No such official livery as Carmine and Cream, but it so happens that the NE Area Newcastle Electric Sets were painted in imitation teak then red and cream before being 'toned down' during WW2 to blue and cream. Imitation teak was also used at first for the railcars, which were treated as coaching stock for livery purposes, then red and cream and finally green and cream.Mercator II wrote:The choice currently is down to two options, either Carmine & Cream or Teak. The later is favoured. Now this is where it gets interesting, when asked re fading, Mark said not a problem, been mk3 it won't be painted but over laid with vinyl covers. This gives an option for a full teak effect or scumbled ala Thompson
To have teak with full imitation beading on a vinyl wrap (with wraparound ends) on a smooth-sided steel coach will look daft, but with Allatt's dismissal of all things Thompson the post-war unadorned imitation teak alternative is unlikely to find favour with him.
Teak went perfectly with the GN and LNER green locomotive liveries, while Crimson (Lake) and Cream complemented the early BR green. The 'Coronation' blue livery needs a blue locomotive as does the 'Silver Jubilee' need a silver locomotive.
However using a wrap is not new; Rexine was used on the outside of streamlined sets.
It's his train set, so rule 1 no doubt applies.