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

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Slaters 7plank private owner Coal Wagon

This kit was produced exclusively for the 3mm Society by Slaters. It was one of the earlier Society kits and had an assembly method that is different to those that have been latterly produced by Parkside and Cambrian.
The instructions are comprehensive and an exploded diagram assist assembly.
A side and end are adhered together and fitted to the floor, then the other end and side are squarely attached. I prefer to insert the axle bearings to the axleguard moulding before attaching to the solebars which are attached to the body when completed. The axles are inserted before the second side is glued into place. If you have done it correctly the wagon will sit true on a flat surface.
The brake mouldings fit snugly into the moulded floof, just ensure that the wheels freely rotate.The brake hanger and 'V' moulding are the placed centrally .
The turned brass buffers are the located into their moulded holes, a little broaching to enlarge the hole may be necessary.
Next, the paintshop awaits but as the weather is incompatable with a good finish this will have to wait for another day.
Seen with the newly made wagon is the finished article as seen last time. The Lovering wagon is slightly different to that described in that it has end doors whilst the new one hasn't. It also has finer buffers.
Weight has been located to ensure better running and will be also added to the new model.

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