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, January 28, 2012

3MM Society Numberplate Kit.

One of the most fiddly things I have had to do is to make a numberplate for one of my 8750 series Pannier Tanks.
The 3MM Society offers a numberplate kit to make GWR numberplates. The etch is quite good and provides enough numbers for two locos, one 4 digit plate and one three digit one.
The number chosen 9623 was a Newton Abbot engine in the 50's so is right for Hennock (and Teignford).
But boy is a fiddle. The suggested way to fix the numbers to the plate, after painting it black, is by gloss varnish. My eyesight is not what it was, and as can be seen, more numbers escaped than were used. Next time I will use the magnifying light.
Just need to let it dry overnight and affix to the cab side, then find some small numbers to make the smokebox plate.
Hennock is at the Southampton Model Railway Exhibition today and tomorrow-we will be pleased to see you.

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