Redville – The Red In Reedville.

This is a planned graphic for the small storage barn. JOHNSON SEA HORSE

This past weekend, while getting ready for the big Show. I decided to throw a couple coats of paint on the railway. Of course I cant do anything without deep thought. Especially when it comes to design and color. I decided to go bold, and make it all Red. With Black and White as part of the color palette. I know using color palette is way over kill of a term for the Railway. But, it’s my curse.

Fresh coat of red.

The planned look, Next week.

Added some window trim

The railway has been always either just raw wood, or red, silver metal, with some white. But I wanted it to feel older if that is possible. And painted all the trim, even added trim, RED to match the rest of the buildings. Fences will be red or black, and some trim, thats metal on the newer building…1970’s will remain white.

Added some ladder and stuff racks

The office is cleaned up

New window trim adds some dimension

Have I painted the charm away? Yes. But its a fine line of charm and rot. I don’t want the Railway to pop out. So all red and Black allows it to remain in the background.. If that is possible. Lots of care has been taken to keep it all rough, just kept up looking.

16 replies
  1. Rick
    Rick says:

    Isn’t there a Clint Eastwood movie where he had the entire town painted red? That’s a lot of red. Then again your marine railway, your color palate.

  2. Matt
    Matt says:

    High plains drifter.. HA, yes, thats another joke I hear around town. I love that its causing conversation. Part of the fun of color

  3. Bill
    Bill says:

    yeah right if you dont want something to pop out at you paint it red. why don you paint nissan on your shed you prefer them over johnson sea horse even tho you try to pass them off as johnsons with decals and paint

  4. Matt
    Matt says:

    YUP. BTW, Eastowood painted Lago Red cause it was his version of HELL. Where as this is my version of heaven. Note, I kept the silver, black and some white. And yes, oddly the red does seem to blend in. Maybe because its always been that way. See all red… and a little white.

  5. Don vogt
    Don vogt says:

    Looking good. How about changing the two windows above and to the left of the ladders to match the other ones?

  6. John F Rothert
    John F Rothert says:

    I like it all, what’s with the stack of tires with stuff sticking out the top? Good plan to keep on working toward having the show.

    John in Va.

  7. Jeff Armstrong
    Jeff Armstrong says:

    Matt, Curious what the white building to the left is in the top picture? There is a sign on it, but cant make it out.

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