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steam era blue

Postby newmodel » Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:07 am

i have recently collected a few models in steam era blue livery...i know this era was short lived but how short and when?

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Re: steam era blue

Postby bocaj » Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:27 am

Hi newmodel,
I think only a few steam locomotives were painted in Blue and you are right it was for a short period of time. I think it was between 1948-1953.

Hope this helps,

Jacob :D

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Re: steam era blue

Postby stuartp » Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:38 am

Only express passenger types, and I think only power class 8P or equivalent - LMS Duchesses and Princesses, LNER A1-A4, and GWR Kings. I can't think of any more off the top of my head, possibly one of the Bulleid pacific types ?
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Re: steam era blue

Postby UrbanHermit » Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:11 am

You are quite right. Only 8P classes carried the blue livery, and, yes, that included the Merchant Navies - but not the light Bulleid pacifics, which were classed 7P.
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Re: steam era blue

Postby kieranhardy » Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:34 pm

UrbanHermit wrote:You are quite right. Only 8P classes carried the blue livery, and, yes, that included the Merchant Navies


Of course only in unrebuilt form bar 35005 in preservation and in the future maybe 35009 too.

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Re: steam era blue

Postby newmodel » Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:42 pm

thanks

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Re: steam era blue

Postby luckymucklebackit » Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:22 pm

Not forgetting the only steam locomotoves to get painted in Corporate Blue - the Vale of Rheidol locomotives!!


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Re: steam era blue

Postby Joeman560 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:14 pm

I saw a model of an LNER 4-6-0 (not sure what it was as it was too far away but it didn't look like an express) painted BR EXpress Blue. I'm guessing this was an error by the manufacturers?
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Re: steam era blue

Postby kieranhardy » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:27 pm

Hornby did a B12 in BR blue, looked smart but it appears it never actually happened.

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Re: steam era blue

Postby Stewart Gethin » Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:05 pm

luckymucklebackit wrote:Not forgetting the only steam locomotoves to get painted in Corporate Blue - the Vale of Rheidol locomotives!!


JIm



Darn, beat me to it. But it was only 1 locomotive that was blue? Correct me if I'm wrong..

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Re: steam era blue

Postby luckymucklebackit » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:15 pm

Number 7 Image

Number 8 Image

Number 9 Image

There are some more on teh Railscot site but I cannot link to them.

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Re: steam era blue

Postby Stewart Gethin » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:29 am

That last photo, It's on the harbour branch is it? Blimey, Aber has changed since that photo has been taken. ;)

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