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

Monday, July 15, 2013

Mixed Traffic July 2013.

This quarters Mixed Traffic arrived a couple of days ago.
This issue, Number 192, is up to its usual high standards starting with an editorial, by John Sutton, discussing the 75th Anniversary of Mallard setting the world speed record for steam locomotives and the GEM model released a srprisingly long time ago.
With details of the 2013 AGM and the chairman, Wim Harthoon getting the ball rolling for the 50th Anniversary challenge the rest of the content is similarly inspiring.
Stephen Moor continues with the BR Class 5 build whilst Howard Love builds the Worsley Works GWR footbridge. David Schiebaan relates the creation of a new chassis building jig and Dennis Smith describes his layout move to France. Another Smith, this time Alan, relates his building of a Crane Runner Wagon.
Add to this some excellent photography of competition entries and more evocative shots by Eric Bruton.
There is little room left for the usual Blastpipe and Q&A's but an absorbing read as usual.
The day before MT arrived, the sad news was recieved of the passing of Peter Gentle. I was priviledged to have met Peter on many occasions and  considered him to be one of lifes Gentlemen. Nothing was too much trouble,  encouragement and advice being freely given. He was responsible for several buildings at Pendon and many memorable layouts many of which were published in the Model Railway Press.

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