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Posted By Tom Bowdler on 11/09/2008 6:53 PM
Hi Gang,
I'm working on some IP Engineering passenger cars to pull with my maroon Accucraft Caradoc. I'd like to paint them in the traditional British color scheme, blood and custard. Can someone guide me to the appropriate red and cream colors in a spray can preferably a brand readily available at Lowes, Home Depot or Walmart in the US?
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Tom



Tom - this is the colour pair that you are looking for - http://www.greatwestern.org.uk/coach_21n.jpg

Note that the 'blood' is called 'carmine' and the 'custard' is a light shade of cream, a bit like buttermilk.

Please note that there are a whole RANGE of colour schemes that would look good behind your new loco - B&C is just one of them. The GWR 'chocolate & cream' looks just as good to many railfans over here, and the dozens of narrow-gauge lines and their liveries are worth looking at, too.

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The Welsh Highland Railway [caernarvon] not only has blood and custard passenger cars, but also Pullman brown and cream, as well as maroon - http://www.welshhighlandrailway.net/carriages.htm.

The Welshpool and Llanfair has brown and cream, and many different shades of tuscan as well, due to mulit-national sourcing for its 2ft 6in gauge stock.

IMO ANY colour that is not too brazen would look good behind just about ANY british NG loco - bright blue excepting - that is the domain of the Darjeeling & Himalaya RR....

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