Set 7 The stationmaster (ref 25) is not a simple figure to paint. He wears a navy cap with a polished black peak and badge in gold. His coat and trousers are navy blue. The buttons on his coat would be plain black, gold or silver, depending on the company you wish to portray. His cap badge too might be silver in some instances. Some companiesâ stationmasters had a gold band around the cap and/or gold around the cap peak. There was variation, too, in the gold badges, on the collars and braid on the cuffs. The station porter would normally be painted navy blue, although the GW for example, wore dark green corduroy until about 1902. Many companies issued red neck kerchiefs, to be used in an emergency as a stop flag. Some companiesâ porters wore armbands. Buttons might be brass or black Cap badges usually brass. The Restaurant Car Steward would usually wear a white shirt, and black trousers and shoes. Depending on company livery there may be coloured piping on the trouser leg. The tradesman is a very useful figure. He could be used as a shopkeeper, porter, blacksmith, carter and so on. How he is painted depends on the intended use. He is shown in shirt sleeves and waistcoat. The shirt would be white with trousers in one of the dark colours. The apron white for a shopkeeper, brown leather for a cobbler or blacksmith, tan for a goods porter. His boots can be brown or black. His waistcoat need not necessarily match his trousers. His cap might be grey, green or brown.