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, December 18, 2014

A new Q!

This is for East Boldre 4mm!
I couldn't resist this South Western Finecast kit on a brass chassis.
Picked up from Ray Heard at the Poole Exhibition, most of the one's I have owned previously had Tri-ang/Hornby or Hornby Dublo chassis in them.
This is different .!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Finished at last.

 After an hour or so see's the hut finished ready for painting.
The frames are very fine as are the window frames- finer to my eye than the Ratio kits.
Even more eager for a 3mm version!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

More Hut!

This see's the roof and sides pieced together.
I used some Phatic glue- I think, to stick it all together.
This glue leaves little, if any, residue so no cleaning up. A thin spout ensures the glue goes where you want it

Friday, December 12, 2014

Greenwood Model Railway SR Hut.

These are just like a wooden jig-saw puzzle.
Cleanly lazer cut the roof, shown here, just slots together.
I must get in touch with Mike or Nick to make me some 3mm ones!
More next time.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Regular Service..........

The big problem with having something new is finding out how the bl---- thing works.
So it is with my new laptop. The keys are in the same place but after that it is al different. This new operating system baffles me- the old one was so easy.
So, the upshot is that I have not found out how to upload pictures so you will have to wait for a few more days to find out about our December Dorset Group meeting.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Just a trailer!

No really it is just a trailer- not for a film but for a Mechanical Horse.
Again one of those things that you can't ignore for a pound!
These are always useful- it means that one can be permanently stuck in position on one of the layouts- something less to forget!

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Etched Brass Windows and Doors.

 It really makes the effort worth while when you find gems such as these lurking ,unwanted around a secondhand stall.
Well these were found there at West Byfleet- lots of etched windows and door's- two are unmarked but one is from Alan at Worsley Works.
These, once cleaned up, will be enough to build the station building for East Boldre with quite a few left over- do I want more- silly question.
More of these make it so much easier to make buildings- more time to play trains!

Monday, December 01, 2014

Build another bridge- I've got an idea!

I am a soft touch when it comes to bargains!
This came from the secondhand stall at West Byfleet and is yet another bus- this time a double decker.
It is, I think, an old Signal Products casting.
I have no instructions but hopefully it will go together in an obvious way- not too taxing for an ageing person!
There are two different radiator castings so it will be down to Mr Google to find which is which.
Hopefully it can represent a vehicle which plied it's trade around Dorset/Hampshire or maybe South Devon.