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

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


 All trains need lamps. the selection of 3mm Lamps is not great. The top photo shows a 3SMR cast product which has been painted. The silver lenses are for headcodes and the red for rear warning.
These are to be attached to the stock I have been building recently. The red lense lamps are to go on the Brake Vans, the silver lensed ones to locos.
An alternative is to use ready made 2mm Scale lamps produced by Springside.
These come on a card, stuck on with double sided tape so removing them must be carefully done.
One advantage of the Springside offering is that they are attached to the sprue with  a stalk.This I keep as long as possible and attach to a loco footplate by
drilling a similar sized hole and just superglueing in place. Springside do a fair range of lamps in different company styles and scales. The ones I have used are for GWR and BR types.
The difference in size can be seen, I am undecided which is the best in the way of scale although the 2mm offerings are better detailed. Your thoughts would be appreciated. I must post a comparison when they are fitted to their intended wagons.

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