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||Sudbury Model Railway Club
|Size of Layout:
||16ft x 6ft
||18ft x 8ft
|Number of Operators:
|Cost of Transport:
||Fuel for 2 Cars
||One 13 amp plug socket
Description of Layout
Stanhem Quay was named in memory of Stan Hemmings, a former club member who sadly died in 2004 during the making of this layout.
He served all his working life as a coach builder at the Derby coach works and was a great friend and source of knowledge to the club.
Stanhem was originally to be a typical East Anglia town with a small quay in a river estuary supporting local industry and the brewing
trade receiving most of its grain by ship. The railway has a passenger terminus, which serves the local town and also a branch line that
accesses the nearby quayside.
The quayside has a busy industrial influence. The small fishing fleet also depends on the railway for the transport of its catch. Also
of interest is the circular fiddle yard to the rear, which enables trains to turn around without uncoupling.
It was later decided to broaden the location to allow a bigger variety of stock to be run. Therefore it could be based anywhere in the
For more information on this layout, please contact Peter Worton:
2 Lambert Drive
Telephone: (01787) 371758
Despite still being under construction, Stanhem Quay attended our annual exhibition in October 2011. Below are some photos of the layout
that were taken on the day.