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, October 10, 2011

Dorset Group Meeting.

No pictures today.
The October meeting was dominated, understandably, by Westfest. The accounts are in and it is reported that we made a modest profit- not bad for a first attempt. Some expenditure was a one off that would be a benefit if we hold another 3mm exhibition. The suggestion that we have a junior 'Drive your own train' layout was considered and felt to be a worthwhile idea.
Attendance was about what was expected and ways of improving this was explored. It was felt that the advertising was extensive and little could be done to better the coverage. Three out of the four big Modelling magazines carried entries in their 'Diary Dates', The Echo local newspaper carried a piece about the show a few days before and fliers were available at all reasonable distance shows some time in advance.
The practical displays were very successful with much interest shown. These could be expanded on and indeed some were keen to attend again.All in all we felt that the day was a success and discussion ensued whether we would do it again.
The modelling side wasn't forgotten , Steve's new layout wiring was mapped out, couplings assembled and a innovative uncoupling system demonstrated by Nigel.
We hope to make a splah at the West Byfleet meeting so watch this space.

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