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60007 (4498) Sir Nigel Gresley Overhaul

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by No.7, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. S.A.C. Martin

    S.A.C. Martin Part of the furniture

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    I dunno, I think there were quite a few people enjoying the legitimate pairing of wartime black and LNER teaks at the SVR. There's a draw for authenticity, that is for sure.

    Both things can be true, of course. A4 in steam? Check. Wartime black, little seen livery? Check. Result: big draw for railway!
     
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    Authenticity? What about the Kylchap chimney
     
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    Absolutely. One of my favourite postwar combinations is BR Express Passenger Blue with a sparkling set of carmine & creams ..... but I'm perfectly amenable to seeing an 8P loco in experimental purple.
     
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    Okay John, reasonable authenticity then.
     
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    From my own point of view, I would turn out to see it in black. I wouldn't bother to do so in blue as I have seen it numerous times like that and sadly, only once pulling a full set of carmine and cream.
     
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    Plenty of Carmine/ Umber and Cream at the new Employers...
    Found SNG'S Shade of blue to appear darker and somewhat less attractive rhan the A1 and King...
     
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    Given that 4 A4s were built with Kylchaps, and (to my understanding) all A4s carried wartime black at some point during the conflict, then Wartime Black on an A4 with a Kylchap is authentic, just not for this specific A4...
     
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    Correct
     
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    Anyone going to have a pop at the red backed nameplate then ?
     
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