A New and Modern KATY Paintscheme.

ModelRailroadForums.com is a free Model Railroad Discussion Forum and photo gallery. We cover all scales and sizes of model railroads. Whether you're a master model railroader or just getting started, you'll find something of interest here.


(This is for critique!)

Inspired by the current-day Rock Island paint schemes in another recent post, I decided to update the KATY's classic red/white and green/yellow "stripes" just for fun. :) I actually may paint a diesel locomotive in this modern paintscheme. What do you think?

KATYMODERNjpg.png


I may do a few more..perhaps a Frisco, MoPac, CNW, and perhaps even a new (gasp) Southern Pacific Scheme! Stay tuned.
 
Last edited by a moderator:

mtrpls

Ignorance is Patriotic
Excellent paint schemes for sure, but I'd definitely go with green. KATY is synonomous with green, in my mind.

If you're serious about modeling a modern KATY, you can always join the ever-growing club of modern-day fallen flag modelers. Here is how we stand:

1. Rock Island (3 different modelers alone!)
2. Southern
3. New York Central
 

CP9302

Member
I like them both, but as stated earlier, Green and Yellow are Katy colours! If you are serious about modelling the paint scheme, I would suggest adding a K to Katy. The criss-crossed stripes forming the K are cool, but in a prototypical sense, it is too hard to read.

Regardless, I hope to see a model of one of those schemes some day! (you should have helped UP with their heritage engine!)
 
C

catt

Guest
Got 'em painted yet? Where's the pics? Not a KATY fan,but I am a fan of any fallen flag brought up to the present day.:D
 
Well, Inspired by this paintscheme, I think I'll go forth with this Idea, if only for a single unit, I may do more. Here's what the Final version would look like.

KATYStripesSD70M-Green.png


Designed for me by Andrew.
 
I really like your original design better. Just add the "K" but leave everything else the same. The last font doesn't seem to fit the scheme to my eyes. I really thought the first two were special, even the red.
Tom
 

BNSF dude

BNSF foamer
What you may want to do is add a second horn on too! Nathan P5 in front and a Leslie S3L in back. I dunno why but it be sorta like proto.
 

Alcomotive

Grandson of ALCO Bldr
Well what are u waiting for????:eek: :p

Show the FRISCO....

Get them SD70s and get busy man!:D :D :D :D :D

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: waiting....still waiting....
 

GWT&P

Member
They all look great!
I agree with tcwright re: the lettering on the last Katy. The first font looks better to me. You could even use the slanted font that you used for the number 5900 on the last one. The font for the road name and the number should be the same style IMO.
 

Zephyr

Rocket Red
Very nice schemes, Miles! I was just thinking earlier today, what would a modern CB&Q unit look like? I am looking forward to seeing these turn into reality!
 




Affiliate Disclosure: We may receive a commision from some of the links and ads shown on this website (Learn More Here)


ModelRailroadForums.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com

RailroadBookstore.com - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section.

ModelRailroadBookstore.com - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

Top