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

Monday, April 28, 2014

Mixed Traffic-April 2014

 The latest edition of the 3mm Society magazine has at last arrived!
Some excellent colour photographs of our chosen scale are displayed of models and layouts from various members.Included are a couple of inspirations worth modelling by editor John Sutton and Bob Brown.
Getting to the worded content, in no particular order are articles from Tony Seal on the modification of the Eric Bruton memorial kit of an LMS Brake Van to a design mooted by the RCH in 1947.
Nigel Cullimore adapts three kits to build a GWR 2-8-0tank whilst Trevor LLoyd-Lee builds some stub turnouts.
Dave Hancock describes some useful items bought to furnish a beginners toolbox- helpfully advising on the suppliers details.This is something often omitted from articles that their inclusion would be of enormous help.
Paul Hopkins describes his layout, Modbury Torr, adapted from a 40th anniversary challenge. Sourced mainly from available items not necessarily 3mm in origin.
A thought provoking lesson on signalling is discussed by Ted
Boocock tries to make sure that our layouts have correct positioning of signals and that operation is prototypical.
The photo archive of Eric Bruton provides a rare view of Fell Diesel 10100 in revenue earning service and a studied view of 2P 40658 at Llandudno.
Loco Chassis Construction gives an insight into a proposed jig by Graham Shirley. He describes the pitfalls experienced and welcomes constuctive advice to the feasibilty of commercial viability.
Several items are described in 'Whats New' with a Blastpipe letter provoking discussion.
Add to this an encouraging couple of pages of adverts for new products and the latest issue is well up to the expected standard.
There is more thought provoking discussion contained within the accompanying Newsletter

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Langley extend 3mm.

http://www.langley-models.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_TT_scale__3mm__Kits_NEW_Kits_57.html

No pictures today, just a quick link to the extended range of offerings in 3mm scale by Langley Models.
Click the link above.
Pleasing to see the extension of the 3mm range, they must have had some encouraging sales to add more- well done the chaps at Langley!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Dorset Group Meeting April 2014

I was unable to attend this months meeting. Luckily Nigel has supplied some pictures.


Colins 4mm Adams Radial


Nigels 4mm 07 Class Diesel Shunter




Nigels 3mm Class 08 Diesel Shunter - cut down from the Tri-ang TT model- this conversion was described in a Mixed Traffic article.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Village Life.

 The pub dog takes a quick turn around the yard to make sure nothing is out of place


All quiet outside the Post Office- needs some customers!

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

New beginnings.

After over eight years, and with MS withdrawing assistance to Windows XP, it is time to bravely march into a nearly modern era with a new computer.
This time, after a lot of persuasion from the family, a laptop plus a wireless printer ( although I can't find radio 5!).
Add to this an external gizmo to store all the photos on and it may make it easier to post things whilst I am doing them rather than having to drag the whole lot away from the railway room.
So, if things get a little strange, please bear with me, new computer, new operating system is a recipe for disaster. Bear with me!

Monday, April 07, 2014

Every little picture helps!

 I mus admit that I take far too many pictures of the layouts I build- a large percentage never get past the delete button on the camera.
But, it does focus the mind onto areas of the layout which may not be up to standard or show slight faults- yes I know- there are many faults!
Different light or angles show up things that may have to be improved or altered.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

More from Langley.

As I was doing some posts, I happened to see that my mate, Bob Brown, had actually posted on his blog-The Sidings-about the same blasted Fox!
So I have given it a few days before posting my rendition of the same subject. This one is just having a quick peek at possible dinner over the other side of the wall. There, pecking about (do chickens graze?). are some of the Langley chickens totally unaware of the impending danger.
Must get someone to check for those free range eggs sometime.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Flowers Galore.

 The flowers are in bloom- or did I get a bit carried away?
Next exhibition will tell- by the way talking about exhibitions, Teignford is appearing at the Bournemouth Model Railway Exhibition, Hamworthy Club, Magna Road,BH21 3AP on Sat/Sun 12th and 13th April, 10 till 5 on Saturday and 10 till 4 on Sunday.
The layout has progressed quite a bit since it's last airing so comments are always welcome.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Station Signs.

Finally found my good glasses and cut the lampost signs from their backing.
A quick coat of matt black on the rear and a spot of superglue see's them all attached to lamposts.
Pretty good I think but a nightmare for my shaky hand to get right.
Worth the effort.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Langley 3mm Animals.

Slowly I have been painting the sets of animals purchased at Warley. Produced by Langley Models, there is quite a selection to be had.
I will bore you over the next few days with various of their products.
First up, and probably one of the most overlooked subjects is a dog doing what comes naturally- watering the local signpost.
It's so small- I just wonder whether anyone will notice?