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

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Zvezda 1:100 Opel Blitz.

 Another aquisition from Shrewsbury Model Centre, in the same package is this kit, an Opel Blitz. Also a snap together kit, this one is moulded in grey plastic and produced to a very high quality.
Again the instructions are in Russian, although the exploded diagram is universal. This will easily be converted into something a bit more British.
I have one more kit to come which will be usable from this range. That is unless you want an army of tanks which are also made in this scale.
Zvezda have a Facebook site which gives details of forthcoming releases so I have asked that more of this type of truck or indeed any civilian subject be considered.
Recommended without hesitation, will be interesting to hear any others building these kits and to what they converted them.
Since writing this, I have found out that these vehicles are available from Finney and Smith- try the related sites link on the left.

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