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, September 21, 2011

Westfest 2011 Part Deux.

 Following on from the last post- here we see the exhibitors that provided an opportunity to see how various modelling processes are carried out.
This see's Peter White, our Wheelwright, showing some of the excellent locos he has built and the way that the wheels and valve gear are fitted.
 Dereck Bartlett adding some finishing touches to another of his 3mm Buses. In shot are some of the many kits made by him. Many examples have been found by Dereck, not necessarily meant for our scale.
 Our Honary guest Tom Rayner-The Weatherman.
Tom kindly agreed to weather some of the members wagoms to show that his methods are suitable for all scales.
Tom so enjoyed himself that he is to attend a future Dorset Group meeting to enable us to follow his methods and weather our own rolling stock.
 Bob Brown is shown concentrating on construction of a building for his next layout- sorry Bob- can't remember the name!
He also had examples of loco's and rolling stock built by him and the methods he uses.
Finally today, Trevor Cooke is building a replica of Bodmin (GWR) in 3mm scale.
Here we see the shell of the model station building and the roof with chimneys added.
The plans he is working from are shown on the left of the picture.
Trevor has built up a wealth of information to enable him to make a near exact replica of the station and its environs.

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