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Title: Correct red paint for Hogwarts Wizard's Express?
Post by: GWR1962 on July 14, 2011, 08:55:46 PM
Anyone know which red is the closest to the Olton Hall "Hogwarts Castle " Colour :NGAUGE:
Title: Re: Correct red paint for Hogwarts Wizard's Express?
Post by: captainelectra on July 14, 2011, 09:19:40 PM
it's quite a light shade of crimson (presumably for ease of filming) - LMS Crimson, perhaps?

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6134/5937547155_ed64a511dc_o.jpg)

Dapol, please note that the wheels are black. Magic, eh?  :evil:
Title: Re: Correct red paint for Hogwarts Wizard's Express?
Post by: OwL on July 16, 2011, 12:08:02 AM
I find it very strange that they named and painted a 'hall class' locomotive 'hogwarts castle' (surely a castle class should have been chosen for this role!!!!)

In answer to your question, Hornby Railways of 00 fame released a train set a few years back featuring a 00 gauge hall in hogwarts castle livery. Have you considered E-Mailing them direct to ask what colour paint they used?

I provide the link to help you out: (use the contact us link on their page)


http://www.hornby.com/help/


Hope this helps, all the best


OwL :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Correct red paint for Hogwarts Wizard's Express?
Post by: GWR1962 on July 16, 2011, 11:10:20 AM
Good idea, assuming they got it right? Having produced their model as a Castle Class not Hall!

I guess in real life the film directors were given a Hall to play with and then thought, it's going to Hogwarts Castle, Let's name it that. They may not have even known there was a Castle Class loco.

Title: Re: Correct red paint for Hogwarts Wizard's Express?
Post by: m1racleman on July 16, 2011, 11:27:34 AM
I guess in real life the film directors were given a Hall to play with and then thought, it's going to Hogwarts Castle, Let's name it that. They may not have even known there was a Castle Class loco.


Does this mean we now have all the REMAKES to look forward to ?   :sleep:
Title: Re: Correct red paint for Hogwarts Wizard's Express?
Post by: captainelectra on July 16, 2011, 12:26:41 PM
JK Rowling actually requested a GWR 4-6-0 for the Hogwarts Express in the movies, as it is the sort of loco she imagined hauling the train in her books.

5972 happened to be available, so the rest is history.

Hornby used a Castle-Class for their model, as they had no available Hall in their range. Interestingly, Bachmann have the licence for HP stuff in the USA and have produced a set with a much more correct Hall and a couple of ex-Mainline Mk1s.
Title: Re: Correct red paint for Hogwarts Wizard's Express?
Post by: GWR1962 on July 16, 2011, 01:15:26 PM
Yes good stuff but what shade of red, avilable as a wee pot of paint?
Title: Re: Correct red paint for Hogwarts Wizard's Express?
Post by: m1racleman on July 16, 2011, 01:40:27 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GWR_4900_Class_5972_Olton_Hall
But I can tell you that the correct colour is TUSCAN RED.
http://www.calicocrafts.co.uk/acatalog/DecoArt_Patio_Paint_2oz.html
Title: Re: Correct red paint for Hogwarts Wizard's Express?
Post by: poliss on July 16, 2011, 02:45:03 PM
Fancy them painting her in the Pennsylvania Railroad livery, but they have as you can see.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmboEmt3v-s
Title: Re: Correct red paint for Hogwarts Wizard's Express?
Post by: GWR1962 on July 16, 2011, 02:55:12 PM
Cheers :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Correct red paint for Hogwarts Wizard's Express?
Post by: m1racleman on July 16, 2011, 02:58:14 PM
Fancy them painting her in the Pennsylvania Railroad livery, but they have as you can see.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmboEmt3v-s[/url]

YEP!!! That's Tuscan red alright !
http://en.academic.ru/dic.nsf/enwiki/589668
Title: Re: Correct red paint for Hogwarts Wizard's Express?
Post by: GWR1962 on July 16, 2011, 03:08:39 PM
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maybe with some buffer red mixed in?
Title: Re: Correct red paint for Hogwarts Wizard's Express?
Post by: poliss on July 16, 2011, 03:11:14 PM
If you look at the buffer beam on Olton Hall you can see it's a tad brighter than the rest.
Title: Re: Correct red paint for Hogwarts Wizard's Express?
Post by: m1racleman on July 16, 2011, 03:13:04 PM
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