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

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Southampton Model Railway Exhibition.

 A good couple of days were spent at SMRC 2012 exhibition. The venue was warm and spacious, just as well because the Saturday was very busy.
Some 50 odd stands were present including twenty two layouts.
My operating colleague Nigel, patiently assisted-he's still smiling in this photo anyway.
Saturday was a little fraught because Hennock had spent the night previous in the back of the car and took a little time to warm up-bit like us really!
The only other problem was the left hand fiddle yard deciding not to play on the Sunday. This Nigel identified as a dry joint and it was quickly fixed.

 This shows a busy time with the branch goods being shunted- I am very pleased with the Mica's, an excellent model.
 Nigel's 45XX at the water tank, this makes a good cameo photo I think.
Lane Rage!
Someone has to back down and it looks from the Tractor drivers folded arms that it won't be him!

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