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-

Hennock

Hennock
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

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Why bother?

I have had to have a replacement computer and the result is that no matter how I try, I am not able to upload any pictures to the blog which makes it all a bit pointless really.

You are missing out on numerous steam related events and pictures of both new 4mm scale Adams Radials recently seen at the Great Dorset Steam Fair.

So a big thank you to Microsoft for introducing new systems that I can't work-

Monday, August 03, 2015

Branchlines Lyme Regis stock.

 It's Branchlines sides and chassis, Ratio bogies, Slaters seating and yes a Roxey mouldings roof -
and that is from the builder- told you someone would correct me.
Power of the internet eh!
Cheers for that Colin- drive safely.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Branchlines Lyme Regis stock.

Another kit built coach from Colin- where does he get all this time? A Branchlines kit except for the roof which I can't remember the parentage of- no doubt I will be reminded.

Monday, July 20, 2015

More Kit built 4mm.

Six wheeled Brake van by Colin- sorry will add details when I can remember them!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Swanage-July Group Meeting-2015

Swanage now has its own storage facility!

It has now been decided to use Peco Hom track as there is too much work to do on the original- shame but rebuilding exiting points will take too long and we really want to get this rolling.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

New Hornby Class 700 0-6-0

 Yes-Yes, I know this is 4mm but I have one of
these to build so this seems the ideal way to help
 building.
Plus it is a lovely little engine, just right for the 4mm version of East Boldre.
Just three parts to add, the tender brake gear, front vacuum pipe and the front coupling.
Must add crew and headcode plus coal and it's ready.
Impetus to build the 3mm version now.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Bournemouth-Kings Park Steamfair 2015

  1. A taster of some images taken this July at Kings Park Bournemouth.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Boards completed!

Displaying IMG_0187.JPGAt last the three boards for the 3mm version of East Boldre are complete. Just the choclate blocks to attach to hold the leg stays- must pop out to the shed.
So- Teignford is due to come to our next meeting to have the lighting worked out- have the electrics, just nothing to hang them on.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Something for the weekend?


Have Been meaning to make an end board to transport Teignmouth in the car. As it was the 
layout could get damaged- or driving very carefully or slow.
So- a few minutes work with a saw, hammer and a drill saw a piece of ply cut then holes drilled to accomodate the protruding securing bolts. The hammer? Well you just beat the wood against the ply and that shows where the holes should go- works too!!Displaying IMG_0186.JPG