Livery colour for Railway Hand Cranes and runners?

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Livery colour for Railway Hand Cranes and runners?

Post by Robpulham »

Hello all,

Another of my shelf queens that is now nearing completion is a hand crane with a couple of runners. What I am a bit stumped with is what colour they were painted by both the LNER and later by BR?

This is the crane that I am building - it's now in primer but currently masked up so difficult to take a photo. Although generic in design, looking through the Tatlow LNER wagons books, it does bear a passing resemblance to an ex GCR example. It's also similar to the ex GNR example in Locomotion so either will be good enough for me.

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Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Livery colour for Railway Hand Cranes and runners?

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Sorry, can't go and check at the moment!
This picture must be a fairly old one, but it was the same colour before the most recent lockdown!
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I know nothing about GNR service vehicle colours, nor the provenance of this item.
I do remember that some (but not all) of the axlebox covers are marked 'LNE'.
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Re: Livery colour for Railway Hand Cranes and runners?

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Steam Cranes were Black lined Red, no idea if the same for Hand Cranes. I would have MId Grey is the safest bet.
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Thanks Caroline,

I have quite a few photos of the crane and match truck at locomotion but what I am not sure of is what the livery it's in represents. It's possibly GNR?

Thanks Mick,

Like you I knew that steam cranes were lined black but wasn't sure if hand cranes were the same.
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I have suggested Grey (Mid) as a easy bet to paint over, if further info appears !!.
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Good call Mick, I like your thinking.

As it happens I have had a request to buy it in engineers black, so that's what it's going to end up in.

Thanks again for the assistance it's much appreciated.
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Re: Livery colour for Railway Hand Cranes and runners?

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hi there, may be a bit late in the day and a b/w photo to boot but this may be of some help
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Hi Russ,
That's excellent thanks.

Sorry I am so late in acknowledging your contribution.

Regards Rob
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