AltcarBob
I am building a small terminus and I need some help on what colours to paint the buffer stops. The station is based in Lancashire 1950s to to early 60s. The very few colour photos I have found show a variety of colour schemes.

Also lamps I have seen a single red lamp in the centre of the buffer beam and two lamps a red over the left buffer and a white over the right buffer.
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AHJAY
Something to look at...

https://www.dccconcepts.com/product/working-loco-lamps-lmsbr-4mm-scale-red-6-pack/

Ahjay
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Jaz Avalley JazAvalley
If you have colour reference and there is differences all it proves is there is no one way you have to go.

Decide if you want a well worn or a clean look and just use the reference that appeals.

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Jaz Avalley JazAvalley
I have some old color books that might put up pictures if you are stuck but if you already have 1950s Lancashire buffers I think you are set, I tried Blackpool and buffers and found nothing

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Bunkerbarge
If you do a search on Flickr I cannot believe the diversity in types and design of buffers and lamp arrangements there were out there, with almost every one being quite different.  Consequently I really don't think anyone could argue with any design or arrangement you come up with so, as long as it looks credible and you are happy with them I would build what you feel is right.  

Have a look through Flickr for some ideas of design and colour and guide your own accordingly.
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Ruffnut Thorston
I don't know if it was just on the Southern Region, but I liked the colour scheme of a white buffer beam, with a red stripe across in the centre...nice and bright. The rest of the buffer stop was a sort of browny black!

I think most older buffer stops would only have one red light, in the centre, on top of the buffer beam.
Best wishes,

Ruff...
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Julian
Salisbury, on the L&SWR side {now South Western Railway}.  I'm not sure that the Great Western Railway side is any different.

DSC00987.jpg  One of the far set of buffers seems to have "fell orf".

Regards
J
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AltcarBob
I like the shuttering details on the concrete stop block. I will have a go at doing something similar, probably with some acrylic  paint that has thickened a bit after application.
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Julian
You might be able to get the effect, with some wet filler layered thick on a narrow coffee stirrer. Applied to the surface and removed quickly should apply the wet mix to the surface and pucker-up when removed.  A couple of practice runs would arrive at an appropriate mix and amount to lay on the stirrer.

Regards
J
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Gary Long Long Rail
double reds are a new idea, white light can be used if  there could be confusion with an adjacent main line signal and the drivers could be confused into thinking that the buffer stop light is a red signal
Gary
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