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2999: Lady of Legend

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Ian White, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. S.A.C. Martin

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    I'm all for photo charters for repaints and similar - but BR black? Before we get to see it in GWR green?

    Someone out there has a sense of humour, given the feeling for BR liveries at present! ;)
     
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    It just says black on the website. No doubt we’ll discover GWR Black is a completely different colour. :)
     
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    I think I read that they are using a black undercoat. So to apply BR lining and the small lion over wheel emblem (and red backed nameplates?) for a very brief period would be quite easy. Some curved frame outside steam pipe Saints and Courts received this livery and although 2999 isn't in this sub-group, as I see it, it's close enough.

    And wouldn't it look nice posed alongside the blue King?
     
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    If it raises cash I guess it's acceptable but I can't say I'm over-enamoured with Didcot's BR livery dominance.
     
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    Dominance?

    is anything else in BR livery bar the king and Kerosene Castle (I don't think 4144 really counts.)
     
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    wrong word perhaps, predilection perhaps?
     
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    GWR locos look good in BR colours as the greens are the same!
     
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    I am not sure whether that's even fair or backed up by evidence, I must confess I haven't been there for a whole but in BR livery from my recollection and the updates from the GWS were..

    King (but one could argue its illustrating a unique historical livery rather than illustrating a wish to BR livery everything?)
    The Turbine - cannot be in anything else;
    4144 - Again a historical variation on the theme;
    5322 - Don't think that's in BR at the moment, seems to be in some manner of hybrid ROD livery?
    1363 - Was this black at one stage (may be wrong but wasn't it for a photo thing before dismantling for restoration?)
    The only other I can think of is the Hawksworth tender that was formerly with 6998, BR liveried for the end of 5051's main line ticket (cannot believe this was 11 years ago ) and now I assume is back with Burton Aggie as 5051 has got her tender back, although the last photo I saw of 6998 she is still in GWR livery so I suppose its representing a 1948 hybrid again?
     
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    Untrue post 1956 I'm afraid.
     
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    1466 BR unlined black.
    5051 BR lined green
    5227 BR unlined rust
    5322 basically BR black
     
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    Trying to find my shade card for mid-chrome black, I thought I had it somewhere. :D
     
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