While I like the halogen-bulb track lighting that I installed some 6 years ago, it leaves several dark areas and also casts a decidedly yellow light on the railroad. This is good for photography, as you have seen for several years. However, for operations, more is needed. Further, the late-summer and early-fall light I'm looking for also is a cooler light temperature, meaning it appears more blue.
The Camillus area at Nine Mile Creek, with the new lights:
We will see how this goes with additional scenery. I may hang some sort of diffuser on the edge of the valence, as that will help the blue fade from bright to dark in a more even manner. In any case I think it's a neat effect.
As the days get shorter, and the baby gets older, there will be more developments on the railroad!