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 19, 2012

54XX Pannier

 Due to major work being carried out on the house, posts have been somewhat irregular lately. This has curtailed a lot of modelling as stuff has had to be packed away and so not readily to hand.
I managed to get the primer/undercoat onto the 54XX Pannier and it has really brought out the detail that Nigel has added.
Whilst still in undercoat, a couple of small areas need to be cleaned up but that won't take very long.
To be painted in plain black with earlyBR motifs, the livery doesn't pose too much hard work or masking, just for the buffer beam.
Research has found that only 5412 was shedded in the West Country, Exeter to be precise, so that will be the locos identity. I am sure that those with better knowledge or reference than me will contact me if this is wrong!
I await the loco in it's black paint and then I have to make or source the number plates. The smokebox number is no problem as these are made up using some rub-on numbering from Replica Railways range which suit the purpose.

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