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

Saturday, July 02, 2011


 After a raft of wagons and road vehicles its time to turn to the Hymek kit. Cast by Bruce Smetham, it was my intention to build the £mm Society chassis for this. However I have looked at the etching and bits for this kit and have decided to take the easy way out and fit a Halling Motor Bogie.
These excellent little mechanisms are designed to power Trams. They are adjustable as well, so this will just about do for the Hymek.
A while was spent cleaning out the window aperatures and cleaning up the base of the body.
A quick coat of primer lets us see the bits that need
a bit more work.
The marking for handrails has already been done so its just a matter of drilling out the holes.
This is my first Diesel in 3mm so it will be a steep learning curve to hopefully make it ride correctly.

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