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, October 13, 2012

Kitmaster Mark 1 BSK

 Things have moved on somewhat. The body has been rubbed down and a coat of primer applied.
The finish is remarkably smooth with little evidence of the surgery performed.
The Kitmaster moulding for the underfame has been glued into position- I had contemplated using a Brynkits replacement but, as the ones with the kit were Ok I saved a little money. The only thing needed was to open out the location holes slightly to fit.
I have removed the plastic battery boxes and replaced them with the Society casting CBR146, although these didn't have brackets, both superglued into place
The Corridor Connections are Society CBR189, a
 whitemetal casting to replace the original plastic.
 The strip of steel to provide weight was glued into position using the original locating pins supplied with the kit. Much needed weight is just in the right place.
As can be seen- the workplace is starting to get a bit messy and due for a tidy but at least everything is to hand and I can find it!
One thing I'm not looking forward to is painting the raised lines on all those windows although the comps will be worse! And undercoat first!!

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