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, November 26, 2011

Zvezda 1;100 kits.

 I dicovered these kits by chance on, I believe, Hattons website. I posted on the 3mm Society e-group about them and whether any others were available. At West Byfleet, Dave Finney showed me samples of them so I obtained some for myself.
Those very nice people at Shrewsbury Model Centre had some on e-bay, cheque sent and they landed on the mat two days later. Excellent service from SMCand they are to be applauded for their attention.
So, what do we have? This set of pictures shows a six wheel Rocket Launcher BM-I3 'Katyush A'. I got it to look at the possibilities for Anglisisation-Spellcheck anyone?
Two sprues of well moulded components, an exploded assembly diagram and a game card for the expandable game system Art of Tactic ' Operation Barbarossa 1941'.
As can be seen, most writing is in ,I believe, Russian. The whole catalogue seems to be available through an Austrian Company.
However, I digress. I think this could be adapted into an acceptable British prototype.
I also obtained another kit from Shrewsbury Model Centre but will tell more about this at a later date.

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