I’ve been continuing with improvements and detail on the LNER Pacific loco. I’ve now completed an initial draft of the Forth Bridge. This is one of the most iconic British railway engineering projects and a grand platform for rendering railway assets.
I’ll post more pictures over time of the bridge itself which makes a lot of use of geometry nodes for all the lattice braces. For now, here is a traditionally composed render of the Flying Scotsman crossing the bridge. This particular version of the steam locomotive will be the 1924 version and I hope to complete it in time for the locomotive’s centenary later this month.
Note that the view is to the south and the distant landscape is created from LiDAR data made public by the Scottish government. Details of the bridge are from Network Rail’s engineering archive which makes public a full set of original drawings for the structure.