Neat picture! A late, summer afternoon look. I especially like the dwarfing of the scene by the industrial buildings in the background.
I didn’t know you had “backdated”. From when to when? And what is the steam engine?
I’ve kept all radius on 2.0 to 60" where any potential steam might wander. I own none myself, but some of the guys in the crew do (“If you build it, they will come.”)
The telltales shown would be an era shift as well. Are they new? Since A&O 2.0 is right at the time roofwalks were being removed I have (will have, again) some telltales remaining and some laying trackside, awaiting pickup, just the mast being left in place.
The foreground clutter and switch stands add much to the scene. And in O scale it is so visible, not just in photos.
Thanks for the post, send more!