Whats your favourite livery for a loco??

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Re: Whats your favourite livery for a loco??

Postby hairyhandedfool » Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:50 pm

I'm probably going against the grain with this but I really like the MML teal & tangerine livery as applied to the HSTs, in the same way as I think EMT/SWT suits the longer trains.

That said, BR large logo blue on a 50 looked good too, not so good on 37s and 47s though. (might be the fact I'm not keen on duffs though).

Two tone grey was a good suits anything livery.
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Re: Whats your favourite livery for a loco??

Postby PTmodeller » Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:07 pm

LL looks great on a 37!

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Re: Whats your favourite livery for a loco??

Postby Doodle bug » Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:57 pm

This is my one, only coz its me name on the side. :D
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Re: Whats your favourite livery for a loco??

Postby gooner551 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:25 pm

SR- Olive green
BR Steam- BR Maroon ( on the Duchess certainly)
BR Diesel- BR Blue
Post BR-no opinion, as I have no interest in it at all.

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Re: Whats your favourite livery for a loco??

Postby Phipps » Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:46 pm

STEAM: Has to be A4s in Garter Blue.

DIESEL: Never been able to single out a favourite,but the Deltic green scheme with white cabins takes the edge :wink:

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Re: Whats your favourite livery for a loco??

Postby 6C » Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:42 pm

Can see what people are saying but it's different colours for individual locos for me - some locos look good in any colour - but others suit a certain colour only - so mine would be a hugely long list for each loco class !, so here's my favourite locos and colours

Class 40 - all over BR Green
Duchess - BR Maroon
Black 5, Crab, Stanier 2-6-4T, Grange, Hall - Br Lined black
08 - BR Black
A3 - BR Brunswick Green
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Re: Whats your favourite livery for a loco??

Postby son of triangman » Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:44 pm

Has to be either GER Royal Blue or BR Black for steam overall, Crimson Lake on a Duchess looks good, Caley Blue is nice and a revised version was tried by BR, Garter Blue looks ok on a baltic W1 "super A4" or A4's but I doubt if it would suit a Duchess or an A3!. BR Brunswich Green for Diesels.

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Re: Whats your favourite livery for a loco??

Postby Metrocamel » Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:19 pm

Hmm. I like Rf Triple grey with sector decals, probably my favourite.
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Re: Whats your favourite livery for a loco??

Postby class20132 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:14 pm

i have to say either br blue small logo or wcrc maroon :D
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Re: Whats your favourite livery for a loco??

Postby trainmadly » Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:20 pm

Interesting that thread this has been, but is every one so young that I was the only one to mention a Streamlined Duchess, I do not remember anyone stating Apple Green A4s or Blue A3s.
What about the lovely Black EM2s or the Dark Blue MNs and that wonderful LMS 10000 sneaked in before the new British Railways got the paint brush to it.
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Re: Whats your favourite livery for a loco??

Postby Lightrailwaybuffer » Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:44 pm

Hi all,
I think that the best livery at the moment is the new Red White Blue and Orange of the East Midlands Trains HSTs and Meridian trains. It would be great if that livery could be adapted for a loco of some sort. Probably the class 47 or 57 would look best in it?
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Re: Whats your favourite livery for a loco??

Postby davek » Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:49 pm

Large logo on a 37 or 47. BR blue for the rest!

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Re: Whats your favourite livery for a loco??

Postby PTmodeller » Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:55 pm

No Dave, needs to be LL on a 50, they look so abre in standard blue

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Re: Whats your favourite livery for a loco??

Postby 50035 Ark Royal » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:37 pm

Large Logo,
Large Logo, with Black roof red buffer beams
Revised NSE Dark Blue
Original NSE (I know a lot of people hated this but if you look at 50018 with ploughs, 50032 with the oh so sexy blue nameplates and 50035 with the 35 above headlight both ends they added charachter to the livery.
Overall though the Rnse Dark Blue as applied to 50002/005/009/016/017/023/024/027/029/033/034/035/037/043/045/048 did look very smart.
Also Dutch Livery as applied to 08/09/26/31/33/37/47/50/73 locos
Also Railfreight Two Tone grey with the sector logos as applied to 50149/Classes 26/31/33/37/47/56/60 etc
Inter City Executive/Swallow livery
Virgin Livery (but only on Class 47/57/86/87/90/HST)
The Network yellow livery
Overseas
NS overall yellow
NS Cargo (red)
Railion (red)
Old Dutch Livery (Grey/yellow)
DB Traffic Red
DM Maroon
Some advertising liveries.
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Re: Whats your favourite livery for a loco??

Postby 0121modeller » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:54 pm

Intercity executive,.. love it, awsome, I'd just love to have the model layout space to run a class 47 pulling 6 mk2 d/e/f.

Closely followed by the BR blue/grey,... but then absolutely everthing looked similar if you were a novice as i once were & remember.
As for a regional favorite livery , well, for me it has to be my local central trains livery of green/light grey with a thin blue stripe used mostly throughout the 1990's.

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