Vommit bonnett lives!

bnsf4354 May 16, 2003

  1. friscobob

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    I need to get a shot so I can include it in my thread "When Bad Paint Happens to Good Diesels".............it's only marginally better than a ratty-looking Super Fleet scheme on a BNSF GE.
     
  2. wig-wag-trains.com

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    The 9647 (an SD70MAC) was painted in a warbonnet inspired scheme. It was dubbed as the VB by some people somewhere. Other than using creme and GG colors (along with red and blue) it bears no resemblance to the 'Executive' F's.
     
  3. MRL

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    This is a neat paint job on this but like Jerry put it it WOULD be even neater if the cream was on the front and the green on the long hood (colors reversed)!
     
  4. BarstowRick

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    BNSF Warbonnet

    Thanks for the come back.

    The 9647 did catch my eye. I wasn't to sure about the bonnet on it. Still it did provide colors and a paint scheme that affirmed and distinguished it as a Santa Fe and BNSF merger locomotive. I'd consider adding a model of such to my engine roster.
     
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  5. Allen

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    Being a Santa Fe fan, I thought the VB scheme was a severe insult to Chico's road! The only way it would've ever looked good was to be either painted in a proper red warbonnet scheme, or like the rest of it's brethren. If I'd been in charge of a BNSF paint shop, that unit would've been painted in something else long ago.
     
  6. ladybngnfan

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    Why is it called the Vomit Bonnet? I don't absolutely love the scheme, but to me, it looks okay? Certainly, there are worse color schemes out there.
     
  7. Benny

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    What is so insulting about a Green and white warbonnet?

    maybe you just can't handle "Fanasty" paint jobs - especially when they actually come to life.
     
  8. Doug A.

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    Well, from a quick search online, it's still around as of mid-June. Since they don't appear to be repainting locos with any sense of urgency, I seriously doubt it has been repainted in the last few months.

    I think "Vommit Bonnet" was a bit of a bizarre term of endearment. ATSF had the crazy popular Silver Warbonnet scheme, the fairly popular Yellow Warbonnet...and BN had the yeoman "Cascade Green" and the controversial "Grinstein Green and Cream" which was absolutely love it or hate it. Combining Grin-Green/Cream and the Warbonnet wasn't especially attractive compared to the two schemes in their own right. Still wasn't terrible but didn't stand up to the originals. Plus quirky things like the odd side lettering and it just kinda had an ugly duckling" feel to it.
     
  9. Benny

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    They should have put a P-40 tomahawk tigershark mouth on it...
     
  10. Triplex

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    Well, the colors... if they worked on BN (they did), they work here. I will admit the side lettering is unbalanced. The only real problem for me is that the roof of the long hood should've been cream, not green.

    I know my preferences for paint schemes are a bit unusual. I prefer CP and CN's 60s new images over their transition-era colors. There are many "classic" schemes I can see no appeal to, and some that are genuinely bad (SAL "citrus", Wabash, IC brown/orange).
     
  11. clarkrw3

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    Funny how I got a set of decals from Microscale before the discontinued them and out of the 6 numbers they give decals for none is right....however the instructions have the correct number on the locomotive.
     
  12. MRL

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    Seen the 9647 in the Scottsbluff yard on the west end of 3 track waiting to pull out onto the main and back to the other half of it's train on 4 track! All BN 3 bays! 1 BNSF 669185, I think. headding to Guernsey, then probably to the Black Thunder mine, that is where it usualy goes I think. It's been a while since I've been on the BNSF ODIS.
    Until the Valley Hopper left the local BNSF 2342 & 2501 were on the factory lead just on the east side of the 21st Ave. crossing.
     
  13. Burlington Northern Fan

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    Vomit Bonnet

    Amazingly enough after its fire they have attemped a fix on the paint job, the fire paint job looked better. Shawn
     
  14. SteamDonkey74

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    I could never figure out why people call it "Vomit Bonnet." Is it because the green reminds people of vomit or because it's so ugly you want to throw up?

    One of the guys in my club had an N scale Kato painted up like this. He called it something like the "Presidential" scheme or something like that. He seemed rather defensive about it when I asked him about this. I wonder if he was expecting me to call it "Vomit Bonnet."
     
  15. Burlington Northern Fan

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    Wonder if that was not the UP Presidental Motor 4343
     
  16. SteamDonkey74

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    No no... it was the Vomit Bonnet. He called it something other than that... I think it was the BNSF Executive scheme or something like that.
     
  17. Adam Woods

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    Executive scheme is the origanal SD70MAC scheme (also known as the Grinstein scheme, Grinstein was CEO of BN at the time) The colors are Executive green and cream vs Cascade green and white of BN motors of the time. Right after the merger they painted up the "Vomit Bonnet" as a concept, I am not sure what, if any, offical name it was given.

    Adam

    P.S. No matter what it looks like it still gets ya across the road, and that is all that truely matters.
     
  18. Burlington Northern Fan

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    If they would have left paint colors they way were from the Sanchez Fe instead of transversing the colors(put the green where the creme is and the creme where the green is) would have looked alot better.
     
  19. Benny

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    If they used Orange instead of White, that might have been a heck of a lot better too.
     
  20. SteamDonkey74

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    I don't get why they don't just pick a scheme and use it. There are lots of patch jobs still roaming, for sure, but the repainted and new units seem to have been mostly designed by graphic arts students the night before the assignments were due.

    I kind of like the BNSF swoosh logo. Maybe they'll stick with that.
     

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