The most Gaudy looking Diesels

jtomstarr Jul 16, 2014

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    What is the most Gaudy looking... yes, gaudy painted 1:1 DIESEL Locomotives you have seen in The UNITED STATES of AMERICA that one just has to have a N-SCALE model? Here are two examples I found. Do not include MEXICO, CANADA and all FOREIGN Railroads.

    Tom

    1> NS 6920.jpg 2> NS No. 6963 -GO RAIL-.jpg
     
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  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Going back in time, I thought some of the "Bicentennial" units were a bit awkward. Although it never happened, I did think about getting a couple.
     
  5. YoHo

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    Yeah, some of the bicentennials were really bad. I actually like those NS SD60e schemes. The SP GE Uboats in the popsicle scheme are pretty bad. Sorry, don't have a picture.
     
  6. Eagle2

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    A lot have been done before, but I always thought the "Kodachrome" scheme for the SP-ATSF proposed merger would fit the definition of "gaudy."
     
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    Too good!
    Now I have no excuse any more!
    I'll really have to design an intermodal yard.....

    Seb
    N scale US trains
     
  8. randgust

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    Read the post, I do like it! Not a big fan of candy apple green though. Let the IT fans beat on me, not KCS.
     
  9. BoxcabE50

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    That's a good one. Yes. They really did stand out from any background, and were one heck of a direction change from the traditions of those two partners.
     
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    Here comes BarstowRick with his two cents on the subject. Darn I wish he'd stay off this TrainBoard.

    LOL Yeah, I can hear you thinking out there. LOL

    It's true, I wouldn't model any of them or waste my time attempting to scratch-build or custom paint one. Still when they first came out it was such a welcome sight. Finally, diseasels that didn't all look the same. Something to look forward to should I be so lucky to be track side when one passed through. They were gaudy alright. Stuck out like a sore thumb.... but that was the point of painting them in patriotic colors. I think my favorite was the UP and WP designs.

    Loved them and also glad they didn't stick around very long.
     
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    This one made its way around the country for a while after the FFT went kaput:

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  14. BarstowRick

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    Yep that was gaudy. Uhh...err...how do I say this? That wasn't a bicentennial paint scheme. SP had something else in mind. This was a forerunner of the SP SF paint merger scheme. What eventually led to the SPSF Kodochrome paint scheme. True! I think these were what most clowns refered to as the popsicle paint schemes. Did I just say clowns? Uhh...errr...railfans...ok same difference. Grin!
     
  15. bremner

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    Rick, that's the "popsicle" scheme he was talking about
     
  16. BarstowRick

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    Yep, that be it. Thanks.
     
  17. r_i_straw

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    I never like this one. Thank goodness there was ever only one.
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    This one hurts my eyes.
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    Another questionable merger scheme:

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  20. YoHo

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    Ph no youu did NOt. Chessie is awesome.
     
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