Yeah, Victoria does a lot to simulate some of the critical elements that shaped society during that time period. Things like industrialization, social awakening, the age of revolutions, socio political identities as non homogenous units.
But what it lacks as a major element, is the huge impact of innovation in transport, particularly rail and naval. The transition from wind to coal and diesel had huge impacts, but they are just felt in too abstract of a manner in Vicky2.
That’s not a knock. But if I were to peg one area I would like to see fleshed out more, and given more importance and prominence that would be it.