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 23, 2011


How long can you keep Modelstrip?
This pot has been on my shelf for at least three years to my knowledge.
The mess in the plastic bag beside it is a resin container moulding which I was recently given. It was in GWR livery and had to be repainted to suit my timescale, plus I have a sheet of Cambridge Custom Transfers which I will use on this model.
Back to the Modelstrip. I added small amounts of water and coaxed the lumps into useable paste, the hard lumps were removed and when to a useable consistentcy the container was liberally coated. Then it was placed into a plastic bag and sealed.
Over the space of a few hours I kneaded the paste into the nooks and crannies of the moulding to make sure all the paint will be removed. Tomorrow morning will see the container removed and will clean it up with tap water and an old toothbrush. hopefully then it will be ready to prime and paint, if not some more Modelstrip will be applied and the process repeated.
This time the whole moulding has been stripped of paint ready for re-painting.

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