Newly painted and Weathered Locomotive... "Fantasy" Scheme

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Agatheron, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. Agatheron

    Agatheron Member

    Making its debut on my layout today is CBNS 2937, an Atlas GP38 that I just finished painting and decaling. It's a fantasy scheme in that while the Cape Breton Central Nova Scotia Railway used to have this paint scheme, it never ran EMD GP38's in this scheme. On my layout of the Truro Junction, I have the CBCNS retaining its paint scheme instead of moving to mostly leased units. After all, it's my world. My next project will be to paint up a Kato SD40-2 in the same colour scheme... although the decals for the six axle locomotive will be a slightly larger... the sheet comes with two sizes.

    Anyway... here's a pic of the shell before I weathered it:

    And a second shot with the weathered shell, along with MT Couplers, and back on the chassis with the decoder installed, and working its way around the track. I took this without a flash:

    Here's two more pics, these ones with a flash...
  2. trainnut65

    trainnut65 Member

    Nice work. The loco looks great thanks for posting it.
  3. mooreway

    mooreway Member

    I like it. Weathering really adds to it
  4. radar

    radar Member

    Nice work like the way they named the locos just like the ROCK ISLAND! did you use chalk to weather?
  5. joesho

    joesho Member

    ok dumb question,were is rock island,canada?usa? SWEET LOCO! gj
  6. berraf

    berraf Member

    The loco looks just great :thumb:
    For me, living in Sweden and a man with little experience, I could bet at least 1€ that "Cape Breton Central Nova Scotia Railway" was a real railroadname.
    By the way, almost forgot, excellent painting job :)
  7. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Love the lion logo:thumb:
  8. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    It is a real railroad, it just never used this locomotive in this scheme.
  9. berraf

    berraf Member

    :oops: :oops:
    You see, little experience and even smaller knowledge :rolleyes:
  10. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    Rock Island, Illinois - USA
  11. radar

    radar Member

    And Iowa ,Kansas Missouri ,Oklahoma, New Mexico ,Texassign1

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  12. Agatheron

    Agatheron Member

    All the weathering on that locomotive is done with acrylic paints using brushes... but some of it drybrushed, some of it watered down and brushed a bit more carefully... I've not gotten into chalks just yet, but I may give it a chance soon.

    Yes... CBCNS is a real shortline. The colour scheme you see there was used primarily on Alco units between 1993 and 1999, there were two EMD units that bore this colour scheme later on, but they pretty much abandoned any loco looking like this for leased power or unpainted cheap wrecks that would only see service for a few years. In my version of it (the fantasy part), they've reclaimed the colour scheme and have begun applying it to new locos in their "new fleet." I may paint up one or two locos in leased colour schemes just to tie it into the current "real life" roster... but I'll see.

    Most of the locomotives on my layout so far are CN units... one of them (an older Kato SD40-2) will be "soid" to the CBCNS as repainted :D
  13. Meiriongwril

    Meiriongwril Member

    I think that assigning 'fantasy' liveries can be lots of fun. I've seen some photos in the British (model) railway press of classic steam locos virtually (i.e. through some digital manipulation) painted in flashy modern liveries of the current operating companies. There's even been photos of modern diesel units painted in classic 1920/30s liveries.

    On a separate point, some of you may know of the project in the UK to build from scratch a Peppercorn A1 Pacific steam locomotive. These standard gauge locos were built in 1948/9 but all were scrapped at dieselization in the 1960s. A new-build society has raised over a million sterling over the last 10 years or so, and the loco will steam later this year. To get back to liveries, though (there is a link - promise): the A1 will appear in an authentic 40/50s livery - BUT as it is not a restored loco (i.e. never existed at the time) I thought it would have been smart to paint it in one of the modern garish liveries (if only for a couple of years) in return for a generous donation to the funds!!
    Anyone interested in this project, see
  14. train1

    train1 Member

    Like this ? Except 50's and 60's
  15. Meiriongwril

    Meiriongwril Member

    That looks real nice - if that's your painting work, congratulations!!
  16. cookyy

    cookyy New Member

    Right Some Nice
  17. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

    That is awesome! :thumb:
  18. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Great looking diesels!!! Really nice!!!

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