I took some snaps of the layout tonight. Because I’ve my move towards YouTube I’ve not taken stills for an age and the change was refreshing. I’ve done my bets to try and frame out the rest of the room to make it feel a bit more immersive… Click the image bellow to see more on my Flickr account.
- Dapol announce they will be producing the Class 68 in ScotRail Livery.
- Gaugemaster also have images of Dapol’s upcoming Pullman liveried Class 73.
- The Class 117 and 121 are coming to Bachmann.
- As well as a DCC Sound Class 20 if you’re in the Collectors Club.
- Union of South Africa being readied for today’s royal visit to the opening of the new Borders railway in Scotland.
- Edinburgh already looking to expand newly opened tram network.
- Even more from Scotland as ScotRail unveils their restored Class 158s.
- Victoria station is taking the p***. Literally.
- And if you use Paddington, don’t breathe in!…
- The results of the Bakerloo Line Exension public consultation have been published.
- HS2 delayed. Is that really a surprise?
- If it ever gets built here’s what the Euston end might look like… Canary Wharf anyone?…
- Looking for cheap train tickets? Well First Great Western don’t care!
- Liverpool could get new city centre station.
- …and The Welsh Highland Railway could get one too. (In Caenarfon… not Liverpool…)
- Network Rail gets “New Workshop on Wheels.”
- …whilst Merseyrail seeks investment for upgrade of their fleet.
- New software developed by the University of Birmingham allows engineers to model and simulate complex signalling and timetabling.
- Mad archetectural visionaries, NBBJ, suggest we get rid of the Circle Line and replace it with travelators… No comment…
- London Reconnections study the original route plan of the now Jubilee Line – The Fleet Line.
- The Beauty Of Transport on BR Railfreight corporate identity.
- Denmark halts rail links with Germany to hamper migrants trying to cross into Scandinavia.
From The CAS Team
- Edward hunts down the former life of Toton Yard.
Recently I undertook a little project to breathe new life into some old Hornby coaching stock. This was mainly focused on painting and coupling but I did briefly mention the possibility of adding lighting to bring a whole new dimension to a model with out-of-date tooling.
Lima Class 121
Those of you who follow me on Twitter may have seen my continued effort to freshen up my old stock in my undertaking of recommissioning a Lima Class 121:
So I realise there hasn’t really been a layout update since May! The last you will have seen is the work I undertook to permanently fix my two base boards together by building a new underframe.
This enabled me to properly complete the ballasting over the gap between the two boards as seen here…
You may notice that there are two types of ballast here. The reason behind this dates back to the expansion project I undertook last year when I happen to use a different type of ballast on the outer loop. For consistency purposes I’ve re-ballasted the entire layout using this new mixture.