Decals for BHP Earth (bubble) scheme?

 
  Geekboy Train Controller

Location: Banned
Does anybody know if there are decals available for the BHP Earth (bubble) scheme?  Has anyone custom made any?  I'm looking at doing a couple of locos to match an AC6000, just for something a little different.

Thanks.

Oops - HO scale!

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  Hendo Deputy Commissioner

Not that I have seen them in either scale, but you haven't said which scale you are after. Bill's Billboards may be interested in doing them, he is a Railpage member.

Steve4Painting did a few loco's BHP bubbles schemes in N a few years ago, but from memory he used masks to airbrush the bubbles, if you do a search you will find the thread. About the only issue would be colours, I think used an ochre and green rather than terracota and slate grey.


Cheers,
Hendo
  Geekboy Train Controller

Location: Banned
Thanks Hendo,
I'd be masking and painting the terracotta red, it's mainly the warning stripes, logo's and writing that I'm interested in.
Thanks
  nuggles58 Station Master

Location: Western Australia
Thanks Hendo,
I'd be masking and painting the terracotta red, it's mainly the warning stripes, logo's and writing that I'm interested in.
Thanks
"Geekboy"


I have just finished my N scale painting and decalling 4 BHP Bubble logo loco's, 3 of the old type blue and white with BHP Iron Ore on and 1 'pumpkin' SD75 loco for AMRA WA.  I started by spraying the whole loco terracotta then masking and painting the gray.
I then made decals on my inkjet printer to match.
I bet your wondering how I got white?  Inkjet Decals come with a white or clear background.  Clear is the usual decal, but white can be used if you match the outside colour and type the words in white on the coloured background.



John R.
Stratton, Western Australia.

(Not sure how to put pictures in the post!)
  nscaler69 Deputy Commissioner

Location: There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots.
(Not sure how to put pictures in the post!)

Nuggles58 you linked them correctly, the problem is the space gaps in the URL address as highlighted by the red asterisk,
URLs don't like gaps, an easy fix is to use the ( _ ) underscore key instead of the space key when naming the photos. eg //home.iprimus.com.au/nuggles58/BHP_Blue_locos.jpg[/b]
  bjviper Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisvegas
Or you can replace the spaces with %20






  nuggles58 Station Master

Location: Western Australia
%20  of course.  Rolling Eyes I have seen this in URL's at the address bar with pages that get opened.  I should have realized that!

Underscore is just as easy.  I will remember both of these for next time! (if my memory holds out!)

Went to AMRA today and got some video of the trains running around on the layout light engine.  I will upload to Youtube as user nuggles58.

John R.
Stratton, Western Australia.
Home Page:
http://home.iprimus.com.au/nuggles58
  nuggles58 Station Master

Location: Western Australia
I have just got a better way to print white decals.  I bought an ALPS printer.
I tried and succeeded the decals in white on 2 SD40-2 locos I had that were undecorated.

John.
(And hopefully I got the picture links right!)


http://home.iprimus.com.au/nuggles58/BHPSD40-2.jpg
http://home.iprimus.com.au/nuggles58/BHPSD40-21.jpg
  Hendo Deputy Commissioner

I have just got a better way to print white decals. I bought an ALPS printer.
I tried and succeeded the decals in white on 2 SD40-2 locos I had that were undecorated.

John.
(And hopefully I got the picture links right!)


http://home.iprimus.com.au/nuggles58/BHPSD40-2.jpg
http://home.iprimus.com.au/nuggles58/BHPSD40-21.jpg
"nuggles58"


Well done John, Are you doing decals for the SD70ACe's?
  nuggles58 Station Master

Location: Western Australia
I'm going to order some more SD70ACe's tonight from America and repaint them when they arrive in a couple of weeks time.
I'm basically using the same decal but printed in white on the ALPS as the previous ones in this thread.
I will then try the new decals on it and see where I need to tweak them.
May even get more 4400's and try the blue again with white words on instead of matching colours!  Should look better.
Yeah, I know they are supposed to be 6000's, but it is as close as I can get at the moment.

Once I have done them I shall post them here.  Should be close to Christmas time I would say.

John Rumming
Western Australia.   Smile
  M636C Minister for Railways

I have just got a better way to print white decals.  I bought an ALPS printer.
I tried and succeeded the decals in white on 2 SD40-2 locos I had that were undecorated.

John.
(And hopefully I got the picture links right!)


http://home.iprimus.com.au/nuggles58/BHPSD40-2.jpg
http://home.iprimus.com.au/nuggles58/BHPSD40-21.jpg
"nuggles58"


If you are going to do any further SD40-2s, you might note that the number is centred under the cab window, unlike the SD70ACe where the number is offset towards the rear of the cab. On the SD40, the "cross" on the white lines is at the front corner of the cab and the battery box/step. Otherwise the models look quite good.

For the original poster, there is no need to repaint locomotives in HO. Bachmann make an SD40-2 and a GE CM40-8M fully painted and lettered in the BHP bubble scheme. I have an SD40-2 which I have run with my DC only BLI AC6000 with no problems. I have a CM40-8M but I haven't tested it yet. It looks good and I have another Dash 8 chassis to use if there's a problem.

Also, BLI have just released SD40-2s in both bubble and the IC&E style blue with a yellow stripe. I have one of those, but since it is only available as a DCC+sound unit, it can't run with the DC only AC6000. The three BHPB units 3078 to 3080 have no lettering apart from the black cab numbers. That's the one problem with the BLI unit, it has blue numbers...

So with the two colour schemes there are six different units available from Bachmann and BLI, with different numbers on some of the BLI units.

There is a good photo of the BLI SD40-2 unit at:

http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/88/p/211365/2318918.aspx#2318918

Strangely enough, it also shows a BHPB model relettered for a US Railroad, which must be some sort of record.

M636C
  nuggles58 Station Master

Location: Western Australia
[quote I have one of those, but since it is only available as a DCC+sound unit, it can't run with the DC only AC6000. [/quote]

Easy fix.  A $20 or so DCC decoder in the AC6000 and you are right to go!

The SD40-2's were 2 orphaned loco's I had in my 'fix it box'.

The decals are still "under construction".

Want to do something different?  How about HI Loco's in snow!
Yes, I said snow.

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Wouldn't that look different at a model show? 

John.    Laughing
  GT46C-ACe Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Sadly M636C the link to the MRR shows a classic American trait, speculate but don't actually research....

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