Steam Traction Archive Colour Range

This range consists of authentically matched colours for Traction Engines.

The majority of the colours were matched by Master Engine Painter and Liner - Mike 'Tomo' Thompson of Signart from samples found on hard to reach places of actual engines.

It is incredibly difficult to say that any colour is the exact shade used originally but we must remember that these engines were painted in a time before standardisation existed and so the original colours would have varied to some degree from engine to engine, week to week.

We are confident that these shades represent the most accurate matches possible. We are adding to this range as and when new research makes 'new' colours available to us, if you have any useful information please feel free to share it with us!

Click on a sample to see a larger version and colour code.

AP01 Aveling & Porter Pre 1921 Green
Colour Code: AP01 Aveling & Porter Pre 1921 Green
AP02 Aveling & Porter Post 1921 Green
Colour Code: AP02 Aveling & Porter Post 1921 Green
AP03 Aveling & Barford Grantham Green
Colour Code: AP03 Aveling & Barford Grantham Green
AP07 Aveling & Porter Deep India Red
Colour Code: AP07 Aveling & Porter Deep India Red
BU02 Burrell Canopy Green
Colour Code: BU02 Burrell Canopy Green
BU04 Burrell Plum
Colour Code: BU04 Burrell Plum
FS01 Foster Deep Bronze Green
Colour Code: FS01 Foster Deep Bronze Green
FS02 Foster Deep Brunswick Green
Colour Code: FS02 Foster Deep Brunswick Green
FW01
Colour Code: FW01
GA01 Garrett Green
Colour Code: GA01 Garrett Green
LN01 Fowler Lining Brown
Colour Code: LN01 Fowler Lining Brown
LN02 McLaren Lining Brown
Colour Code: LN02 McLaren Lining Brown
MA01 Marshall Crimson (Wilcox Engine Lake)
Colour Code: MA01 Marshall Crimson (Wilcox Engine Lake)
MS01 Great Eastern Blue
Colour Code: MS01 Great Eastern Blue
MS02 Pocket Yellow
Colour Code: MS02 Pocket Yellow
RA01 Ransome's Green
Colour Code: RA01 Ransome's Green
RA02 Ransome's Brown
Colour Code: RA02 Ransome's Brown
TK01 Tasker Deep India Red
Colour Code: TK01 Tasker Deep India Red
WS01 Wallis & Steevens Green
Colour Code: WS01 Wallis & Steevens Green
Colour Code: BU05 Burrell Straw
Colour Code: BU05 Burrell Straw
Colour Code: BU06 Burrell Green
Colour Code: BU06 Burrell Green
Colour Code: BU07 Burrell Chocolate
Colour Code: BU07 Burrell Chocolate
WS02 Wallis & Steevens Advance Brown
Colour Code: WS02 Wallis & Steevens Advance Brown
EX01 Ex Mayor Blue
Colour Code: EX01 Ex Mayor Blue
EX02 Ex Mayor Yellow
Colour Code: EX02 Ex Mayor Yellow
GA02 Garrett Chocolate
Colour Code: GA02 Garrett Chocolate
MA02 Marshall Leaf Green
Colour Code: MA02 Marshall Leaf Green

Note: These colour samples are for guidance only. The actual colours may differ due to variations in the displays used by PC manufacturers.

If you see a colour you like, please get in touch using the Contact Form opposite, and we can send you either a colour chart or a an actual sample of the colour in question.

New Catalogue Now Online

Our new 2014 catalogue is now available for download.

Click the link below to see more (10mb download):

2014 Craftmaster Catalogue

Get in Touch

If you'd like a free colour chart, or have any queries or problems, please get in touch.