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

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cambridge Custom Transfers.

John Isherwood of Cambridge Custom Transfers has had some problems with his web server and has had to relocate to http://www.cctrans.org.uk/ .
Same product-

Monday, October 20, 2014

Teignford on the road.

Next weekend, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October sees
us at Taunton for the Taunton Rail-Ex.Looking forward to getting
up at the crack of dawn to drive for a couple of hours to set up a
 layout and play trains for the weekend- its a dirty job but
someone- or many- have to do it.
So do drop by and say hello- coffee would go down well!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

3MM Society Mixed Traffic 197 October 2014.

The latest edition of the in house 3mm Society magazine-Mixed Traffic has hit the doormat!
Something different this time as the cover is adorned with a wonderful picture of Ian Fraser's Conchi Bridge, part of his Chilean metre gauge layout.More details are then recounted and more splendid pictures.
Following a nostalgic editorial, Richard Brice adapts the Tri-ang Utility Van into a Scenery Van or 'Elephant'. Ted Boocock educates us on the correct signalling for junctions whilst Adrian Westbury makes a Roxey Mouldings 3mm scale 3SUB EMU- something I, and many others I suspect, didn't know was available in 3mm scale.Dave Hancock looks at discovering a back issue seller of model railway magazines and reminisces about early layouts in the premier scale. A couple of photos show locos from early layouts of that era plus some of current layouts from various members.
Mike Evans has submitted a couple of inspiationl photos from Somerset, one from the S&D and the other from the preserved West Somerset Railway. Eric Brutons classic photos reaches Album 119 with a GER J15 at Cambridge and Urie S15 30504 at Basingstoke.
The 3mm version of the PECO bufferstop is converted for use in14.2mm gauge by Nigel Brown whilst Bryan Erde describes a poor mans Hold-and-Fold from easily aquired bits and pieces.
Matchbox Vehicles are listed for 3mm Scale- this is something recently discussed on the 3mm e-group- I have my own opinions but will keep them to myself!
Add to this Blast Pipe, an insight into members thoughts on the 50 something challenge and a few reminders of recent items available sees a well balanced edition of which editor John Sutton should be proud.
The Newsletter should also be mentioned, recent products plus details of upcoming events make next year a very busy one.  Local Groups are very active and seem to be swelling in numbers- they really are a way to expand one's knowledge and skills.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Getting Ready.

 At the last group meeting, Nigel had progressed with his next project.
Can't remember the name but it is his entry for the 50 something challenge for next years 50th anniversary of the 3mm Society.
A two level layout which has some interesting possibilities.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Parkstone Goods Shed.

Colins next project involves the Goods Shed at Parkstone on the ex-LSWR main line west of Bournemouth.
This is the almost finished building- a great effort and the result of much research.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Dorset Group Meeting October 2014.

A couple of 'willing' helpers . Keep it up lads!

Monday, October 06, 2014

Dorset Group Meeting October 2014.

 The October meeting was taken up with the visit of Steve Flint of Railway modeller.
He came to our meeting place- Furzebrook Village Hall, to take some shots of Teignford for inclusion in ailway Modeller scheduled for next February.
An interesting few hours were had and a lot learnt about the art of photography and an insight into a Model Railway magazine editors work.
The opportunity was taken to take some shots of Nigels St Piran- hopefully to appear later next year.
A couple more shots next time!!

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Barry Island .

 Recently had some time to spare whilst working in Swansea. So took myself along to Barry Island, had an ice cream , saw Nesta's Slots and the Barry Island Railway.
No steam today though just a very tidy site with obvious GWR parentage- did see an Arriva Trains DMU though.
To think that nearly fifty years ago, this place was filling up with the discarded steam engines that Dai Woodham had the foresight to not cut up but envisage them all rising again to not only fulfill a full working life but to entertain several new generations on the workings of our heritage.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Useful box from Block and Quayle.

Recently I have been doing some merchandising work in B&Q's all over the South and West
( European tour-well Wales).
This means that first hand knowledge is remembered for purchase on over sixties day each Wednesday.
This box costs Eight quid- Seven pounds Twenty on a Wednesday!