G.W.R. Signal Red (1881-1945)

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1881-1945 GWR Signal Red


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G.W.R. Signal Red (1881-1945)

14ml Satin (Dull)
50ml Satin (Dull)
50ml Gloss
125ml Satin (Dull)
125ml Gloss
250ml Gloss

Great Western Railway Signal Red as used for the buffer beams and between the frames on all Locomotives for the period between 1881 and 1945.

This is the earlier darker red used before the Second World War for ALL GWR locomotives.

This particular colour, in conjunction with P5 GWR Locomotive Green, P6 Indian Red and P7 Lining Orange, is the correct colour for the Lining of 'City of Truro' with the entwined letters on the tender.

This Colour is the same as the Pre 1985 Royal Mail Red as used for all vehicles, post boxes etc.

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. 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.

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

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