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General Category => N Gauge Discussion => Topic started by: matt-b on February 05, 2011, 11:41:01 PM

Title: double sided livery
Post by: matt-b on February 05, 2011, 11:41:01 PM
just wondering if anyone has ever thought about spraying/painting there locos, coaches, wagons etc a different livery either side. i think it would work...as you rarely see both sides of a model on a layout, specially a end-to-end one. i know it wouldnt work on some, but surely would be ok for 90% of models out there.

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Title: Re: double sided livery
Post by: Tank on February 06, 2011, 09:36:14 AM
It wouldn't work on my current layout, but my next one will fill a room, so that idea would work.  I think this would mainly be a good idea for end to end layouts (like you said), or owners who don't have the room for a lot of different stock.  Good idea though. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: double sided livery
Post by: tadpole on February 06, 2011, 10:30:14 AM
I recently did two three-car thumper units with Electra overlays, one blue and one blue-grey. With hindsight, i wish I'd done all six cars blue one side and blue-grey the other. On a u-shaped layout, there is no danger of ever seeing the other side.

Problems might arise when/if you ever wish to sell the loco.
Title: Re: double sided livery
Post by: Chris on February 08, 2011, 07:34:50 PM
You could always obtain a spare body rather than mix-matching one and just swap the bodies over when you feel like a change. Your idea would work on my layout as the rear half cannot be seen but it wouldn't work from a practical point of view as my locos only tow one end as the other is super-detailed.
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