Thursday, 23 June 2016

Birmingham Cross City - Work In Progress

Some of you may have seen a video that I posted a couple of weeks ago (which can be seen below), showing a journey from Barnt Green to Redditch. This was basically a proof of concept video, firstly to see if the route was viable to create with a minimum addition of custom assets, and secondly to gauge reaction from the community, it also gave a complete platform to work from should the route be realised.

I've subsequently decided to commit to and release a phase one version of the line, between Redditch and Birmingham New Street. It's hard to define a period in which the route is set, infrastructure wise the layout is from around the late 90's, but station signage and surrounding scenery will reflect the current period, this crossover should allow a broad period for the use of rolling stock without it looking out of place.

I'm not putting any timescales forward on release of the first phase, i've been bitten on the arse by this previously and the past 12 months have been as testing as they can be, with illness and then the passing of my mother, things are only starting to really get back to normal. Progress has been fantastic so far though, so i'm hoping further progress towards a release won't be glacial.

Below are a selection of screenshots and the aforementioned video.


  1. That is looking fantastic Darren!! I think it's time for me to make another donation. I'm glad to hear that things are starting to get back on track (no pun intended) for you and your family.

    All the best.


  2. Thanks Darren !! Just made some more donation to show my support for what you do for the community.