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Posted in Resources by Rob Chant. (Last activity on Thursday, February 06, 2020 at 6:35:23 AST.)

RESOURCE: Trainiax

If anyone needs to test their freelance paint schemes on diesel locomotives, you can download drawings from the link I listed below or click on the image. The images included with this posting are from my own testing of a paint job that I developed for my fictitious Nova Scotia Railway. At the moment, I am contemplating whether to do an HO-scale switching layout based on this proto-freelance line, or to build an On30 layout based on a local coal-hauler that operated in the late 1800's.

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LINK: Trainiax

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Posted by Brock Paine on Wednesday, February 05, 2020 at 6:27:48 PM.

Oh my - I love that paint scheme, particularly the topmost one on #5339. The mix of blue and gold really looks dapper. I'm not as much a fan of the yellow used in the #5347, however - it's too bright a tone, I believe, and I prefer the larger lettering of the first -2W.

Have you considered including the logo you made in the paint scheme? Perhaps as a badge on the nose or side?

Would be keen to see more of this railway idea.


Posted by Robert Chant on Thursday, February 06, 2020 at 6:35:23 AM.

Hi Brock, I agree that yellow in #5347 looks almost "sickly" in the graphic. It's actually the same yellow that appears in the flag of Nova Scotia, and that was my first attempt at a paint scheme. My second attempt was #2573, and I might use that as a first generation paint scheme. I then came up with the paint on #5339, which is my favourite as well. That was done long before I designed the NSR logo, so the logo wasn't part of the scheme, but I intend to use the logo on the side of the unit. The last one I mocked up was #1143, but I think that might be too hard to paint. Take care, Rob.


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