Whilst assisting in the preparation of Serpentine for the June exhibition, Graham placed a very unique tank wagon into the test train consist which immediately drew my attention. This was a model of JGH 8726, a Hydrochloric tank wagon which in 1:1 scale only one was ever built in this format .
Details of the prototype and model of the wagon can be found in the April 1999 and August 2000 editions of the AMRM respectively and are still available as a back order so we won't go into fine detail here. More prototype information is available from Andy's web site located at http://homepage.ntlworld.com/asmay2002/jgh_wagon.htm
Basically the underframe was built using Railwest Models GS open wagon kit and the tank was modified from a Triang "TT" tank wagon. The lettering was provided by Roger Palmer who with the aid of his computer and Coreldraw produced a bright red with white lettering wrap to fit around the tank.
The end result is very impressive indeed.