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Test paint scheme for my NWP modern engines
« on: January 24, 2008, 10:26:20 PM »
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My semi-freelance Northwestern Pacific bought 10 SD70MAC from BNSF and just re-lettered them.



Since 4 of those engines need to be repainted, the management decided to work on a new paint scheme that would reflect that this company entered the 21th century and is here to stay.



I wanted to keep some ideas from the original paint scheme, like the Northwestern Pacific name inside the large NWP letters, and the SP Black Window like wings on the nose. The wings are now orange with silver trim instead of 1 silver and 2 orange solid angled bands.

I welcome all comments and you cannot hurt my feelings.

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Re: Test paint scheme for my NWP modern engines
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2008, 10:52:38 PM »
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Roland:

You should submit that modern scheme to the upcoming NWP. They might use it!! In 18 months we should have trains back in Marin County! 



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Re: Test paint scheme for my NWP modern engines
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2008, 11:02:55 PM »
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Didn't the SP use a red sill stripe? Why not make the sill stripe reflective red?

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Re: Test paint scheme for my NWP modern engines
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2008, 12:01:13 AM »
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Hey , those are really nice . I am glad there is intrest in the NWP . I always wished they would have put the bilboard lettering that they had on some cabooses , on some boxcars .

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Re: Test paint scheme for my NWP modern engines
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2008, 12:02:51 AM »
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Didn't the SP use a red sill stripe? Why not make the sill stripe reflective red?

His locos are ultra modern , and red is dead . Must be white or yellow now .

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Re: Test paint scheme for my NWP modern engines
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2008, 10:40:07 AM »
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Very nice.

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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2008, 06:00:31 PM »
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That is nice, Roland.

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Re: Test paint scheme for my NWP modern engines
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2008, 07:52:30 AM »
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Very Proto looking Roland.
Go with it, and save me a set of decals  ;D

I'll find some reason for a run-thru to the Gulf coast region !


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Re: Test paint scheme for my NWP modern engines
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2008, 11:13:03 AM »
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Thanks for the comments.
I am now much calmer to spend the money and time to paint this engines.
Gregg, if even the mighty UP had to give up its red band for yellow, my small company cannot fight the government and has to go with the time.

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Re: Test paint scheme for my NWP modern engines
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2008, 01:49:09 AM »
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"Why not make the sill stripe reflective red?"

The FRA wouldn't cut Uncle Pete a break so what makes you think that they would for the NWP???

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Re: Test paint scheme for my NWP modern engines
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2008, 10:59:01 AM »
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"San Quentin"... excellent.

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Re: Test paint scheme for my NWP modern engines
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2008, 12:29:14 PM »
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"San Quentin"... excellent.

My European influence pushes through, where engines have been given names of places where they serve.

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Re: Test paint scheme for my NWP modern engines
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2008, 01:59:04 PM »
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Not named for the prison?

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Re: Test paint scheme for my NWP modern engines
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2008, 03:17:34 PM »
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Same place but named after the little town next to the prison on the old San Rafael & San Quentin Railroad line that later became a part of the NWP before it was shut down in 1956.
Sorry

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« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2008, 03:18:48 PM »
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"San Quentin"... excellent.

My European influence pushes through, where engines have been given names of places where they serve.

You know, the Alaska RR named their SD70MACs as the "Spirit of ______" after places in Alaska.