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

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Which Way?

 The really time consuming part of building a layout is preparing all the bits and pieces that make a layout believeable.
These signposts and road name boards I picked up some time ago.
Made by Dart Castings, these are to 'N' Gauge. They do look about right for 3mm though.
Computer skills are not my forte however and the names for these took me some time.
For the technically minded the names are printed in Arial and printed at 4 point (think thats right anyway).
To give you some idea of size, the squares on my
 cutting mat are 10mm square.
Painted with Valejo Acrylic White paint and the names stuck on with canopy Glue, the printing probably took the longest to do.
So, it just needs a spot of superglue to complete the 4 poster and they are ready to be located.
The road names are from the same source and made in the same way.
So now we know at least where we are going.

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