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.

Suitable for priming whitemetal and plastic to achieve a consistant base shade to ensure an even colour result after painting.
£2.95
Website: 4
Available from shops: Gloucester: 3
(Product Ref #84635)
Railmatch Acrylic Thinners 250ml 3250
Thinners suitable for acrylic paints.
£6.95
Website: 5
(Product Ref #78902)

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.

£2.95
Website: 4
Available from shops: Bristol: 1
(Product Ref #67045)
BR rail red had several uses, initially as the flame red introduced to brighten up the Rail Freight image, starting as a stripe along the top of the sides of air-braked vans and open wagons, later low-sided wagons were all-over red.
The shade was also used initially for the red band of InterCity executive of 'rasberry ripple' livery and no doubt many will also remember the signature Network South East red lamposts.

18ml pot of water based acrylic paint.

£2.95
Website: 5
Available from shops: Bristol: 1
(Product Ref #74431)

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.

£2.95
Website: 4
Available from shops: Bristol: 1, Gloucester: 1
(Product Ref #67046)

British Rail standard corporate blue as used on locomotives, coaches and many other objects needing painting from 1966 until the mid 1985.

18ml water based acrylic pot.

£2.95
Website: 6
Available from shops: Coventry: 1
(Product Ref #67047)

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.

18ml water based acrylic pot.

£2.95
Website: 4
Available from shops: Bristol: 1, Gloucester: 1
(Product Ref #74430)

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.

18ml water based acrylic pot.

£2.95
Website: 4
Available from shops: Bristol: 1
(Product Ref #72719)
Dark grey shade used on the upper side of RailFreight liveried locomotives. Also used in some 'all over' repaints by BR engineering departments.
£2.95
Website: 4
Available from shops: Coventry: 1, Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #84593)

EWS gold colour.

18ml water based acrylic pot.

£2.95
Website: 1
Available from shops: Gloucester: 1
(Product Ref #61355)
Following the sale of EWS to german rail company DB Schenker locomotives from the former EWS fleet are being repainted into the standard DB red.
£2.95
Website: 5
Available from shops: Bristol: 1
(Product Ref #54003)
Complementing the DB red applied to former EWS locomotives.
£2.95
Website: 4
Available from shops: Bristol: 1
(Product Ref #84631)

British Railways / British Rail diesel locomotive green.

18ml pot of water based acrylic paint.

£2.95
Website: 7
(Product Ref #67048)

BR locomotive sherwood green, the lighter shade used in two-tone green livery schemes.

18ml pot of water based acrylic paint.

£2.95
Website: 9
Available from shops: Bristol: 1
(Product Ref #67143)
Early shade of BR warning panel yellow, suitable for green liveried locomotives with half size panels.

18ml pot of water based acrylic paint.

£2.95
Website: 1
Available from shops: Bristol: 1, Gloucester: 1, Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #67049)
BR maroon colour paint, as used on coaching stock, plus Western and Warship class locomotives. 

18ml pot of water based acrylic paint.

£2.95
Website: 8
(Product Ref #67050)
The later shade of BR DMU green.

18ml pot of water based acrylic paint.

£2.95
Available from shops: Gloucester: 1
(Product Ref #74426)

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!

18ml pot of water based acrylic paint.

£2.95
Website: 5
Available from shops: Bristol: 1
(Product Ref #74427)

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.

18ml pot of water based acrylic paint.

£2.95
Website: 2
Available from shops: Gloucester: 1
(Product Ref #74429)

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 pot of water based acrylic paint.

£2.95
Website: 7
(Product Ref #78807)

18ml acrylic paint in the grey shade used by BR for the rood panels of diesel locomotives, normally used with the green liveries.

18ml water based acrylic pot.

£2.95
Website: 3
Available from shops: Coventry: 1, Gloucester: 1
(Product Ref #61853)

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.

18ml water based acrylic pot.

£2.95
Website: 6
Available from shops: Bristol: 1, Gloucester: 2
(Product Ref #72722)

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.

18ml water based acrylic pot.

£2.95
Website: 9+
(Product Ref #72720)

A dirty colour ideal for weathering underframes, wheels, axleboxes and bogies.

18ml pot of water based acrylic paint.

£2.95
Website: 4
(Product Ref #67051)
Roof dirt weathering colour, designed to reproduce the oily grime staining of diesel locomotive roof panels.

18ml pot of water based acrylic paint.

£2.95
Pre-Order (Website:0)
(Product Ref #67052)

Light rust shade representing freshly formed surface rust.

18ml pot of water based acrylic paint.

£2.95
Website: 4
Available from shops: Bristol: 1, Gloucester: 1
(Product Ref #67053)
A dark rust shade designed to portray well established rust patches.

18ml pot of water based acrylic paint.

£2.95
Website: 6
(Product Ref #67054)
Paint formulated to simulate the dirt and discolouration of railway sleepers.

18ml pot of water based acrylic paint.

£2.95
Pre-Order (Website:0)
(Product Ref #67055)
Matt finish varnish for Railmatch acrylic paints.
£2.95
Website: 2
(Product Ref #84632)
Satin finish varnish for Railmatch acrylic paints.
£2.95
Website: 4
(Product Ref #84633)

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.

£2.95
Website: 6
Available from shops: Gloucester: 1
(Product Ref #84634)
A paint shade designed to represent discoloured and weatherbeaten black paint. 

18ml pot of water based acrylic paint.

£2.95
Website: 8
(Product Ref #67056)
A paint colour mixed to simulate the appearance of oil lubricated moving parts, eg buffer shafts.

18ml pot of water based acrylic paint.

£2.95
Website: 5
(Product Ref #67057)
Probably the most rapid cause of discolouration around rail vehicle wheels and underframes is caused by the dust from cast iron brake shoes. This paint colour is formulated to represent the shade created by this dust.

18ml pot of water based acrylic paint.

£2.95
Available from shops: Bristol: 1
(Product Ref #67058)
£2.95
Website: 2
(Product Ref #100441)

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.

18ml pot of water based acrylic paint.

£2.95
Website: 2
(Product Ref #74428)

Light red brick shade, probably the most common of modern building bricks.

18ml water based acrylic pot.

£2.95
Website: 3
(Product Ref #78808)

Dark red (like maroon) brick shade, as used on many older buildings from the Victorian and Edwardian eras.

18ml water based acrylic pot.

£2.95
Website: 4
Available from shops: Bristol: 1
(Product Ref #78809)

New/fresh stone colour paint for stone-built structures, loads and scenic features.

18ml water based acrylic pot.

£2.95
Website: 6
(Product Ref #86240)

Weathered stone colour paint for stone-built structures, loads and scenic features.

18ml water based acrylic pot.

£2.95
Website: 2
(Product Ref #86241)

New/fresh tarmac colour paint for finishing roads, tarmac surfaced platforms, etc.

18ml water based acrylic pot.

£2.95
Available from shops: Bristol: 1
(Product Ref #86242)

Worn/weathered tarmac colour paint for roads and well-worn tarmac platform surfaces etc.

18ml water based acrylic pot.

£2.95
Available from shops: Bristol: 1
(Product Ref #86250)

Slate colour paint for slate roofs etc.

18ml water based acrylic pot.

£2.95
Website: 9
Available from shops: Bristol: 1
(Product Ref #86252)

New timber colour paint for structures, loads and lineside features.

18ml water based acrylic pot.

£2.95
Website: 6
Available from shops: Bristol: 1, Gloucester: 1
(Product Ref #86253)

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.

18ml water based acrylic pot.

£2.95
Pre-Order (Website:0)
(Product Ref #72724)

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.

18ml water based acrylic pot.

£2.95
Website: 2
(Product Ref #72725)

The GWR painted the window bands of their coaches in this pale cream colour, completing the famous 'chocolate & ceam' combination.

18ml water based acrylic pot.

£2.95
Website: 2
(Product Ref #72726)

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.

18ml water based acrylic pot.

£2.95
Pre-Order (Website:0)
(Product Ref #72727)

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.

18ml water based acrylic pot.

£2.95
Website: 1
Available from shops: Gloucester: 1
(Product Ref #61078)

Darlington 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.

18ml water based acrylic pot.

£2.95
Website: 4
(Product Ref #61079)

SR light olive green shade. Ideal for painting models to match with Hornbys' excellent Maunsell coaches.

18ml water based acrylic pot.

£2.95
Website: 2
(Product Ref #75080)

SR dark olive green shade. Ideal for painting models to match with Hornbys' excellent Maunsell coaches.

18ml water based acrylic pot.

£2.95
Website: 4
Available from shops: Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #57830)

SR malachite green. Ideal for painting models to match with Hornbys' excellent Maunsell coaches.

18ml water based acrylic pot.

£2.95
Website: 3
(Product Ref #75680)
Railmatch Etch Primer Grey 125ml 5003
Etch primer designed primarily for use on aluminium but also suitable for use on brass. Provides a grey finish.
£9.10
Website: 3
(Product Ref #67059)
Railmatch Grey Etch Primer 150ml Aerosol 1503
This 150ml aerosol gives you an easier way of applying etching primer to larger areas. Suitable for use on aluninium and brass surfaces (ensure they are prepared thoroughly before applying; degreasing etc).
£6.95
Website: 2
Available from shops: Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #80949)
Railmatch Etch Primer Thinner 125ml 505/1
Essential when spraying with the etch primer.
Please remember when airbrushing to work in a well ventilated area and wear appropriate protective clothing and mask.
For using with Railmatch Etch Primer Grey 125ml 5003
£5.15
Website: 1
(Product Ref #100962)
BR Warning/Engineers Yellow 150ml Enamel Aerosol 1202
£6.95
Website: 2
(Product Ref #99841)
Railmatch BR Rail Black 150ml Enamel Aerosol 1205
£6.95
Website: 2
(Product Ref #101253)
Railmatch BR Rail Grey 150ml Enamel Aerosol 1206
Grey shade used for blue & grey coach window panels, grey locomotive roofs (eg large logo blue) and lighter grey of Railfreight triple grey livery.
£6.95
Website: 2
(Product Ref #99842)
Railmatch BR Rail Blue 150ml Enamel Aerosol 1207
£6.95
Website: 1
Available from shops: Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #99843)
Railmatch BR Freight Bauxite 150ml Enamel Aerosol 1235
£6.95
Website: 3
Available from shops: Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #93047)
Railmatch BR Loco Green 150ml Enamel Aerosol 1300
£6.95
Website: 2
Available from shops: Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #93184)
Railmatch BR Maroon/LMS Crimson Lake  150ml Enamel Aerosol 1306
£6.95
Website: 3
Available from shops: Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #98237)
Railmatch BR Crimson 150ml Enamel Aerosol 1311
£6.95
Website: 3
Available from shops: Gloucester: 1
(Product Ref #99844)
Railmatch BR Cream 150ml Enamel Aerosol 1312
£6.95
Website: 3
(Product Ref #99845)
Railmatch BR Southern Stock Green 150ml Enamel Aersosol
£6.95
Website: 2
(Product Ref #95517)
Railmatch BR Diesel Roof Grey  150ml Enamel Aerosol 1320
£6.95
Website: 3
(Product Ref #99846)
Railmatch BR Early Freight Stock Grey 150ml Enamel Aerosol 1322
£6.95
Website: 3
Available from shops: Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #98238)
Railmatch Frame Dirt 150ml Enamel Aerosol 1402
£6.95
Website: 3
(Product Ref #99847)
Railmatch Roof Dirt 150ml Enamel Aerosol 1403
£6.95
Website: 2
(Product Ref #99848)
Railmatch Light Rust 150ml Enamel Aerosol 1404
£6.95
Website: 5
(Product Ref #99849)
Railmatch Dark Rust 150ml Enamel Aerosol 1405
£6.95
Website: 4
(Product Ref #99850)
Railmatch Sleeper Grime 150ml Enamel Aerosol 1406
£6.95
Website: 1
(Product Ref #94079)
Railmatch Matt Varnish 150ml Enamel Aerosol 1407
£6.95
Available Soon (Website:0)
(Product Ref #102923)
Railmatch Satin Varnish 150ml Enamel Aerosol 1408
£6.95
Available Soon (Website:0)
(Product Ref #102925)
Railmatch Gloss Varnish 150ml Enamel Aerosol 1409
£6.95
Available Soon (Website:0)
(Product Ref #102926)
Railmatch Matt Black 150ml Enamel Aerosol 1419
£6.95
Website: 3
(Product Ref #101254)
Railmatch GWR Loco Green (Post 1928) 150ml Enamel Aerosol 1601
£6.95
Website: 4
(Product Ref #99851)
Railmatch GWR Coach Stock Cream 150ml Enamel Aerosol 1603
£6.95
Available from shops: Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #99852)
Railmatch SR Dark Olive 150ml Enamel Aerosol 1631
£6.95
Website: 1
Available from shops: Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #99853)
Railmatch SR Malachite Green 150ml Enamel Aerosol 1632
£6.95
Website: 3
Available from shops: Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #99854)
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