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February 28, 2017 at 2:02 pm #240640John CutlerParticipant
Does anyone know, please, what green paint Chis Kedgley used for the early BR livery on his IOW 02, Number 57?
It looks like Apple Green?
March 17, 2017 at 9:39 pm #240755Steve YoungKeymaster
I remember the loco as it was only one that his family kept after Chris passed away. It was the cover picture on the January 2014 Newsletter No.199.
I will make some enquiries and update this entry.
March 19, 2017 at 12:58 pm #240756Steve YoungKeymaster
Made some enquiries and a couple of points came up. Firstly, the actual loco wasn’t quite as bright in colour as the picture shows. I never had a softcopy so an A4 print was scanned. Secondly the Newsletter was produced using InDesign and the output was saved in RGB as a PDF file. This was passed to the printers. As they use litho printing, the format they use is CYMK. Thirdly several people have suggested that the actual colour was not quite correct. Add to this that colour is a very personal thing.
I corresponded with Phil Hall over this, as he and taken the original photo, and helped me to dispose of Chris Kedgley items that were bequeathed to the Society. So the outcome of this is that Phil has a tin of Precision Paints Post War Malachite (dull). This is a size that Phil would not normally buy and the assumption is that it came from Chris’s effects.
Bit long-winded explanation but hopefully this is the answer.
Thanks to Phil Hall for all his help.
EMGS Newsletter Editor.
March 20, 2017 at 8:46 pm #240757John CutlerParticipant
The same picture was reproduced in MRJ245 and certainly looks bright; more a yellowish spring grass/apple green rather than the (comparatively) blueish Malachite. It made me wonder whether the early BR colour was the same as the late SR Bullied malachite; the answer is they probably used their old SR paint stock!
I guess that the reproduction process affects the print colour, but also the lighting used for the photo must also influence this.
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