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

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Another building nearly ready.

 Sometimes it is impossible not to name drop and this is one of those times!
Recently I have been having extremely informative discussions with Allan Downs centering on his comments on the structures made for Teignford.
He has persuaded me that the way to improve the look of the buildings and indeed improve my models is to apply separate  tiles or slates.
Well as I have remarked in a previous post I have taken his advice and the result- shown in the photos today really vindicates Allan's views.
Time consuming? Yes. Was it worth the bother? I think the pictures speak for themselves.
Luckily there is more wisdom which I hope can be
 imparted to me- I am really getting excited about the improvement and with such advice on offer I would be foolish to turn it down.
It goes to show that if you do then help is readily available- if Allan hadn't have seen my efforts then I would still be none the wiser.
So my advice is give it a go and show your results- it will lead to better things!

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