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

A selection of Steam engines-

 This is the first of many pictures taken at the Great Dorset Steam Fair August 2013. Please excuse me for not detailing each engine. There are also some shots of Combustion engined vehicles- especially the heavy haulage 80 Ton load!

 This was the world record attempt for the greatest gathering of Steam Rollers

They come thich and fast at the M1 of the GDSF- great to see them working up the hill!

Is this Scammell agile or what?

 You could even have rides behind them!

 The line up of Showmans Engines is fantastic.

 The last and only green Burrell to be made.

 The Mighty Mortier- the sound from this has to be heard.

One of the first JCB's I think.

Earlier shots follow.

 This engine is particulary close to me. It was once owned by my fathers best friend. It is a Wallis and Stevens engine and was supplied as a convertable.This meant that it had a saddle in front of the engine which could take a roller which was how dads mate had it some fifty years ago. I believe it was aquired from Mark Loder of Bournemouth and is now resident in Ringwood.A Dorset registered engine.

These are a selection of road engines taken around Dorset.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi there!
I was interested to see your photos of engine - Wallis and steevens Alice. I would be interested to know who your father was and his relationtion to the engine. The engine is infact not a convertable but was a tractor, converted to a roller during the war for rolling the airfields and now turned back to her origional form.