Hi, could anybody please confirm whether a 1948 flyer had the red laquer on the block or was it just painted? My dad reckons he read in the scott technicalities that it was just painted but I’ve read through it and can’t find where it says this.
If it’s just painted then what would people recommend? I have “Midland Railway Red” enamel modellers paint but how would this stand up to the heat?
Also, the wheels originally were chromed with a red centre all the way round. Would the red be the same colour as the engine block?
I have an original brand new factory engine from 1949 that has never been used and the block is painted a flat gloss red, no lacquer or maetallic or anything else. It is over a very pale yellow primer which I would guess was self etching.
Take that info as it is, I cannot confirm if it is factory correct 100% but *think* it is.
Hi, A 1948 block was painted, a common paint used was Valspar Cardinal red but I doubt if it is available now. It was a dark red more of a maroon. Hycote do a Rover Burgundy which looks about the right colour,there is always an outside stall at Stafford that sells aerosol cans between 50p and £1. Most oil or celloluse paints won’t be affected by the temperature of a Scott block. Some time ago I wanted a small tin of paint but could not find anything less than 3/4 of a litre except for Japlac but was advised against this by the shop keeper. TED.
I don’t think that your wheel rims would have had red centres. In over 30 years of membership I have never seen that ! It is most likely that the colour would be black, but with a thin red “coachline” edging the black, and about one eighth of an inch wide.
Hi, Lee, I agree with Brian the post war scotts I saw in the 50’s all had black wheel centres with red lines. The only one I have seen with red was at the rally some years ago and also one on Ebay but I think this was the owners choice and not how it left the factory. I myself think they look better black with red pinstripe. Ted.
Hmmm now you have me thinking! My dad bought the bike when it was 8 years old and he says it definately had chrome wheels with a thick red line in the centre exactly as it shows in the 1949 pic in gallery 6. Although when you look closely at the pics it looks as though it has a pinstripe either side. I suppose after painting the wheels black some 30 odd years ago he could have remembered it being illuminous green too 🙄