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, March 29, 2015

Out and about.

Rarely get the time to visit model shops other than those local to me.
Recently I had reason to visit Bognor Regis with the family. Whilst they went for a swim I decided to walk lunch off.
So I set off along the prom and found Bognor Models. A very welcoming atmosphere and a range of plastic kits as well as a reasonable model railway selection.
There was a fantastic selection of Valejo paint- together with undercoats to suit all genres.
Recommend a visit if just to stock up on paint-I did!!
Hope you all remembered to put the clocks forward- yes an hour less in bed.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dorset Group.

After more years than I care to remember, we have given up our regular meeting place. I have tried to enlarge our group , but to no avail.
Because of a muck up of dates we have vacated Furzebrook from immediate effect and there will be no more published meetings.
We will continue to meet- the Dorset Four as we will be from henceforth be known- but at a location known only to us and no longer will we accept further members except by invite only.
Sorry it has come to this but we all feel that this is the way forward and no longer puts pressure to recruit new members or having to justify why we have to charge for our meetings- yes some thought that it was free and why should they have to pay!!!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Give us a chance Guv!!

Recently I was asked where to obtain the 1:100 vehicles.
The answer is from Finney and Smith- amended post.
Dave Finney has a new web site and contact details so needs a bit of searching.
The main reason for this post? The question was posted by Anonymous- how do I respond?

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Hello John gotta new motor?

 Apologies for borrowing the title of an annoying song from a while ago.
But I have aquired these beauties.
A pair of Morris saloons, a split screen Minor , Minor van and a 4 door 1000. Add to this a mini van and a ZX MG saloon- one of my favourite cars.
Unfortunately the Land Rover and MG are overscale but with careful positioning they will be used.
These are all by Finney and Smith.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Rolling Road.

E-mailed Dave Finney the other day to see if, amongst the stock residue, he had a spare Bachrus roller and saddle.
The result is seen here and I am well chuffed.
Now I can run the deisels and support tenders on locos.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Fencehouses chassis.

 I mentioned this a while ago and have slowly been building it.
Pairing it with a Southern van , with a bit of work this is what it ends up like before painting.
The sole bar and spring and axle box have been separated and superglued to the nickle silver etch.
Is it worth the extra cost and work?
I think so and patiently wait for fine weather to start applying paint.