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Author Topic: Bordon (SR) and the Longmoor Military Railway, East Hampshire  (Read 2119 times)

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Re: Bordon, East Hampshire
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2017, 07:34:44 pm »
Nice thing about having a Dad that also has an interest in model railways is the hand me downs so when it came to point motors. I was given a collection on the Peco solenoid motors, but, I had the intention of going the route of using Tortoise point motors so have been busy mounting Tortoise and Peco point motors, using the Peco in the fiddle yard. This then led to an attempt at a control panel .
For the main section:

The fiddle yard:


The panel is embossed and colour coded green for the Southern and blue for the LMR


To continue the aim for a layout the would be exhibited the control panels need to be removable so all the wiring has been routed through some connectors I purchased.
 
There are spare terminals as I intend to use working signals.
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 #16 on: November 05, 2017, 07:43:11 pm »
Looks like a very neat job :thumbsup: :envy:

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Re: Bordon, East Hampshire
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2017, 09:54:53 pm »
Looking very good 👍
Thereís the right way, the wrong way, and the Railway...

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Re: Bordon, East Hampshire
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2017, 05:21:26 pm »
Thanks again for all the kind comments.

After seeing the post in the N-gauge tutorials about making a TruckCam, thanks @cjdodd for the advice.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=38431.0)

I purchase a wireless spy camera from a well known bidding sight and, after a couple of hiccups, got it all setup had a test.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqnPPfV4oFg&t=11s

Sure it will look better when its finished  ;D

I have been looking into what loco's I can use on the LMR and have purchased a Union Mills Dean Goods. As the loco would have been repainted for the LMR I thought why not carrying out an extra bit of detailing.
Have been working on adding some brake gearand these are the efforts so far.





I have still got to add the braking shoes and create a way of attaching the upper pivot point so I am still able to remove the lower section of the loco.

Thanks for looking
Dan



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

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Re: Bordon and the Longmoor Military Railway, East Hampshire
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2017, 07:17:49 pm »
After a number of failed attempts at making the brake shoes for the 0395 I have started on other areas of detailing. First up was adding hand rails, toolboxes and brake adjusters on the tender.

I also added a coupling hook and vacuum pipe.

Wasn't happy with the size of the vacuum pipe so made on up using some brass rod and wire strand.

The loco that I am trying to emulate is the WD 156 that was sent to Longmoor for use in training purposes. Having found a picture i descovered that it was equiped with a Westinghouse pump so have been working on that as well.




I have also been working on adding Electromagnet uncoupling to the layout.
After trying a couple of different manufactures I have settled on the D.G. couplings and have been able to mount them to some of the loco's and rolling stock, with minor alterations to the coupling.
Below is a video of the couplings in action.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg0zchTlSZc


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

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Re: Bordon and the Longmoor Military Railway, East Hampshire
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2017, 08:01:41 pm »
Cracking work on the Dean Goods. You've more patience than me.  :)

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Re: Bordon and the Longmoor Military Railway, East Hampshire
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2017, 07:04:33 pm »
Thanks @JohnN. I found a picture in the book Allied Military Locomotives of the 2nd world war of a Dean Goods (GWR 2487) which was renumbered WD159 and sent to Longmoor for training purposes in 1939 so have been basing alterations on the that.
Still not happy with the brake shoes but got to a stage where I was happy to give it a base coat.


Have also started to pick out some of the details.

Have now got to locate some WD decals before continuing so made up a set of DG couplings and put it all together for a test run which was successful  :claphappy:

Have had a terrier awaiting conversion to DCC and finally felt confident enough to take it apart and install the chip. Made up a video, shown below, and am happy with the result just needs a bit of fine tuning.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OS2RxLEzrE&t=2s
My layout build: Bordon Light Railway http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39031.0

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Re: Bordon and the Longmoor Military Railway, East Hampshire
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2017, 10:02:23 pm »
Do you have any heat issues with prolonged running. My chipped Terrier gets hot after 5 to 10 minutes. I've put it in the 'to be sorted later' pile.  :hmmm:

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Re: Bordon and the Longmoor Military Railway, East Hampshire
« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2017, 07:39:11 pm »
Do you have any heat issues with prolonged running. My chipped Terrier gets hot after 5 to 10 minutes. I've put it in the 'to be sorted later' pile.  :hmmm:

Fortunately I haven't come across any heat issues yet mainly because it would only be running for 20-30 seconds. Might have to give it a go on the test oval and see.
My layout build: Bordon Light Railway http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39031.0

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Re: Bordon and the Longmoor Military Railway, East Hampshire
« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2017, 08:57:51 pm »
OK. I'd be interested in how you get on. I initially put the overheating down to the tightness of the install. There's not much room inside those Terriers.  :hmmm:

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Re: Bordon and the Longmoor Military Railway, East Hampshire
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2018, 07:26:57 pm »
Since my last post I have passed the year 1 date of the start of my layout. I have been researching the rolling stock and other bits concerning the LMR and SR during my time period.
With pictures in hand I have set about planning the terrain and after deciding on and finding a source of styrofoam, a local caravan shop, I have set about adding the landscape.


Think abit of trimming is required  :D

Have also, today, added the dirt road that ran across the yard.

Will sand down and blend in once dry.

My dad has also been working on the signals


When he brought the rail built one across to show me the progress I had to try it for size in situe.



I have also tried my hand at my first brass kit and purchased this NER birdcage brake van from B H Enterprises at a local show recently


I plan on adding it to the breakdown train, a little out of the area but will be applying rule 1 and the fact that the LMR used stock from all over for training.  ;)


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

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Re: Bordon and the Longmoor Military Railway, East Hampshire
« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2018, 09:33:41 pm »
Congrats to you and your Dad on the fine brass work :thumbsup:

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Re: Bordon and the Longmoor Military Railway, East Hampshire
« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2018, 11:01:57 pm »
Fantastic work. Please do keep the updates and pics coming.

Roy

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Re: Bordon and the Longmoor Military Railway, East Hampshire
« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2018, 11:16:52 pm »
Hello!
Iíve spent a fair few nights on Longmoor MOD, Iím sure I have some photos of when we defended a train. Iíll have a look tomorrow, the layout looks fabulous!
Regards,
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Re: Bordon, East Hampshire
« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2018, 04:42:19 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:


Hi Dan, I too went with NCE power cab ... and like the Cab-holder you've made!

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.

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Thanks again for all the support.
Dan


That looks like some interesting geological features in the sub-strata there!  ???

Great progress on your first ever layout, am following with interest to see the next developments!

Cheers  :beers:


 

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