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, January 08, 2013

January Dorset Group Meeting.

 Firstly I must appologise to those present that I forgot my camera. A new venue and I was looking forward to relaying some images of our new home- moving on!
Six members attended and the general concensus was that we have made the right move. Further for some I know but the facilities far outweigh the disadvantages.
Nigel brought St Agnes to do some more wiring- the layout is due to appear at the Bournemouth Show but so far no official invite has been forthcoming- very unprofessional!
Dave has decided to use proprietry track on his Irish Narrow Gauge layout due to issues with his handbuilt track. Robert was working on his 'O' Gauge bridge for the Purbeck Group layout. Colin produced his latest purchases, LSWR M7 and coaches.
I took the opportunity to move the starter signal on Teignford. This involved making a slot in the platform and a new hole in the baseboard for it to fit. Thanks are due to John Boocock for pointing this out before I went any further- power of the Blog!
Altogether a fruitful afternoon with ample space and good refreshment facilities- Roll on February 2nd when we have our annual Bring and Buy.

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