Grande Valley RR paint scheme question

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Catt, Jul 31, 2004.

  1. Catt

    Catt Guest

    The Grande Valley's locos have looked pretty much like this since 1992.Prior to that they were either powder blue or a light grey.


    I now have a new colour scheme picked out and while the scheme it self is set in stone (more or less :D )I would like your imput as to a few items.

    Here are some pics of the new scheme.



    What do you think of the grey handrails? I like them but want others thoughts (they are for the UP C30-7 and KATO has them in stock).

    Do you think there are too many colours? The lettering and road # will be white like the sidesill stripe.The logo will remain the same as on the geep in the top pic.
  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    I guess I would go with either all white hand rails or red with only the areas you use them to get on and off painted white. The reason being as you are modeling modern and that's pretty much how most of the mainlines do it as it's cheaper I guess.
  3. rksstl

    rksstl Member

    Catt don't look bad at all. The grey handrails break up the red and white. Kinda reminds me of the old burlington route.
  4. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz Member

    I would go with red handrails & stanchions. White from the first stanchion down into the steps.

  5. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    I like the gray rails too Johnathan. They called the old SP paint bloody nose, we can call yours the frostbit nose. :D Fred
  6. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    John,As I said in chat last night I like the new scheme(nick:The white face scheme :rolleyes: :wave: :D ) I also like the old scheme as well as your thought about using GT colors at one time.About the gray hand rails.Many railroads paint their handrails different then the body.For example:

    So,that would be up to the GVR management if they want to spend the money for different color hand rails.
  7. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Ahh too many changes. I know that is a fact of life but I still prefer your original colour scheme John
  8. Catt

    Catt Guest

    The final colour scheme will be the red(including handrails) with a light grey lowhood,cabface and long hood end.The sill stripe and lettering will be white.

    Robin the blue and yellow scheme will be around for a long time as only new purchases for the GVR system will get the new scheme for quite awhile yet.

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