A journal following the history, design, construction and operation of Bernard Kempinski's 1/48th - (O) Scale model railroad depicting the U. S. Military Railroad (USMRR) Aquia-Fredericksburg line in 1863.
In my comments to previous post I mentioned that a key challenge of this layout is to how simulate night operations. Since the railroad operates at night, but in black out conditions, it will be really tricky to simulate. Artillery flashes on the horizon, droning of high flying night bombers, sounds of tanks and vehicles clankering along, the steady tromp of infantry marching off are all special effects that one could try. But this layout is not supposed to be a minature Minatur Wunderland. While it is fun to speculate about these, I think I will stick to Photoshop to convey the night ops, at least for the book. Here are some examples of what night photos might look like via Photoshop.