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lasatalayas

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Paint colours
« on: June 11, 2006, 11:12:00 AM »

What would be typical colours for the walls, floors and ceilings of internal cabins and companionways of British tugs  through the 1950s to early '80s.

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Re: Paint colours
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2006, 09:35:50 PM »

MT Meeching - 1960 - British Rail. Walls - very light green (formica sort of stuff), ceilings - white, floors - dark red except for galley which was a black/white chessboard pattern of tiles.
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Re: Paint colours
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2006, 03:28:15 PM »

Many thanks Andy.
I was trying to think back to the mid/late 1950's when I travelled regularly across the Solent and Spithead on the IOW ferries but all i could remember was a dirty sort of beige for the walls. Probably caused by the large number of smokers then!

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Re: Paint colours
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2006, 08:46:13 PM »

Forgot to say the floors and walls in the officer's mess and my skipper's cabin were a grainy beige colour. Might have been that formica stuff again. Meeching is still about but in a rough state. These two pix taken last year show the wheelhouse and skippers cabin.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c334/andygilbert/22ca20af.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c334/andygilbert/6863b454.jpg


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PS. My father was the skipper for many years. Kept her as smart as could be.  He'd be rolling in his grave if he saw her like this.

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Re: Paint colours
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2006, 08:59:00 AM »

Thanks for the pictures they are a great help.
The drum of castrol on the bridge is a nice touch which I must incorporate into my model!

Cheers, El Ken.
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Re: Paint colours
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2006, 08:08:25 AM »

By the way Andy if you have any more photos of a similar ilk I'd be pleased to see them.
It's not often that we get access to such detail especially of interiors.

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