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Was there ever a Prototype paint scheme that matches this?

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Was there ever a Prototype paint scheme that matches this?
Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, November 10, 2017 12:58 PM

I am once again working on passengers cars for the STRATTON & GILLETTE railroad. I try to avoid prototype paint schemes when possible.

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This is the paint scheme I have decided on for my smooth side stream liners. Red, Silver, and Yellow with Black and Silver stripes. Roof will be silver.

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Is it too similiar to an actual paint scheme?

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Thanks.

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-Kevin

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Happily modeling the STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD located in a world of plausible nonsense set in August, 1954.

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Posted by doctorwayne on Friday, November 10, 2017 10:15 PM

Kevin, the paint scheme brings to mind, for me at least, the Kansas City Southern, even though it's not the same. 

If I may make a suggestion, I'd change the silver stripe to black, and with a silver roof, the yellow might benefit from another black stripe separating it from the roof area.

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Posted by Mark R. on Saturday, November 11, 2017 7:23 PM

My knee-jerk reaction was that it looked like one of the Circus cars Walthers did back in the day. Circus cars were always quite colorful like that.

Mark.

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Posted by arbe1948 on Sunday, November 12, 2017 10:29 AM

Rock Island had a scheme kind of similar:  https://wjhudson.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/2.jpg

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Posted by Firelock76 on Sunday, November 12, 2017 5:11 PM

For a time in the 1940's post-war, the Susquehanna ran Stillwell passenger coaches with solid maroon bodies and silver roofs, no other embellishments.  Your proposed color scheme is different enough that I wouldn't worry about being accused of copying the Susie-Q.

Looks nice though!

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