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, October 30, 2012

Railex Taunton 2012.

 An excellent weekend was had at the Somerset Railway Modellers Railex.
Started from home in the early hours we arrived after 8 o'clock and set up quickly. Testing the layout took but a few minutes-all down to the prep done the previous week. Off to the restaurant for a bacon bap which saw us set up for the day.
The Saturday passed very swiftly- the mark of a good show. Thanks to those who stopped by to say hello and discuss 3mm.
The accommodation was first class and only a short walk into Taunton saw us comfortably ensconced
 in armchairs with a decent beer.
Sunday dawned with a full English Breakfast and another busy day. At on point it was like a 3mm Society meeting with many members having made the effort to attend.
I must compliment the organisers for the catering-home made Steak & Kidney pie on the Saturday and a full Beef roast on Sunday.
Packing up was done in minimal time and the homeward journey made in pouring rain. Still we were home bymid evening- just got to get it all out of the car and stored .
Ther was some layouts I had not seen before- several pictures of Kingswear in 2mm and one of Bodmin -it is hard to think that Bodmin is 40 odd years old but still looks good, a credit to the builders.

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