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, June 29, 2015

Boards completed!

Displaying IMG_0187.JPGAt last the three boards for the 3mm version of East Boldre are complete. Just the choclate blocks to attach to hold the leg stays- must pop out to the shed.
So- Teignford is due to come to our next meeting to have the lighting worked out- have the electrics, just nothing to hang them on.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Something for the weekend?

Have Been meaning to make an end board to transport Teignmouth in the car. As it was the 
layout could get damaged- or driving very carefully or slow.
So- a few minutes work with a saw, hammer and a drill saw a piece of ply cut then holes drilled to accomodate the protruding securing bolts. The hammer? Well you just beat the wood against the ply and that shows where the holes should go- works too!!Displaying IMG_0186.JPG 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Bodmin General 2015

  1. View from the car park- shows how short this platform really was- maybe a layout idea?

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Bodmin General 2015

No Numbers i'm afraid but probably available on Preserved Loco sites.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Bodmin General

 Three days- an image of Bodmin General taken in June 2015-each day

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Dorset Group June 2015 Meeting.

My thanks must go to Nigel for sending me these
 images of work progressing on Swanage .
I was unable to attend due to my youngest daughters wedding- she was the one responsible for my introduction to 3mm.
By the looks of it this is a Worsley Works 2-6-4t chassis- a stalwart of the branch in later BR days.

Next meeting will see more work plus Teignford needs some lights for it's trip to Warley so a busy next meeting.

Also I need to redo the frame keeping the boards apart in the car.

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Hornby said they were considering TT!


I tried to get a consencus of opinion on this subject.

Several who should know better were quite insulting.

Please read this and I would appreciate some apologies- but I doubt they have the guts!