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

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Fiddle Yard Tested.

And this is the result of all the work.
I had hoped that the fiddleyard would take four coach trains with a tender loco but, with wishing to make it easier to operate the selectors it was not possible. 
I always stick to the size of baseboard decided upon- a moments hotheadedness can lead to years of regret- so I follow the original plan on size.
I am pleased that all the locos with pony trucks and the coach bogies all pass over the rail breaks without problem- running them at full controller speed usually shows up any unevenness- not recommended too often though!
 Wagons seem to cross OK- both being pushed as well as pulled- the former won't happen often but it is worth checking.
The L section screwed to the edges seems to keep the whole lot square so was worthwhile doing.
By the way 30,000 hits was passed the other night- thanks to all those taking the trouble to view- let me know if there is anything in particular that I could help with.

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