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

Monday, September 12, 2011

Kitmaster Coaches

Westfest in 5 days!
Produced over Forty years ago, the Kitmaster rangeof British Railways Mark 1 coaches was a boon for the then fledgling TT scale. Sixteen different coaches could be made, four each of Eastern,Western,London Midland and Southern Regions of British Railways.
In addition a 3mm kit of the Rebuilt 'Royal Scot' loco was also offered.
The kit is really very good and quite accurate, the only thing I dislike is the fact that the V hangers and Battery Boxes are moulded as part of the Sole Bar and the guides for lining are raised above and below the windows.The windows are a separate moulding in clear plastic.
However, the raised lining can be removed with a
sharp edge of a scalpel blade, the V hanger and Battery boxes removed so a good representation of a Mark 1 coach can be achieved.
The set I have will run on etched bogies with the Kitmaster sideframes attached-when I can get a few more sets.
So work will commence on the construction of four of these coaches, they will all be in Western Region Choclate and Cream.
This thread will continue on The Teignford Blog-see link.

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