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

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

First coats of paint.

 Both Brake Vans and the Mechanical Horse have recieved their first coats of paint.
Railmatch Matt Black was used for the underframes on the vans and chassis on the Mech. Horse.
For the concrete weight on the BR Brake Humbrol Matt 31 was the colour selected, this can be dry brushed with a fawn shade later to break up the uniform colour. Both the verandah floors were dry brushed with dark brown tto add a bit of texture.
The Mechanical Horse is Railmatch Crimson and Humbrol cream. The crimson will need a second coat as the coverage is not that great.
Hopefully tomorrow these coats will be dry so that the vans handrails can become white and the transfers applied later this week.
I will use some old Woodhead transfers for the BR van, I feel these, with ready made numbers are possibly the best, unfortunately no longer produced, Midland numbering will be from 3SMR transfer sheet for pre-nat brake vans.

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