Ever since I saw Lionel Bipolar Polar Express I have been thinking about something similar in Standard Gauge.
I have a MTH #318E and have decided that would be the beginning of the new set. Since the Polar Express is usually something that you normally run in the Holiday Season I decided I would only replace the engine shell for the Holiday Season. 318E shells are not very expensive under $100.00.
I have painted the shell an I am still cleaning the brass.
I won one of the MTH auctions today for a set of unpainted 300 series cars. So now to decide on the car paint.
The car body will be Polar Express Blue. I know the movie the cars had black roofs or white for the snow. Should I paint the passenger car roofs black, white or should I paint them the Polar Express berry color like the engine?