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Gestup St Anne
||7mm Narrow Gauge
||North Essex / Suffolk Border
||Late 1950s, early 1960s
|Size of Layout:
||10ft x 6ft (including operating space)
|Number of Operators:
|Cost of Transport:
||Petrol for 1 Car
||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.
For more information on this layout, please contact:
13 Station Road
Telephone: (01787) 461224
Stowmarket Exhibition (April 2009):
Royston Exhibition (November 2010):
Sudbury Model Railway Club Open Day (June 2011):
British Railway Modelling Article (November 2011):
*Article is reproduced with kind permission from British Railway Modelling.