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

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Who Says You Have No Room For A Layout?

 Another Milestone-The 200th blog Entry!
 Buy yourself a new pair of boots and the box has a
very useful purpose!
I often hear the comment that people have no room for a layout- I beg to differ. Group member Robert has a penchant for Micro-Layouts.Indeed he has several in different scales. This one however is 3mm Scale.
Using cardboard as the basis, strengthened by webs
underneath, this little layout has one point, two sidings and a slot in fiddle yard. The whole lot pulls apart and fits inside the box as shown.
There is enough space left for the necessary rolling
stock to fit under or over the layout.
The Loco shows some perspective of size and has the makings of a fine layout which could be taken by bus or Bicycle to its next outing.
A new slant on the Inglenook theme and one project
which won't break the bank.
Rolling stock need only be a minimal and Motive
Power catered for by the excellent small industrial
diesels by Finney and Smith or the 04 by Worsley Works.
Track by Peco (Hom) and buffers from 3mm Society.
Only extra is a control unit and away you go-Simples!

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