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Old 8th June 2015, 22:21
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Flintshire - Glenlyon - Glenogle - Glenfalloch

I have commissioned some professional models of these fine ships - is there anyone alive who served on these ships and who can advise me the colours of decks - hatches etc.
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Old 18th June 2015, 12:42
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I have commissioned some professional models of these fine ships - is there anyone alive who served on these ships and who can advise me the colours of decks - hatches etc.
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served onboard Flintshire, only colour for hatches I remember was grey. Hope this helps
decks were either red or black, masts brown
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Old 18th June 2015, 19:22
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My brother sailed on the Glenlyon 1972 - 1975 and from what he remembers the colours were as follows,

main deck = Black
hatches = Grey
winches =Grey
mast houses = White
masts = Buff
superstructure = White
upper decks boat deck etc. = Green

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Old 18th June 2015, 21:30
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Glen Line paint scheme was broadly identical to Blue Funnel except of course for the funnel.
As I recall, the colours quoted above by Frank P are correct, except for the winches, which were white in BF ships. This photo of Glenfalloch seems to bear this out, the winches look white, not grey, if you enlarge it.

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I am still alive........ and I sailed on all four of these Glens. The Main deck was Deck Red, the winches were grey, the Masts and derricks were brown, the hatch lids were grey, the masthouses were white with Deck Red decks. Accommodation block was all white apart from the bulwarks on the bridge wings which were pale green (eau de nil ?). Check my photos searching for Flintshire in the Gallery.
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Old 19th June 2015, 00:21
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I think you are all right.

Just checking through a few photos:

1. Decks Red.
2. Some hatches all grey. Some grey coaming, black hatch covers.
3. Winches grey OR white
4. Mast colour. NOT buff. It is that special teak colour... like a reddish brown... same as Blue Funnel.
5. Some accommodation decks look either dark grey or black. Unless photo not showing up the green.

Good luck Nico!

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Old 13th July 2015, 16:07
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Thanks for all yr help.
Perhaps someone can put a keen eye on the pictures of the state she's in so far.

https://picasaweb.google.com/1036923...l?noredirect=1

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Nico

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I sailed on the Flintshire in the early 70's, what a great ship. I believe that colours varied slightly between the 4 vessels over time, but again I believe that you have captured them correctly in your model of the Flintshire when I was on her.
I would love one of your models, however I am currently making a 1/100 model myself after obtaining the plans from archives in Aberdeen. I've attached a couple pics of where I currently am with it. Back of the garage and limited tools make for a rough and ready model. I had it on the water last week for ballasting and engine/rudder checks and she seemed to sail fine. I'm working on the deck fittings at the moment, winches, derricks, lifeboats etc.
Because of my limited tooling etc., what I would appreciate, if possible and reasonably priced would be a 'set' of winches and a windlass. Do you think that this may be feasible?

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Old 21st July 2015, 00:57
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Hi Kevin,
I'll ask for some spares - though it may take a while before my new fleet arrives in Rotterdam.
I have changed the pink/purple boot top for a less dominant colour as I did on my Blue Funnel models - wheelhouse top wood and the main deck anthracite instead of red. On my model, the lifeboats are all wrong and some other things need to be changed. Once they're completed incl. the riggings, you wouldn't dare to let her swim in the pond. All my 1:100 scale models are RTR, but none have touched any water.
By the way, my funnel is tomato red - deeper dark red.
Rgds,
Nico
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Thanks Nico, will be interested in what spares your able to obtain.

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