LNWR wagon grey

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Mike Williams
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LNWR wagon grey

Post by Mike Williams » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:09 am

Precision paints LNWR wagon grey has been discussed before, some saying it is too dark and others saying it is about right. I just dug out an old tin which is described as "No.78 LNWR wagon dark grey". Since then Precison Paints have changed to Pheonix and then back to Precision and all the reference numbers have changed too. Their website now describes "P382 LNWR Freight Wagon Grey" - without the "dark".

Before buying a tin, does anyone know if it is the same as the old colour, which I always felt was too dark?

Mike

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Re: LNWR wagon grey

Post by murryb » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:46 am

Among the cobwebs I seem to remember a reference to battleship grey.

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Re: LNWR wagon grey

Post by David Bond » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:39 am

If you are willing to stick the kettle on then I could bring the tin I purchased last year at Gauge 0 Guild Kettering down for you to have a look at. I suspect you will think it is too dark as it is a dark grey, will also bring a wagon recently painted with it.

Best

David

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Re: LNWR wagon grey

Post by murryb » Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:18 am

It is along way to come for a cup of tea, there are also a few other bits and pieces I need.
But if you want to come down we can take you up to the lakes to catch some salmon to put on the crackers with the tea

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Re: LNWR wagon grey

Post by pstanton » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:15 am

I can remember Ken Wood saying Humbrol 27 grey was perfectly acceptable!

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Re: LNWR wagon grey

Post by Jol Wilkinson » Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:25 pm

Mike,

the LNWR Liveries book quotes 50/50 black and white for wagon grey. I had an aerosol mixed at Halfords to this ratio.I was surprised by how dark it was when I spayed a 4mm wagon, but haven't compared it to the PPP painted ones that I have but from memory it was darker.

Jol

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Re: LNWR wagon grey

Post by Mike Williams » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:43 pm

Thanks both. I've used Humbrol 27, as I have in the past. Maybe a tad light but after weathering it should be just fine.

Mike

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