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BR warning panel yellow for post-1984 locomotive and unit ends and for the yellow bands of engineers 'Dutch' livery.
18ml pot of water based acrylic paint.
BR light grey shade used for the window bands on the corporate blue and grey livery 1964-1990, with some blue & grey coaches in charter and heritage railway use today.This shade was also applied to the roof of many large-logo blue livery locomotives and the lower bodysides of the Railfreight triple-grey livery.
18ml water based acrylic pot.
British Rail standard corporate blue as used on locomotives, coaches and many other objects needing painting from 1966 until the mid 1985.
Introduced with a rail freight marketing push in the mid 1980s, the new Rail Freight grey and flame red colour scheme greatly brightened up BR's freight train image. The grey colouring was later utilised on BR's engineering stock, together with a warning yellow stripe.
BR painted goods wagons equiped with the vacuum continuous train brake in a bauxite brown colour, making them readily identifiable from the ordinary (non-vacuum fitted) grey wagons. The colour or shade of 'bauxite' changed with time, alothough basically a matt brown colour some wagons appearing to be red/brown, while others are an earthy brown, hence several shades of 'goods bauxite' or 'goods brown' in the Railmatch range! Later livery rule changes and occasional painting mistakes saw variations to the original plans, however BR also made strides towards operating all trains as fully braked and eliminating the grey unfitted wagons.
EWS maroon colour.
EWS gold colour.
British Railways / British Rail diesel locomotive green.18ml pot of water based acrylic paint.
BR locomotive sherwood green, the lighter shade used in two-tone green livery schemes.
BR crimson paint colour as used initially on passenger coaches and luggage vans.
Agreed in 1949, British Railways coach livery until 1957 was crimson and cream (2312) for mainline corridor coaches and all crimson for suburban stock. This shade is also known as carmine, as it wasn't very close to many peoples' concept of crimson!
BR cream paint colour as used with crimson on mainline corridor coaches between 1949 and 1957.
Agreed in 1949, British Railways coach livery until 1957 was crimson (2311) and cream for mainline corridor coaches and all crimson for suburban stock.
The Southern region clung to the green livery during the early BR era and once regional liveries were officially authorised in the mid-1950s, they quickly repainted many standard liveried vehicles. This is one regional livery which survived until the return to corporate management and plain blue in the late 1960s.
18ml acrylic paint in the grey shade used by BR for the rood panels of diesel locomotives, normally used with the green liveries.
The standard colour for BR goods wagons from 1948 was this light grey. This livery was used on the vast majority of the wagon fleet, including the thousands of steel coal wagons built in the 1950s which were equiped only with hand operated brakes.
BR painted goods wagons equiped with the vacuum continuous train brake in a bauxite brown colour, making them readily identifiable from the ordinary grey wagons.
This paint is the early red/brown bauxite shade, used from 1948 until the mid 1960s, but many older wagons continued in use in the colour until withdrawn.
A dirty colour ideal for weathering underframes, wheels, axleboxes and bogies.
Light rust shade representing freshly formed surface rust.
Gloss finish varnish for Railmatch acrylic paints.
A gloss finish is recommended as the best surface for the application of decals. A final satin or matt varnish can be applied over the finished model to seal the decals.
Concrete has been used for railway buildings since the 1920s, steadily increasing in its range of applications. Pre-cast traders' stores (eg. Ratio provender store), fencing, platforms, platelayers' huts and bridge girders all feature among the products of BRs' concrete works.
This will be a very useful colour for the many standard structures introduced by BR and for many non-railway lineside buildings from the 1950s and 60s.
Light red brick shade, probably the most common of modern building bricks.
Dark red (like maroon) brick shade, as used on many older buildings from the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
New/fresh stone colour paint for stone-built structures, loads and scenic features.18ml water based acrylic pot.
Weathered stone colour paint for stone-built structures, loads and scenic features.18ml water based acrylic pot.
New/fresh tarmac colour paint for finishing roads, tarmac surfaced platforms, etc.18ml water based acrylic pot.
Worn/weathered tarmac colour paint for roads and well-worn tarmac platform surfaces etc.18ml water based acrylic pot.
Slate colour paint for slate roofs etc.18ml water based acrylic pot.
New timber colour paint for structures, loads and lineside features.18ml water based acrylic pot.
The final official shade of GWR mid-chrome green as carried by almost all GWR locomotives through the 1930s until nationalisation and express passenger locomotives until the end of the BR steam era.Following trials with a range of different livery designs and colours the GWR green colour was adopted as British Railways steam locomotive green for express passenger locomotives.
The GWR painted the window bands of their coaches in this pale cream colour, completing the famous 'chocolate & ceam' combination.
Most of the pre-1948 companies used a light grey paint on their goods wagons, the GWR chose a darker shade. All GWR goods wagons were painted in this colour, including both vacuum and non-vacuum fitted wagons. Normally the dark grey was used on all parts of the wagon, including the underframes.
Doncaster works shade of LNER Apple Green.
The LNER standard Apple Green for locomotives was subject to some variations as paint was normally mixed from pigments on the day, not supplied pre-mixed from a factory as it is today. Depending on which works was responsible for repainting Doncaster and Darlington produced noticable differences in their interpretation of Apple Green.
Darlington works shade of LNER Apple Green.
SR light olive green shade. Ideal for painting models to match with Hornbys' excellent Maunsell coaches.
SR dark olive green shade. Ideal for painting models to match with Hornbys' excellent Maunsell coaches.
SR malachite green. Ideal for painting models to match with Hornbys' excellent Maunsell coaches.
GWR chocolate brown was used on the lower panels of passenger coaches and for the entire sides of parcels and untility vans.
First used in the Victorian era the GWR changed to crimson lake livery before WW1, but the two-colour chocolate and cream returned after the war and survived until nationalisation. The livery was briefly revived in the late 1950s and is popular with many preserved railways in West of England.
RailMatch paints have been developed with the modeller in mind and are suitable for brushing or spraying. If using through an airbrush the paint will require thinning by approximately 15-20% with acrylic thinners, if using weathering shades you may want to thin the paint further to create a dusting effect. All RailMatch paints are produced with an eggshell (satin) finish, with the exception of the weathering colours which are matt. Please remember that when thinning paints the sheen will be reduced as will colour density, this can normally be corrected by using a suitable varnish to finish your model. Please ensure these products are well stirred prior to use, preparation is important, always ensure models are clean of grease, dust etc.
Please note that colours shown on your screen are for guidance only. Due to the variations in settings and response of differing VDU screens we cannot guarantee that the paint will be the same shade as the colour shown on your screen. The colours should be compared with a colour photograph of a prototype vehicle displayed on your screen.Please note that paint cannot be shipped to destinations outside of the United Kingdom.