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Heybridge Wharf

Description based on material supplied by the layout owner

Heybridge Wharf  
Mike Corp 14.2mm gauge 3mm scale

Heybridge Wharf is purely fictitious and is situated somewhere in Suffolk at one of the last inland wharfs still operating. The railway was built under the Light Railways Act as the Hey Light Railway to connect the town of Heybridge to the Great Eastern Main Line via Heybridge Wharf.

The trains from the main line enter Heybridge Wharf via the line between the church and the gas works. This is the end of the line for the stock not allowed to proceed along the tramway to Heybridge Town. Those that are allowed will run round their train and proceed along the tramway squeezed between the gasworks and Colly Tobbold’s brewery. The wharf received one of the last barges still trading but now converted with a diesel engine.

The layout is built of plywood with track by the 3mm Society and points from 3SMR. Points are operated by Hoffmann point motors and couplings are adapted B&B/DG. Stock is from the 3mm Society, Worsley Works, whilst some of the buildings are scratch built, most are super detailed Bilteezi card kits from the 1960’s.


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