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Leggy

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Passenger train livery?
« on: June 04, 2013, 12:01:01 AM »
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I've recently purchased the Santa Fe El Capitan set (plus the 2 extra cars set) with the intention of repainting it for my freelanced Great Dividing Range Mining Company as a special passenger train which would be used on fan excursions and behind one of the Heritage program steam locos.

Only problem is I can't decide on the livery....I've come up with 2 options, one is to use the current locomotive livery as shown on the SD70M pictured (thanks Brian!).


Option 2 is to leave the set all silver and remove the ATSF letting and replace it with GDRMCo lettering.

Thoughts?
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Ike the BN Freak

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Re: Passenger train livery?
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2013, 01:01:29 AM »
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I'd say leave it silver/stainless and change the lettering.

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Re: Passenger train livery?
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013, 02:26:12 AM »
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Given your options -- Option 2.   Same as what BNSF does today.  Despite a colorful livery, the passenger cars are still straight stainless with only a small logo on one end.

You may also consider a third option to integrate your colors via a stripe, a la Amtrak, either straight orange or orange flanked in gray (or black -- whatever color that's supposed to be pre-weathered).
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Re: Passenger train livery?
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2013, 03:02:25 AM »
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I did consider a orange stripe on the silver but I'd prefer to use both the blue and orange.

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Re: Passenger train livery?
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2013, 04:21:01 AM »
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Stainless steel

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Re: Passenger train livery?
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2013, 06:52:44 AM »
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Try one car of each. A mixed train would likely be closer to prototypical practice.
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Re: Passenger train livery?
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2013, 09:14:31 AM »
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I like the guys that said stainless....  :D:trollface:

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Re: Passenger train livery?
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2013, 09:15:52 AM »
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I'd leave them stainless with a logo at the vestibule ends, and the lettering on the letter boards.  At worst, either a orange or blue stripe along the top.  You can always pick up a Walthers express RPO or something and paint it in the Blue and Orange, and make it the tool car, etc.

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Re: Passenger train livery?
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2013, 11:45:11 AM »
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I like the stainless steel suggestion with a logo near the ends.

Something like this (black roof is optional ;)):


Heh, since that photo was taken, I realized that the SCL had the sign at both ends, and I added another logo on the other end of this car.

Hope this helps,
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