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Date: 03/15/23 07:34
Tampa Northern Railroad paint scheme
Author: SALGUY

Attached you will find the final artwork for the decals for my Tampa Northern Railroad.  This set of decals is to be used in conjunction with MicroScales stripe set for Seaboard Air Line diesel locomotives. 

I've also attached a photo that shows what our power and cabeese will look like.  

Primary power is going to be GP38-2s and SD38s and SD38-2s.  

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Date: 03/15/23 08:56
Re: Tampa Northern Railroad paint scheme
Author: icancmp193

Very sharp! I don't know about the orange number boards though. Would a "real" railroad be willing to incur the extra expense of maintaining a "non-standard" color?

TJY



Date: 03/15/23 09:02
Re: Tampa Northern Railroad paint scheme
Author: boejoe

Looking good.



Date: 03/15/23 09:10
Re: Tampa Northern Railroad paint scheme
Author: SeaboardMan

Looks nice, I also like it
john



Date: 03/15/23 10:06
Re: Tampa Northern Railroad paint scheme
Author: PasadenaSub

Great scheme, easily seen to be influenced by its parent road.

Rich



Date: 03/15/23 10:34
Re: Tampa Northern Railroad paint scheme
Author: CPR_4000

icancmp193 Wrote:
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> Very sharp! I don't know about the orange number
> boards though. Would a "real" railroad be willing
> to incur the extra expense of maintaining a
> "non-standard" color?

Clinchfield did. It's only Plexiglas.



Date: 03/15/23 10:34
Re: Tampa Northern Railroad paint scheme
Author: CPR_4000

Nice. Is that Aberdeen & Rockfish slate blue or another shade?



Date: 03/15/23 11:10
Re: Tampa Northern Railroad paint scheme
Author: pilotblue

You might think about silver trucks. You could do a sample drawing with everything else as is. Regardless, I think it's sharp!



Date: 03/15/23 11:17
Re: Tampa Northern Railroad paint scheme
Author: wabash2800

Very nice. I like the fact that it's kind of a heritage scheme in that it brings out a little of the Seaboard Air Line. How about a little emblem on the nose?

Victor Baird

Edit: I see that Seaboard didn't put an emblem on the nose. Me bad.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 03/16/23 14:13 by wabash2800.



Date: 03/15/23 13:47
Re: Tampa Northern Railroad paint scheme
Author: SALGUY

For many years the Clinchfield had yellow number boards.  Also, what's the extra expense?  



Date: 03/15/23 13:49
Re: Tampa Northern Railroad paint scheme
Author: SALGUY

CPR_4000 Wrote:
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> Nice. Is that Aberdeen & Rockfish slate blue or
> another shade?

I'm using Scalecoat B&O Royal Blue as the primary color. 



Date: 03/15/23 13:51
Re: Tampa Northern Railroad paint scheme
Author: SALGUY

That's the exact intent.  It's clear that the SAL is the parent company.  I'm even going as far as using SALs standard 3 chime forward horn. 



Date: 03/15/23 13:53
Re: Tampa Northern Railroad paint scheme
Author: SALGUY

boejoe Wrote:
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> Looking good.

Thank You very much. 



Date: 03/15/23 13:58
Re: Tampa Northern Railroad paint scheme
Author: SALGUY

PasadenaSub Wrote:
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> Great scheme, easily seen to be influenced by its
> parent road.
>
> Rich

That's the whole idea.  On my railroad the Tampa Northern will handle yard and local switching activities.  The parent company, the Seaboard Air Line, will handle through freight and passenger operations. 

The locomotive roster for the TN will consist of GP38-2s and SD38 and SD38-2s.  Im thinking i may also patch out a couple of SAL units to the TN.  Perhaps a couple of old Alco RS3s....



Date: 03/15/23 14:01
Re: Tampa Northern Railroad paint scheme
Author: SALGUY

pilotblue Wrote:
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> You might think about silver trucks. You could do
> a sample drawing with everything else as is.
> Regardless, I think it's sharp!

Thanks for your compliment and your suggestion.  I'm pretty happy with what is show here.  



Date: 03/15/23 18:16
Re: Tampa Northern Railroad paint scheme
Author: SALGUY

SeaboardMan Wrote:
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> Looks nice, I also like it
> john

Thank You very much. 



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