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An EM gauge East Anglian Branch line built by Colin Wilson and exhibited by John Green.

AYTHORPE ST. MARY 

Description: Aythorpe St. Mary is a fictional village in East Anglia. The railway serving it combines ideas from the real Wisbech and Upwell, Kelvedon and Tollesbury and Thaxted branches.

The station facilities are spartan to say the least, with an old coach body in use as a parcels store and lamp room. Tickets would be issued on the train; the coaches had end doors and platforms so the guard could go from coach to coach while the train was moving. The low platforms meant that coaches had to be specially altered.

The locos and rolling stock have mostly been made from kits (not always according to the instructions!). Couplings are 3 link type, with the outer two links soldered together to make them much easier to use. Track is the ply and rivet method, from parts available from the EM Gauge Society. Scenery is made using a variety of methods and materials.

Scale/gauge: 4mm :1ft scale, EM gauge

Size of Layout: 10ft 6in long by 16in wide

Owner: John Green

Please note this layout is no longer available for exhibitions