I was looking at the sad progress on our train layout here. Eventually the mountains on the back third of the layout will tower over a forest and a small town.
Then I had an idea, maybe as we go along, we could add lights; lighted windows, street lights, blinking comm towers in the hills, people working on night projects, etc. – And then dim the lights in the garage while it’s running. It’s how hole-in-the-wall restaurants hide the rat feces.