A paint scheme for the MV&P

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by MilesWestern, Jul 8, 2006.


How do you like the paint scheme?

  1. Yes! I like it, to the paint shop!

  2. It's good, but needs some work

  3. I'm not a big fan about the colors

    0 vote(s)
  4. Ahhh!!! My eyes, it BURNS!!!

  1. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    I've thought for years about a suitable paint scheme for my fleet of locomotives. They're currently in "Patch" mode as we speak, because of this indecisiveness. :rolleyes:

    So here is my new idea for a paint scheme. This particular one is for the GP7. This layout is set in the central coast of California in Mid-1950's, so keep that in mind. It was vaguely inspired by L&N E-unit's paint schemes, with the exact color used for this locomotive.

    Here she is! :D

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  2. caliban

    caliban Member


    Very nice one! What about adding the stripes also to the rear end? Isthe roof the same colour? That would allow a nice weathering.


    BTW voted 'Yes, I like it'.
  3. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    For a scheme of this nature, I'd expect the stripes on one end - the front as defined by the direction of the cab interior. You've got that right.

    I have no problem with the colors, and the scheme overall is convincingly 1950s. The one thing that looks wrong to me is the roadname. Maybe it's the RY. part of it? Since the name isn't short, maybe just putting MV&P on the side?
  4. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    I voted for go to the paintshop, but now that Triplex pointed at it, I think you should skip the RY and everything would be perfect. Even the long roadname.
  5. Relic

    Relic Member

    I'm guessin' that this is" your" railroad ? If so what do you think of runnin' her long hood ahead? Yeah with CN style spark arresters and a nice bell on the tip of the long hood/
    be still my heart!
  6. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Drop the RY and add the nose stripe on the long hood because it would look better and locomotives run equally well in both directions especially in local service and start painting.
  7. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    I was debating wether or not to pick, "AAAHHH MY EYES! THEY BURN!" because that is a great idea for a paint job. please don't make anymore, i don't want to be blind!

    I had an idea for my own railroad, but i'm to afraid to put money into it, lol.
  8. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    Yeah thats a good idea to. I thought the GP7s were meant to run long hood forward anyway.
  9. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    I'm with Brakie, cnw and triplex on this one.Drop the RY and add stripes to the long hood.
    Other than that...It loos pretty good.
  10. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    New sides.

    Here are six bew idea for the side of the GP7. The logo on the bottom left will adorn the nose of the locomotive, and the wings would be on the F-units, but I thoughy it might look good on the dside. Which one looks best?

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  11. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    Top left. simple omission of "Ry."
    middle left the company's slogan
    bottom left companie's logo

    top right a subsidary o the MV&P
    middle right :oops: same one
    lower right reporting marks BIG.
  12. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    Revised scheme

    Here's the updated plan! :0 To the paint shop?

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  13. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Now I say...Go for it!
  14. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    GO directly to the paint shop! That is a sharp scheme..:thumb:
  15. MadCoW1

    MadCoW1 Member

    Bottom left, the "wings" are cool. To The Paint Shop !!!

  16. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Go for it! I hope you post some pictures when the engine is back from the paint shop.
  17. Miles

    Miles New Member

    Go for it

    Go for it, looks awsome :thumb: hope to see pictures soon:)
  18. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    Will Do! :thumb: I'm not sure which manufaturer I'm going to order it from, but it will be from Trainworld :cool: (Where else can a P2k GP7/9 be had for $40?)

    Uh oh, more than one Miles...This could be comfusing! :D
  19. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    Well, it was another beautiful paint job by Cadillac_SD9! The Geep came out great, still need to decal it though! :( And as a added bonus, he painted one of my athearn switchers, and a couple of boxcars! :) Take a look, I'll post pics in a minute.
  20. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    The (almost) finished product

    Here they are, and boy they look great, don't they? Alll I have to add is all the details now! :rolleyes:

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