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

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Finished Tractor

Well the tractor is now finished. Painted in the colour of a Massey Harris-I remember having the Dinky one years ago-pure nostalgia.Sorry the pic is a bit blurred-will get used to this camera. Will sit on the tree lined lane on Hennock on its next outing.
Kit is supplied by QRF Models Ltd,Unit 2, Gibbs Marsh Farm, Stalbridge,Dorset,DT10 2RU.
No other connection than a satisfied customer. Take a look at their catalogue there are some gems.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Not another 'B' Set!

After aquiring another 3mm Society kit, I hope
to have improved on my previous efforts.
These photos show how far I have gotten,
taken a couple of evenings to get this far. I
already have the bogies made,having relieved
Nigel of the set off his. I hope this shows how
easy it is to make the excellent 3mm Society kits.
I find it a lot easier than wrestling with digital
cameras-haven't mastered the new Olympus yet.
Suddenly a good picture pops up then it's back
to normal.
Also, I havent a clue how to organise the posts,
the pictures seem to have a mind of their own so
please excuse the seemingly random layout of the posts.

Monday, March 21, 2011

More 3mm Vehicles

Here is an image of the Bedford and Tractor. I believe that the Bedford is about right for 3mm. Yet to be painted and have wheels fitted a bit of fettling was required, quite a solid piece of metal. Comes in four pieces plus five wheels, including horizontally mounted spare.
I remember ,when an apprentice mechanic that many of the breakdown vehikcles were sourced from ex-army vehicles. The company I worked for had an ex military AEC Militant, a six wheel four wheel drive. Quite a beast but would move anything.
QRF list a thornycroft Wrecker that may be OK for 3mm.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

3MM Tractor

Couldn't delay, here is the primed image of my latest addition. A Case Tractor. Many were sold in the UK in the late 40s through to the late 50s so perfect for my needs.
It has been sourced from QRF Models in deepest Dorset. They mainly supply wargaming items, over 3000 of them in fact , but in their lists of 15mm items are a few models of use to us 3Millers. I also have a Bedford which needs a bit more work and be scaled.

3MM Society Mica Kit

Here are a couple of models made from the latest 3mm Society kit. The one on the left is a Dia. X5 as per the kit whilst the other is representative of a Dia. X9. Quite a lot of effort has gone into these including etches for steps and plates attached to the ends and frame.
Coming shortly is a tractor! I have been looking for one in 3mm for some time and have now managed to find a source. At the moment it is still in primer and will soon be painted to represent a Case L42 from which the model is derived. Watch this space.

My latest layout has been revised to be a terminus to fiddleyard in a U Shape.

Hennock is due to appear in 2011 at:-
Wilton-7/8th May
Andover 3/4th September
Weymouth 29/30th October.