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, January 21, 2014

3MM Society Mixed Traffic January 2014.

The latest edition of the in house quarterly of the 3mm Society has landed on the doormat.
In an edition packed with excellent photographs, the written content is very informative.
Peter Bossom kicks it all off with an essay on building a Southern Mobile Tank Transporter, a very distinctive wagon superbly modelled. Following this, personal experiences with DG couplings are related by Tony Briddon and Paul Hopkins describes the background of his latest layout and experiences when attending exhibitions.
Prototype buildings provide inspiration for modelling projects together with thoughts of part relief interpretations. This ably described and suggested by John Sutton , the editor.
A suggestion of building a bit of nonsense turns out to be a very thought provoking piece by Graham Shirley on an alternative chassis construction method. Jacques Gerber suggests ways of baseboard building using lightweight foam board and suggests suppliers of fitting for this increasingly popular material.
Eric Brutons classic photos depict an LMS Compound and a Hawksworth 15XX whilst  Adrian Westbury takes on the challenge of constructing a Southern USA Tank. Still on a Southern theme, Steve Fackrell describes the saving and rebuilding of a layout which for many years languished in the booking hall of the Swanage Railway.
An informative Blastpipe and Whats New? conclude yet another issue, not forgetting several adverts which promise additional items for the 3MM Modeller.

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