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Flying Scotsman returns painted in iconic livery.

The world's most famous locomotive, the Flying Scotsman, is back on track in its iconic British Rail green livery thanks to the products and color library of authentic historic shades of Craftmaster Paints of Cambridge.

The final phase of the 4.2 million [pounds sterling] project was completed in February by Heritage Painting, using Craftmaster Coach Enamel, a premier high pigment paint, in the iconic British Rail green. The product is manufactured by HMG Paints, the UK's largest independent paint manufacturer, whose experienced color matchers recreated the iconic color.

Thousands of train enthusiasts lined tracks and bridges across the country to catch a glimpse of the Flying Scotsman in its restored iconic livery, as the legend made its inaugural run from London to York, where the next chapter in the Flying Scotsman story will see it become a working museum exhibit.

The locomotive's paint system, from primer and high build undercoat to classic coach enamel, results from a highly developed and close technical partnership between Craftmaster and HMG Paints that dates back nearly two decades. HMG manufactures exclusive formulations to Craftmaster's specifications, using pigments and components of the highest quality.


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Title Annotation:Fresh Paint
Publication:Coatings World
Date:Jun 1, 2016
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