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    Well, I did it, I bought my first kit, up 'til now I have only bought RTR but this was a Roundhouse offset hopper on clearance, I have always loved plastic and wood modeling so I thought why not? I'm going to lose the Accumate couplers though - cannot get on with them!

    Then I read Bucks thread about designing your own logo, this set me thinking, I have been wondering about forming my own RR company, so, I had an undecorated kit, piles of paint and Corel Draw, Photoshop, Illustrator and all the rest of the stuff us graphic artist/print type people (18 years in the trade so far for me) tend to collect, everything necessary for me to start my own company!

    Now I just have to decide on the name and come up with the logo,

    S&MB RR, SMB RR, I have to admit I have a liking for a play on S&M, that being my and my wife's initials.

    Anyway, our coal hoppers will be silver.

    And the point of this thread? None at all really - I'm just waffling, I will post a picture of my first effort as soon as it is done though!

    MikeB
    MikeB

    [image]http://www.mghorizon.101main.com/pics/trainlogo.gif[/image]

    Building the first trans-Atlantic Railroad

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    I'll look forward to seeing it, Mike. Like yourself, I started my own RR "company" and designed a logo for it.

    Although my professional background was not in graphic design and layout, I do have the training and an avocational background (I had a small design/publishing business on the side for many years). So I thought, why not. I design stuff for other people, incluiding a real estate company and some local churches, so why not for myself? So I did. It was fun, and it really helped me focus on the "purpose" and geography of my new layout.

    Mike Chambers

    Central Missouri & Southern RR

    http://homepage.mac.com/michael21/CMS-RR-Co./

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    • #3
      I have a first draft but I'm not entirely happy with it, it's probably going to be a while before I finalise a design.

      If it seems familiar, the similarity to the MG cars logo is intentional.


      MikeB

      [image]http://www.mghorizon.101main.com/pics/trainlogo.gif[/image]

      Building the first trans-Atlantic Railroad

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      • #4
        Mike, you better hurry before I steal that logo for the "Schell Mountain" Timber & Tie Ry! (BG)

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        • #5
          Go ahead - the S+M Railroad managers are never likely to visit your neck of the woods so they'll never see it!

          Edited by - MikeB on 04/30/2002 13:41:48
          MikeB

          [image]http://www.mghorizon.101main.com/pics/trainlogo.gif[/image]

          Building the first trans-Atlantic Railroad

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          • #6
            LOL! Actually I really like the one Russ came up with for me. That's the official "Schell Mountain" logo now!

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