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, May 21, 2013

3MM Society AGM 2013.

The AGM for this year was held in somewhere called Manchester and the distance involved precluded me from attending for many complex reasons.
So there are no pictures of competition entries as previous years.
As I understand it there were no contentious issues-I wasn't there!
The main bulk of this post is the expected new releases in the Premier Scale over the next few months.
Andy Shillito- New Products Officer revealed the following to the attentive masses.
Progress has continued apace.
As regards track, ply templates will be available in .8mm and 1.5mm thick. Presently B6 turnouts are available but others will be available on request. Sheets of sleeper strip in both 2.5 and 3mm widths were available for inspection.
Wheels-Seven new wheelcentres are imminant including Webb and Bulleid drivers. Other types including pony's will require new or existing tyres.Other types including those for the Pug will be produced but maybe in short runs.
Wagons-The LMS Brake van, part of the Eric Bruton lagacy is still awaited and some test shots were available for inspection.
Locos-A cast 4F was also part of the aforementioned Eric Bruton leagacy and this appears to be bearing fruit and may be available fron both the Society and an outside supplier. The LMS Pug which ahs wheels mentioned above has some work to do but should be available later this year.The Patrit is progressing as is work on a Stanier Mogul. The Garrett should finally be released as will a batch of Stanier 2-6-4T cast kits.
Transfers-Replacement transfers are becoming hard to source with makers seemingly reluctant to take the Societies money!
Additionally, plastic coaches and the Jinty have stalled due to illness of the toolmaker. Castings are needing some work- professional and practical to replenish stocks but this is being actively pursued.
Altogether a full programme carried out by some very willing volunteers whose dedication is recognised by your scribe.

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