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, February 14, 2015

3mm Exhibition In Kidderminster.

Use this link to see a list of 3mm layouts and dates for a celebration of 3mm scale modelling in Kidderminster on the 17th October 2015.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Fencehouses 10 ft wagon chassis.

Must admit, I have been looking forward to this!
A cracking little etch, from Peter White, in nickel silver. To free from the etch is easy, just the minimum of metal to cut through.
 Peter did give me a hint that it is best to solder the bearings before bending up the frame, which I did using the late lamented Finney and Smith pin point bearings.
Once parted from the main etch, the main section folds up along constant lines to produce a very strong box- soldered in all four corners.
The brake gear, again, easily folds and, with tabs, locates in the main etch.
So far so good, just need to slip the wheels in and spin easily- remove and paint black- then make and fit the body.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Southampton MRE 2015

Last mention- the artwork for the 50th Anniversary is shown below- I have this in black, reversed out on the fiddle yard of Teignford.
Just getting down to bookings for next year, a couple of invites, yet to be confirmed are in the offing- will look forward to both if they happen.
To the left is the 3mm Society board at Southampton, the lads put on a good display and aroused a lot of interest.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Loco Crew from Langley Models.

This pack, TT3 in Langleys' range, I might have mentioned before. No matter , they are good enough for a second mention.
Well cast, and ready for a blast of undercoat before apparell paint is applied.
It is always difficult, in any scale, to find differently posed loco crew- perhaps that's why so many are missing?
More please Mr Langley!

Saturday, February 07, 2015

More from Langley Models in 3MM.

Numbered TT15, this is more from Langley in 3mm scale. Excellent moulding gives a more rugged appearance than those supplied by the 3mm Society. I did ask the chap on the Langley stand if any more castings were in the pipeline- this depended on sales of current offerings. So if you want more then dig into your pockets!

Friday, February 06, 2015

Dorset Group Meeting-7/2/2015

Group meeting tomorrow at Furzebrook Village Hall 1pm.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

A new chimney.

When getting Teignford ready for the Southampton exhibition, I noticed that one of the cottages chimneys was missing.
Out with the mounting card and brickpaper anda couple of hours work saw a new chimney cap made.
The cement is represented by Humbrol filler, the pots are from the 3mm catalogue.
No pictures of Teignford at Southampton MRE- just a glimpse of what you missed!

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Modbury Torr at Southampton MRE 2015.

 Paul Hopkins originally started this layout as an entry into the 3mm Society 40-inch challenge set for the 40th Anniversary celebrations in 2005.
The majority of buildings, scenery,structures and trackwork are all proprietry items which can be obtained at most good model shops.
Based on the proposed terminus of the Yealmpton Branch, the locomotives and stock are representative of of those that ran on the South Devon Branch and are a combination of kit and scratch building sources.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Hollow Fosse at Southampton MRE.

I first saw this layout several years ago and always considered it a wonderful piece of modelleing. I remember encouraging John to show his work- something he has done with great credit.
It really captures the feeling of the Cotswolds with many of the buildings modelled on structures in that area.