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Sunday, 2 September 2012

It's the wrong colour

Settle-Carlisle stalwart Tom Algie very kindly donated a set of Midland Railway cast iron bench ends to the project.   These are nowadays as rare as hens teeth and we were very grateful for them.  In preparation for the Heritage Open Days I built up the bench and have painted it Brunswick green to match the tank's background colour and that of the water crane.

As I was applying the final brush load a voice boomed out from the station drive.   "It's the wrong colour!   Midland Railway benches were blue."   Not a lot of people (me included) know that.   Brunswick green it is and Brunswick green it stays until somebody with the motivation and the correct paint wants to pick up a paint brush.   I shall require proof mind.

In case you are wondering, there will be a sign on the back-rest in the next few days.   Watch this space.

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