Need your help on paint roadnames

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Livesteam, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. Livesteam

    Livesteam Member

    what kind of paint job should i put on my SW-1500?, i need to know some roadnames and pictures if you have them, this is for a ride on scale engine, thanks
  2. NYC-BKO

    NYC-BKO Member

    What's you favorite Railroad/Railroads?

    That will help us!
  3. Livesteam

    Livesteam Member

    I like them all, i will probally get rio grand just because i like the bright orange and black,
  4. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

  5. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

  6. Livesteam

    Livesteam Member

    cidchase, i like that too, keep them coming,
  7. Tileguy

    Tileguy Member

    How about something unique??

    For example, the LSST (Lake Superior Terminal Transfer RR) owned NW2's but could just as easily have had sw 1500's in thier roster and very well may have.

    The unique thing about this Railroad is that it was Owned By the
    Great Northern, Northern Pacific and the Soo line RR.

    In the picture example you will see an NW2 in its well weathered and well faded colors.
    Notice the home colors are the same as the GN or the BNSF example already given yet there is a Differance.

    Rather than large orange stripes with green, Its is large Green Stripes with smaller Orange.The Green is NP green (very close to GN's Green)and the Orange is GN orange.
    (The soo line didnt own enough of the line to have any say as to its coloring, they just got to pay a percentage of the Bills ;)
    The GN owned 50 % of this line which operated out of superior wisconsin transferring goods to all 3 RR 's classification yards.It is now a fallen flag with the BNSF handling all of its former operations in the Duluth-Superior Twin Ports Area.

    Think of it as a smaller version of the Harbor Belt Line :D
  8. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member


    now this is a gaudy paint scheme! At least you can't lose that loco in a freight yard. :D

    What's funny: This is the first PROTOTYPE picture I see, which looks for me like a MODEL photograph. (Normally it's the other way around.) The glaring colors and the somehow oversize appearance of the white handrails are looking a bit toyish - and the grass in front looks almost like a bunch of fake fur grass. :confused: :cool: :D

    But IT IS a sharp looking paint scheme! :thumb:

  9. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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