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, September 23, 2008

New Layout

Following on from the success of Hennock, I have commenced on a new layout. It is a continuous run of 11ft X 4'6'' based again on British Railways (Western Region). The track plan is similar to Buckfastleigh but has an additional bay platform from which a Southern Region M7 with Maunsell Push Pull set will operate. No name yet but is West Country themed. Track laying is almost complete and wiring will commence shortly

Morris Commercial

Areally fine casting by Worsley Works

Following several observations, I have repositioned the Water Tower and signal on the downside platform. Sorry about the poor photo.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Some time since last post

Due to my camera losing it's connecting lead, I have been unable to provide new pix. New camera is now in action but my proficiency with it is somewhat questionable.
On Friday last, I participated in a mini-exhibition at Purbeck Model Railway group at Harmons Cross next to the Swanage Railway line. I took the oportunity to test new camera and I attach some of the results.
Will post on a more regular basis as I also attended the AGM of the 3mm Society on Saturday, 17th May. Ipurchased a Brynkits 2251 Collett kit. This also came with motor and gearbox-a great bargain! Parts to complete ongoing projects were also obtained so there is no excuse to finish those items.