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, April 27, 2013


I regularly have a glance at the 3mm items up for grabs on e-bay (other auction sites are available).
What never ceases to fascinate me is the regular codecil that items offered are rare.
It takes only a few minutes to dispel this myth by seeing that two or three other lots are in fact the same type of offering. Recently, there was a 3mm scale Mechanical Horse offered- still packed in the original Keyser wrapper. Had anyone cared to search, they would see that this is a current offering from the 3mm Society Shop- I know as I have three of them and another to build.
If readers consider that the fee for a years membership costs £20 then the range offered and the difference in savings easily makes it an economic move.
That is before you take the Secondhand Sales into the equation- many of the posts deal with these and most of the previous offerings from the 3mm Society  come into stock over a period of time.
So look into it- just because the description says rare- is it really?

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