The most Gaudy looking Diesels

jtomstarr Jul 16, 2014

  1. minesweeper

    minesweeper TrainBoard Member

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    These are not diesels, but as Italian Railways decided to rebuild the 125mph class 444 (blue on the left side), they got out with a uglier (no more sexy curves), but far more gaudier livery of the 444Rebuilt at right.

    At the extreme left the opposite of gaudy in Italy, an older class 636 electric in two tones of brown....; we had more than a thousand of brown ones.... ouch.

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  2. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Agree, definitely shows total lack of artistic imagination, especially for a culture with such a magnificent history of artistic beauty.
     
  3. southernnscale

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    I also think this is outstanding! I have one in Z scale, This is one of my favorite road names!
     
  4. jtomstarr

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    How in the World could someone think this paint scheme is Gaudy. I think the G&W orange and black is MILWAUKEE ROAD Wanna be Rail Line!
     
  5. friscobob

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    My nickname for the stillborn SPSF scheme was "Tycos", after some of the Gawdawful paint jobs that company gave some of their diesels.
     
  6. friscobob

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    The Vomit Bonnet!
     
  7. Kurt Moose

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    Kinda' gaudy, and this color scheme just clashes......
     
  8. Hardcoaler

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    This reminds me of the CNJ's short-lived post war tangerine and blue. (Photo credit to Phillipsburg Railroad Historians) Being an anthracite roads fan, I like it. I once tried to paint my N Scale Kato F-3's in this scheme and failed miserably.

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  9. Kurt Moose

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    Whoa, your right!! Very similar!;)
     

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