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, July 20, 2013

3MM Society 50 Something Challenge.

 I mentioned in a recent post that the Chairman of the 3MM Society had kicked off his entry for the 50th Anniversary challenge.
So- I cleared out the shed the other day and I don't know why but the 50 something challenge crossed my mind.
I have had an idea for a while now so, with a few bits of wood that were going to be thrown away, I have made the baseboard!
Glued and precision steel dowels (nails) were used throughout giving a sturdy base on which to work.
The 50 Something? It scales out at 50ft sq in 3MM.
This got me thinking further- should I attempt to finish this in 50 minutes? I may give it a go timing how long the thing takes to complete- must draw up a plan though.

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