Looks familiar?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by DanRaitz, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz Member

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    I been woking on paint schemes for my private leasing company "DRLX" and when I did this one, it struck me that I had seen something every similar on the prototype RR's. But, I have racked my brain and can't recall which RR or Demo unit had a scheme very much like it. So I thought to throw it out to you guy's.

    And no it's not the Frisco scheme.

    Dan

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  2. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Dan,
    Looks similar to the EMD SD-60 Demo scheme, which I used for my BL20-2's (scheme, not color)

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  3. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz Member

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    Sumpter250,

    Yeah, I know if you change the red to blue it is real close to EMD's 50/60 series demo scheme.
  4. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

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    Reminiscent of the Frisco (St. Louis & San Fransisco) paint scheme.
  5. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    It is the right colors for Soo Line. Did they ever have a paint scheme like that one?
  6. Triplex

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    The color separation also reminds me of BN SD70MACs. Soo had nothing like this.

    Being reminiscent of several real railroads isn't a bad thing. It makes it realistic, as railroads tend to use familiar paint scheme elements.
  7. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    I have no idea, but it does look familiar to me. It is cool looking locomotive though. :D
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    Reminds me of Indiana and Ohio Ry.

    Nice SD30 by the way. :thumb:

    PJ
  9. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    The color separation lines are reminiscent of a lot of paint schemes I've seen on short lines and leasing companies. I think the classic EMD shape lends itself to just such color separation lines, and being straight line they are easy to mask. I don't know if there is an exact prototype for the scheme you came up with, Dan; but I think that scheme is near perfect for a leasing company livery.
  10. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

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    Are you planning to bash an SD30? It's an often-mentioned "could have been" loco. More serious a "could have been" than some, for this design was actually ordered by Kennecott Copper! EMD wouldn't make only one unit, and KCC got the last SD24 instead.