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

Monday, May 04, 2015

3MM Society Mixed Traffic- April 2015.

Please accept my apologies for the delay in reviewing the latest Mixed Traffic which appeared over two weeks ago.
Edition 199 is a mixture of nostalgia and current thinking. Our editor starts the ball rolling with suggested landmarks in the Society's history . Simply put suggestions are invited for the finest models produced over the last fifty years- with some very worthy examples.
Howard Love looks at his stash of twoits- and recounts the ways in which some were completed after a number of years in varying states of building.Peter Bossum constucts an oil tanker for Hoath Hill whilst Ian Fraser describes the building of one of his articulated Andean Beyer Peacock Meyer locos.
John Carter continues his saga of layout building and John Sutton shows a photo to inspire a street scene worth modelling.
Returning to nostalgia see's two pioneers celebrated and a pair of Eric Brutons photo's of Western Region Halls- there is also a list of Society Officers who have served over the last half century.
Photos include members exhibiting at Southampton Model Railway Exhibition, Bob Browns new layout- Chipping Compton shares the centre pages with Teignford by Steve Fackrell.
Add to this the usual Blastpipe, Bits & Pieces and Tail Lamp and another excellent read has been produced.
There is also some good news about certain wagon kits being offered at half price for a limited time- this will boost the rolling stock-again!!

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