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Stanhem Quay

Owned By: Sudbury Model Railway Club
Gauge: OO
Scale: 4mm/1ft
Area Modelled: Non Specific
Period: Non Specific
Size of Layout: 16ft x 6ft
Operating Area: 18ft x 8ft
Number of Operators: 4
Insurance Value: £4,000
Cost of Transport: Fuel for 2 Cars
Power Requirements: 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 country.

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Contact Details

For more information on this layout, please contact Peter Worton:

2 Lambert Drive

Telephone: (01787) 371758



PDF File Stanhem Quay Information Sheet
Portable Document Format (145 KB)

Word File Stanhem Quay Information Sheet
Microsoft Word Document (245 KB)

Photo Galleries

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.

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