I was just fishing around on eBay and caught this little biddy on the left.
Tunnels are one of those things that seem to be left out of everyone's production. Lionel and MTH seem to go for the complex stuff and leave the artsy stuff to the collectors.
This looks like a dynamite reproduction. I dropped a note to the company to see if I could get further info, supposedly standard gauge tunnels are coming.
If this is true, this could be exciting for us. I need some decent prewar style materials to model after and the colors are tremendously helpful for modeling landscapes for prewar trains.
The muted tones used in the tunnels and landscape plots look prewar and do serve a purpose. They provide color and still highlite the brilliant colors of the trains themselves. They help the trains get noticed and still add play value. They provide an important backdrop for the scenery however they don't plunge us into the world of highrail.
I can't tell you how cool this is if these folks proceed as planned. I'd love to see what they have in mind for the future. Please contact me if you know anything about these folks.