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

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Seriously-Its Southern.

 In another life I have to confess I modelled in 4mm-OO really! Now, that may come as a shocking revelation to some but, I am not ashamed!
The layout, East Boldre ( for Hatchet Pond) was based in the New Forest, near Beaulieu actually. As with all my layouts, East Boldre is a figment of the imagination although one resident of said village queried this as the location and, more especially- trees, convinced her to check her local history.
Why am I telling you this?
Well, I had started to build East Boldre 2 in 4mm but decided to replicate the layout in 3mm. The basic boards have been sold and the money will be used to buy the wood for, what will be, my third 3mm layout.
You may have noticed that some Southern items have been creeping in to what has been a blog about modelling ex-GWR territory. This will enable me to indulge my childhood passion because I have had association and have had close attachment to the main Bournemouth- Waterloo main line for most of my life.
The pictures show my 4mm efforts and to this end a layout with about 7ft viewing area will be created. I will use 3mm Society 12mm gauge track with Hugh Martins superb handbuilt pointwork. This time the track will be laid on cork and have SEEP pointmotors operating them It will not be instant but the wood will be aquired soon- so if it's BR9Souther) that interests you-WATCH THIS SPACE!

No comments: