Make. Paint. Build: Tips and tutorials for model railway enthusiasts, modellers and miniature painters.

Backscenes

How to create and make backscenes for model railways.

A quick easy way to make curved corners for your backscene

how to make curved corners for a backscene
If you want your backscene to have curved corners you may be struggling with how to create the curved wood onto which the paper is glued. I did and then I had [...]

Big Country, Big Sky, Big Backscene

One of the basic rules of model railway construction is to lay the track into the landscape as opposed to building the landscape around the track. Railways [...]

The City on the Edge of Forever

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No, this isn't about a StarTrek themed model railway — how cool would that be! — but a quick tip on how to stop views into a different time and space from [...]

Does your backscene distract from your layout?

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Are beautiful photo realistic back scenes too good and distracting from our models? [...]

£35 Model Railway In A Box Update

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I've failed and it's bitterly frustrating. [...]

Model Railway Backscene, what is it

What is a model railway backscene? Find the answer here in the Internet's biggest model railway glossary. [...]

Quick tip for better backscenes

Here's a quick tip for more credible back scenes and realistic layouts. [...]

Model Railway Backscene Masterclass + 6 Tips

If there's one thing that will bring your model railway to life perhaps more than any other it's a background picture. Here's the definitive guide to choosing, [...]
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