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 MANUFACTURER  Ref No  Colour as stated  IMR / MNR Equivalent  Comments on Use  Supplier Suggestions
 Phoenix Precision  P484 LBSCR Lining Brown (Dull)
IMR Dark Chocolate Brown Darkest brown I've seen on the market in an enamel (synthetic). Original 4 wheelers, early small bogie carriages up to 1905 and lower half of 1917 'brown & tan' livery.  Direct website ordering, not stocked by many retailers. 15ml, 50ml, 250ml etc
 Phoenix Precision  P379 LNWR Coach Plum (Dull)
IMR / MNR Purple Lake  It's definitely plum, very dark victoria shade. Trying it out with off-white panels. May suit IOM carriages from 1905 onwards and MNR Cleminsons. Synthetic enamel. 
 Direct website ordering, not stocked by many retailers. 15ml, 50ml, 250ml etc
 Vallejo Acrylics 73601  Grey Surface Primer  (Matt)
IMR Goods Vans & Wagons  A new type of primer paint with a water based polyurethane resin. Light shade of grey, brushes well and airbrushes without need to thin.   SnM Stuff, model paints and materials. Website ordering. 17ml, 60ml, 200ml spill-proof plastic bottles.
 Hycote Paints Various  White, Grey, Red Oxide, Black, Yellow Surface Filler (Matt)
Undercoats, metalwork, MNR Vans & Wagons Aerosol paint, 400ml cans, same as supplied to Halfords but own-brand.   eBay, McCormick Tools and others. Multi-buy with freinds to share postage and reduce unit cost, less than half the price of Halfords branded 300ml cans.  
 Phoenix Precision
P555
L&Y Coach Tan (Dull)
IMR Tan
Use for top half of 1917 - 1930's dark brown and tan livery. Synthetic enamel. 
 Direct website ordering, not stocked by many retailers. 15ml, 50ml, 250ml etc
 Phoenix Precision
P997
Golden Teak (Dull)!
IMR Red-Brown
Use for post WW2 'Pairs' carriages on school trains and F.27.
 Direct website ordering, not stocked by many retailers. 15ml, 50ml, 250ml etc
 Phoenix Precision
P675
NBR Loco Brown
IMR Chocolate Brown
Another dark brown (not as dark as P484 above, but suits same use). 
 Direct website ordering, not stocked by many retailers. 15ml, 50ml, 250ml etc
 Phoenix Precision
P171
L&SE Dark Brown
IMR / MNR Purple Lake
Another dark purple brown (not as deep purple as P379 above, but suits same  use).
 Direct website ordering, not stocked by many retailers. 15ml, 50ml, 250ml etc
 Halfords
   Seat 'Flash Red'
 IMR Bright Red, 1950 -1978
There are lots of reds available, but this one looks about right to me!
Good coverage; a 'solid' paint that doesn't run too readily.
 Railmatch  241  Royal Mail Red
 IMR coach bright red 1999-
 As Above- I think it looks right!
Similar to Phoenix. The aerosol cans spray well.
 15ml glass jars and aerosol.
Spare nozzles available for aerosols.
 Railmatch  603  GWR Stock Cream
 IMR coach cream 1999-
   15ml glass jars and aerosol
Spare nozzles available for aerosols
           
           
           
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