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

Monday, October 22, 2012

Preparation for the Exhibition Season.

Hennock will be running at Railex Taunton on the 27th/28th October 2012. For directions and the rest of the line up see-www.somersetrmc.org.net

We have reached the time of year when the exhibition season really kicks in. Over the last couple of shows several things have been experienced which really needed something doing.
There are a few areas of grass that need a bit of touching up, so PVA was brushed on to the affected areas and Woodland Scenics rough grass was carefully applied. After letting dry, the overspill was removed with a soft brush.
The fiddle yard was next to be repaired. There had been a few episodes where current wasn't being transfered through the Bulldog connection. This turned out to be a build up of aluminium oxide which prevented conductivity being transferred from the rail to the clip. The answer to this was to remove the offending screws, clean all surfaces with a fibreglass brush and reassemble using a shakeproof washer which bites into the aluminium surface. Fresh solder and an ohm meter confirmed that power was where it should be. I also took some time in checking all the soldered joints where the track crossed baseboard joins, this was just as well as I found one in the goods yard. This showed up because the Mogul was being tested and the tender occasionally derailed on this join.
The connecting posts and soldered joints have been repaired.
All locos have been test run and serviced, then checked that they would traverse all running  tracks and work with the uncouplers. It is not just the exhibition itself but there is a lot of work behind the scenes to make sure that as little goes wrong as possible.After all the viewers don't pay to watch your lack of preparation!

Hennock nearly devoid of stock and cleaned ready for it's next outing. More about the Mogul at the platform another time.

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