Reduced size nameplate ‘Hartlepool Pipe Mill’ as carried on class 37, 37682
The nameplate was carried by the following BR Class 37 diesel numbers – 37507, 37718 and 37682. It was originally named in 1987, transferred to 37718 in 1992 until 1996 and then finally transferred to 37682.
The nameplate also has a crest which shows the British Steel logo along with what looks like pipework and certainly sets off this nameplate and this part has a base plate and a top layer for the circle, logo and pipework.
An ideal gift for that someone who loves the class 37s and doesn’t want to fork out £1000’s for a genuine plate! One of these plates sold for £1,750 at auction!
The nameplate measures approx 720mm x 245mm and comes in kit un-finished format allowing you to prepare, glue, prime and paint it. The nameplate is made using an MDF baseplate, MDF outer frame and letters along with an MDF crest.
Unfortuantely, at present, we are unable to provide a ‘fully finished’ custom nameplate for this one.
To complete the nameplate, you will need to glue the letters and outer border to the base, using the top template as a guide. The crest top plate circle, logo and pipework need to be glued into position. Once dry, give it some light coats of primer to build up the layers. Allow the primer to dry for a minimun of 24hrs. Lightly sand and REPEAT this process until happy with the result. You can then spray/brush paint it. I don’t mask the letters as you want the plate colour to go up the edges of the letters. Allow to dry fully.
I then simply brush (carefully) on each letter with Hammerite smooth silver paint to finish. Nameplates were normally either in red or black background with silver lettering and border. Plastikote spray paints are ideal or you can choose a range of colours from Graff City, click here to visit their website.
Once done, the outer border and lettering and Steel motif can be hand painted using Hammerite Smooth Silver.
Postage will ONLY be via DHL due to its length and will only be posted to a UK address.