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

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Westfest 2011

 A selection of photos from this years Westfes.
Some excellent layouts were present, comments were that the mix was just about right.
This is a shot of Brian Goldings tram layout Lambeth Walk.
The layout is under construction and demonstrated the methods that Brian uses.
 Nigel Cullimores St Levan, a delightful example of a far west could have been. The layout is about 5ft in length and has the fiddleyard integral with the single piece layout.
 Nick Salzmans Yeoton Wharf is an unusual layout in that it has mixed gauge trackwork. Also a fascinating feature is the wagon on the turntabe automatically being drawn into the warehous. Cheating somewhat, and looking under the baseboard , the mechanism consists of meccano frame and gears.
 Hugh Martins Steelworks. This large layout can be part of the Solent Groups modular system.
Shown on its own it captures perfectly the atmosphere of a northern steelworks complex with private sidings as well as British Railways line.

This non railway view is of John Thomas's 'Hollow Fosse'. Cotswolds based, John has recently upgraded the layout. It captures perfectly the area modelled and the buildings, including one being built and surrounded by scaffolding, very well.

Next will see the demonstration stands.

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