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

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Brynkits Bedford OB.

 This resin and whitemetal kit from Brynkits consists of only eleven parts.
The body and chassis are well cast in resin whilst the detail is cleanly produced in whitemetal.
Minimum cleaning up was needed and as seen here the body and chassis take but a few minutes to assemble.
A good scrub with Shiny Sinks was followed by an undercoat/ primer of light grey.
Humbrol green enamel , numbers 2 & 3 were used for the two colours and left to dry for a day before aluminium paint was applied for the detail around the radiator, wheels and headlight glass. I did chicken out of the surround to the bodyside flash- hands arn't steady enough these days.
All that needs doing is the body glazing- to look best each pane of glass needs individually cutting- something for a very wet day methinks!

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