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, October 02, 2011

Finney & Smith Vehicles.

As I have forgotten to publish any of the many road vehicles available, I will over the next few days show some examples.
The first few are available from Finney and Smith-see link on the left.
These are solid castings and capture the prototype well.
All scaled around 1:100 they come as a solid casting, from what appears to be car body filler. This is a fine material and easy to work. A small amount of work is necessary on the base to give a definite outline to the tyres.
 These two are a Morris Commercial and a Morris Minor 1000 Pick up.
Again, roughly 1:100, the same cleaning up as the Land Rover is needed.
All of these have solid windows, I undercoat the casting and leave the windows in the undercoat colour. A dry brush of silver and varnish completes the effect.

My particular favourite-a Morris Minor MM, the original with flat front wings. This style was altered to comply with US legislation regarding the height of the Headlamps.
This was my first car-side valve engine, no heater but so reliable.
Next time I shall have a look at others available plus a few that can be used from the Matchbox Range.

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