By lighting I mean adding lights to the following:
- Locomotives – many DCC locomotives come with exterior running lights and some also with cab lights. These are usually controlled by DCC throttles so can be switched on and off.
- Passenger cars – similarly, many DCC passenger cars are pre-lite. If they are not, lighting can be added although this may depend upon adding metal wheels to allow current pickup from the rails. An alternative would be to have a battery onboard each car with the resulting issue of replacing the battery at intervals.
- Structures – these may be the easiest item on the model to light. Some building kits from Woodland Scenics are pre-lit, others can have lighting added. Along with lighting, adding rooms so that a set of windows are preferentially lit is an important consideration. I will try and make sure all structures are lit if that makes sense. this will complicate the wiring.
- External lighting of cars, streets, etc. – street lights add realism to townscapes as would any cars on the layout.
The details of this will depend on what items are part of the railroad.
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