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

Monday, November 21, 2011

West Byfleet and Square Wheels

 West byfleet was an excellent day out. Reached in just under 90 minutes, bonus was that parking was free a short walk away from the venue, a Methodist Church Hall. This year more space was available to enable a couple of layouts, from Peter Bossum and the Solent group, to be displayed.
The usual Society Shops and Traders attended which made an interesting meeting, and relieved me of some hard earned!
I had to see what the fuss about the square holed wheels was all about so obtained a set of 13.5 Dia. for use on yet another Pannier.
You get two wheels, an axle and two bolts and four nuts for securing coupling rods.
They look well made and I will hopefully be able to
give a blow by blow account of making a chassis
with these.
I already have a motor and gearbox to complete, so all I need now is some time.

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