I just discovered my layout theme!

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by MP3CNLettalierSub, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. MP3CNLettalierSub

    MP3CNLettalierSub Existing!

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    Though I do not have a layout as of yet, I hope to get started as soon as I can, my idea is to have the whole thing as a CN heritage, using modenr CN locomotives in various CN subsidiary paint schemes (GTW,DWP,WC,IC,BC Rail,DMIR...etc...etc) also the old Gold and Green paint scheme!

    I have already started on my I guess you could say drawing phase or rather colouring locomotives.


    Here's one I just did just so you can get the feel of it.

    The picture was provided by paintshop.railfan.net, I just added colour and logo:mrgreen:

    GTW SD75I

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    lol I'm pretty hyper right now!
  2. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    Awesome. That looks really sharp.
  3. mooreway

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    I like the look. It will make a nice theme.

    I also enjoy the paintshop.railfan.net drawings for helping to plan out color skeems.
  4. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    I'd definitely like to see some new units in the "heritage" green and gold :thumb:

    Andrew
  5. train1

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    By heritage - do you mean like this ?

    It's an AC4400 in the CN heritage colours - I had it painted for me and it's one of my favourite locos in my fleet.
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  6. MP3CNLettalierSub

    MP3CNLettalierSub Existing!

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    Yeah just like that, that looks awesome, I want to make railroads that CN bought out as well using different locomotives than the original railroads used.

    Example as I posted before a GTW SD75I, right now I'm working on colouring an Illinois Central SD60F. I'm planning this all out in colouring stages, then hopefully I will buy my first loco and repaint it within a month or 2.

    I was actually thinking of a Dash 9 or a GEVO for the green and gold:mrgreen:
  7. MP3CNLettalierSub

    MP3CNLettalierSub Existing!

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    Here's the Illinois Central SD60F I just finished!

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    One day these will all be a reality, it is my mission, and it gives me something to do after work now. Can't wait t start painting the real thing

    Out of curiosity I wonder if anyone can tell me what would be a good starting brand of HO(yes I decided on HO) locomotives fairly priced?
  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    I like it! Especially if you do one in DMIR!
    Ralph
  9. MP3CNLettalierSub

    MP3CNLettalierSub Existing!

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    I'd like to do one in DMIR, I'm thinking either the Dash 9 or the CN full body Dash 8!

    I decided on the Dash 8 and am working on it now, gotta kill time somehow lol.
  10. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Train1 - that's a great paint scheme! I give it :thumb: :thumb:

    ;) :D

    Andrew
  11. MP3CNLettalierSub

    MP3CNLettalierSub Existing!

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    DMIR Dash 8

    I could not for the life of me manage to get the arrowhead done, so.....here's the gist of it lol.

    [​IMG]
  12. CNWman

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    Nice Loco ideas! :thumb: If you want some help in making these, I think MilesWestern's company can do them for you. Also, I know this isn't a paint scheme for a CN sub-road, nor is it a green and gold, but having this scheme on at least one loco might add variety to your fleet: [​IMG]
    side veiw:
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  13. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    I have to agree with CNWman: I can't think of any modern diesel that wouldn't look good in the zebra stripes. Of all the "modern" paint schemes, it's far and away my favourite.

    Wayne
  14. MP3CNLettalierSub

    MP3CNLettalierSub Existing!

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    I agree with the zebra scheme, I wish CN would get it back. The one I refuse to do is the North America scheme, for some reason I have always hated that one.

    Thanks for the ideas!
  15. doctorwayne

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    The first time that I saw the North American scheme, I thought that the paint was peeling, allowing the primer to show through. :rolleyes::-D

    Wayne
  16. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    The Atlas Trainman series are EXCELENT starter locomotives IMO. Although I only own one of them, it is the smothest of all my engines, nice detail, and is praticaly RTR considering that they leave off some details, namely the handrails, although those come packaged with the engine.
  17. MP3CNLettalierSub

    MP3CNLettalierSub Existing!

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    lol that's actually what I thought too the first time I saw it, I thought the paint was peeling away.

    There's 1 train that goes by my work every day, always has the same 2 engines....the lead is an SD40-2 in the NA scheme, Followed by a GP38-2 in Zebra. Wish they'd do away with the one lol.

    Thanks! I just checked out the website and found out there is a dealer near me, I think I'll check it out one day if I ever have time!
  18. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    No problem:thumb: I also have some more starter tips if you want them.
  19. Triplex

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    The first time I saw it was on a model, and I thought it was very badly applied decal film!
  20. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Well, that's at least 3 thumbs down. :-D Think if we wrote 'em a letter they'd go back to the stripes? ;)

    Wayne