Ashurst Brickworks Light Railway
Owner: Peter Rednall
Scale: 4mm Narrow Gauge
Area Modelled: Sussex Coast
Era / Period: 1950s
Size of Layout: 4ft x 2ft
Total Operating Area: 8ft x 5ft
Number of Operators: 2
Insurance Value: £2,000
Cost of Transport: Fuel for one car
Power Requirements: 240v power supply for transformer / light
Other Notes: Insurance covers layout and rolling stock, 6ft x 2ft 6in table supplied
Ashurst is an imaginary village nestled alongside a narrow estuary on the Sussex coast. The availability of good quality brick making clays in the local area stimulated the building of a narrow gauge light railway to transport the handmade bricks to the awaiting coastal ships. Shortly after its opening the railway management decided to open the line to passengers to serve nearby isolated communities.
Time has moved on and we now view the railway as it is in the 1950s. Trains continue to run in their time honoured way, but for how much longer before it succumbs to the lorry and a possible future in preservation?
The layout has featured in Railway Modeller (October 2013) and British Railway Modelling (September 2014).
Name: Peter Rednall
Address: 2 Broad Cottages, Broad Road, Wickham St. Pauls, Halstead, Essex, CO9 2PG
Telephone: 01787 269582
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