Help pick a NMC paint scheme!

Chaya Dec 15, 2007

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Which paint scheme do you prefer?

Poll closed Dec 22, 2007.
  1. First one

    9 vote(s)
    19.6%
  2. Second one

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  3. Third one

    17 vote(s)
    37.0%
  4. Fourth one

    19 vote(s)
    41.3%
  1. Chaya

    Chaya TrainBoard Supporter

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    Okay, well, it's been awhile since I promised to post a paint scheme. I blame it on feeling pretty ill from my treatment. I've come up with several possible paint schemes (out of 24!) for my new fictional railroad. There were some I briefly considered, but then reconsidered when I thought of painting them. The new herald, shown at the far left, will be on the nose as well as on the side of the B-unit. How about voting for your favorite and helping me pick? Just count from the left and tell whether you like #1, 2, 3, or 4 the best. (See the poll above this post).
     

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  2. Greenlightintermodal

    Greenlightintermodal TrainBoard Member

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    I voted # 3. however, I would suggest adding the Red pinstrip along the bottom.
    :)
     
  3. jpf94

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    I like the third one the best. Having said that I'd suggest you do as many of each scheme as you'd like, thinking that a new company president came on board and decided to change the image a bit and your railroad is in that "in between" stage where not all of the equipment has been repainted into the "new" scheme.
     
  4. Chaya

    Chaya TrainBoard Supporter

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    What a great idea!!
     
  5. onegreenturtle

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    i like the fourth because of the touch of red, but like the others i would suggest at least two different styles.
     
  6. Chaya

    Chaya TrainBoard Supporter

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    Like this?
     

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  7. up1950s

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    They all look great and a bit complicated to do a fleet in . Have you first thought over how any of those schemes will be applied , and how they will look on other bodies , geeps , sharks , sw's , etc ? With a light colored roof , weathering is an absolute must .
     
  8. Arctic Train

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    I too like #3 with the red stripe. But I like the name "New Mexico Central" better than "New Mexican Central"

    Brian
    (Please deposit $.02 below)
     
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  9. up1950s

    up1950s TrainBoard Supporter

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    Good point
     
  10. Chaya

    Chaya TrainBoard Supporter

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    Darn. Hah! I managed to post a picture that hadn't been fixed. It is, of course, New Mexico Central. :tb-biggrin:
     
  11. mdenny

    mdenny TrainBoard Member

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    I like the 3rd option with the added red stripe. Very handsome!
    Well done!

    Nice logo as well...
     
  12. Lark

    Lark TrainBoard Member

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    #1...

    ...is #1! Case closed.

    Mark
     
  13. Nick Lorusso

    Nick Lorusso TrainBoard Member

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    #3 for me will you have passenger equipment with this also.
     
  14. Chaya

    Chaya TrainBoard Supporter

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    Just an aging combine. Maybe even a tourist flatcar. This is a railroad that, instead of folding as it really did in the early days of steam, managed to stay alive. That is why I have to invent a color scheme: it never had one. In my fantasy, it bought the Chili Line from the D&RGW, which is what I will model, and built a road over the right-of-way that the D&RGW had developed up the Chama river to Gallina, but it was only a small branch line. Though the NMC has managed to stay afloat quite nicely and has other routes, this particular branch has always been small-time and unimportant as far as passengers go. That being said, they were still important to the NMC! Mainly it carries commodities such as chiles, beans, coal, wood, and alabaster.
     
  15. Chaya

    Chaya TrainBoard Supporter

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    I won't have a real fleet, just a couple of engines. (See my explanation earlier in this thread). There will definitely be a switcher and a GP-7, but probably not much more than that. Most of the roads on my layout will belong to the AT&SF. I definitely need to start thinking about a GP-7 and an SW.

    I hadn't thought about the light-colored roof. Weathering on the whole is going to look a little odd on this railroad, because it runs through huge areas of red Dakota sandstone. The most important things to me were that the nose had a blue area where I could put the herald, and that it was easy to paint. (Okay, somewhat easy). After your reply I tried what I could to come up with a blue roof, but this was as good as it got. I'm up in the air about it, because it's harder to paint.
     

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  16. Chaya

    Chaya TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thank you Michael! Now I just have to find paints that I can use. I figured (Floquil Pollyscale) CSX Yellow mixed with white and brown, Conrail Blue mixed with white, and DTI Cherry Red. I'm a little unsure because I can't really tell anything from color charts on the Internet.
     
  17. OC Engineer JD

    OC Engineer JD Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I voted for number 4, but I would make the roof black. :)
     
  18. BALOU LINE

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    Ya, what he said. I also Prefer New Mexico Central better. It refers to the place, not the people. New Mexican Central sounds more like a news paper or political publication.
     
  19. Chaya

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    It does, doesn't it? :tb-biggrin: However, it was just an error, kind of like spelling things wrong. It has been corrected.
     
  20. Triplex

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    There's a problem with all your schemes except #1. They're obviously meant to be EMD-designed for F- or E-units. According to http://paintshop.railfan.net/paint_scheme_design.html the color separation along the top of the cab windows is not a standard EMD element. If you want a yellow-beige roof, I'd try a UP/GN-style "loop behind horn".

    Most likely, the NMC would apply the same colors, but without the Loewy curve - just a "layer cake". Think about the DL&W/EL. http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=167036 http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=100577 Then again, the Algoma Central used the DL&W/EL scheme, but applied the cab unit version to hood units... http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=141588
     

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