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BR Freight Stock Grey

Discussion in 'Heritage Rolling Stock' started by Steve, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. Steve

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    Can anyone help with a BS or RAL code for the shade of grey used on BR unfitted brake vans and wagons?
     
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    Contact Nick C at Newbridge.
    He should be able to help.
     
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    Our Windcutter wagons have used a variety of grey colours and I think in BR days the different wagon works had their own variations........time for another livery debate!:eek:
     
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    Steve, I asked Nick yesterday and he has come up with these:-
    Freight Grey paint.
    There was more than one hue of freight grey paint. On the WELTROL, I’ve used Williamson’s 810818226 ( BR28/code 5354) which is the lighter of the shades generally used. I know others have used RAL 7000,7004 and 7012.
     
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    Thanks Bryan.
     
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    The BTC and British Railways used BTC Spec 30A item 30 Freightstock Grey a.k.a. BS381C 693 Aircraft Grey. After WW2 there was a lot of anti German feeling so I don't think they would have used colours from a German military specification, so anything RAL is incorrect.
     
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    Thanks for this.
     

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