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

Saturday, November 29, 2014

3mm Fencehouses Chassis Etch.

 Etched chassis for wagons are something I hadn't considered before.
I want (as if I need!) another SR van. Having purchased a kit from the 3mm Society shop, i then went to pick up my loco wheels from Peter White.
Amongst the goodies on his table was this etch. Just right for a SR van said a small voice!
So now I have a chassis which will go under said van and I hope that I will remember to provide a picture build of this one- I hope you will be as interested as me to see the finished van.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Greenwood Model Railway Products.

This is my first wooden jigsaw since I was about three!!
Joking apart, this is really a work of art. Laser cut MDF parts that will-trust me- produce a seriously stunning Southern Railway cast concrete lineside hut.
Although this one is to 4mm scale (00 then!) Mike will produce this in 3mm scale if you ask very nicely.
Indeed, if you provide the artwork or drawing he will produce just about anything that can be laser cut from MDF.
This is a seriously good piece of kit (pun intended)!!
See more  Here

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Class 33 from Bruce Smetham.

After what seems an age, I have at last had time for a new post. Don't get too excited though because as usually happens something comes along to disturb the peace and quiet!
The 3mm Society meeting at West Byfleet was most enjoyable. I spent too much as usual and part of the spend was this, a Class 33 in resin by Bruce Smetham. He has promised me a working chassis as well so this one may run sooner than the Hymek.
Crisply cast bogie sides and buffers in white metal complement the resin body- should look good in early BR Green- can copy its big brother Heljan!