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

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Finney and Smith China Clay Wagon

 The fifth example of the set I have built will be not prototypical. I have amassed a number of underframes of the wooden variety. I purchased a couple of body only kits from F&S in order to use some of the spares up (and save money!).
The Parkside chassis are of a different design than the Slaters one described recently. The solebar and axleguard are in one piece, just needing the pinpoint bearing and springs to be assembled before the complete solebar is attached to the body. Again it is important that all is kept square. Checking as you assemble each piece before the adhesive, in my case MEK, fully dries.
The lower picture shows one side of the chassis partly built. The right side is completed whilst the left hand has only had the pinpoint bearing inserted.
It can be useful to drill out the hole of the 'V' hanger so cross wire can be inserted if this type of brake system is needed.
All that needs to be done is the other spring needs glueing in place and the side and axles attached to the wagon floor.
The painted body, by the way, has transfers from 3SMR, maybe they are not the correct ones-but if John Sutton does it then it's good enough for me!Plus, half of it will be covered up by a tarpaulin!

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