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, March 08, 2012

Last Meeting.

 This post describes the last meeting at our regular home. Due to the impending redundancy of the school caretaker we will not have access to the hall and so with much regret, this will be the final set of pictures in our home of some six odd years.
it is perhaps fitting that these pictures record the mainstay of our Group. From left to right Robert, Dave (aka Ginger),Nigel and yours truly, the culprit for all these posts.
In a twist of fate, my new layout got its first away day and was set out as it will be exhibited. Bar one small fault, a broken wire, it all worked as planned and the pictures show the first train to arrive at Teignford.
I was somewhat sceptical about the haulage capacity
of the Prairie Tank but my fears were unfounded- she pulled all that was asked of her- etched brass kits by Worsley Works which some website contributors would have you thinking that this was not possible!
The whole layout is now functional and will apear at Wilton in May.
There is still a lot to do but the work carried out so far has been met with approval and is due to the encouragement and help of members of our group.
By necessity there will be some changes, and therefore group announcements will be made on this site and the 3mm Society Newsletter.
We may be homeless but the group will not die!

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