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

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Your Model Railway Village.

 Yes I know this isn't 3MM!
However- bear with me. I happened to visit Smiffs and ASDA (Other retail outlets are available) yesterday and this seemed to be lurking everywhere. It is of course another partwork- very similar to one last year.
At the moment as well as the 3mm stuff- I am building a layout for No 1 grandson for Christmas. I have track, trucks and a couple of engines but no carriages-Result!
So for £3.99 a throw it seemed churlish not to relieve said shops of three of these. Then late last night I found some more in our local convenience store-One Stop.
Whilst not as good as some recent offerings they look good ,have metal wheels that are round and up to date couplings PLUS a length of straight track! The track seems to be a non standard length reminiscent of some ROCO offerings.
It really is worth seeking out these although does anyone want the blurb that goes with them?
The parentage of this coach isn't easy to ascertain-it seems a bit of a hotchpotch although it could be argued that existing drawings were used. It certainly doesn't match current offerings. One could be churlish and complain that the underframe isn't opened out but for starters it ain't bad- Grandson will be pleased Christmas Day!

No running numbers are affixed making it easy to brand for your chosen region.Self coloured plastic is reasonable but the roof could do with a darker colour.

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