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, January 30, 2015

Mixed Traffic-198- January 2015.

Starting the fiftieth year of the 3mm Society, the January edition of Mixed Traffic has arrived.
The editor, John Sutton reminisces about his trip to the first 3mm Society meeting, the day before Valentines Day 1965 and continues suggesting the intended published words in this years editions.
In a varied edition Roger Pells describes the first installment of a 3mm layout from the sixties whilst Nigel Brown adapts a couple of Society wagon kits from drawings of Rhymney Railway prototypes.
Richard Osborne guides us through the creation of transfer lettering for PO wagons using computer software and Crafty Paper.

Photographs include some classic shots of models and some not so classic of young members!
Hoath Hill Mark 3 is a reduced version of Peter Bossums celebrated layout whilst Chris Ellis looks back at the early days of TT3.
As usual there are a couple of Eric Bruton's classic photos, this time the subjects being a Jubilee on a goods train and a Black Five near Eden Valley Junction on the northern climb to Shap Summit.
An informative Blast Pipe, Bits & Pieces and Tail Lamp wrap up another credit to the editor- but the best bit is kept for the back cover-a photo of Siddington North Signal Box made by Peter Gentle. Peter was one of the most loyal and accomplished members and I had the pleasure to spend time with him on several occasions.

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