TVR Bench Seats Colour?

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TVR Bench Seats Colour?

Postby stephebm » Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:07 pm

(Mainly for modelling)
I have seen a number of bench seats from the TVR,( Didcot GWS, (N)RM) and they all have been painted orange; not the most likely TVR colour I think.
These are the multiple wooden struts on cast iron base type; not the leather covered.
Any one have a better colour fact?
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Re: TVR Bench Seats Colour?

Postby Wagonworks_andy » Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:31 pm

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There is a bench in the far left of this coloured post card of Abercynon.
It may not be a definitive answer but it seems more likely that an orange bench.
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Re: TVR Bench Seats Colour?

Postby Rhobat Bryn » Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:57 pm

Orange or a light wood?
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Re: TVR Bench Seats Colour?

Postby Noel » Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:53 pm

Coloured postcards are not reliable; the colourist would only have a limited range of colours available, and may have made mistakes [the one shown has the grey of the roofs carried across two of the lampposts] and possibly never saw the location pictured so just used the 'logical' colour. This site may be helpful https://www.stationcolours.com/gwr - scroll down to the TVR. Some black and white photos show a colour for the few seats on view [the TVR doesn't seem to have had a lot] which is quite pale, and similar to the lampposts, so presumably the cream. Others seem to show a darker colour [the red brown perhaps?] Some b & w photos seem to show a wider range of shades, so the TV may have used other colours as well as the one shown. Do the books by John Hutton shed any light on the answers?
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