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Experimental livery - IE Freight Grey Coaching stock

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Refurbished Bredin Coaches (Hornby Stanier) for running with IE 071 Freight Grey locos of the imaginary "Brandenberg division" European Irish Sea tunnel service direct to the continent :)

 

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Seating and glazing to be installed in due course :)

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Interesting!

On seeing the recent pic of 142 at Whitehead with the grey undercoat in parts,I imagined an 071 in freight grey, but with the white & tan band of the 141s original. Anyone handy at photoshop that could whip up this fictional livery to see how it'd look?

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Interesting! On seeing the recent pic of 142 at Whitehead with the grey undercoat in parts,I imagined an 071 in freight grey, but with the white & tan band of the 141s original. Anyone handy at photoshop that could whip up this fictional livery to see how it'd look?

 

Don't tempt me, I have a possible donor in the form of a silver and black livery 071 that I can't stand the look of, but I think I'll have to keep one in that awful livery for historical purposes. :) It is a bit of fun. Now a GM 201 in B&T Livery would be fun.

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A 201 in early silver with a snail pulling a rake of MK3's in green with white lining and snails would look savage I reckon.

If Aer Lingus can do a retro livery why not IE.

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A 201 in early silver with a snail pulling a rake of MK3's in green with white lining and snails would look savage I reckon.

If Aer Lingus can do a retro livery why not IE.

 

You've just given me a great idea for my 'orrible Hornby Mk2a 'Slainte Express' coaches (i.e. that I ruined a few weeks ago). :)

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Glanderg posted a pic a long while back of a 201 in Inchicore photoshopped by him into the 071 slate livery and it looked really good. It really suits them.

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You've just given me a great idea for my 'orrible Hornby Mk2a 'Slainte Express' coaches (i.e. that I ruined a few weeks ago). :)

 

Glad to help. Looking forward to seeing the results:) I have some Mk2's myself that were sprayed into the intercity silver and green livery.

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Well there's 071 in fairness!

 

Oh yes, forgot about that. I'm not too keen on that livery, maybe that's why.

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Oh yes, forgot about that. I'm not too keen on that livery, maybe that's why.

 

In fairness the 60s Aer Lingus livery was visually attractive, bright and sharp, by contrast the original super train livery was rather depressing and dull. The later tippex white lined 'IE/IR' livery was a vast improvement visually.

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In fairness the 60s Aer Lingus livery was visually attractive, bright and sharp, by contrast the original super train livery was rather depressing and dull. The later tippex white lined 'IE/IR' livery was a vast improvement visually.

 

Ah Noel, a Supertrain A with matching Mark IIs would beg to differ for me. It looked superb. I am a fan of the IR era mind you!

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In fairness the 60s Aer Lingus livery was visually attractive, bright and sharp, by contrast the original super train livery was rather depressing and dull. The later tippex white lined 'IE/IR' livery was a vast improvement visually.

 

Ah yeah, It's each to his own. The early silver with green and white can look very sharp. For me the supertrain of the 1970's reminds me of terrible 1970's wallpaper - you know the type.

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Ah yeah, It's each to his own. The early silver with green and white can look very sharp. For me the supertrain of the 1970's reminds me of terrible 1970's wallpaper - you know the type.

 

Steady, there!

 

Some of us still have that wallpaper - and delicate feelings...

 

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Sorry, your wallpaper is very lovely and in great nick for it's vintage. I grew up in a house where every single room was papered and suitably have a wallpaper phobia ever since.

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Only just noticed the back end of a MiG-25 in that after the shock of the wallpaper.:rolleyes:

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Only just noticed the back end of a MiG-25 in that after the shock of the wallpaper.:rolleyes:

 

All that's missing is a nice lady with an afro.

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Chripes. Whenever Millenials get the nostalgics for the 70s, just point them in the direction of that photo. There isn't eyebleach strong enough to cleanse that image.

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All that's missing is a nice lady with an afro.

 

The best I can do at short notice is the back bedroom wallpaper.

 

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All that's missing is a nice lady with an afro.

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Ah memories of the RTE newsroom in 1965, which was broadcast in B/W, but had it been colour that is what it would have looked like. :) Bizarrely it also reminds me of some of the 007 'Diamonds are Forever' sets

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No wall paper in my gaffe. Broithe I actually quite like that one you have.

 

A lot of this patterned wallpaper is making a comeback. Hipsters and the like really dig it. I have childhood nightmare of scraping the old paper off the walls for days on end.

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Brilliant!

 

Looks like one of those Disney liveries you get in England, where no two items of rolling stock are the same.

 

First Great Eastern Connex Aviva Train Company and their 324.5567 class identikit railcar....and all that.... where "customers" are reminded not to take photographs in the train station........

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Very good Eoin. I think my air brush skills are a few decades away from being able to do that! :)

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Ah Noel, a Supertrain A with matching Mark IIs would beg to differ for me. It looked superb. I am a fan of the IR era mind you!

 

go CIE roundel and super train era ......

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