Thanks for the input. It’s nice to have feedback from someone who actually knows what something looks like. I’m working from memory as I live in the country, miles from a railway.
The only part of the driver I planned on doing was the hi-vis, which I noticed on a truck driver last night, - still shows slightly even when everything else is totally dark.
I think the camera is still completely horizontal, so it is the perspective that is throwing the horizontals/verticals, but I’ll check when I get home.
The headlight is actually a very narrow angle beam, but it doesn’t show in this render very much. The bulk of the light is from the carriage windows, spreading out to the sides. Perhaps too much?
On the subject of speed signs etc, I have seen both yellow cut out letters, and a white disc with black letters. Which is most likely, and would there be one for each track? Date for this pic is probably late 80s as that’s a class 47, and if I do turn it around and model it, I’ll probably put Mk3s on the back.
I suddenly realised that where the picture is taken from would be a really bad place to be if that train was real!