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Offline AdrianC

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Paint colours for corridor connection doors
« on: August 07, 2018, 04:49:13 PM »
Hi all,

I've recently (and finally) made a start on converting an old Blue/Grey Farish mk2d FO to a BFK with a TPM inlay. As this is a 1st gen model the ends are entirely blue, so I want to paint the corridor connection and doors to match the newer stock that I have.

I guess a very dark grey rather than black, though black will probably be ok, for the corridor connection and the doors should be a red but does anyone have any recommendations as to what red? The models I have that have the ends painted seem a slightly lighter red than, say, signal red, but the few pictures I've found suggest it is more of a signal red colour.

Any help will be much appreciated.

Adrian

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Re: Paint colours for corridor connection doors
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2018, 04:58:30 PM »
try this link :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Railways_Mark_2]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Railways_Mark_2[/url]

and this for discussions

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/68714-mk2-air-conditioned-coaches-detail-differences/]http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/68714-mk2-air-conditioned-coaches-detail-differences


i use this red :


RC421 Virgin Red Matt - 14ml Acrylic Rail Colour Paint by humbrol / precision signal red will look good
« Last Edit: August 07, 2018, 06:19:35 PM by crewearpley40 »

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Re: Paint colours for corridor connection doors
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2018, 08:37:28 PM »
Thanks for that Crewearpley40 :)

I'll take a look at that paint colour.


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Re: Paint colours for corridor connection doors
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2018, 09:44:53 PM »
adrian

the two links give an indication on colour schemes used on mk 2s,and i would check the paint manufacturers charts, i also found this link to be helpful :

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/blog/1007/entry-13249-colour-matching-rail-blue-grey/

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/blog/1007/entry-13249-colour-matching-rail-blue-grey/

sorry my bad typing and a slow bit on my part - thinking of own probleMS !

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Re: Paint colours for corridor connection doors
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2018, 05:25:17 PM »
adrian

i would also check if you have a local preservation line and or library to see if there any books with clues but those links should help

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Re: Paint colours for corridor connection doors
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2018, 06:31:58 PM »
FWIW I always paint any inner ends totally black. IRL you obviously canít see the corridor connections, due to the gangways actually being connected, so Iíd rather not draw attention to it. Iíd only paint any that I knew would be Ďexposedí.

 

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