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, May 09, 2013

M7 Build Continues.

 The next stage is to produce and fit the boiler.
This is simply a 13mm brass tube sourced from my local model shop- this one specialises in radio control aeroplanes but keeps a good stock of general modelling supplies.
Once cut to length, the area around the motor/gearbox needs to be cut away. Once this has been done the whole thing is aligned and the boiler soldered into place.
In hindsight, it would have been easier to thread a bolt through and tighten a nut to hold it all together in line- but as they say hindsight is a wonderful thing.
Now theboiler is attached, the body can be assembled onto the footplate.
One thing with this kit is that ,being etched in nickle silver, it does solder together well and the fit has been exact so far and looking at the rest I have no reason to doubt that the rest will also fit.
So on to the body next!

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