Evening Morning all from a very snowy South Coast! An idea for a TS route just occurred to me for a nice steam-era route. Or possibly immediately post-steam. Where to start? I think with the route itself is as good a bet as any. Regardless of era (besides being pre-1972) the route would include: The South Western Mainline as far as Southampton, via Woking, Basingstoke, Winchester and Eastleigh. The line from Pirbright Junction to Alton via Ash Vale, Aldershot and Farnham. The Mid Hants line from Alton to Winchester via Alresford. Southampton Docks Now the inclusion of other features depends on the era being depicted. I'll stick to Post-Grouping here as, to the best of my knowledge, not much had been removed by 1923. Basingstoke & Alton Light Railway Included. (Until circa 1935 - Closed 1932) Bentley - Bordon Branch (Until 1966) Brookwood - Bisley Branch (Until 1952) Brookwood Cemetery Branch (Until 1941) Southampton Terminus Station (Until 1967) Electrification at Woking (From 1937) Electrification Woking to Alton (From 1939) Electrification Woking to Southampton (From 1967) Based on the above I would put my preferred period for the route as being 1935 to 1940, with a bit of artistic licence retaining the Basingstoke & Alton. The route wouldn't please diesel fans, but 1935-40 would, I feel, give an interesting route for steam and electric enthusiasts. So, what stock to include for this version of the route? Well, from the existing pool we have: SR Maunsell N15 (SLC & RSC) SR Maunsell S15 (BMG) LSWR T9 (SLC) LSWR M7 (DT) LSWR Non-Corridor Coaches (DT) SR Maunsell Bogie Stock (MT) LSWR Road Van (Kuju) So in truth we don't have all that much available! There are other SR locos available but a lot of those (A1/A1x, E4, Adams Radial, etc...) would have been rarely, if ever, seen around this part of the world. Assuming this to be a DTG route I would strongly recommend the inclusion of the RSC N15. A Urie version might be nice to see too. As for other stock, I think some negotiation with Digital Traction to include the LSWR coaches and M7 would be in order, and some words to Matrix Trains for the Maunsell stock. Then we need an EMU, for which I suggest DTG Amends their 2-HAL to become a 2-BIL. But we're still a bit lacking - I can't decide what else to include either, and it's getting on a bit so I'll leave it here for tonight.