Attention NARA members

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Catt, Jan 19, 2003.

  1. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Was chatting on Yahoo Messenger this am with Alan Curtis.Alan came up with the idea of a small NARA logo (about the size of reporting marks for your scale) to be used on NARA members locos.

    Whatcha think?

    Also from my feeble mind ,how about a boxcar? Or some other piece of rolling stock? This would be lettered for NARA and most likely be a per diem car.This would/could be done in several eras to cover all members.

    Again Whatcha think?

    I need to make a correction here. It was Alan's son Matt who origonally came up with the idea for the NARA loco logo.I lost site of that fact during my conversation with Alan.

    By the way neither of these would be a requirement for membership. :)

    Small plug forAlan Curtis Models
  2. K.V.Div

    K.V.Div Member

    That is a great idea Catt! It looks to be an excellent way to promote the group:cool:
    Apart from the locomotive logo, I would like to see one for most peices of rolling stock, provided that there is room on the car for it.
    Also, Lets not forget about one for a caboose:)

  3. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Yea Catt.
    I am all for it.:D :D
  4. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Works for me. :cool:
  5. WVRR

    WVRR Member

    That's a fabulous idea Catt. Not only would it bring the entire NARA closer together, but would tie all lines into each other with all our interchanges and track rights. And that rolling stock idea is even better, I'd be proud to display one on my line.
  6. railohio

    railohio Active Member

    Gopher it. :D
  7. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Great idea Catt! Do you have a logo in mind already, or do you need one to be designed? If it's the latter I'd be happy to volunteer my graphic design services.

    :D Val
  8. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Val,I've allready asked another member ,but have not heard from him yet. If I haven't heard from him by 4pm Moday (EST time not forum time:D ) I will take you up on your kind offer.
  9. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    I've been trying to join the NARA for months. I've e-mailed according to the instructions on the website and haven't gotten a response. Am I doing something wrong?
  10. wendell

    wendell Member

    Catt I think it is aPURRRFIC idea wendell
  11. Catt

    Catt Guest

    eightyeightfan1,email me (the webmaster) we will get you hooked up.My partner in the site has been having problems.
  12. Catt

    Catt Guest

    HEY VAL!!!! :D Been doing some thinking about your offer.I've pretty much decided what I want for the locos (real simple like NARA :D ) but if you would like to take a shot at designing the car logo to give the members a choice I sure wouldn't complain.
  13. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Sorry if I have messed up somewhere eightyeightfan1 What name did you use when you e-mailed for membership? I try to respond to every e-mail request I get.
    Please try e-mailing me again at
    and I will be more than pleased to provide a membership.
  14. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    I am all for the loco logo and the NARA boxcar. I will be very pleased to have these on my layout
  15. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    The Paulsen's and Knudsen's all agree NARA would look nice on their loco's :D :D :D
  16. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

    Sounds like a good idea to me!..

  17. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Good idea, indeed! I'll go for the boxcar. Every now and then some exotic per diem car turns up on any freight train, so why not 'NARAX #47' (or whatever) :D

    I already own several NMRA convention cars, cars of some famous model RRs (like Whit Tower's ALP), and there is also 'THE GAUGE' boxcar in the pipeline... Not all has to be prototypic, ain't it?

    Since I'm proud to belong to the NARA - now this is a really great bunch of model railroaders!!! - I'll gladly show it off on my pike.

    However, I did not fully understand the thing with the loco:( :confused: : A 'NARA logo (about the size of reporting marks for your scale)' - what kind of 'reporting marks' of the engine do you mean? I don't quite see a D&RGW K-27 with a NARA logo instead of the Flying 'Rio Grande' on the tender. Should be a little less dominating, shouldn't it?
    Oh well, perhaps simply a language problem of a poor yodelling and cheese-eating Swiss :p ;) :D

  18. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Well I don't yodel,but I sure do eat cheese.:D As for the NARA logo on your locomotives ,grab one of your freight cars and look at the reporting marks a.k.a. the road number.This is the size of the logo on your locomotive.It by itself will be nothing fancy just four letters in the lettering font style of your railroad.These letters would usually go just below the road number on the cab of your loco.

    A little later on tonight I will post some ideas that Russ Hoffman (rush2ny) has done up for us.
  19. Catt

    Catt Guest

    This pic is to show you what I have in mind for the locos


    Keep in mind that the letter font would/should match the era you are modeling.
  20. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Hi Catt!

    Here are some preliminary ideas for the rolling stock logo. I've treated it like it's a RR line in and of itself. Will need to work on the modern logo next - these ones are for steam era. Let me know what you think.

    :D Val

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