I'm after advice I think, or at least people's experiences.
I wish to model a town in western Victoria that I frequented a whole lot as a kid and grew particularly fond of that late afternoon winter sunshine... from say about 4pm, that had a real orange/yellow hue to it.
I wish to recreate that lighting to add some ambience to the layout and even try to re create the longer shadows.
I saw pretty much the exact style of colour and lighting in an article on Rod Stewart's layout a few years back in Model Railroader which he uses to AWESOME effect on his layout but I have a few questions to be answered.
If I was trying to light a 5.5m (almost to scale) station yard, whilst using a fascia and valance type situation where I was GOING to form the fascia as part of a dropped "bulkhead" ceiling over the town section of the layout and create a "viewing" height of only about 60 - 70 cm from the fascia top to the bottom giving that "museum" style of viewing.
But by doing that, I'm unable to come up with a way to put lighting behind the fascia angled all the way down the 5.5m from a single light source to create that late pm sun. Most spotlight Par 16 "birdie" theatre lights have a narrow field of angle but have the distance, where domestic LED situations probably don't project as far down the layout but have the wider angle to even put light at the base of where the light is attached. Am I making sense?
I have toyed with strip LED lighting, which would give me the colour but would be too uniform.
Has anyone else gone to these lengths for lighting their layout?
I'll throw it out there...