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-

Hennock

Hennock
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

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Too Busy to Post!

If any of you were wondering why there was a lapse in posts over the last couple of days, then its because I have installed new access to the railway room.
My wife treated me to a new loft ladder which replaces the collapsible step ladder which has been used for a good few years now.
This is a Youngman Three Section Loft Ladder and is quite a nifty bit of kit. After resizing the hatch cover and installing a lock it was time to assemble.
I must say that once installed it is the business. However, installing it by yourself caused a few bad words and some deviation from the instructions. How do you get into a loft with access barred by an obstacle ? Or for that matter how do you get out? This is really a two person job- it's done now so I think I will put it down to experience! 

1 comment:

Colin Lockyer said...

The stairway to heaven then steve.

Colin