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Halfords paint for CIE 1950s carriages?

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Hello - as a 7mm modeller I’ve used Halfords aerosol  paints for a while for ease of use - LMS crimson comes up nicely from Rover Damask Red! Does anyone here have any tips re Irish colours please? To my mind, Ford Laurel Green looks like it may work but I’m open to advisement!

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David 

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Also for the modern stock, is there any repository for the codes or approximations of the colors used ?

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On 2/22/2019 at 3:07 PM, Galteemore said:

Thanks JHB - I’ll be doing a few coaches c1956 so had thought of doing both colours to vary the consists...

Good choice; four liveries possible.

1.  The plain silver of the recently built laminates and tin vans. No flying snails or other marking except class numbers on doors, and coach numbers - in red. Chassis, ends, bogies, roof, gangways, the lot, all the same silver. Heavy weathering obligatory!

2.  Most stock in the darker green with wide lines of light “eau-de-nil” green above and below windows - these bands lined either side in black & gold. Class numbers and coach numbers in EdN as well, lined gold only. Roof very dark grey or black (both seem to have existed), ends and bogies black. Two flying snails, roughly at “thirds” along the sides.

3.  Some older or secondary wooden stock in plain dark green with EdN snail lined in gold, and no light green bands. Class & coach numbers as before. Black ends & roofs.

4.  Newly built Park Royals and perhaps s few older coaches in the new standard lighter green. Single unlined EdN band (3ins thick) at waist level only. Ends black. Older wooden carriages in this new livery had black roofs as they were covered in pitch soaked canvas. Newer stock like Park Royals tender to have grey roofs mostly, though all coach ends were black. Quite a few old six wheelers would be painted this way by 1960, by which time there were far fewer in the old green, or silver. A single “snail” mid-side, though it’s worth pointing out that Park Royals never carried snails due to the ridge along the middle of their sides.

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Thanks for the paint post, JHB - most helpful! I’ll be modelling a outpost in the West c1956 and space constraints mean six wheel carriages are the norm. The guidelines you’ve set out will be of great use.

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Six wheelers are exactly what ruled the roost in a scenario like that!

A brand new “tin van” might be worth having too.

There were some shorter (50ft) bogies about then too, usually of GSWR origins.....

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One of those Hornby clerestory brake thirds - if a flat roof is added - approximates to one of a pair of 50’ WLWR  brake thirds which lasted to 1955.

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