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Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Leander's Shovel, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. paullad1984

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    As an aside I recently was given a print of tornado, still roled up in its tube! Drawing of her leaving a station with an overall roof. I have in mind that when she was being built it was done to raise funds?
     
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    My mistake it's actually 60147 North Eastern at Top Bank!
     
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    I am sure I got one of these when I signed up at the works ages ago.

    It was part of the attraction of joining, no idea where it is now.
     
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    Don't think that's right either. Not Top Bank or even Bank Top. Mine is Stockton.
     
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    I seem to recall that a lot of effort has gone into the Trust's present support coach. Will that become redundant when the new Mk3 support coach is ready?

    Apropos liveries; please, please not scumbled to look like teak. The set used by the LT Museum for Steam on the Met looks hideous.
     
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    If you mean the 4TC set, it's a vinyl cover. But yes, I'd rather go for either Blood and custard or Maroon.
     
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    I'm not sure if trust members will get a vote but to look good with the locos my preference would be the LNER tourist livery of apple green and cream.
     
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    Either way, not red/cream or maroon IMV. We're super-served with that already with existing Mk. 1 stock.

    I'm sure the teak look could be made to look as good as it did in the Thompson era without looking like someone's got a bulk deal on Fablon, but whilst the Coronation/Silver Jubilee liveries would look spiffing behind an A4, perhaps the best overall compromise is what you suggest - the tourist livery? (although that in itself is a bit English Electric house colours ;))

    ETA: http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/gallery/image/26542-lner-tourist-hst/
     
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    That could work.
     
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    Ref existing support coach - the P2 will be needing one :)
     
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    The livery did look OK on the Mk1s behind the Apple green K1 in the early days of the Mallaig steam service.
     
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    They even got down here to Kirkby Stephen with a 4MT tank!
     
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    Scumbled teak. Best choice. It's applicable to the A1 and the P2 and will look smart.
     
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    Don't think it will look as smart on such a featureless body, but it will keep its looks under a bit of muck, the cream shows the smuts pretty sharpish... White Roof anyone ?
     
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    It's not really scumbling though - more graining, I'd have thought. And as I've said before, my personal preference is for 'teak' - John's suggestion of the 'tourist livery' is also acceptable. But no more red/cream or maroon, ta.
     
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    I accept that vinyls would probably be the most cost effective way to go. But the Thompson coach recently restored and released for work on the NYMR shows what a real scumbled finish can look like.
     
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    Teak platform side, excursion stock the other ? Not Maroon - it weathers badly (though if its a vinyl perhaps it wouldn't) and its Boring.
     
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    As ever on here it descends into a debate about livery! :):):p:p
     
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    Not quite, there is no argument because none of the liveries proposed are correct
     
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    Hang on, when did I say any were correct?!:p
     

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