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

Friday, August 09, 2013

Swanage-an update.

 After checking that the electrics were sound, our attention was drawn to the lining up of the two boards.
Here we were stopped in our tracks! the track at baseboard edge was showing signs of a switchback ride so further checks were made.
The edge of the level didnt touch all the way along the track- the Sundela has sagged.
Lengthy discussion ensued about what to do. Checking the possibility of removing the buildings intact made us decide that we have no option but to replace the baseboards. We had previously decided that maybe the frame needed some work but this has caused a major re-think. There is nothing worse that uneven track especially on an exhibition layout. So reluctantly we have drawn up some plans to remove the track and relay on a fresh base.
This will not be a quick job-or one we really wanted- but realism must be the deciding factor and a switchback ride is not one we want- This will take time but we are in no hurry!

More pictures, taken by John O'Dell are today published on Teignfords site . Click on link to the left.

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