Color Scheme for my Son's Room

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by MammaGehl, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. MammaGehl

    MammaGehl New Member

    Hey guys,

    I am getting ready to paint a room for my two boys. The older one is not even two yet but he LOVES his trains, plays with them all day long.

    I want to paint a 'racing stripe' around the room and was hoping to mimic a cool looking train stripe. We would prefer either New York Central or a Maryland based train, since that is where we are from, but if there is another train pattern that is just too good to pass up that would be good to know about. I have been searching and found one B&O train that has a neat looking brown and gold stripe, but I thought I would check in with the experts to see if there was something else.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    New York Central used a "lightning stripe" scheme for their passenger equipment. The diesels were painted grey with 3 lighter grey stripes runing length wise on the side of the locomotive with a sort of "Z" shape in the center of the car body. I think the NYC lightning strip would be interresting for a room, especially if you used some brightly colored window treatments and perhaps matching bed spreads to add color to the room.
  3. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    I always thought it would be cool to paint a room in the SP daylight colors.

  4. MammaGehl

    MammaGehl New Member

    hmmmm, that lightning stripe could look great! I picked up a NY Central lantern at an auction for his room and it is red, so I could do a red and black room - that could look really neat - Thanks!

    Nomad - I am not familiar with much train terminology, what are the SP daylight colors?
  5. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    NYC colors? Two-tone gray! It's classic. There were three variations...
    1938...Light & bottom...with four thick dark gray stripes in the middle...[​IMG]

    That's the locomotive...all the cars matched the tender stripping. Definitely the most famous streamlined passenger train scheme of all time.

    Within a year, they switched to thinner strips in the middle.

    In 1948, the went to the less attractive 2-stripe variety. Dark gray on the outsides and light in the middle. [​IMG]

    For Maryland RRs, there was the B&O...the Western Maryland, and several others which passed the Pennsy. The 1938 20th Century Limited is the classic.

    EDIT: The models are from CHALLENGER IMPORTS, LTD. NYC 1938 20th Century Limited brass model passenger train at UNCLE DAVE'S
    NYC 1948 20th Century Limited
  6. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    Red, orange and black, with white pinstripes separating them. Probably a little eye-hurting for interior decor.

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