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

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

We are off to Minehead!!

Teignford is on the road again-this time we are off to sunny Minehead (well it had better be!) for Exmoor Rail organised by that very nice man Exmoor Dave!!
Please visit the link below to find out who and what are on show- UK modelshop site has a wealth of info including details of both of my layouts.+

http://www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/other/events_detail.php?eid=9313

Look forward to this one as we are next to the West Somerset Railway and will be able to see proper trains all day!!
Don't forget to come and say hello and bring us cider or ice cream!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Railway Workers.

 These are some more that have been painted- this time though they are white metal castings.
Available from the 3mm Society, a few deft touches with a fine file or emery stick sees them ready for painting.
Two sets of loco crew and a man pushing a wheelbarrow ( which I haven't painted yet!)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

100,000 visits!!!

Whilst my back was turned the hit rate exceeded one hundred thousand!!
Thanks to all who viewed-it is appreciated. 

Please let me know if there are any bits that you particularly enjoyed .

Sunday, July 20, 2014

1:100 People.

 Whilst showing Teignford, at Bournemouth If I remember correctly, I found several packets of figures  to 1;100 scale. Wether these are original Preiser or a Far East copy I cant be sure- one thing they were and thats a bargain.
I obtained more acrylic paint from a Wargaming company in Chrischurch- and whilst recovering from my recent incapacity slowly painted a few.
Here are the results-

Saturday, July 19, 2014

3MM Society Mixed Traffic 196-July 2014.



  The latest edition of the 3MM Society magazine has hit the doormat!
26 pages of articles and photographs is started with an editorial enthusing about the forthcoming Fiftieth Year of the 3MM Society.
The 2014 AGM is covered together with the winners and runners up of the various competitions. The magazine is littered with photos of the entrants which will encouage others to enter another time.
Richard Brice contributes a fascinating piece on the possibilities of Kitmaster Coaches whilst Barry Witteridge describes his first 3mm layout- Wedmore.
Alan Smith backdates a Dogfish whilst Jim Barry recalls his days with the P-Way gang. A layout based on Bere Alston is suggested by David Hart together with rolling stock that could be used.
Add to this a couple of Eric Bruton's classic photos of LMS steam, Blast Pipe, Bits and Pieces and a piece by Geoff Gay describing his 50 something layout and another excellent edition has arrived.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

3MM Society Morris 8

After a coat of paint this is complete.
Remembering my fathers example DXE 790 - can't remember the 4 door reg except it began with NV- this one is as the latter in two tone black over deep blue.
Another example to grace Teignford at the next show which is Exmoor Rail on the 2nd August.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Micro Layout.

Roberts latest is inspired by Penzance, in Cornwall.
The train shed shell is completed with the Goods Office to the left.
Nigels 08 is lurking with a couple of parcels vans.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A bashed 08

 Sorry for the gap in posts but this has been entirely due to me not being able to sit at a computer- amongst other things- for over six weeks. Compound this with severe throat infection- can't speak now- so I hope you will all be patient..
Seen on the left is Nigels 08 Diesel Shunter. Cut down from an original Triang with a Worsley Works chassis it really looks the part- where is it though?