Hey Avery, Gary brings up a good point - one I thought about when I started making my train models and wanted to sell them. I considered using well know brands and colors, but like Gary says, most RRs have copyrights on their designs and model manufacturers need to license with them.
I have some I've done with corporate colors & logos, but just for my own enjoyment; I don't sell or give those away. That is why I just invented the Route 10 Rail (RXR) brand. Then I didn't have to worry about selling those.
So I'm not saying you should or should not sell or give away "real life" branded models, but it is something you should take into consideration.
Can't wait to see your finished products!
Originally Posted by silver47
i have been away for awhile but a thought here. just remember that most active railroads of today have copy righted their colors and if they have bought up older defunct railroads those colors may also be copyrighted. one that springs to mind is union pacific. most model engine manufacturers have had trouble there. and maybe copyright isnt the right word but licenceing. have been a lot of comments in model rail press over the yrs. love your designs and hope to see the finished product