Recently, with the rise of digital artwork and online ordering we have seen options for custom-run freight cars on the market. Operations like Home Shops LLC in cooperation with Tangent Scale Models and ExactRail have made some beautiful and plausible freelanced road name releases.
I am considering trying something similar with the Onondaga Cutoff, allowing our licensed use of the Conrail logo to be employed which in turn would allow that modelers could 'own' a piece of official Onondaga Cutoff rolling stock. Here's a first stab at the logo, based on a logo the company used in the 1990's for safety awards:
I think it would be fun to have a Conrail boxcar for its usual service but to have this logo in a large format in addition to the usual Conrail name and logo. What do you think?
Will definitely lend a proto-freelance look!ReplyDelete
The approach would be to suggest the spirit of the old safety awards that Conrail used to celebrate, such as on the GP38 and SW1001 with the Philadelphia Division in the middle 1990's. Food for thought!Delete
So, on a steel plate mounted on the upper portion of the door, kind of like the old St.Lawrence or Mississippian boxcars had ?ReplyDelete
Jim @ JSSX
That is one approach, Jim, yes. Another possibility is a decal or custom run on a smooth side boxcar like the Rapido Trains Evans X72, or the Moloco RBL insulated car.Delete
Count me in. It's funny that I read this idea today, as yesterday I was contemplating a Station Inn SD40 in the spirit of the 6373 Altoona Racing Trials unit!ReplyDelete
That is a cool idea!Delete
I like the idea, but do you need special licensing from Conrail (or whomever owns the trademark now)?ReplyDelete
Conrail still owns their marks, but thankfully, the OC is set up with a license to do it.Delete
A Station Inn SD40-2 model would be a cool item...ReplyDelete