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BR Loco Green post 1954
Steam Loco' Colours
G.W.R. Loco' Green (1928-45)

Great Western Railway Standard Locomotive Green as used for Locomotives for the period between 1928 and 1945.

In actual fact it is not the paint that changes colour but the way the overcoating varnish ages and yellows that changes the shade.
This particular colour, in conjunction with P7 Lining Orange and P8 Signal Red, is the correct green for Castles, Halls, Kings and the 4800 autotanks.

It should be noted that all of our GWR colours were matched to a privately preserved set of paint panels from Swindon Works. These not only had the colours, but the dates used and the names for each colour. Our understanding is that the panels had been signed by the CME for the period.

Technical Specifications 

As supplied, a high quality synthetic (oil based) brushing enamel paint.

Stir thoroughly with a spatula (lollipop stick, wooden coffee stirer etc.) for a minimum of 5-10 minutes, or a power stirer. Ensure that you get into the bottom corners of the can and bring any sediment to the surface and stir in.

May be thined, if required, for brushing using PQ8 General Purpose Thinners.

For spraying, thin to approximately 80% paint:20% PQ9 Quick Air Drying Thinners and spray from between 75 - 100mm (3-4 inches) at a pressure of about 2 bar (30 p.s.i.).

Matt colours may require more thinning.

This product is best brushed or sprayed at a temperature of below 10° Centigrade ( 50°F). and left for a Minimum of 24 - 48 hours to dry before any overcoating or further actions are taken.

Apply over the top of a properly primed surface.

Cans produced prior to 2021 Contain LEAD. Cans produced from January 2021 are Lead Free



Please Note: Not all colours are available in all sizes
Please see our disclaimer regarding colour and quantities below.





We started producing and selling precision paints in 1972

Since then we have had our ups and downs, have supplied British Railways, the National Railway Museum and various preservation societies but we still have, probably, the most accurate and extensive range of paints for the modeller of British Outline railways.

Since 2010 we have added to the variety of products we can offer the modeller, with kits, bits and pieces and now solders, fluxes and chemicals.



Our earliest model trains

About Phoenix Paints

Manufacturers and Suppliers of paint, Solder, Flux as well as associated Kits and bits and pieces for Railway, Military and Road Transport Models. The majority of our paint, whilst manufactured using the latest technology, is Traditional High Quality oil based paint formulated to original specifications to ensure your models always look their best. If you require sizes not listed on this website please contact us for pricing and availability. Please read our Disclaimer on colour accuracy and quantities/sizes.

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