Patch painting of coaches

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caleyJim
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Patch painting of coaches

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The attached photo comes from Mike William's excellent book 'Caledonian Railway Carriages'. (Lightmoor Press/CRA, Lydney, 2015. ISBN 9781 911038 00 9). To quote the text "This H.R. Norman photograph, taken at Inverness on 16th June 1934, shows one of the four postwar Diagram 106 Semi-corridor Composites. Vacuum brakes had been fitted the year previously. LM&SR 19952 was originally CR44, built to order H342. It was withdrawn in June 1954. The photograph is in the LGRP collection at the NRM, ref: 6081."

Presumably it was renumbered at the time of the brake change (having previously having been Westinghouse braked only) and it would appear that only the relevant waist panels have been repainted. The leftmost now carrying 'LMS' would have had the 1st LMS number (15638) as would the rightmost now carrying the new number whereas the centre one would have had the 'LMS' branding.

I have never seen such obvious patch painting in photos before and I wonder if anyone has any comment on this.

Jim :D
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caleyJim
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Re: Patch painting of coaches

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Can I also draw folks' attention to this photo of a D122A corridor brake third from page 260 of Mike's carriage book? This also shows evidence of patch painting during renumbering - the panel between the two set of van doors has been painted to obliterate the 1st LMS number (19115) as has I think, the very right hand panel with the new number (6562) being added in-board of this. Interestingly, the LMS branding has been left untouched as near to the coach centre as possible. This placing is 'correct' for the early LMS painting scheme but not for the post-renumbering one where it should have been placed towards the left hand end. Were you to produce a model liveried like I think you would have hard time convincing some people it was correct without the photo.

Jim :D
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