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hans prijs

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Hows about units that had been through a REME workshop ? eau de nile ? or duck egg blue finish. does anyone have the BS paint codes ?


Cheers RR.


From the BS381 colour codes, 216 is Eau de Nil and 101 is Sky Blue. Sky Blue was used from around 1950 onwards. Eau de Nil was used previously but not certain from what date.

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So engine could be painted black to represent a new unit or eau de nil to represent an engine that had been rebuilt during WWII ? would either paint colour be Gloss, Matt or Satin finish ?




Not wanting to muddy the water, but if the engine was rebuilt, in wartime, by a Min. of Supply contractor, it might be painted green, black or what was available. I have never come across a specific date or time when Eau de Nil was introduced. Try and find some wartime photos of a Bedford of any type with the bonnet up and if it is a very light colour, then you can bet on it being Eau'.

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