Hennock was inspired by my eldest daughter whilst sat on the platform of Staverton Station in Devon.
In an effort to get away from Ready to Run I chose 3mm scale to model this layout having previously exhibited a large Tri-ang TT layout. I hope the ramblings that all to frequently appear will be of use to you no matter what scale!
The track diagram shows a simple passing station with a couple of sidings. All track is PECO Hom-12mm gauge with turnouts operated by the wire in tube method. Control is provided by Gaugemaster HH with feedback.
Locos are mostly whitemetal kits running on etched chassis powered by Mashima 9/16 motors with Branchlines 40:1 gearboxes. Wheels are Markits with the latest 3mm Society products being introduced.
Coaches consist of Society 'B' Sets and coaches from etches by Worsley Works, Brynkits and 3SMR. A vast range of wagons are from the 3mm Society list with Finney and Smith providing the China Clay , Gunpowder and a few etched kits.
Hennock has appeared in Railway Modeller and Model Rail.
Please visit the links to the left - 3mm is the Premier Scale for modellers-


General view of Layout.The facia has since been varnished.

The Degree Inn

The Degree Inn
In recognition of my eldest Daughter's achievement. She is also the one who gave me the push to build the layout.

14XX and Autocoach

14XX and Autocoach
Shows Station building-based on Staverton.

Hennock Track Plan

Hennock Track Plan

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Brake Vans

 Three Brake Vans ready to be glazed, have the roof's & wheels fitted, weighted and have couplings attached.
The Midland van is unfitted and really didn't appear in Devon. However, it's my layout and I didn't see a photo that it didn't happen!
The top BR Brake is a fitted version, needs hoses as well attached. I am pleased with the way this van looks with the handrails picked out in white. This was achieved by sliding some greaseproof paper behind the rails before painting. This has the advantage of some paint adhering to the rear of them when you slide the paper out before it dries. Do only use
greaseproof paper,or the backing off sticky labels, these will not attach
themselves to the paint.
 The third van has black background to the numbering. This is correct and something I picked up quite by accident. There are many photos on the
web showing these anomalies and are well worth spending a little time investigating.
Well, must finish these three before I move on to some coaches.

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