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, July 25, 2011


 Back to the coaches- the CCU's have been built so its time to add a little relief to them.
These come in the shape of side frames and are cast white metal. These are for 7ft bogies and are for the coaches shown in earlier entries.
As seen in the top photo, these come as part of a complete white metal kit and so the mounting lugs must be removed so the faces are flat and clean. Then the axle boxes need opening out to  ensure that the pin-point bearings will fit snugly inside.Make sure that all faces are clean then apply Superglue to the bearing
and the sideframes, make sure the sideframe is
correctly positioned and apply pressure to cure glue-Simples!
One problem that I had not thought of was that of clearance of the bogies to the coach chassis-there isn't any! So the mounting plates will have to come off and a bit more clearance added to lower the mounting plate-Oh well !

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