Stairs and railings on deck.

Andrew R.

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Is there any information regarding what color(s) the stairs on deck were? It seems the stairs in some of the photos I’ve seen have black steps and risers with white rails. I have also seen some that have black rails. Perhaps lblack rails indicate crew only areas ? I have also seen the steps and risers depicted as being brown.
 
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Wouldn't most, if not all of the stairs in the passenger areas be made of varnished wood and those in the crews areas be made of metal and painted black ?
By the way, wouldn't they be '' ladders " in the crews areas ?
 

Andrew R.

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I’m sure most of the stairs are for passenger areas. I was referring to the stairs leading to the compass platform. I have seen the shorter stair sets leading up to the deck in between funnels one and two depicted as having black railings. . I have also seen ladders painted black one others white. As for passenger area stairs on deck, I was of the impression that the risers on the sides were made of steel, and that the stairs were wood with some sort of anti-skid on top. The railings as I understand them or mounted in brackets on the side of the risers and may have been removable.
 

Athlen

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This may help: Titanic Paint and Color Reference

It's the last snapshot of the Titanic Research and Modeling Association's color guide. You can also find two books by Peter Davies-Garner, "RMS Titanic: A Modelmaker's Manual" and "Titanic and Her Sisters, Olympic and Britannic". The former is much longer. These books can be bought from the usual places, and they're available on Scribd with a subscription. And, of course, "Titanic: The Ship Magnificent" has lots of detail about the paint scheme.
 

Andrew R.

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Thanks so much for the help. It seems to be hard to find TRMA info . I’ve stumbled onto a few articles. I have DaviesGarner’s book which actually prompted me to start this initial post. Looks like I’m heading back to the bookstore. Thanks again.