The engines...what colour?!

MIke Bull2019

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Hello everyone...this might seem a daft question, but I was curious about what colour the engine castings were likely to have been painted? You see similar surviving steam engines and they are often painted colours like gloss dark or light green, with a lot of red parts- hopefully you know the sort of thing I mean. Does anyone know what colour the engines were likely to be on the Olympic class?
 

Bob_Read

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The engine columns were painted a color called ""light mast". The cylinders were painted a gray color called "steel". These specifications are from the Britannic Specification Book. Here is Ken Marschall's interpretation.
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MIke Bull2019

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Thanks for the reply Bob! It never occurred to me to look at Ken's cutaway, and I've never seen the Britannic book that you mention (though I'd love to!)

So is 'Light Mast' a reasonably known shade, or is it another White Star Buff?!
 

Mike Spooner

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The engine columns were painted a color called ""light mast". The cylinders were painted a gray color called "steel". These specifications are from the Britannic Specification Book. Here is Ken Marschall's interpretation.View attachment 45145
Looking at the Britannic engine I have a question. It would appear two large steam pipes are different to the one large steam pipe as used on Titanic. Is this an improved modification?