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

Saturday, July 09, 2011

GWR Loriot M

Having made most of the plastic kits I have in the tuit box, now is the time to
turn attention to some brass kits that I have put off making for too long.
This example is a Finney and Smith offering by arrangement with Jim McGeown of Connisseur Models. Reduced from a larger scale this kit has been beautifully etched in brass. A GWR Loriot M Dia. G14 Machinery Wagon.
The kit consists of an etched sheet needing wire, 8mm disc wheels,couplings and paint and transfers to complete. A comprehensive guide to assembling brass kits is part of the package together with an assembly order list.
Etch lines are crisp and the only worrying aspect is when the wheel bearing holes are opened out,however, there is just enough to mount them in.
The main body has been soldered together which was fairly uneventful, the brake levers still have to be attached but the bracing will be superglued into position.
One thing to remember is to clean any flux off the model after each session, this prevents any attacking of the brass at a later date.
All in all a few hors well spent and all the time my soldering skills are improving. However, I cannot hold parts together too well, shaky hand syndrome, so thought has to be given to jigs to steady whilst soldering.
The coaches are coming on, need to get some corridor connectors from the Society Shop soon to enable me to complete before spraying.

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