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, December 02, 2011

Zvezda Opel Blitz 1:100 kit.

 About 20 minutes work was all it took to assemble this Zvezda kit.
Simply part the components from the sprue, all fourteen of them (the fifteenth is for the war game-so not needed). They are extremely well moulded and the detail is very fine. A word of warning, the parts press together and I exerted too much resulting in me breaking the rear axle whilst fitting the wheels.
All is not lost however as the part was just pushed back into position!
The windows are not for glazing, they are moulded onto the bodywork, they will look OK after they get the same treatment as the solid mouldings described recently.
I must say that for the money, these kits are worth every penny, those nice people at Shrewsbury Model Centre offer them for sale on e-bay and I would assume through their shop.
Several other retailers have them on sale so it is worth while spending a few minutes searching the retailers out.
Well, I won't be making the Rocket Launcher yet, I want to see how this one takes paint before embarking on the construction of that one.

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