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glennk28

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« on: March 03, 2007, 10:08:40 PM »

I know that there are some British modelers out there--does anyone know of a (preferably US) source of British Railways colors? I would prefer Floquil.  I need a bottle of "Great Westerrn Cream".  This seems to be close to the cream color that San Francisco Municipal Railway ("Muni") used on their cars.  I am rebuilding an LGB New Orleans car to as close as I can get to a Muni car, green and cream.

Thanks in advance.
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Seasaltchap

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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2007, 10:53:15 PM »


Glennk28: I have not found comparable colours in the US. The UK maker of the genuine shades for the British Companies is Phoenix Precision Paints at www.phoenix-paints.co.uk, and they are available generally at good model shops in the UK.

What you are looking for is part of a UK scratch builders shelf of goodies, and they have to go to the UK for supplies. Phoenix Precision Paints had a bad fire in 2005 that completely destroyed their works. They had complications rebuilding causing a temporary move to another location: then Chris had an emergency appendix operation. They were hoping to be back in full production by Dec'05

Try Chris Stapleton at Phoenix Paints in the UK, Sales@phoenix-paints.co.uk

I am sure if you wanted to be the US agent for "Muni" colours, they would fit you up too.

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Phoenix AZ: OO enthusiast modelling GWR 1895-1939, Box Station Wiltshire; S&DJR Writhington Colliery, Nr. Radstock.

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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2007, 04:29:31 AM »

IIRC, Floquil at one time, possibly in the 1950s, tried to break into the UK market but without success.  At thet time "Humbrol" were THE UK model paint company.
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glennk28

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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2007, 09:05:11 PM »

Thanks for the answers--are there US sources for these paints?  I hate to go thru all the hassle to get thru mail order from UK.  gj
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Seasaltchap

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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2007, 03:11:59 AM »



glennk28 : It is useful to have a Paypal Account. They will transmit to anyone with an e-mail address. - that is how easy it can be.

Regards

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Phoenix AZ: OO enthusiast modelling GWR 1895-1939, Box Station Wiltshire; S&DJR Writhington Colliery, Nr. Radstock.

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SteamGene

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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2007, 09:46:47 AM »

Shouldn't that be British "colours"?
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glennk28

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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2007, 08:32:09 PM »

Sea--I have a PP acct, but prefer to do business with a card.  It's the delay and getting things like that thru customs. 

Gend--thanks for the correction, I forgot that I want Colours, not colors. 
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Colorado

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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2007, 10:35:08 PM »

I would have thought the Muni color was very close. I have been to the Tram museum in CA and am familiar with GWR colours as well.

The extra sunshine in CA may well have bleached them out a bit!
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2007, 02:23:42 AM »

I would love to see you post a pix of your "2 man iron mouster" Here when your done with it, I lived in SF as a kid, And remeber them well!!..
i made some cream color pant by mixen yellow & white, lots white, & very, very small amout of yellow.......good luck!!!


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