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

Friday, August 02, 2013

Corrugated Iron- Will this work?

 I thought that the roof for the lastest building would be corrugated iron.
Remembering this from long ago-roofing the garage with it- I have forgotten the size of the stuff.
So, off to Mr Google and hey presto! Apparently, well today anyway, the sheets are 964mm wide giving a cover width of 914mm. The sheets are available in 6,8,9,10 and 12 ft lengths- this mix of imperial and metric doesn't make it easy does it?
So, working this out to my advantage, we need sheets 9mm x 18mm. I know it's not exact but who cares about a 3mm inch hear or there?
Turning to plastic sheet, I discovered a sheet that I had used to make lamp huts- not dead right but it gives the impression.
A few minutes with the snap off knife gives me many 6x3 sheets of corrugated iron.
The result on the left- not bad?
So the next thing is to cut a blank for the roof and start sticking on. One thing I will do is chamfer the long edge slightly to give an impression of the sheets overlapping.
Then out with the paint and try and create a rusty tin roof- more fun!

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