Southern Railway Station Halt Colours?

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GoldenOldie
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Southern Railway Station Halt Colours?

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On my 1935(ish) Southern Railway micro layout I have a small station halt. I'm using the rather lovely Wills kit SS27 to represent this but I'm uncertain as to how best to paint it up in Southern colours.

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I've discovered the Pheonix Precision website which has some useful information but being a railway modelling newbie I'd like some verification that I'm not making a mistake before I go ahead and order yet more paint potsto add to my (wargames based) paint mountain! Once painted I intend to very lightly weather everything.

My thoughts are I'll do the platform surface in a dark wood colour, with P88 Light Stone for the wooden railings at the back of the platform. For the corrugated shelter I'm heading towards a thick strip of Precision's LSWR Goods Loco Green at the base of the shelter and P88 above, with a light grey roof. Does this seem appropriate?

As an aside I'm very used to using Vallejo paints, are there suitable alternatives in their range anyone can recommend?
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There are some historic colour pictures here which might help...

http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/b/br ... dex1.shtml
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My layout: http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Fo ... hp?t=28854
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GeraldH wrote:There are some historic colour pictures here which might help...

http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/b/br ... dex1.shtml
Thanks for the site link Gerald, I got lost down that particular rabbit hole for quite a while!
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Just to round off the thread, I bit the bullet and went for the Pheonix Precision SR paints. I have to say they're excellent and my misgivings about enamel paints were quickly dispelled, they're much easier to use that I remember from back in the 70s!

Here are a few photos of the results. The platform itself is a dark Vallejo brown, drybrushed with a lighter shade of brown where I would anticipate heavier footfall but all quite subtle. The roof is grey, washed with Citadel's Agrax Earthshade and drybrushed with the grey again over the shade.

Weathering isn't quite finished, I still need to tone down the platform shelter a little but I'm waiting on delivery of some DCC Concepts Weathering Powders first. Ideally I'd like to put some better quality posters/timetables on the shelter but that can wait for now.

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That looks very nice.
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Good job!

But what happened to your halt's nameboard?

I have built that kit too. A quick easy build kit yet which really hits the suspension of disbelief button all dressed up in its workclothes.

Always been something I can't quite put a finger on that's really appealing about station halts for me.
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Nice job of building and painting.
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I have always liked the Southern Railway colours when it comes to their buildings. The green is bright and cheerful.
The strange thing is that I have not seen that Wills halt in Southern colours so it is a nice change.
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