CAS Weekly 16/01/15

Are Battery Powered 379’s the future? Image by Mme1234


UK Rail

  • Bored of hearing about 2 weeks of mild delays at London Bridge? How about the train out of Victoria that’s NEVER been on-time!
  • London Underground are getting a new power station
  • …whilst the DLR might get a new bridge.
  • A look at the new Tottenham Court Road ticket hall and station entrance…
  • …and an artist impression of what’s to come at Canary Wharf Crossrail.
  • And lastly in London, it was recently ‘No Pants Day‘ on the Tube. All I can say is thankfully I wasn’t working on Monday.
  • We’ve got battery powered cars so how about a battery powered Class 379?
  • The BBC take a look at some of England’s best lost stations. Where was Broad Street? And Manchester Exchange? And Halifax North Bridge. I might be here a while
  • From lost buildings to restored rolling stock. More on the coach that carried Winston Churchill to his final resting place.

Self Promotion

CAS Weekly: 12/12/14

It’s my intention to start curating a weekly wrap of interesting railway based news (of a both real and modelling persuasion). So here’s this weeks interesting stories:


UK Rail

Project Planning

A word on Time, Budget & Specification. A post by Loco Yard.

Loco Yard

Layout from aboveBuilding a new model railway is a process which can be approached in different ways. For many it can be quite an organic process that begins with receiving a train set as a prezzie and evolves to end with a layout of considerable quality.  However, for those of you who like me are juggling multiple demands, interests and schedules, an organic process is not the best way to get anywhere.  We enthusiasts have a habit of thinking big rather than being realistic and this is something I have been guilty of.  So, I’m going to borrow some generic processes to move forward a little quicker

Any project has three variables – time (when it is to be completed), budget and specification.  These all link and rely on each other.  For instance, if you have a lot of money and little time, you could buy a layout outright with the specification…

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