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

Friday, March 16, 2012

Swindon Exhibition 2012.

 When I am at an exhibition I always look for ideas to pinch or something really catches my eye.
I have a soft spot for Irish Railways, my other half is from that fair Isle. Her home town has a long closed railway station and a long time ago I took some photos before the inevitable happened and it was redeveloped. However, it is still very easy to follow the route of this long closed branch and a lot of the infrastructure still exists.
I digress, this layout , Valencia Harbour by Andy Cundick, captures perfectly the bleakness of many Irish branch lines and also uses my much favoured Worsley Works products. One of the locos is a widened gauge Hornby Jinty.

 The other layout that caught my imagination is Wood Street in O Gauge by Swindon MRC.
This well thought out industrial siding captures real atmosphere and demonstrates that the same amount of room needed for O gauge can be fitted into an OO gauge space.
Thanks to the Swindon Club for an excellent show with a tasty Ploughmans Lunch and the coffee was also excellent.

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