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

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Finney & Smith GWR/BR Dia AA6 Permanent Way Brake Van

Exploded view of parts and where they fit
Instruction booklet

Sides and ends folded up

Etched chassis and ribbing for body

Whitemetal castings for springs, buffers and chimney

Etched W irons

This kit is supplied by Finney and Smith, see link , it is reduced to 3mm scale by arrangement with Jim McGeown of Connoisseur Models. It comes with a comprehensive set of instructions ,exploded diagrams and general tips on construction. Needed to complete are wheels and bearings,brass wire, couplings, paint and transfers and some material (suggest plasticard) for the roof.
The brass is extremely well etched and the definition is tremendous. As can be seen, I have started by separating the sides and ends from the main etch and forming these to shape.
The fold lines are well defined and bend to shape with the aid of, in my case, long nosed pliers with no serrations.
I have not pushed out the rivet detail as suggested so will have to live with this compromise.
Next to the works to apply solder  and hopefully remember to take pix as I go along.
I have some wide brass sheet which will probably be used for the roof, but that will be decided later.
I have not used separate W irons before so thats another learning curve to be mastered.

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