So here is my next scenic diorama project which will eventually form part of a set of other dioramas based on North Staffordshire Railway influence, Birchall Tunnel is disused and currently devoid of track but with luck and a lot of money will be reopened to rail traffic again. The tunnel is situated one mile south of the former Leek station on the former Churnet Valley Line from Macclesfield to Uttoxeter and this diorama will copy the 69 yard long tunnel (abate in shortened form) and have two additional scenic boards containing the cutting entrance, so I've planned for a total combined length of three metres. So far Andy solis has provided the Tunnel nameboards and the bridge plates from 3D resin printed plastic and Intentio has created the tunnel entrance from laser cut MDF. Here is the original tunnel entrance photographed a few years ago. Here is the laser cut portal, the sidewall curve at ground level which appears somewhat acute will be buried under the ballast as part of the foundation.