LNER loco green

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rob
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LNER loco green

Post by rob » Fri Mar 17, 2006 4:18 pm

Hello I'm a new correspondent based in West Cork,Ireland and victim of an LNER addiction since I was about 7 when an equally addicted uncle tried to show me how conjugated valve gear works on the back of the proverbial fag packet! I am a bit remote here though and will probably be asking a lot of annoying questions......heres the first.
RCTS part one mentions variations in loco green and I am aware of Doncaster/Darlington but what about Stratford? The "Bible" states "the Stratford green not so light{compared with Darlington}but lighter than that of Doncaster and the remaining works".I am well forward on building aPDK B12/1 and am wondering can anyone advise me on a paint match?I Normally use Railmatch and have both their shades.Photos point to a shade closer to Doncaster green but has anyone a better suggestion? Thanks,look forward to your help.

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Post by x568wcn » Sat Mar 18, 2006 6:32 pm

Just to throw something else in to the equaision, I saw a Mintrix Scotsman on Ebay recently, it said 'In Robin Hood Green!'
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Post by richard » Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:15 pm

So would that be "Errol Flynn" green, "Sean Connery" green, "Michael Praed" green, or sacrilige-beyond-sacrilige "Kevin Costner" green? :-)


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Post by x568wcn » Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:17 pm

Hey, I like that film, I went to the Premier in York, with free tickets, and food and drink, I was about 11 at the time!
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Look here!
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/N-GAUGE-TRIX-FLYI ... dZViewItem
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LNER loco green

Post by rob » Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:49 pm

Hmmm.......thats got you all going....LNER enthusiasts men in tights!!!! perhaps we had better drop the subject before it gets out of hand...I think I'll play it safe and stick with Doncaster green....maybe I'll watch Shrek again and see if thats any help.Cheers for now,I'm off to track test the B12 for bogie and tender clearances!

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