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, December 31, 2012


Just chat today! 2012 was a year which I had my number one and two wish come true.
 My granddaughter, who some will know, drove the first train (and several subsequent one's) on the straightened out Teignford, this was made possible by the new loft ladder. Jazzy is epileptic and suffers from autism which is a much misunderstood condition.  An event like this is so important to me and such an achievement for Jasmine- that's who the Inn is named after. Grandson Thomas will not be forgotten with road name-Thomas St. You don't need ideas when grandchildren are around, their simplistic logic brings one to earth.
Secondly, I have always wanted a layout of mine in Railway Modeller- not only that but Steve Flint asked me!The quality of the article, not to mention the photos by Jolyon Sergeant, gave immense satisfaction. 
Heres what I hope to achieve next year.

The locos I have at present for starting/finishing which are really needed for current and future projects:-
Hymek- finish painting body- make chassis to attach motor bogie to.
Worsley Works 04 Diesel shunter- remake chassis and construct body.
Complete the Worsley M7.
Refit the bogie on the ex LSWR 02-wont go through points.
More Pannier Tanks from Rapid Prototype process.
Worsley Chassis for ex-Tri-ang Merchant Navy.

Rolling Stock:-
Complete Pullman Car 'Fingal'
Make a start on the Pull-Push set for the M7
A myriad of flat pack ex-GWR brass coach kits which I need for Teignford.

And last but by no means least to complete Teignford in time for its first outing, in it's straightened out form, to the Wessex 3mm Open meeting at Winterbourne Gunner in April. Oh- and repair accident damage to signal box-don't ask!

Oh and refix detached window sill on Hennock's Signal Box!

Think thats all- but I doubt if it is!

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