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Author Topic: Bordon (SR) and the Longmoor Military Railway, East Hampshire  (Read 4088 times)

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Re: Bordon and the Longmoor Military Railway, East Hampshire
« Reply #30 on: April 14, 2018, 01:52:06 PM »
Thanks for the kind comments.
My wife brought a box home tonight and asked if it would be of any use.


I think I now have enough Mod Roc, i recon, for life  :D
Couldn't resist trying some out on a little section to test.


Hello!
I’ve spent a fair few nights on Longmoor MOD, I’m sure I have some photos of when we defended a train. I’ll have a look tomorrow, the layout looks fabulous!
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Philip


If you do have time that would be wonderful thanks @G_N_E_R.
Next time I will build somewhere that still exists will make research a lot easier  ;D

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

Think the throttle wheel secured the decision for me, and is was also the one the better half liked. The cab holder is actually from KS laser designs, which I purchased at a local shop they were attending.



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:


Looking back at the picture I do think I could have found a nicer bit of wood to put it on  :doh:  :smiley-laughing:

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Re: Bordon (SR) and the Longmoor Military Railway, East Hampshire
« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2018, 03:55:40 AM »
This is an interesting layout idea. Back in the days when I were an Army Cadet we went to Longmoor for our 2 week Annual Camp. This was the 1980s so any trace of the LMR was long gone but the yards were still traceable. I suppose this will become a haunt for 0-6-0 and 2-10-0 Austerities and blue coaches?
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Re: Bordon (SR) and the Longmoor Military Railway, East Hampshire
« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2018, 08:16:24 PM »
This is an interesting layout idea. Back in the days when I were an Army Cadet we went to Longmoor for our 2 week Annual Camp. This was the 1980s so any trace of the LMR was long gone but the yards were still traceable. I suppose this will become a haunt for 0-6-0 and 2-10-0 Austerities and blue coaches?


Thanks I found the history very interesting which is what drew me to the idea. The 0-6-0 and 2-10-0 Austerities and blue coaches will follow. I am aiming for a late 30's look to be able to display the increased traffic arriving from the Southern line to be sent out to Longmoor so loco wise will be various 0-6-0 tank engines a Dean Goods and anything that might have been sent to Longmoor for training use, but my wife did buy me the Longmoor collectors edition set so will be able to switch.

Have been busy continuing the landscape in and around Bordon.



After a visit from my parents and being told off about the state of my Toy room, which took me back about 25 years  :smiley-laughing:, I had a tidy up


Taking a break from sanding down styrofoam I started on the Cattle dock and, from researching the changes over the many years of operation, my Dad thought that from the only picture I could find that it had a LSWR van being used as a storage shed.

(Picture captured taken from the Longmoor Military Railway Volume 1 book)
Luckily I had purchased a couple of these vans from Gramodels at the Peterborough show last year so one will be put to use.



I also tried to replicate a shot from http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/b/bordon/ looking down into the station.



Thanks again to all for the kind comments

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

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Re: Bordon (SR) and the Longmoor Military Railway, East Hampshire
« Reply #33 on: April 29, 2018, 10:14:38 PM »
Hi Dan,

Fantastic work. Love the last two pics.

I would be too scared to model a real place. Have enough trouble in made up land.

Cheers weave  :beers:

PS. I said before that I live very near Bordon and except for not having the Coral betting shop and the Kebab van you're not far off a 2018 look in the first two pics  :D

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Re: Bordon (SR) and the Longmoor Military Railway, East Hampshire
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2019, 06:59:19 PM »
Not quite a year since the last update but I have been advancing as and when time/wife allows.


I have also been sourcing and building some of the rolling stock that was just by the Longmoor Military Railway during my timeframe.
I started of with building a replica of a Breakdown van which the LMR 'inherited' from the ROD in the 1920's


This was built from plasticard sheet

as was the underframe details

When I was happy with my efforts the van was airbrushed with a Revell Dark green.


This was then put aside awaiting decals and further detailing and weathering.

Next up was a Mobile welding van that was converted from an an ex-LSWR passenger luggage van. This time I was in luck as Etched Pixels do a model that was close enough for conversion, the series of books about the LMR regularly refer to how often the rolling stock was adapted during its time of use.

This etched kit had both sets of windows 'planked' off and a chassis was made from a shortened Peco brake van kit.


This, again, has been put aside awaiting decals and further detailing and weathering.

I then switch my attention back the the Southern side of the Bordon branch line and my thoughts were on the Union mills T9 that was sat in the sidings. A lot of the information I found about the T9's referred to the 8 wheel tenders that were used and my thoughts were that if they were moving troops down to Longmoor that maybe my T9 should also be equipped as such.
Feeling brave I purchased a sheet of brass from my local model shop and set about the next project, with the aim of using the original Union mills drive system. Having found a side on view on Google I re scaled the image and set about my first ever Brass scratch build.



Ironically at this stage I was speaking to my Father and he informed me that the T9 is one of his favorite locos and he has an diagram of the tender that I had just finished making  :uneasy:. Amazingly, as far as I was concerned when I compared the measurements it was within the tolerances that I thought "That will be fine"  :D
After adding some detail today I have been able to give it a coat of paint.

Plus I have added Roy the fireman to the Tender.


The plan now is to start detailing up the engine.

Thanks for reading
Dan



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

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Re: Bordon (SR) and the Longmoor Military Railway, East Hampshire
« Reply #35 on: February 25, 2019, 11:10:46 AM »
Excellent work, and that scratch built tender and van are amazing 👍👍

Cheers, Timmo
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Re: Bordon (SR) and the Longmoor Military Railway, East Hampshire
« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2019, 08:03:38 PM »
Excellent work, and that scratch built tender and van are amazing 👍👍

Cheers, Timmo

Thanks Timmo for you kind comment . As I have dicsovered a lot of the rolling stock will have to be sourced as a kit or scratch built.

My plan was to continue with detailing the Union Mills T9 Loco but I received a parcel from Shapeways for a set of gated pull pull coaches to run on the Southern side of Bordon. I've had to make up an underframe to fit the shells but this also timed itself well with an order from Etched Pixels which included some bogies for the set so since my last update I have been busy detailing the coaches.

Over the weekend I have been able to lay down a base coat on the rear drive unit.


I have also started altering a M7 for pushpull running.



Thanks again for the reading

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

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Re: Bordon (SR) and the Longmoor Military Railway, East Hampshire
« Reply #37 on: April 03, 2019, 10:52:26 AM »
Whilst working on the push pull set I had a thought “I could move the decoder in to one of the coaches and get a sound chip”. After a successful meeting with the finance manager (aka Wife) I was allowed to get the required parts.
Have been trial fitting and even the better half thinks is was a good idea. “It’s cute” she said  :D
A short clip of the train running.
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My layout build: Bordon Light Railway http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39031.0

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Re: Bordon (SR) and the Longmoor Military Railway, East Hampshire
« Reply #38 on: April 03, 2019, 03:41:58 PM »
What a great looking set, and I look forward to seeing the finished article.

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Re: Bordon (SR) and the Longmoor Military Railway, East Hampshire
« Reply #39 on: April 03, 2019, 07:37:22 PM »
This is coming along VERY nicely. A fine job Sir!
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Re: Bordon (SR) and the Longmoor Military Railway, East Hampshire
« Reply #40 on: April 03, 2019, 10:27:45 PM »
Please keep up the great work, I'm following your progress with keen interest.

As a child I lived in a terraced house in Temple Road, Liss Forest for a short while, I still have memories of this railway where there was an unprotected crossing about half a mile down the road. As I remember the railway came through a large sandy pine forest with bracken everywhere.

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Re: Bordon (SR) and the Longmoor Military Railway, East Hampshire
« Reply #41 on: August 18, 2019, 06:56:14 PM »
Forgot I hadn't given thanks for all the kind comments so a belated, 4 month late, thanks all.

My layout is still progressing but mainly I have been continuing my researching of the rolling stock used on the Longmoor Military Railway. Last month, with massive thanks to @Karhedron, I was able to purchase 3 GWR toplight coaches with I have started converting to the ex ambulance coaches that comprised the main daily units used for transporting from Bordon to Longmoor.

My next investigation was a suitable loco to pull these and I settled on an old LNWR 5ft 6in Tank class that Longmoor purchased 2 of in the 1930's https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LNWR_5ft_6in_Tank_Class

An old Farish GWR prairie tank was purchased second hand from my local model shop, John Dutfields, which provided the
5ft 8in drive wheels whilst the trailing wheels was scavenged from an 8F tender in my bits box.
After resizing a scan from volume 3 of the Longmoor Military railway books this is my progress so far.



And a picture with one of the ex GWR coaches


Now just waiting for a motor and gearset to arrive and then all I have to do is install that  ??? (fingers crossed)  :)

Thanks again all for the encouragement during my first ever layout build.

Dan




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

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Re: Bordon (SR) and the Longmoor Military Railway, East Hampshire
« Reply #42 on: August 19, 2019, 01:21:51 PM »
Some seriously impressive scratch building there mate

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Re: Bordon (SR) and the Longmoor Military Railway, East Hampshire
« Reply #43 on: September 03, 2019, 07:44:50 PM »
Some seriously impressive scratch building there mate
Thanks. I am my own worst critic so its is encouraging to get input.

I have been progressing with this build, after a delivery from N-Brass, the progress so far...





I have also started on, I believe, version 5 of the chassis but am getting there.

Thanks again all for the kind comments and likes.

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

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Re: Bordon (SR) and the Longmoor Military Railway, East Hampshire
« Reply #44 on: September 03, 2019, 09:11:29 PM »
Very nice work Dan. Loving those leaf springs. :thumbsup:
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