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, September 23, 2011

Cambrian Models Dogfish Ballast Hopper

 Looking to add to the engineers' train, the next victim is the Ballast Hopper. Made by Cambrian Models, as it says in the picture, it needs 9mm wheels, micro rod or wire, paint, transfers and couplings to complete. Having all these in stock, it is a matter of getting started. Also helpful is the era and areas of use also provided.
As can be seen from the lower picture, the kit comes as a moulded hopper and two sprues of detailing parts for chassis and main body.
Cleanly moulded, it is a matter of identifying the parts, removing from the sprue, cleaning up and applying adhesive-MEK in this case.
As usual, Paul Furner has supplied an excellent set of instructions and exploded, numbered, views of the components. Several suggestions are made , such as which point to paint the hopper assembly, all helpful if a pigs ear is to be avoided.
I managed to pick up another sheet of original Woodhead Transfer at Westfest, so I should have plenty of options where numbering is concerned.
With various references to articles and books holding information on this piece of rolling stock- it should be easy to find a relative photo.

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