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.
- Hornby release Black Friday deals.
- Oxford Adams Radial tank loco in OO now on sale.
- Warley National Model Railway show this weekend at the NEC.
- How about a Wooden London Underground set for the wee nippers this Christmas?
- London Underground offer unions new deal in night tube row.
- Merseyrail to run Boxing Day service for first time since, well, ever.
- TRAMTRAIN. The future is here. Or in Sheffield at least.
- Manchester is also enjoying a tram…
- …and Edinburgh and Birmingham eye up more trams.
- Virgin are to overhaul their East Coast fleet.
- …and ScotRail are doing the same with their Class 334’s.
- London Reconnections takes a look at Crossrail’s new rolling stock.
- You know how the revamped Birmingham New Street opened a few weeks back? Well now it’s getting opened properly.
- It turns out HS2 is going to be appalling value for money. Who knew?
- Wrong leaves causing damage to Greater Anglia services.
- Thameslink scores worst punctuality record in a decade.
- DRS have put two of their Class 47’s to bed.
- Did you know BR once trialled Doubled Decker trains in the UK? Naturally the prototype failed, but are plans afoot to bring the double decker train idea back?
- How stations need to be improved to help deaf people.
- Diamond Geezer goes visiting one of London’s least used stations…
- …and Geoff Marshall has been having a look at the abandoned Croxley Green Branch. Or abandoned for not much longer…
- Room for expansion in Australia.
From The CAS Team
- The roundels have been going back up at Tottenham Court Road meaning it’s Crossrail transformation is nearly complete!
- Long Eaton’s lost curve.
Compiled by Edward Kendall & Andy Carter
- IC82 is back this Sunday with a new YouTube series.
- GBRf are enlisted by Serco to haul the Caledonian sleeper for the next 15 years. They’ll be using a mixture of Class 90’s, 47’s and refurbished 73’s during their stint.
- The East Anglia franchise, currently operated by Abellio, is out for tender.
- A recent survey highlights the continuing decline of rail customer satisfaction…
- …And surprise surprise, the rise of Social Media as a tool for passengers to voice this dissatisfaction.
- But what we really want to know is, which train operator has the best ticket punches?
- And which train operator went all gooey for Valentines Day?
- …in a time where critics are calling for the return of nationalisations, the BBC’s Timeshift will take a look at the golden age of BR next Thursday.
- Speaking of which, The Beauty of Transport is doing a series on British Rail’s corporate identity.
- London Underground’s D-Stock trains could find a new life for themselves in Manchester.
- Whilst back home The Victoria Line will be part closed for a month.
- Danny Dyer has a go at tube announcements. Warning: It’s dreadful.
- The London Transport Museum will host Londonist’s Matt Brown, who will be talking about Tube Secrets at the Hidden London Treasures Exhibition in April.
- This article surfaced on Twitter this week, showcasing this rather quirky Brighton curiosity: The first every Electric Railway in Britain.
- A Crude Oil tanker train derails in the US and causes untold carnage.
Next up for review, something a little special: The Bachmann 25th Anniversary set (25-2014). No bonus points for deciphering that complicated product code!
I’m always a little behind the times with purchases, usually buying locos that have been out a while. This set however was released just a few months ago, and with internet analysis fairly sparse, this will be my most up-to-date review yet.
Featuring a Jubilee Class and Class 47, let’s take a closer look…