Goldhanger

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Goldhanger

   A LAYOUT IN 7MM SCALE BASED ON AN ESSEX VILLAGE

The Kelvedon & Tollesbury Railway opened in 1904 and provided a much needed means of transporting agricultural produce from the Essex marshes to the Great Eastern main line at Kelvedon, and also to the Wilkins jam factory at Tiptree. The line finally closed to all traffic in 1962.

The layout supposes that a line was built from Tiptree to Goldhanger, a village on the River Blackwater, to serve the area further up river from Tollesbury. Although fictitious, the layout is based on K&TLR practice in the 1930ís. The track plan, station building and engine shed bear a passing resemblance to Kelvedon Low Level. The rolling stock is typical of the mixed trains of the period, including the Wisbech & Upwell tram coaches, which were transferred when that line closed.

 

 

 

 

       

                                                        

                                                        

 

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