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, September 15, 2011

The Dorset Group

 As Westfest is upon us it seems right to give some details about our small group of 3mm modellers. The shot shows some of our hardy bunch at work- note the mugs.
There is a wide spectrum of interests, not all confined to 3mm.
Projects range from 12mm gauge through to 14.2mm with original Tri-ang represented as well. Micro layouts, including one in a shoe box, is one members passion whilst another models in Irish narrow gauge, in 3mm Scale on 9mm track. Because of this we have our own dual gauge test track of soldered point and 3mm Society track bases construction.This was assembled at a couple of our meetings.
Several layouts are available for exhibition for which help is needed and is always forthcoming, understanding wives are also helpful! We have several Exhibitions booked which are updated on the blog.
The formal part of the group broadly follows the rules laid out by the 3mm Society and at AGM's our voices are usually heard. We are bound by the restrictions placed on all members and by recent discussions feel it is not in members best interests to allow non-members access to Society shops to benefit from the imput of those whose subscriptions have enabled a wide range of items to be available. This I feel is not unreasonable bearing in mind that a years subscription is less than 4 gallons of petrol or a short evening at the pub.
So- is our group tied up with rules etc.? We have an Organiser (Me, who tries to arrange monthly meetings and visits), a Secretary (He's the one who can write) and a Treasurer (He's the one who works in a bank). We have no further rules or small print to restrict proceedings, just to enjoy a few hours a month in each others company and maybe a pint afterwards. Did I say no rules? Just one-
Bring a mug!

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