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

Monday, June 06, 2011

Westfest 2011

I have at long last finalised the details for this years 3mm Scale Westfest which is being held in Bournemouth.
Six layouts drawn from South Western area groups, this years show will include Steelworks, Llams-y-nit, Hollow Fosse, Yeoton Wharf, Dunkton Coombe and a tram layout-Lambeth Walk.There will also be a layout in progress with modelling demonstration.
Also attending will be 3SMR specialist trader, Tom Rayner- The Weatherman and Peter White demonstrating wheel assembly. For 3mm Society members the Society Shop, Track Sales and a limited Secondhand Sales.Due to tax reasons these are not open to Non-Members but you can join on the day for an annual subscription of £20.
There should be ads in all the mainstream magazines which echo the show details-
Saturday 17th September. Corpus Christi School, Christchurch Road, Boscombe Bournemouth BH7 6AN ( visitors car park) Open from10.30 till 17.00 there will be light refreshments available and, wheelchair access is to all areas. Admission is £2 per person.
Many of the demonstrations are applicable to all scales as well as gauges.
Hope to see viewers of the Blog attend, please make yourselves known-criticism is always welcome !

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