13. Hytec

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    I assume Rocky and Bullwinkle are General Manager and Chief Phlunkie. LOL
     
  14. jdetray

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    An old favorite that my Dad had on his layout 60 years ago:
    Tamfino Feed Mill

    Plus a few actual business names I found online:
    Amigone Funeral Home
    Stubb's Prosthetics
    Tequila Mockingbird (liquor store)
    Passmore Gas & Propane
    Spruce Springclean (cleaning service)
    Curl Up & Dye Salon
    Master Bait & Tackle
    A Salt & Battery Fish and Chips
    Little Hope Cemetery
    Hindenburger (flame-broiled burgers)
    S.T.D. Contractors
    Frying Nemo (fish and chips)
    Juan in a Million (restaurant)

    Google makes it so-o-o-o easy!

    - Jeff
     
  15. Mike VE2TRV

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    Nice to see that some business people still have a sense of humor.

    Some of them are real groaners...:ROFLMAO:
     
  16. MetraMan01

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    I’ve got a billboard (BLMA?) that came with a sign that always a crowd pleaser.

    When I’ve got space for it I want to build an office park with signs for companies from TV and movies. I run Metra so the layout will be urban so I’ve got to put things on all the buildings I will want to have.

    I’ve got a couple of sets of the Bralick building from Walthers. I figure all those evil tech companies were once a startup somewhere…why not along the back drop?
    Cyberdyne (Terminator)
    InGen (Jurassic Park)
    Weyland Corporation (Aliens)
    Initech (Office Space)
    Umbrella Corporation (Resident Evil)
    Callister, Inc (Black Mirror episode)

    I’ve got a couple of Walthers warehouses on the way-for rail served industries-perhaps the future home of a Chicago branch of Dunder-Mifflin (The Office), a Los Pollos Hermanos (Breaking Bad) distribution facility, or the Paper Street Soap Company (Fight Club)?

    And still looking for office space are a bunch of medical folks:
    -Drs. Harold Paratestes and Richard Long (urologists)
    -Drs Owen Wyder and Ginger Vitis (dentists)

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  17. RailMix

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    A couple more- one I already have that will find a place on the new layout is a machine shop backdrop flat I called Disreali Gear and Machine (after the old Cream album) and another, Big John's Septic Tank Cleaning, that may have a rundown building or may only be represented by a ratty CMW '46 Chevy truck.
     
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  18. Kitbash

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    On my first layout I had a river named: "Teakmetuda River".
     
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  19. Hytec

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    Ouch, that's harder to pronounce than the Tchoutacabouffa River in coastal Mississippi, or the Tchefuncte River in southeast Louisiana.
     
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