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

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

We all need support!

 I have always attached the legs to all of my previous layouts and I see no reason to change.
Liking to keep things simple, a method of keeping the legs in place is one that I came across quite by accident a long time ago.
With the legs attached by hinges to the end of each board- one board has two- a way of keeping them in position was considered. Enter the humble screw block available from most DIY outlets at very reasonable cost- these are the things that keep flat pack furniture hopefully at right angles and therefore square.

An elongated Z shaped bar is produced with 3mm diameter rod which has each end bent to a right angle, preferably in the same plane!
These rods are them simply inserted into the blocks which keep the whole lot upright and rigid.
There- said it was simple.

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