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Associated Octel Ethylene Dibromide TTA Colour?


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My Step-Father is kindly building me some tank wagons to form a typical Almwch to Ellemere Port chemical train from the 80s & 90s. We need to choose the barrel colour for the Ethylene Dibromide TTA/Bs as per Paul Bartlett's excellent photos below:

 

https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/associatedocteltankwagon/hbd14942#hbd14942

 

https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/associatedocteltankwagon/h15788f76#h15788f76

 

Anyone any idea what the name of this grey was? Was it a standard colour?

 

Many thanks.

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You probably wouldn't be far off with bog standard grey primer from a rattle can. The variations in lighting are going to lighten/darken the perception of the exact shade going by the images on PB's site.

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Hi William,

 

I used Humbrol 5065 -  RAF  Aircraft Blue  over a white primer to get as near the colour as I could.

 

I had tried a rattle can grey to start with but didn't like the finish compared to colour photos of the real thing.

 

Thanks

Phil H

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I must emphasise that I don't have any official knowledge of this, but "Dove Grey" leapt into my head and looking on t'internet I think I could be correct. I don't think it has any blue in it, it's not BR grey. 

 

Paul

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