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  1. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

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    They used to do whole sides of the old freight wagons over in advertising, around the 1950's, but that didn't last long. Dunno why the stopped. However, they have now taken to doing loco's over in liveries for events and celebrations.

    They did this XPT for the Sydney Olympics. It's still like that, and probably will be like that for a long time to come. They don't paint 'em very often!! I saw it just last Wednesday, passing through Casino, on the Brisbane/Sydney run.
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    and this one, for Australia's Bicentenary in 1988. You can buy this loco in HO with the Becenenary livery.

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    and some examples of the fully adevertising livery of the Victorian railways U vans of the 50's. (these are HO models of them). :)


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    Enjoy!! :)
  2. RailRon

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    John,

    I must admit I'm a bit confused. After reading your explanation I dug a little deeper and found the explanation you gave, too. On the other hand my explanation dates from an article in a newspaper I read about two months ago.:confused: :confused:

    Probably YOU got the right answer, since that loco has been rolling around for some time. I have seen her several times, but I just didn't realize that she's been around already for six years. Probably somebody just invented a new meaning for the old paint job. So probably both of us are right.:D

    Here's a pic of the other Aargau-engine, an Re 4/4II. Here they kept at least the normal cab fronts. (Just for aesthetics - in my opinion the 460, decked out in blue all over, looks better)

    Ron

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  3. Vic

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  4. Woodie

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    :eek: That Rexall train is one helluva train, Vic. :):)

    Can you get one in HO?:cool:
  5. Vic

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    Hi Woodie, Actually the Rexall Train is out of my era and modeling venue which is the Colorado Rockies during the era of The Great Depression.

    But I think that one could reasonably model the train or a facimile of it by using an AHM/Rivarossi NYC Streamlined Hudson and the matching streamlined cars. Don't think that it would be absolutley correct but with a repaint in the approraite colors it might be a good "off the shelf" approach. There maybe some other RTR locos that are closer but since I no longer keep up with that maybe someone can comment on a loco that would be more suitable.

    Sorry that I was not able to find a color photo of it, but from my childhood (yes the dinosours had already died off:D ) I recall that the Rexall stores were painted a blue and white and the the blue color was very similar to the blue used on Greyhound buses or for in fact similar to the blue here at The Gauge.
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Railron: re the red fronts: there were often safety rules regarding the colour of the front of trains. I know British Railways had some otherwise nice paint schemes ruined by having to have a big yellow panel on the front.
  7. RailRon

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    David, in this case the red colour is simply the new standard colour of the locomotives of the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB - Schweizerische Bundesbahn). Before that, all engines and passenger cars were painted a dark green, switchers (shunters) and before WW II freight engines were in a reddish brown. This was changed to red about 10-15 years ago. Probably visibility has something to do with it, since only the locos got the new paint.
    There is a line here in Switzerland which is notorious for its grade crossing accidents - the Seetal line. (There are dozens of unprotected grade crossings with minor roads leading to farms in the countryside.) On this line they tried all kinds of warning paint schemes, e.g. horizontal tiger stripes on the front in day-glo yellow and red. UGH!!! :eek: I'll try to find a pic of that.

    On the passenger cars we have some striking paint schemes now - really beautiful trains. To my surprise until today there's practically no advertising on the SBB cars. Only some private railroad lines started with that nonsense - and almost all the buses are rolling advertising posts. :( (But then I understand that the companies are trying to get get some money, wherever it comes from...)

    Ron
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    Here are three Railcars(RBe4/4) of the Seetal line with this ugly, but really visible nose paint job. (1989 Foto by P. Pfeiffer)

    Ron

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  9. swissjohn

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    Firstly can I thank everyone who has contributed to this really interesting thread. We have had input from all around the globe :)
    The British Class 47 diesel loco in my picture carries a livery to publicise a railway anti-trespass campaign. (Note the mandatory yellow warning panel as previously mentioned in this thread).
    Many years ago a loco was painted in a similar livery for a comical T.V. commercial where an Inter-City train was stopped for speeding by the police :rolleyes:

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