Scenery progress? Well, the 'short and sweet' reply from Ben was as follows - "I've done most of the KS to tebay sections aside from the terrain painting. Main gaps are currently east of Bowes, north and south of Shap and between Appleby and Temple Sowerby." So lets share some of this progress below. You'll notice a 'Thumper' Unit has got a bit lost! Also, in these images, there aren't many scenery gaps. So things are really progressing nicely!
|Clifton Moor station and the West Coast Mainline are in the background with a new LNWR-type signal added to the scene|
|Clifton Moor Station - First station of the Eden Valley line.|
|A Thumper at Warcop. Warcop is the modern-day home of the Eden Valley Railway, where a preserved Thumper can be seen.|
|Another view of Warcop|
|Musgrave Station with some nice track-side detail|
|More appropriate motive power now, with a BR Standard Class 2, now on the Stainmore line between Tebay and Kirkby Stephen East|
|Between Ravenstonedale and Smardale, the line runs high above the river. We approach Smardale Gill Viaduct|
|And then pass under Smardale Viaduct, which carries the Settle and Carlisle line over the valley.|
|The siding and coal drop at Smardale station|
|Kirkby Stephen East with the Darlington-bound service in the platform|
|The signal is off. The Kirkby station area, and it's immediate environs are basically complete|
As you can no doubt see, things are coming along nicely. We conclude with a few brand new shots showing the wonderful array of signals around Kirkby Stephen, made possible by Anthony's kindness in allowing us to use his signals in the route.
More Soon. . . . . . . . . .