Blue & Yellow Santa Fe

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  1. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Anyone else run this color sceme for Santa Fe?
    I've got a line on some engines painted this way for cheap and it may become my rail line.

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  2. Smoke

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    I think that is called the "bookends" scheme, because of the yellow on both ends.

    -Smoke
  3. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Well, the paint design isn't exactly like this but it's the same colors and the closest I coud find to it.
  4. ozzy

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    what kind of engines?


    what about a blue and silver alco santa fe? i always liked them,
  5. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    I've never seen an engine done in that paint sceme. Got a link to one?
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  8. Cannonball

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    the 218 has lots of power, i have one but my shell is not as good as this one. made from 1959 to 1963
  10. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Will it handle O27 curves? It looks like it would but looks can be decieving.
  11. Russ Bellinis

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    I'm not sure if your question is regarding models released in Santa Fe paint schemes or when did Santa Fe use the various paint schemes on the prototype. The scheme with the yellow ends is also known as the "cigar band scheme" because of the single yellow stripe connecting the 2 ends runing along the top paret of the body. That paint scheme replaced the zebra stripes on switch engines in the 1960's. I think it was in the late 1960's when Santa Fe was experimenting with different color schemes for the new freight scheme that eventually became the blue & yellow warbonnett scheme.
  12. SeriousSam

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    I have a Kato SD40 in this paint scheme. on the box, it says "pre-1972" or something like that. I dont kow how rare this N scale loco is. but it looks really cool
  13. ozzy

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    yes it will.... i think all the post and pre war stuff will, as 0-27 was all there was. id say not till 1970 and up did lionel start slowly making stuff that dont run on 0-27 curve

    its 10 inch long


  14. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Actually, my question was whether or not anyone on the board is currently modeling it. ;)
  15. Russ Bellinis

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    I model Santa Fe in the 1950's, so my switchers are zebra stripe, freight F units are blue & yellow cigar band, and passenger F, E, & PA units are red & silver. Anyone modeling Santa Fe in the 1960's would be using that paint scheme.
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  17. Dick Elmore

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    :wave: Actually, Santa Fe started painting thier engines in the blue and yellow paint,( i.e. bookends), around 1958 and 1959. The cigar band scheme refers to the front logos on the E and F units. All of the passenger E and F units had the cigar band and later the freight F units after the cat whisker paint scheme.

    Dick
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  18. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Thanks for the info, guys. I think I've settled on this as my primary model since it's so hard to find BNSF stuff in O27 that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
  20. lucakiki

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    Could any one link a picture of an A/7 in Freight colours, such as they would be used contemporary to Red/silver passenger war bonnets?
    Thank you.