Model railway night scene – Alasdair’s

Alasdair has been busy with his model railway night scene pics:

“Thank you for the wonderful replies to the pics I sent you ,as some of you requested more night time pics here they are.


model railway night time scene

model railway night time scene

night time model train

night pictures model railroad

model railway at night

model train at night

led lights

lights for model railway

led lights model train

model railway led lights

led model railway

model railway night scene

model railway night scene

A big thanks to Alasdair.

There’s something about model railway night scene – they really do make a layout come alive.

When it comes to night time pics, Fred’s posts really stand out.

He uses a backdrop with fibre optic ‘lighting tubes’ in various color LED lights, and wires for separate ‘pica’ LEDs.

It produces a very good effect indeed, quite stunning in fact.

Don’t just take my word for it though, see for yourself. Fred’s model railway night time scene is here.

And there’s Arnie’s post too:

“I have just completed part of a new LED lighting project I’ve undertaken on my N scale SV&GS Railway layout.

It addresses the issue of the valley side of the layout being too dark since there was no direct illumination there.

A prior video you posted on my nighttime operations on the SV&GS made that very apparent to me. So I decided to install LED illuminated lampposts along the park, train platform, roadways and cliffs near some waterfalls.

I also installed LED lighted autos I obtained and modified two buses I had by installing LEDs on the interior to illuminate the passenger areas.”

You can see Arnie’s post here.

That’s all for today folks.

Please do keep ’em coming.

And don’t forget if you want to get going on your very own layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.



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4 Responses to Model railway night scene – Alasdair’s

  1. Erick says:

    Pretty Kool. I hope mine comes out that goods.

  2. Been working at my layout now since 1948 !! Have lived in ten states and
    sixteen towns due to military and business. Am now 82 and plan to move no more and working on a 9.5 x 11 foot S gauge layout. Appreciate all of the pictures and ideas presented.

  3. matiSon says:

    I like Alisdair’s lighting. It’s a good balance between light and dark, and as in reality, there are many darks spots interspersed within and around the islands of light.
    Well done.

  4. william james palmer says:


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