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

Sunday, August 04, 2013

August Dorset Group Meeting.

 This months meeting gave us the opportunity to examine Swanage in greater depth. Nigel checked all the electrics which, bearing in mind the time elapsed since the layout was last used, worked.
This included several H&M point motors which positively fired first time. The two transformers located underneath the boards also were found to be electrically safe.
We had a welcome visitor, John O'Dell who braved the summer traffic to be with us. He brought with him a selection of Southern Region items, some of which are illustrated.
I was particularly impressed with his
Gate Set and Maunsell conversions of 1959 vintage. Some books he also showed us illustrated the earlier push pull set on the Swanage Brance in maroon livery a year after the introduction of the 59 Maunsell conversions.
The Standard 4 tank also set your writer with the wish for one of those- impressively built.
More later on our inspections of Swanage but juust enjoy todays pictures.

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