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, October 05, 2012

3MM Society BR Vans.

 A couple of vans that take but a few minutes to make.
Top is the 3mm Society PP43, BR Diagram 1/213 Plywood 12 Ton Van.
Introduced in 1952, several improvements were made over seveal diagrams.
It is noted that the 'W' irons are incorrect on the chassis moulding but when moving can't be seen!
Several variations are noted in the excellent instructions- one day I will have the time to make a few wagons not as from the packet!

The lower picture is the PP57 BR Diagram 1/1211 12 Ton Palvan.
Again introduced in 1952-have pallets really been around that long? Production grew to just over 2300 until, with the speeding up of Freight Trains they were found to be responsible for a number of high speed straight line derailments and most were withdrawn by the mid to late sixties.
A few minutes to assemble the body and drop the floor in-Add rainstrips to the roof and off for painting. Rainy weekends can be the ideal time during the TV adverts to make a few trucks!

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