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

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Settling in nicely!

 Slowly,over the Christmas break, I have started to bed in some of the buildings.
With an aborted try at creating a rough lane in front of the Inn I thought it about time that I tried again.
This time I used the dust that is always present in a bag of real ballast. This means that the tea strainer comes out and the lot is sieved so that the dust is separated from the decent sized chips.
The surface of the lane is given a light brushing of ground colour and given a sprinkling of dust before it dries. The surplus is Hoovered off (This Hoovers name is Henry so not really a real Hoover) after drying. Then a liberal coat of neat Elmers Glue brushed to an even coating. Then cover with more
dust and again when dry Hoover ( No I won't go through it again) the surplus off.
This has left an interesting surface, which, with a bit of weathering will look the part.
By the way- can you spot the Yeoman Models Telephone Box?
The flora is again by Mininatur- I must look for these again as I have tried to replicate them but too fiddly.

Don't forget Dorset Group Meeting this Saturday 5th January at Furzebrook Village Hall- Start 1pm.

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