LOTW: Fantasy Paints

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  1. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    OK. This week lets try some fantasy paint schemes.
    Your favorite line "didn't have a paticular loco...but should have". What would it look like.
    What ifs: The line you model had fallen(bankruptcy, merger) years, decades ago, but you model a modern freelance version of it. What did you come up with for a paint job for its locos.
    Lets see the paint schemes you came up with for your own freelance line.
    As always, the pic must be yours
    I'll start. You've all seen my SD70M painted up like a New Haven GP loco.
    Here's my C44-9W painted up like a New Haven U-25B(both made by GE, it only seemed fitting).
    This started out as a Kato undec.

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  2. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    WOW 88, that is awsome, Nice job!!:thumb: :thumb:
  3. shaygetz

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    Not finished yet but...

    Using a Jacques Belanger line drawing courtesy of "The Railroad Paint Shop", I developed my own 9/11 paint scheme as though Amtrak still ran GG1s to this day and what they might have done for a commemorative locomotive. My beloved provided the necessary computer work. I'm still pondering the undercarraige color, no doubt including silver or white journal box covers. Oh to have the necessary coin to have this professionally done. Being the son and brother of Firefighters and the nephew of a Police Commandant gives this one a special priority should the opportunity arise.

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  4. LoudMusic

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    88: That's something like what I want to do. Though I think I'd be interested in making up the railroad all together. Good work!

    Shaygetz: That is REALLY good looking. I hope you find the means to make it happen :)
  5. brakie

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    Ok..First the C&HV and then the HR.

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  6. 2-8-2

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    Wauseon & Norwalk GP-7.

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  7. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    Is that the same one you were disappointed with, or is this a new one, 2-8-2? IT looks FANTASTIC!! :thumb:
  8. brakie

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    SWEET!:thumb:
  9. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Cool locos and paint scheme folks!

    The Lehigh & New England went out of business in late 1962. On my layout, however, they continue to solider on into the seventies and eights. Here are a couple of Atlas U23B’s in a LNE fantasy scheme

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    I have two undecorated RS-11’s that will sport LNE fantasy schemes sometime in the future.
  10. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Pictures Guys.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  11. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Excellent photos! :thumb:

    Val
  12. MadCoW1

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    Well, being that I like the CNW and wish they had survived, I'll offer two fantasy locos:

    First an SD40T-2. This started out as an older Athearn B/B undec. model. Custom painted and added see-thru radiator grills along with other details.
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    Followed by an FP45 'B'. This was bashed from older Athearn B/B units. Custom painted and detailed.
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    Johnny