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Playing around with color schemes


  • New Site, New Look and Feel

    A few months back, some new themes were added here at and were pretty well received. As the new site software upgrade gets closer, it was time to start to work on the interface themes.

    Ignore the quality of the logo and the masthead -- they're just placeholders for now. If anyone is interested in submitting a new logo, feel free to drop me a PM or post in the comments.

    Now on to the colors... They represent railroads past and present. Mostly past.

    This one is specifically for the Australians...

    Rock Island

    Updated Great Northern Big Sky

    Maine Central


    Burlington Northern

    Illinois Central


    Pennsylvania Red

    Pennsylvania Green

    Milwaukee Road Hiawatha

    Union Pacific

    Boiler Black

    Mostly still works in progress....

    If there's a simple uncomplicated color pattern you'd like to see, please let me know. ATSF and Chessie/CSX will be there eventually. Multiple cheatlines is difficult in the board template software.
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    • rrdiesel87
      rrdiesel87 commented
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      I thought I would take a stab at a logo, something more modern but builds upon the original theme.
      TrainSim Logo by Andrew Collins, on Flickr

    • jamoldover
      jamoldover commented
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      Not bad as a logo - and uses the classic "red/white/black" combination that points back to the original, although I think I might use a different (easier to read) lettering style for the "A Railroad Simulator Community" phrase. That particular font is hard to read on a screen when it's small.

    • eric
      eric commented
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      I haven't commented on these, but I suppose I should.

      Andrew's has a nice 1980's video game feel but looks a little too much like "Blade Runner" to me.

      Scott's is a nice play on Kuju's logo, but also reminiscent of the failed "Supertrain" on NBC from 1979.... and maybe it's just me, but it also looks a little too much like the typeface in use at and I'm trying to make a cleaner break with anything they might complain about later....

      What I have now on the new site is touched up from the classic logo -- Nels was able to provide me with the original typeface, which has been cleaned up a bit and a transparency painfully created for the locomotive.

      The new default style at is a very close match to the original site's palette, but different enough to avoid any possible issues from the folks at "that other website"...
      Last edited by eric; 06-27-2023, 07:34 PM.
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