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

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Milk Tanks

 Westfest in 4 days!

Starting this kit, because it is a whitemetal casting means a different approach to the plastic offerings. This particular example was purchased from the Secondhand Sales table. For a start there is much more cleaning up before assembly can commence. The basic components are originally from an aged mould-since updated I believe- and need a fair bit of flash removed and some parts straightened.
However, if the two I have previously made are anything to go on, it will produce a decent model.
Seen here are the main components. The tank bed needs the most work, mostly cleaning up and making sure the ends are square.
The side frames are not straight so a little judicial
straightning will be needed. There is also the issue that one side of the frame is mis-cast. This will probably need building up with some low melt solder. The supporting ends for the tanks will need a little work, mainly shaping the tank supports and making sure the buffer beams are suitable for superglueing to the sideframes so squareness and  a clean surface are vital.
When all is done then assembly can commence.

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