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Gestup St Anne

Owned By: Derek Reeve
Gauge: O:16.5
Scale: 7mm Narrow Gauge
Area Modelled: North Essex / Suffolk Border
Period: Late 1950s, early 1960s
Size of Layout: 10ft x 6ft (including operating space)
Number of Operators: 2
Insurance Value: 4,000
Cost of Transport: Petrol for 1 Car
Power Requirements: One 13 amp plug socket

Description of Layout

Gestup St Anne is based on the village I was born and raised in. The village of Gestingthorpe is in the north of Essex about 5 miles from Sudbury on the Essex / Suffolk border.

Gestup was the local name for the village. The layout is an autobiography of my life in model form. Featuring all the houses I have lived in, the school I attended and other buildings I have an affection for.

There never was a railway at Gestingthorpe, but one was planned in the late 1800s to link Melford and Thaxted. All the buildings are scratch-built and most of the rolling stock. Some of the locomotives are kits and some have scratch-built bodies onto ready-to-run chassis.

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Contact Details

For more information on this layout, please contact:

Derek Reeve
13 Station Road
Sible Hedingham

Telephone: (01787) 461224



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