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Fish Van (livery)

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:58 am
by Graeme Leary
Possibly should be in Model Rail sub-section, however, I have a couple of old 'fish van' models acquired 2nd hand. They're possibly Triang or Mainline and both are painted in a pale/sky blue with the wording 'Fine Fish' and a fish-head symbol between the 2 words. I picked up somewhere that fish vans were not painted blue so any enlightenment on correct livery for the LNER Grouping period would be very helpful.

Related query - they also have XP in smaller (upper case) letters and is it correct that these letters relate to post Grouping ie BR (which if so, would presume ANY rolling stock so adorned should have the XP removed for LNER era).

Many thanks.

Graeme
New ZEaland

Re: Fish Van (livery)

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:40 am
by mick b
They are old Hornby based on a H&BR van . Have a look at Graeme Kings thread a few pages back for a much nicer upgraded version.

Re: Fish Van (livery)

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:08 pm
by Pennine MC
Graeme Leary wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:58 am
... I picked up somewhere that fish vans were not painted blue so any enlightenment on correct livery for the LNER Grouping period would be very helpful.
They (fish vans in general) were painted blue, but only from 1963/64 under BR. But this livery will be a typical Hornby makey-uppey
Related query - they also have XP in smaller (upper case) letters and is it correct that these letters relate to post Grouping ie BR (which if so, would presume ANY rolling stock so adorned should have the XP removed for LNER era).
No it isn't. I'm not sure when it started but I'm fairly sure the XP rating was around in the 1930s. That said, I doubt the H&B vans would qualify for it, as it required a minimum 10 foot wheelbase.

Re: Fish Van (livery)

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:06 am
by Graeme Leary
Thanks all and accept there has been a bit of artistic license perpetrated by Hornby on unwitting modellers (like me) as well as sheer commercialism - look at their appalling 'Fathers Day' (or some such occasion) wagons they have released in the recent past. However mickb, have gone back 10 pages but can't find the Graeme King thread you refer to. Would be grateful if you could give me some more detail.
Graeme Leary

Re: Fish Van (livery)

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:15 pm
by mick b
Starts on page 50 !! sorry didn't realise it was that long ago !!

Re: Fish Van (livery)

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:45 am
by Graeme Leary
Greetings mick b - my 'pages' go up to 38 (nowhere near 50) and I have worked backwards to 25 and can't find the Graeme King thread you mention (maybe it's somewhere between page 12 I worked UP to and page 25 I worked BACKWARDS to).. Any chance of the date of the thread and I'll track it from there.
Thanks, Graeme

Re: Fish Van (livery)

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:10 am
by jwealleans
Like a lot of us, Graeme posts in a single thread rather than start a new one for each new model. "Atlantic's works" is the thread you need and the H & B vans start here, two posts down.

Re: Fish Van (livery)

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:25 am
by Graeme Leary
Many thanks for the link - explains all I probably need to know about 'correcting' Hornby's original RTR errors. (Also explained a bit about forum 'links' that should be helpful in future).
Graeme