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

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Ex-LMS Plate & Double Bolster Wagon.

 Something a bit different. Hennock has few LWB wagons and I didn't posess this offering made by Parkside Dundas.
As can be seen, the kit comprises of five sprues and some excellent instructions, again by Paul Furner.
The history is quite detailed and references to building problems and possible modification are discussed.
Firstly, the two halves of the wagon floor and chassis are butt joined- this needs time for hardening to ensure a rigid structure.
The chassis is handed enabling the headstocks to fit correctly- get it wrong and they won't fit!
As seen on the left is the chassis joined and the headstocks in place. Once these are adhered the sides will be found to fit in recesses on the body part of the headstock assembly, These fit very neatly and parallel to the floor.
Next installment see's the chassis assembled.

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