I have the same - on the box end it states "No 1806 Class 5 (Crimson
Lake)". It's an old model (25+ years?). It is in its original "LMS"
Crimson Lake livery. IIRC the Black 5s were always Black as their name
suggests, so I assume that this was GF simply painting a model up to create
a 'different' version.
*Nearly* always; a couple were turned out in green (lined out in LNWR
red & cream one side, blank on the other) as 'guinea pigs' (ca.
1948-49) whilst BR were trying out new liveries, but this didn't last
long. I think one was LNER Apple Green and the other was painted GWR
Hornby also produced a Crimson Lake 5MT in the late 70s/early 80s,
with no known prototype. Not even a preserved one (in a similar vein
to Jinty no. 16440 at Butterley), which rather surprises me, as the
preservationists often paint stock in colours it never carried during
its working life and have a knack of making it look 'right' (e.g. the
lined BR blue 35005 "Canadian Pacific", or the AC Loco Group's
Railfreight Grey Class 85).
David E. Belcher
"John Turner" wrote
Paisley style wallper indeed. That was Black 5 4-6-0 45212 from memory.
Never seen it modelled though! :-)
Don't forget the sector liveried class 50 !
And the class 25 called Tamworth Castle in 2 tone green... It was Blue from
"Rich Mackin" wrote
There was a sector-liveried 50 *before* preservation days, though -
50149, for a brief period when it was a Railfreight loco from 1987-89.
? My mistake... I thought it was in preservation. I stand corrected. Many