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

Saturday, April 30, 2011

New Station Building.

 Just about finished the new layout's Station Building.  Built from a Heljan kit, I think it looks reasonably good. I originally was going to change the rather distinctive roof supplied with the kit, but, after trying a couple of alternative arrangements decided to stick (sorry) with the original.
There is obviously some compromises, I could have made the doors and windows from scratch but that would have added a few more hours to its construction.
The photos show the front  elevation, the canopy has to be fitted to the platform side in the top picture.
The pic on the left has it fitted roughly in place although the glazing has to be toned down a little before final fitting.
Well, another long weekend, taking my granddaughter to the show at Woodgreen today. There will be miniature steam engines as well as Trains, hopefully it will stay dry.
Looking forward to seeing the murals on the walls of the inside of the hall. These depict life in days gone by and actually include the names of those depicted. I am always fascinated by these, I exhibited there some years ago with my daughters Tri-ang TT layout and have been a fan of this venue ever since.
It is unfortunate that it is a three day show, commitments won't allow me 3 days out.Hopefully a chang next time when I hope to have some live steam pictures.

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