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

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Finney & Smith Gwr AA6 Permanent Way Brake Van

 Well, it's complete at last.
All went well until it came to fitting the wheel units. The spring castings are excellent but on hindsight I feel I would have fitted them before the side steps.
Whilst it is easier to line the wheels up with the cutout in the steps, the clearance is very tight and I feel that thinning the spring castings would have also helped.
Still it has been a good kit to make and certainly made me think on more than one occasion.
Has it improved my kit building? My soldering skills have improved especially in the order in which the handrails were fitted. The secret is keeping the brass clean and lots of flux. Thevarnish had to be of the Acrylic type due to the fact that the transfers-elderly Woodhead (Please can we have some more as good), had lost a lot of their 'stick' and had to be helped with varnish to adhere properly. So that was the varnish I had to use in case there was a reaction to the Railmatch I usually use.
Wagon will make it's debut at Andover next weekend-come and say Hello!

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