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RailMatch / Phoenix Precision Paint Guide

At Fox we have made a start at producing a paint guide for your reference to aid you in re-painting your model in the correct colours. Many of the popular liveries are listed below but there are some omissions. We will be adding to this guide when further time/information permits. We hope that you will find the references we have included of some use.

The paint shade information listed below is provided as a guide, and is correct to the best of our knowledge, information received and observations made. It is possible that there are exceptions: roof colours, for instance, (always a contentious subject) have in some cases had to be guessed. We cannot accept responsibility for errors made by either ourselves or our customers in these matters, and would counsel, as ever, detailed subject research and checking of information where possible.

Items prefixed RM refer to RailMatch Paints
Items prefixed PP refer to Phoenix Precision Paints


LONDON & SOUTHEAST 
'JAFFA-CAKE' LIVERY:

Roofs: RM 201: Executive Dark Grey
Upper bodysides: PP 171: L & SE Dark Brown (This shade is not currently available from RailMatch. Subject to demand, Fox Transfers will arrange for further batches to be produced.)
Mid body lining: RM 232: L & SE Orange (or Fox Transfers) PP 170
Mid-body lining outlining: RM 205: Rail Black (or Fox Transfers)
Lower bodysides: RM 200: Executive Light Grey
Underframes and mid-car ends: RM 205: Rail Black
Fronts, pre 1984: RM 304: Warning Panel Yellow
Fronts, post 1984: RM 202: Warning Panel Yellow
or for weathered versions: RM 452: 'Faded' Warning Panel Yellow
PP 172 : L&SE Buff

ORIGINAL NETWORK SOUTHEAST LIVERY:

Roofs: RM 239: NSE Dark Grey
Window panel: RM 237: NSE Light Blue
Bodyside lining and upsweeps: RM 203: Rail White (or Fox Transfers)
RM 238: NSE Red (or Fox Transfers)
Lower bodyside and upswept end: RM 239: NSE Dark Grey
Front: RM 202: Warning Panel Yellow
or, for weathered versions: RM 452: 'Faded' Warning Panel Yellow

LATER NETWORK SOUTHEAST LIVERY:

Roofs, dependent on type: RM 239: NSE Dark Grey RM 244: Silver Grey
Window Panel: RM 243: NSE Dark Blue
Bodyside lining and upsweeps: RM 240: Silver White (or Fox Transfers)
RM 238: NSE Red (or Fox Transfers)
Lower bodyside and upswept end: RM 244: Silver Grey
Front: RM 202: Warning Panel Yellow
or, for weathered versions: RM 452: 'Faded' Warning Panel Yellow


TRAVELLING POST OFFICE LIVERIES

Roofs: RM 310: Stock Roof Dark Blue-Grey
Bodysides: RM 241: Royal Mail Red
Underframes and ends: RM 205: Rail Black

PARCELS LOCO LIVERY (Pre-Res):

Roof and upper bodyside: RM 201: Executive Dark Grey
Lower bodyside: RM 241: Royal Mail Red
Underframes and window surrounds: RM 205: Rail Black
Front: RM 202: Warning Panel Yellow
or, for weathered versions: RM 452: 'Faded' Warning Panel Yellow

Res (Rail express systems) LIVERY 
FOR LOCOS, NON-PASSENGER-CARRYING COACHING AND ROYAL MAIL 
AUXILIARY STOCK:

Roofs and main part upper bodysides: RM 251: Express Parcel Grey
Balance of bodysides: RM 241: Royal Mail Red
Underframes: RM 205: Rail Black
Front: RM 202: Warning Panel Yellow
or, for weathered versions: RM 452: 'Faded' Warning Panel Yellow


DEPARTMENTAL: ENGINEERS' 
(DUTCH) LIVERY:

Roofs: RM 226: Railfreight Grey Lower
Bodysides: RM 226: Railfreight Grey
Fronts and upper bodysides: RM 202: Warning Panel Yellow
or, for weathered versions: RM 452: 'Faded' Warning Panel Yellow
For short-lived 'General' livery, omit upper bodyside yellow

DEPARTMENTAL: EARLY RAILWAY TECHNICAL CENTRE LIVERY:

Roofs: Variable, but mainly: RM 310: Stock Roof Dark Blue-Grey
Bodysides, excluding window panel: RM 207: Rail Blue
or, for weathered versions: RM 451: 'Faded' Rail Blue
Bodysides, window panel (also equivalent panel on departmental locomotives): RM 204: Rail Red
Front, pre 1984: RM 304: Warning Panel Yellow
Front, post 1984: RM 202: Warning Panel Yellow
or, for weathered versions: RM 452: 'Faded'  Warning Panel Yellow
Underframes: RM 205: Rail Black
Window panel outlining: RM 203: Rail White (or Fox Transfers)

DEPARTMENTAL: LATER RAILWAY TECHNICAL CENTRE LIVERY:

Roofs: Variable, but mainly: RM 310: Stock Roof Dark Blue-Grey
Upper bodysides: RM 204: Rail Red
or, for weathered versions: RM 450: 'Faded' Rail Red
Bodyside lining, upper: RM 203: Rail White (or Fox Transfers)
Bodyside lining, lower: RM 205: Rail Black (or Fox Transfers)
Lower bodysides: RM 206: Rail Grey
Front: RM 202: Warning Panel Yellow
or, for weathered versions: RM 452: 'Faded'  Warning Panel Yellow



BR Green Diesels:

Roofs: RM 320: Diesel Roof Grey
Bodysides: RM300 : Standard Loco Green
Bodyside lining, lower for two tone green: RM301 : Sherwood Green
Bodyside lining, lower for green liveried Hymeks and Deltics: RM302 : Yellow/Green
Bodysides stripes: RM303 : Light Grey

BLUE/GREY COACHING STOCK LIVERY:

Roofs: RM 310: Stock Roof Dark Blue-Grey
Bodysides, excluding window panel: RM 207: Rail Blue
Bodysides, window panel: RM 206: Rail Grey
Underframes, pre BR stock, BR Mk 1 and early Mk 2 stock: RM 205: Black
Underframes, later BR Mk 2 stock, Mk 3 stock: RM 327:
Underframe Brown Window panel outlining: RM 203: Rail White (or Fox Transfers)

STANDARD BLUE AND REVISED STANDARD BLUE 'LARGE LOGO' LIVERY:

Roofs: RM 310: Stock Roof Dark Blue-Grey
Large Logo Loco Roofs: RM 206: Rail Grey
Bodysides: RM 207: Rail Blue
Underframes (coaching stock, Blue/Grey): RM 327:
Underframe Brown Front, pre 1984: RM 304: Warning Panel Yellow
Front, post 1984: RM 202: Warning Panel Yellow
For weathered versions: RM 452: Faded Warning Panel Yellow

INTERCITY 'SWALLOW' LIVERY:

Roofs and upper bodysides: RM 246: Falcon Grey
Lower bodysides: RM 240: Silver White
Front: RM 202: Warning Panel Yellow
Bodyside lining, upper: RM 203: Silver White (or Fox Transfers)
Bodyside lining, lower: RM 204: Rail Red (or Fox Transfers)
Cantrail catering car lining: RM 204: Rail Red (or Fox Transfers)
Cantrail First Class lining: RM 202: Warning Panel Yellow (or Fox Transfers)

INTERCITY 'EXECUTIVE' LIVERY:

Roofs and upper bodysides: RM 201: Executive Dark Grey
Lower bodysides: RM 200: Executive Light Grey
Front: RM 304: Warning Panel Yellow
Bodyside lining, upper: RM 203: Rail White (or Fox Transfers)
Bodyside lining, lower: RM 204: Rail Red (or Fox Transfers)
Cantrail catering car lining: RM 204: Rail Red (or Fox Transfers)
Cantrail First Class lining: RM 304: Warning Panel Yellow (or Fox Transfers)


PROVINCIAL/REGIONAL LIVERIES 

Since the demise of the corporate blue and blue/grey colour schemes of the late 1960s and the 1970s, there have been many livery colourways applied to the 'country' trainsets of BR. Many have been purely experimental and while some may have been seen on revenue-earning service trains, we have to exclude them from this paint guide because the paint shades used are not currently available. What we provide below, therefore, is a breakdown of the shades used in the authorised service train history of BR's provincial lines over the last fifteen or so years.

ORIGINAL PROVINCIAL DMU LIVERY, VERSION FOR 140-SERIES PACERS:

Roofs and main body colour: RM 208: Prov/Reg/Scot Light Blue
Mid body lining, upper: RM 203: Rail White (or Fox Transfers)
Mid body lining, lower: RM 209: Prov/Reg/Scot Dark Blue (or Fox Transfers)
Underframes and front window surrounds: RM 205: Rail Black
Front: RM 304: Warning Panel Yellow
or, for weathered versions: RM 452: 'Faded' Warning Panel Yellow

VERSION FOR 150-SERIES SPRINTERS:

Roofs: RM 310: Stock Roof Dark Blue-Grey
Roofs and lower bodysides: RM 244: Silver Grey

REFURBISHED' DMU LIVERY:

Roofs: RM 310: Stock Roof Dark Blue-Grey
Bodysides: RM 203: Rail White
Mid-body lining: RM 207: Rail Blue
or, for weathered versions: RM 451: 'Faded' Rail Blue
Underframes and mid-car ends: RM 205: Rail Black
Front: RM 304: Warning Panel Yellow
or, for weathered versions: RM 452 : 'Faded' Warning Panel Yellow

LATER PROVINCIAL DMU LIVERY:

(Also applicable for loco-hauled 'Transpennine' stock and subsequently-introduced Regional stock)
Roofs: RM 310: Stock Roof Dark Blue-Grey
Upper bodysides: RM 209: Prov/Reg/Scot Dark Blue 
Bodyside lining, upper: RM 203: Rail White (or Fox Transfers)
Bodyside lining, lower: RM 208: Prov/Reg/Scot Light Blue (or Fox Transfers)
Lower bodysides: RM 200: Executive Light Grey
Fronts: RM 202: Warning Panel Yellow
or, for weathered versions: RM 452 : 'Faded' Warning Panel Yellow
Underframes and front window surrounds: RM 205: Rail Black

VARIATIONS FOR LATER REGIONAL UNITS:

Roofs and lower bodysides: RM 244 : Silver Grey

SCOTRAIL LIVERIES: 'EXECUTIVE'-STYLE EARLY 1980s LIVERY:

Roofs and upper bodysides: RM 201: Executive Dark Grey
Bodyside lining, upper: RM 203: Rail White (or Fox Transfers)
Bodyside lining, lower: RM 208: Prov/Reg/Scot Light Blue (or Fox Transfers)
Lower bodysides: RM 200: Executive Light Grey
Front, pre 1984: RM 304: Warning Panel Yellow
Front, post 1984: RM 202: Warning Panel Yellow
or, for weathered versions: RM 452: 'Faded' Warning Panel Yellow

SCOTRAIL WHOOSH TRAINS:

PP 146 : Executive Light Grey : RM 200
PP 154 : Provincial Dark Blue : RM 209

SCOTRAIL 1999 LIVERY

PP 248 : ScotRail Violet (1999 livery)
PP 249 : ScotRail Terra Cotta (1999 livery)
PP 250 : ScotRail Aqua Green (1999 livery)
PP 251 : ScotRail White (1999 livery)


VALLEY TRAINS:

PP 132 : BR Rail Blue : RM 207
PP 133 : BR Rail Grey : RM 206

SPT TRAINS:

PP 116 : Strathclyde PTE Crimson                       : RM 311
             (Phoenix paint as BR Coach Maroon) 
PP 117 : Strathclyde PTE Cream                          : RM 312
             (Phoenix paint as BR Coach Cream) 

WEST YORKSHIRE PTE TRAINS:

PP 156 : WYPTE Cream
PP 157 : WYPTE Green
PP 158 : WYPTE Red

STRATHCLYDE ORANGE/BLACK TRAINS:

PP 159 : Strathclyde PTE Red : RM 214
PP 975 : Black : RM 205

TYNE & WEAR PTE TRAINS:

PP 166 : T&WPTE Yellow
PP 167 : T&WPTE White

CENTRO TRAINS:

PP 206 : Centro Green
PP 207 : Centro Grey

GREATER MANCHESTER PTE PACERS:

PP 164 : GMPTE Orange
PP 165 : GMPTE Brown

GREATER MANCHESTER PTE LATER LIVERY:

PP 146 : Executive Light Grey : RM 200
PP 147 : Executive Dark Grey : RM 201

WEST MIDLANDS PTE TRAINS:

PP 168 : WMPTE Blue
PP 169 : WMPTE Yellow


GREAT WESTERN TRAINS:

PP 241 : GW Green : RM 264
PP 242 : GW Silver White : RM 240
PP 243 : GW Buff : RM 265


HANSON LIVERY:

Main body colour: PP 255 : Hanson Blue
Lower body colour: PP 256 : Hanson Grey
Detail: PP 254 : Hanson Orange (included on Fox Transfers)
PP 149 : Rail White

NATIONAL POWER LIVERY:

Main body colour: PP 238 : National Power Blue
Lower body colour: PP 240 : National Power Grey
Detail: PP 239 : National Power Red (included on Fox Transfers)

ARC (ORIGINAL) LIVERY:

Main body colour:PP 214 : ARC Yellow
Detail:PP 213 : ARC Mid Grey (included on Fox Transfers)

ARC (EXPERIMENTAL) LIVERY:

Main body colour:PP 214 : ARC Yellow

GB RAILFREIGHT LOCOS:

PP 301 : GBRf Blue : RM 269
PP 302 : GBRf Orange : RM 268


RAILFREIGHT SECTOR 
'TRIPLE GREY' LIVERY:

Roofs: RM 201: Executive Dark Grey
Upper bodysides: RM 245: Flint Grey
Lower bodysides: RM 206: Rail Grey
Front: also frames on HAA hoppers and ends on VDA vans etc: RM 202: Warning Panel Yellow

RAILFREIGHT PRE-SECTOR 
'LARGE LOGO' LIVERY:

Roofs: RM 226: Railfreight Grey
Bodysides: RM 226: Railfreight Grey
Buffer beams (where applicable) and sole bars (or broad lower bodyside stripe to tumblehome) on later 'Red Stripe' livery variant: RM 204: Rail Red

RAILFREIGHT DISTRIBUTION INTERNATIONAL 
'CHANNEL TUNNEL' LIVERY:


Lower bodysides: current standard shade: RM 206: Rail Grey
Underframes and detailing: RM 205: Rail Black
Front: RM 202: Warning Panel Yellow
or, for weathered versions: RM 452: 'Faded' Warning Panel Yellow


LOADHAUL LOCO LIVERY:

Roof, main body and underframes: RM 205: Rail Black
Angled flashes/cabsides: RM 214: Strathclyde PTE Red
Front: RM 202: Warning Panel Yellow
or, for weathered versions: RM 452: 'Faded' Warning Panel Yellow
NB: Unrepainted Loadhaul locos are still, in most cases, in Railfreight 'triple grey' sector livery.


TRANSRAIL LOCO LIVERY:

Roofs: RM 201: Executive Dark Grey
Upper bodysides: RM 245: Flint Grey
Lower bodysides: RM 206: Rail Grey
Front: RM 202: Warning Panel Yellow


MAINLINE FREIGHT (BLUE/SILVER) LOCO LIVERY:

Roofs: RM 251: Express Parcel Grey
Roof extremities and main body shade: RM 209: Prov/Reg/Scot Dark Blue
Underframes: RM 205: Rail Black
Front: RM 202: Warning Panel Yellow
or, for weathered versions: RM 452: 'Faded' Warning Panel Yellow
NB: Unrepainted Mainline locos are still, in most cases, in Railfreight 'triple grey sector livery.

Many of the Mainline Freight Locos did not carry the Blue/Silver livery: the old Railfreight decals were simply removed and replaced by Blue/Yellow/Black versions of the Mainline Logo/Motif composite. For these locos the following livery applies.

RAILREIGHT SECTOR 'TRIPLE GREY' LIVERY:

Roofs: RM 201 : Executive Dark Gey
Upper bodysides: RM 245 : Flint Grey
Lower bodysides: RM 206 : Rail Grey
Underframes:RM 205 : Rail Black
Front: RM 202 : Warning Panel Yellow or, for weathered versions:
RM 452 :'Faded' Warning Panel Yellow

MAINLINE PASSENGER LIVERY:

Roofs and upper bodysides: RM 201: Executive Dark Grey
Roofs and upper bodysides, later locos: RM 246: Falcon Grey
Front: RM 202: Warning Panel Yellow
or, for weathered versions: RM 452: 'Faded' Warning Panel Yellow
Bodyside lining, upper: RM 203: Rail White (or Fox Transfers)
Bodyside lining, lower: RM 204: Rail Red (or Fox Transfers)
Lower bodysides: RM 200: Executive Light Grey


FREIGHTLINER TRIPLE GREY LOCOS:

PP 184 : Falcon Grey : RM 246
PP 183 : Flint Grey : RM 245
PP 133 : Rail Grey : RM 206

FREIGHTLINER GREEN/YELLOW LOCOS:

PP 246 : Freightliner Green : RM 270
PP 247 : Freightliner Green : RM 271
PP In prep : 2001 Warning Yellow : RM 210


EW&S and EWS LOCOS

PP 193 : EWS Maroon : RM 255
PP 194 : EWS Gold : RM 256

EW&S Hospitality Train Coach Claret

EWS Claret : RM 255FS


Fastline Freight

RM 2273 Jarvis Blue/Grey for lower bodyside of Fastline Freight Class 56/3 locos. (Acrylic/water based paint)

RM 2274 Jarvis Black for upper bodyside and roof of Fastline Freight Class 56/3 locos. (Acrylic/water based paint)

RM 272 Network Rail Sunshine Yellow for front end of Fastline Freight Class 56/3 locos


VIRGIN TRAINS LIVERY

Main body colour : 

(The angle of colour division between the grey and the red on Virgin vehicles is approximately 69 degrees, but +/- 1 degree would probably be an idea - crouching on a cold platform with a school protractor is hardly what we would call high precision.)

Loco/HST Power Car end colour : PP 148 : Warning Panel Yellow : RM 202
Loco/HST Power Car end colour : Post 2001Warning Yellow : RM 210
Roofs and underframes : PP 975 : Black : RM 205

GNER 

 GNER Blue (As used on GNER East Coast Services) : RM 262 
 GNER Red (GNER Bodyside stripe and later door colour) : RM 263 
See also Fox Transfers F 4765/6 for lining 



 RM201  Roofs: RM 201: Executive Dark Grey
  Upper bodysides: PP 171: L & SE Dark Brown (This shade is not currently available from RailMatch. Subject to demand, Fox Transfers will arrange for further batches to be produced.)
 RM232 Mid body lining: RM 232: L & SE Orange (or Fox Transfers) PP 170
 RM205 Mid-body lining outlining: RM 205: Rail Black (or Fox Transfers)
 RM200 Lower bodysides: RM 200: Executive Light Grey
 RM205 Underframes and mid-car ends: RM 205: Rail Black
 RM304 Fronts, pre 1984: RM 304: Warning Panel Yellow
 RM202 Fronts, post 1984: RM 202: Warning Panel Yellow
  or for weathered versions: RM 452: 'Faded' Warning Panel Yellow PP 172 : L&SE Buff