Paint match to LMS Crimson Lake in the USA

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I am looking for a spray paint in the USA that is a match to LMS Crimson Lake, or as commonly used in the model railway world, Rover Damask Red in the UK. I have a Bassett Lowke LMS Crab mogul that needs a refresh in the worst way. Also, if someone has access or knows where to purchase the transfers, including the "Lowko" transfer for the rear of the tender, I would appreciate the help getting that decal/transfer set. I do plan to join the BL society at some point soon, but figured someone over in the UK might be able to assist in a single set of decals. Thanks in advance. Mike
 
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Mike, you are correct in your assertion, Rover Damask Red is the preferred choice for modellers.

Nearest to LMS Crimson Lake are in, HEX Code 98182F and in, RGB 152,24,47.... if you are fortunate to have a Auto Shop that has Auto Paint mixing facilities, they may well be able to take a scraping of paint from the model and be able to produce a HEX Code or RGB code that they could convert to a RAL code that they "should" be able to mix.

I say "should" the original paint on the model may well contain pigments and traces that may well be banned substances which they will be prohibited from using in mixing a batch of paint for you.

As for transfers try here, Mamod, Bowman, Bassett Lowke | rail-roadmodels , they may well be able to help.
 
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I have purchased transfers from GRS in the UK before so they may have them.
 
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I am looking for a spray paint in the USA that is a match to LMS Crimson Lake, or as commonly used in the model railway world, Rover Damask Red in the UK. I have a Bassett Lowke LMS Crab mogul that needs a refresh in the worst way. Also, if someone has access or knows where to purchase the transfers, including the "Lowko" transfer for the rear of the tender, I would appreciate the help getting that decal/transfer set. I do plan to join the BL society at some point soon, but figured someone over in the UK might be able to assist in a single set of decals. Thanks in advance. Mike
How old is the loco? If it's very old, wouldn't it be better to show its patina of age? Some of the nicest locos I've seen are the ones which show use. (Rule 8 etc etc)
 
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Often when people refinish old collectibles, they ruin their collectible value. :nod:
 
artfull dodger

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Someone already did that with a poor attempt at refinishing. This is why I got it for a keen price. I wanted this version over the Stainer Mogul as the cylinders are higher set, giving better clearance for the pilot truck swing. Worst case, I will go with the black LMS scheme. Someone already resprayed the boiler, but the cab is black, then painted some things gold. The tender has lots of runs and blotchy colors due to no primer under the color coat by the looks of the pics. Now my gauge one Titley Court, that has beautiful patina and will be left as it is. Mike