920 Number plate background colour

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Graham Tipple
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920 Number plate background colour

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Sorry to ask this but the loco book isn't available to buy. I am making a 918 class loco as 920. What colour was the background of the number plate. I have read somewhere that it might have been red or blue. Which is it likely to have been, please? Thanks, Graham
jasp
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Re: 920 Number plate background colour

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Graham
You refer to a loco book that is not available to buy.
I you are talking about the second book in the “series” ie from 1880-ish onward, it is intended to be available at Glasgow Model Rail, February 2020
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jimwatt2mm
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Re: 920 Number plate background colour

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On page 100 of the livery book the caption to plate 20 states 'About 1906 the background colour of the McIntosh style plate was changed to blue or black to match the colour of the locomotive....'.

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Graham Tipple
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Re: 920 Number plate background colour

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Thanks. I meant livery book. Senior moment! Graham
jim mac
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Re: 920 Number plate background colour

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Graham
The attached photograph clearly shows the numberplate background colour to be the same as the cab side sheet and I am sure CR920 would be the same.
CR919 numberplate.jpg
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