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    @tomcook

    Thanks mate and opinions are what I am after

    I think I'll take the "initial pictures the white and grey ones and play around with some things in photo shop and see what i can come up with. I think your right though when you suggest the "green" needs to be broken up a bit or a lighter, more pastel green or something ??
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    What about something along these lines:

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    Loving that version!
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    @PW&NJ

    Thanks mate, I'll see what it looks like in the green as well - my wife loves green

    Green Version:



    And, the Dull Red version:

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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat457 View Post
    What about something along these lines:
    That looks really cool. Classy and modern. I like it. Maybe too modern to run behind a steamer, but very nice


    Quote Originally Posted by wombat457 View Post
    Thanks mate and opinions are what I am after
    Careful about me and my opinions. I've been called 'More opinionated than a P****d Jeremy Clarkson' !!!!!!
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    @tomcook

    NO BODY, and I mean NO BODY is more opinionated than Jeremy Damn I wish the BBC would bring those guys back and get rid of the wankers doing the show now
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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat457 View Post
    I got the Blue on one side and didn't like it so did the other side Green with a thinner white stripe and like that (color wise) better. All in all though the paint work isn't the greatest so I am stripping it back down to redo:

    https://i.imgur.com/V9tg07M.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/eynKX53.jpg

    While I like the Green, White and Grey it still looks a little "bland" I think ... there is something about it that makes me wonder - I just can't put my finger on it though ???
    Maybe it is my eyesight Tony, but I found it difficult to differentiate between the white stripe and the grey lower half (which may back up your idea of blandness). I think if you want it to stand out more you may have to reconsider the colour of the stripe, or you could paint the stripe along the top of the car.
    Alternatively, paint the top half of coach white and use the contrast colour as the stripe.
    Just my thoughts mate

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    @lawrence

    Thanks mate, all opinions are appreciated. The white did seem to "blend" into the grey in the pictures and could be apart of the reason that I felt it looked bland, but it does stand out more in person than what the photo shows

    Take a look at post #44 for the updated version/s and I think you'll see that the white does stand out much better. I think the photo shopped paint jobs are along the lines that yu suggested as well
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    For some reason, the later posts didn't show up when I was reading the thread hence my mistimed reply
    I do like the red, looks classy Tony

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    @lawrence

    That's happened to me as well, posts not showing up from time to time. I'm tossing up between the Red and the Green, I think the red is probably more appropriate for the cars and their "era" BUT, my wife likes the green so I have to decide "wisely"
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    All three look good so it'll be a tough decision!

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    Minority opinion here. I think the blue looks much better, richer, more vibrant. The green looks a little too much like olive drab, to me. Red, eh, a bit too "in your face" for me (although I love the New Haven "Cranberry" scheme). Of course it is your train, so what you want is best.

    The grey is so close to what many cars had there - corrugated stainless steel - maybe use silver paint instead of grey? That would add some sparkle, especially when flashing by in operation.

    I do agree that the thinner stripe is better - needs that wee bit of color at the bottom of the windows. (This is for the versions with top one color, then stripe, then bottom grey - which I like much better than the middle color with stripes above and below.)

    And I agree lettering will pep it up. And your masking is great.

    So I'm not totally disagreeable

    Assume you will use same scheme on the heavyweight passenger cars?

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    The red one also look good to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbender View Post
    ... Also, I found the following a few days ago ...

    https://cf.cohs.org/repository/archi...2010-01-02.pdf

    There is a good article about the car order. It includes interior photos of these coaches as built.
    Even better article is here:
    https://cf.cohs.org/repository/archi...2018-09-10.pdf
    page 18 "The cars were probably the
    best coach accommodations of their
    era. They seated 52 passengers, 26
    in each of two sections separated
    by an etched-glass partition with
    a curved passageway. The curved
    aisle had a chilled-water drinking
    fountain, a large, stylized map of
    the C&O system, and shelves for
    magazines and publications for
    passengers during their trip.
    For background: The central
    partition broke up the "bowling
    alley" effect that was the common
    feature of most standard coaches,
    both of the heavyweight era
    and then of the new postwar
    lightweight coaches being built
    contemporaneously with the C&O
    cars. Spacious men's and women's
    restrooms were larger than most
    on other railroads."

    So I was wrong about guessing the central playroom and 2 bathrooms for children. (But I remember reading about children's playrooms in train cars ...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat457 View Post
    @tomcook

    NO BODY, and I mean NO BODY is more opinionated than Jeremy Damn I wish the BBC would bring those guys back and get rid of the wankers doing the show now
    Wankers those imposters are for sure.

    Jeremy, actually all three of them are back, I can't remember the name of the new show or where it is being aired, most likely not BBC, I'm thinking Motor Trend channel? Or Speed channel? *** update *** it is on Amazon Prime, and is called "The Grand Tour" - Jeremy, Richard and James together again!

    They look ... old. Same dispositions though, from the brief clip I saw. Cranky, irreverent, funny.

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    All 3 colors look sharp!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat457 View Post
    @lawrence

    That's happened to me as well, posts not showing up from time to time. I'm tossing up between the Red and the Green, I think the red is probably more appropriate for the cars and their "era" BUT, my wife likes the green so I have to decide "wisely"
    End of discussion, decision made then (if you're smart)

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    When asking opinions on colors you have to consider that each and everyone of us is probably seeing slight differences . Where as Pontiac Dave sees the green as Olive Green I see it as a slightly darker grass green . That said I like the red as it shows on my monitor , Ferrari Red.
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    Good because on my monter it is Road Apple Green,...........I was a little worried.

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    Maybe Canadian Pacific Tuscan Maroon stripe

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