Auran Releases F7 Skin For MSTS Paint Shed

Users of Auran's MSTS Paint Shed can now download a new Paint Shed of the EMD F7 car body diesel locomotive.

If you are a user of Microsoft Train Simulator and do not yet have Paint Shed, you should consider adding it to your arsenal.

Paint Shed is a piece of software that allows you to customize the look of any model you have that has a template in Paint Shed. You have absolutely limitless possibilities of how you can paint the models you import into the simulator, so any combination of colors and patterns is possible, even going as far as to cover up the original logos and everything that shipped with the train model.

Screenshot from Paint Shed.

Screenshot from Paint Shed.

The EMD-F7 model that was recently released by Auran is one of the most detailed models ever made of the historic locomotive. If you are not aware of the fascinating history of the EMD-F7, General Motors produced it originally in 1949. Nearly 4,000 of the locomotives were made before the model was discontinued. Train fans and histories alike love the train because of its beautiful curvaceous design, particularly on the front. At the very front of the locomotive is a distinctive nose that stands in front of the elegantly curved face of the unit.

The trains were used extensively in the United States up until the 1970’s, but they were used in Canada still into the 1980’s. There are a couple of these locomotives that are still in operation today, some for passenger use and a few even for freight use. By downloading the template for this model, you can bring it into Paint Shed where you can customize it and give it whatever paint job you want, whether it is to look like a historic railway, or just a zany design you choose to put together. With a little work you can have a unique looking design that is as historically accurate as you want it to be.

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Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation industry expert with over 20 years of experience and also has a keen interest in aviation and technology. Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available. However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed.

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