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

Saturday, September 08, 2012

3MM Westfest Today!

Saturday 8th September sees us at the annual 3MM specific Westfest Exhibition at Ilton.
The South West Groups take it in turn to hold the event which last year was held by the Dorset Group in Bournemouth. More like a gathering of friends than an exhibition it has become one of my favourite days out especially this year as I haven't had to organise it!
Six layouts are promised, I haven't had a list of those attending but I am sure the quality will be high.
Next week I hope to highlight the layouts that attend and give a synopsis of what went on.
This is Teignford's first show in it's revised format and ,yes, it will still fit in the back of my Focus Estate with the rear seats up as originally planned. This means that three of us can travel to shows which will make for more opportunity to steal ideas from others!
If around the vicinity, pop in and have a chat.

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