The Degree Inn
14XX and Autocoach
Hennock Track Plan
Monday, June 06, 2011
John was a long standing member of the 3mm Society and was also involved with the Cutty Sark and was involved when the damaging fire engulfed it.
The Society decided that this wagon was a fitting tribute to John who had a keen interest of the GWR.
Made by Cambrian it is a GWR Diagrams 022 & 023 12 Ton 5 plank open. Easy to build with crisp casting the kit is so easy to make, I made two in an evening. Painted in post-nat unfitted grey, the only thing to be made by me was the sheet rail. This was a length of brass rod bent to the right dimensions and attached to the supplied end mouldings. Conversions possible are to Diagram 025 which was a grain carrier conversion. Much useful info can be found in 'A History of GWR Wagons' by Atkins,Beard,Hyde & Tourret. Russell published a tome on wagon drawings-both of these books are very scarce.