Butley Quay

Owner: Peter Rednall

Gauge: 009

Scale: 4mm Narrow Gauge

Area Modelled: East Suffolk

Era / Period: 1950s

Size of Layout: 5ft x 2ft

Total Operating Area: 6ft x 5ft

Number of Operators: 2

Insurance Value: £3,500

Cost of Transport: Fuel for one car

Power Requirements: 240v power supply for transformer / light

Other Notes: Insurance mainly covers rolling stock, 6ft x 2ft 6in table supplied

Layout Description

Butley Quay is a small through station on the imaginary narrow gauge East Suffolk Light Railway departing from the mainline at Melton and terminating at Orford. The line was built to serve the coastal 'Sandlings' area of Suffolk for local agriculture and trade. The arrival of the railway encouraged the growth of the small port and town alongside the Butley River.

The model represents the railway in the early 1950s when services are still quite busy. The railway has acquired a range of locos and rolling stock from other lines which have closed, hence the variety of liveries to complement the company’s own apple green engines and red and cream coaches. 

The layout has featured in 009 News (January 2018) and Railway Modeller (April 2019). 

Contact Details

Name: Peter Rednall

Address: 2 Broad Cottages, Broad Road, Wickham St. Pauls, Halstead, Essex, CO9 2PG

Telephone: 01787 269582

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