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Author Topic: Bordon (SR) and the Longmoor Military Railway, East Hampshire  (Read 2128 times)

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Bordon (SR) and the Longmoor Military Railway, East Hampshire
« on: October 11, 2017, 12:21:20 pm »
Hi all. In late February I started a post in Layout Planning with a design for my first ever model railway layout. Over the last 8 months I have been making steady progress so thought I would create a Construction topic.
I settled on a plan I made using Scarm but my Father said he has been using pencil and paper for years and gave me his input.


I set about clearing the spare room and printed out my design to scale and layed it over some pasting tables.


Once happy I made a trip to the local builders merchants with my shopping list.


I then set about making up the frame work. I decided to go with ply as the base as the layout will be split into three parts for transporting and, hopefully, exhibition.

I even had a helping hand from the better half.


After many cups of tea, and maybe a couple of stronger refreshments, I ended up with:

A trip to the model shop saw the track purchased and for the first time in my life I started to lay my track  :)


I then carried on my research into power, points, control and rolling stock, but that's all to follow.
Thanks for looking through.


« Last Edit: April 14, 2018, 03:53:26 pm by danmk1 »
My layout build: Bordon Light Railway http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39031.0

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Re: Bordon, East Hampshire
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 12:37:39 pm »
Hi danmk1,
Looking great. I will watch your progress. Keep up the good work.
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Re: Bordon, East Hampshire
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 12:54:02 pm »
Excellent progress. Great to see the 'heavy engineering' under way :)

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Re: Bordon, East Hampshire
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 01:22:02 pm »
Really good to see your progress.
Please keep the updates coming.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Bordon, East Hampshire
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2017, 04:34:26 pm »
A great start there, keep up the good work.

Cheers, Timmo
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Re: Bordon, East Hampshire
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 07:22:50 pm »
Some very nice joinery work on the baseboards.

Your father's plan is much better than any of my efforts.

I look forward to seeing this layout develop.

I used to know Bordon but, sadly, haven't been there for years.

All good wishes.

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Re: Bordon, East Hampshire
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2017, 07:30:24 am »
Good start Dan.  :thankyousign:

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Re: Bordon, East Hampshire
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2017, 07:58:50 am »
A very interesting project!  :thumbsup:

Following along here in Australia!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Bordon, East Hampshire
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2017, 08:33:27 am »
Hi Dan,

All looking good. I live about 3 miles away from Bordon. Obviously the station is not there anymore but have read a few things about the line when I've been up at Alton.

Looking forward to your progress. You seem like a guy who doesn't muck about. Great stuff.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Bordon, East Hampshire
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2017, 08:09:06 pm »
Thanks all for the kind responses.

Hi Dan,

All looking good. I live about 3 miles away from Bordon. Obviously the station is not there anymore but have read a few things about the line when I've been up at Alton.

Looking forward to your progress. You seem like a guy who doesn't muck about. Great stuff.

Cheers weave  :beers:

I found the background quite interesting but did have a bit of a  :censored: moment when doing research for my first ever layout to find this is the Google earth view of the area, but thats just adds to the 'fun'.  :laugh: :laugh:



My layout build: Bordon Light Railway http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39031.0

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Re: Bordon, East Hampshire
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2017, 07:52:45 am »
Morning Dan,

Thanks for the view. I only moved to this area 2 years ago and never really knew where the station had been. The local tip is in Station Road but that's to the right out of view. None of this is really helping at all but at least there seems to be quite a bit of info on the net about the old line.

It's a shame that the proposed re introduction of the rail line won't happen. They've been knocking down the old Army barracks buildings and building new homes for ages now. I think there will be 2,400 of them but the powers that be seem to think a few more buses and a slight improvement to one of the roundabouts will be fine  :no:

Sorry for the hijack. Am not ranting, just think it's a shame and foolish not to have a railway here again.

Back to your project. Found these, which I'm sure you've seen but for others who haven't. (Your plan looks very good by the way) .....


http://www.starzina.com/Starzina%20Z%20Railways%20Bordon%20and%20Bently%20Bordon%20Station%201957.jpg


http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/b/bordon/bordon_plan.gif

I promise to stop waffling, hijacking and being a general pain now. Enjoy your build and as I said looking forward to more.

Cheers weave  :beers:


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Re: Bordon, East Hampshire
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Re: Bordon, East Hampshire
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2017, 08:44:18 am »
Nice start. I really envy folk who can produce baseboards to that standard. Mine are made by the well known botchitandhope method 😀
Looking forward to more posts
Not sure its supposed to do that

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Re: Bordon, East Hampshire
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2017, 07:50:09 pm »
Thanks all for the kind comments.
I have now 'successfully' laid all the track and, after a visit to Coastal Dcc, now have an NCE powercab for operations and have been able to run my first loco on my own layout  :claphappy:


As the plan is for the layout to be portable I have made the legs removable.


The wooden block under the layout has a captive nut which the legs screw into.


I then thought I would have a break from adding in missing sleepers and started to build my version of the signal box on the LMR platform.
http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/b/bordon/bordon_old2.jpg


This is the only building that I have been able to locate any actual diagrams of so thought it would be a good starting point. Below are some of the in progress shots.




Thanks again for all the support.
Dan
My layout build: Bordon Light Railway http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39031.0

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Re: Bordon, East Hampshire
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2017, 08:39:45 pm »
I was just wondering how you kept the nuts captive, and then saw the next image... so simple when you see the picture. Iím a donut sometimes...

Excellent work.

Cheers, Timmo
« Last Edit: October 22, 2017, 08:22:45 am by pape_timmo, Reason: Spelling mistake »
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