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, December 06, 2012

Searching Questions.

It never ceases to amaze me at the number of visits this blog recieves. Indeed, last month was the second highest numerically visited. The spread of visitors range from the expected Great Britain, USA, France ,Germany and Benelux coutries to those one wouldn't readily expect such as Chile or occasionally Iran! Ther is also a regular following from Russia, Slovenia and other ex- eastern bloc countries. There is much TT scale albeit to a different scale available in Eastern Europe, I myself used to have a Berlinner TT Bahnen factory built layout which I exhibited a few times. Sadly due to lack of space I had to sell it which has been a big regret of mine as the quality of models was so good and the range extensive.
I can only surmise that these odditys are perhaps servicemen or ex-pats with a Railway Modelling interest that have a few precious moments and wish to just wind down and relax.
The Asian counties are often well represented, India and the Phillipines as well as China are regular viewers. One could be cynical and wonder if ideas are being gleaned for their own commercial use or does this hobby of ours really spread that far?
I know of several from the Antipodes who actually model in 3mm Scale as I do of other parts of the world.
There are the searches which also give me an idea of what interests people have. These range from the obvious 3mm wagon to general Zvezda models.Construction installments of locos and coaches seem popular. Wether the new releases or possible adaptations are as popular is unclear, thats where some comment or feedback would be helpful.
 Some blanket search engines have an occasional blitz at the blog which can lead to widely variable search results.Phishing I think this is called. Most searching is specific or is looking for specific wording- all are welcome.
I think the most bizarre of these is a search which was- ikea bachmann model.Am I missing something or will flat packed trainsets be coming soon?

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