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

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Milk Tanks

 A kit that has been around for quite a while is the GWR 6 wheel milk tank. This kit has had two variations to my knowledge as two different diameter tanks have been supplied. The bed of the kit has been cast with the different diameter supports for each size tank.
What you see in the top pic is what you get in the kit,although I am unsure wether the wheels are included in the present 3SMR offering.
The assembly can be done with either low melt solder or Superglue- Araldite may be a possibility but may be a little awkward to hold whilst it goes off.
I will assemble the kit taking photos as I go and will include a blow by blow account of the build.
The lower shot shows the two tanks already made. This shows the difference in diameter of the two-I would be interested if anyone can shed some light on why there was different castings made.

Westfest 17th September-Don't Forget! 6 days to go.

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