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    Quick questionay ? When the IE plug socket logo came out , was there a while when IE and IR logo trains ran together or was the change quick ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by richrua View Post
    Quick questionay ? When the IE plug socket logo came out , was there a while when IE and IR logo trains ran together or was the change quick ?
    Yes-it was quite a while before the full change over took place.

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    Every livery change takes several years to be completed. In 1960, an old passenger brake van in departmental use still had GSWR livery, 35 years after that entity ceased to exist.
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    I'm sure many are aware - though some may not be - of the superb range of loco numb and nameplates offered by Narrow Planet.

    They do GSR / Inchicore / CIE plates too, and very accurate they look. Though - for some reason they offer them with red or black backgrounds - both are entirely inaccurate as grey only is correct. By the time CIE painted a very few locos black after 1955/6, plates had been replaced on all example by painted pale yellow numbers and light green gold-lined "snails" (not yellow!!) on tenders.

    Locos in green never had plates - always painted numbers, except the 800 class. While 461 never ran in anything but grey afte 1925, had she done so she wouldn't have had a red numberplate. She and 462 lost theirs years at and got painted numbers.

    GSR numberplates had letters and numbers and rims picked out in either pale yellow, or just polished bare metal. Since this was whitemetal rather than brass, polished metal gave a silvery colour. Thus, leaving a model one without paint gives a yellow touch, so better to do what both GSR and CIE did with many locos - just paint over the lot and leave it at that!
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