Early GWR livery

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Andy W
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Early GWR livery

Postby Andy W » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:54 am

How far from the edge of the cream panels was the inner inset lining drawn on early GWR coaches?
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Re: Early GWR livery

Postby jon price » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:46 am

Realistically nobody knows, but the latest edition of Great Western Way has a scheme produced by BR(W) in 1952 for a film company which shows a 1/8" brown line 1/4" in from the edge of the cream panel, which works out at near enough .001"and .003".
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Re: Early GWR livery

Postby Andy W » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:30 pm

If that's the case I won't add them. I thought it was further inside than that judging from these photos - apologies for any infringement of ©.
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Re: Early GWR livery

Postby martin goodall » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:26 pm

It's very nice to see someone actually taking the trouble to reproduce this aspect of the lining. It's all too often omitted from pre-1908 models (although this inner line was not included when lining out was re-introduced in 1922).

The inner line was still there inside the panels when the all "chocolate" livery was introduced in 1908, but nobody seems to know what (lighter) colour it was in that case. Any guesses?

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Re: Early GWR livery

Postby Andy W » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:52 pm

It appears that pre 1908 there was an inner line - but was it about 3 inches from the edge?
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Re: Early GWR livery

Postby Russ Elliott » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:04 am

martin goodall wrote:The inner line was still there inside the panels when the all "chocolate" livery was introduced in 1908, but nobody seems to know what (lighter) colour it was in that case. Any guesses?

'gold' (in GWR parlance, but translates to pale straw in more modern colour terms)


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