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, May 22, 2013

3mm Scale R-T-R!

No it's not April 1st- so no sniggering at the back!
I must make it clear from the outset that this is a request for feedback and NOT a formal intention.
Hornby have an interest in all things model railways. Simon Kohler was inspired by the 3mm models displayed at the Alexandra Palace exhibition. This led to a discussion with the Society Chairman about various aspects of 3mm models currently available.
Part of the conversation was to ask that if Hornby were to produce a newly tooled model what should it be. A loco or a piece of rolling stock? The suggestion being that the 3MM membership could be asked the question and from those answers recieved Hornby would be able to see the feasability of such a project.
I will reitterate that this does NOT mean that Hornby will be plunging headlong into 3mm, just asking the question.
To open it up more, and to get ,perhaps, a wider concensus this post has been made to encourage wider opinion.
To voice your opinion, which will be passed to Simon Kohler, please please select the options shown on the left.
 This is your chance- don't lose it!
This post has been made with the full knowledge and permission of Simon Kohler of Hornby.

1 comment:

Alan said...

Hornby to produce 3mm scale models? I hope they do. 3mm scale is the ideal size. N scale can be fiddly, with OO scale too big. If Hornby do produce 3mm scale, I hope they use 14.2mm gauge, to stick with 12mm gauge will be an golden opportunity lost to get away from the incorrect 12mm gauge.