Another old rolling stock item dug out from storage
Please don't slag too much My first repaint to CIE colours - over four decades ago when I was about 12 or 13
I was desperate to have some Irish trains to run so decided to repaint my LMS train set coaches
Hand painted Triang LMS coach - I actually remember mixing multiple samples of humbrol paints and test patches to try and get a reasonable CIE tan colour. Can't believe I hand painted the white lining - My hands couldn't manage that anymore.
It used to look like this LMS toy coach - a lot better (not my photo)
The actual body shell seems a prototypical botch job, a sort of mk1 shell with makey up side panels pretending to be old world LMS. Don't think any such coach actually ever existed. What will I do with this now? Could convert it into an imaginary presidential coach. I vividly remember seeing President Childers sitting comfortably in an armchair on the then presidential coach about to depart Heuston station some time in the early 1970s, but that was a much earlier style coach and shorter.