John I totally agree.Paul,Thanks, but the blue on the blue goose was definitely way too dark when we saw it the other day (darker than the picture), although I think a flash might have been used for the photo.
The blue on the Auscision blue-goose model is correct. They are however looking to lighten it a little to give it a more 'in service' look that most people remember.
The blue on the Intercity livery is wrong (factory error) and will of course be corrected.
I beg to differ! The blue on the pilot models of the original V sets looks to be navy blue. This is far too dark and contradicts all colour photos I have seen to date, and my memory (if it's correct) says it should be a mid blue colour, even when new and not weathered.
Another problem with the end panels of these pilot models is that the background is white. It should be a very light grey and definitely not white.
The blue is far to dark and if anything there is too much mauve or purple in the colour as seen in the above photo.
I have very vivid memories of them when introduced an running, and the reasons behind the nick name as well. The blue as painted on them as not a real dark blue, like a navy or royal blue at all.