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, July 15, 2011

Main Colour Applied

 The main colour has been applied to the three etched brass coaches being made.
I have been lazy and used spray cans for the main colour, Hycote Ford Cardinal Red in this case. There are many discussion sites which have debated the use of car colours for use when painting. The advantage is that with a small number of items to spray, it is often quicker to use and no cleaning of airbrushes etc.
These have been given two light coats and the colour build is quite good.
The thing with many light coats is that surface detail is still retained, in tis case the etched marks for the door handles, grabs and end handrails is there to aid their fitting later.
Leave to dry for a couple of days before attempting any further work, yes- I know its tempting but a little restraint is needed, it will pay dividends in the long run.
Roof vents , toilet tank hatches and strips where joins in the roofing material has been made, these are strips of sticky labels simply stuck on. The paint will seal these.
So the chassis frames for the two 57 footers have been made, the 60 foot chassis is next.

The ends to be painted black and the roofs grey and then transfers can be fixed into place, a fiddly job trying to get them in line between the door handles and grabs.

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