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SIdentifying old Hornby 1080’s gordon color?

Does anyone know what color gordon is on the old 1980’s model? I know it’s a blueish color but I’m not sure what type of blue he is... 

walkingthedog

17078 posts

Mid to light blue. If it’s not a blueish colour it's not Gordon.

WTD ........... Nurse, the screens.

GNR-Gordon-4

3237 posts

Correct, Gordon is blue. If he's not blue, then it's not Gordon. Hornby have produced several batches of Gordons. Most are coloured plastic. Most are of darker blues. Most recent Gordons from the past 10 years or so appear to be painted and are much lighter, particulary the current model (R9291).

 

They isn't a particular name for any of the colours you can get on a Hornby Gordon. The colour differnces are due to different batches and as I have already said, colour plasticing the body, or painting it. No particular colour is used. As long as he is blue, then that the most important thing! Laughing

 

GNR-Gordon-4

A Thomas & Friends OO, HO and OO-9 Model Railway Gauge's Collector Since 2005, an Eddie Stobart Spotter and Collector Since 2010 and an Airfix QUICK BUILD Collector Since 2017; Living in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

howbiman

2227 posts

Isn't Gordon the same colour blue as Thomas...........I thought they were brothers........Laughing..........HB

Do you know who I am?..........No, but I'm sure Matron does!

GNR-Gordon-4

3237 posts

Yes, Gordon is the same colour as Thomas, but they are not brothers. Gordon and Flying Scotsman are brothers. Spencer and Ryan are two of Gordon's cousins.

 

GNR-Gordon-4

A Thomas & Friends OO, HO and OO-9 Model Railway Gauge's Collector Since 2005, an Eddie Stobart Spotter and Collector Since 2010 and an Airfix QUICK BUILD Collector Since 2017; Living in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

Thanks for the reply’s, I suppose it’s me being picky about what color I use on my older model.

GNR-Gordon-4

3237 posts

You're very much welcome, Margate_Era_FTW. Smile

 

By the way, would this topic not suit the Thomas the Tank Engine board?

 

GNR-Gordon-4

A Thomas & Friends OO, HO and OO-9 Model Railway Gauge's Collector Since 2005, an Eddie Stobart Spotter and Collector Since 2010 and an Airfix QUICK BUILD Collector Since 2017; Living in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

Rana Temporia

149 posts

When I’m trying to match colour to an old model I take it to my local model shop where they have a huge range of paints and I can hold them against the colour chart on the stands. As already stated above, each batch made is usually a slightly different colour. It may be necesssary to paint the whole loco if you can’t get a good match.

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walkingthedog

17078 posts

Locos can never be brothers only sisters, as locos are always referred to as she even if they have a male name. That goes for ships, aircraft and vehicles as well.

WTD ........... Nurse, the screens.

GNR-Gordon-4

3237 posts

I agree with you there WTD. I always refer to my car as 'she', as well as real life trains. However, when it comes Thomas tarins, if they are a male character, I refer to them as 'he'. If they are a female character, I refer to them as 'she'. This due to the genders they have been given, so that's how I refer to them. Orindary though, I would otherwise refer to them as females.

 

GNR-Gordon-4

A Thomas & Friends OO, HO and OO-9 Model Railway Gauge's Collector Since 2005, an Eddie Stobart Spotter and Collector Since 2010 and an Airfix QUICK BUILD Collector Since 2017; Living in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

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