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Modelling BR Blue


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I am modelling 64-67 on the S&C in N Gauge, but as I was born in 1960, and  I therefore just remember both steam and Green diesels, and obviously the corporate Blue 70,s.  As a result I have purchased some Blue Grey Mk 1/ GUV, and  some Blue 45, 17, 50 , DMU to show the changes which were occuring on the railway at the time. It works well to break up a train with the odd Blue Grey and is very evocative of that late 60s transition period. However somehow running a full rake  of Blue Grey behind say a Britania, looks wrong to me, even though there are a number of pictures of this occurring.

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I used to model BR Blue era in N gauge but when repainting locos, I found that specific BR Blue paint never looked right. However, if I repainted them in LNER Garter Blue they did look right. 

Maybe it was the light or maybe my eyes ... or perhaps I had some dodgy paint.

I might add that I was using Humbrol rail colour enamels not Railmatch. 

Is there such a thing as scale colour shade?

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5 hours ago, SGP said:

I used to model BR Blue era in N gauge but when repainting locos, I found that specific BR Blue paint never looked right. However, if I repainted them in LNER Garter Blue they did look right. 

Maybe it was the light or maybe my eyes ... or perhaps I had some dodgy paint.

I might add that I was using Humbrol rail colour enamels not Railmatch. 

Is there such a thing as scale colour shade?

Colour does scale, but I don’t think they produce shades based on scale 

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