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How to create and make backscenes for model railways.
A quick easy way to make curved corners for your backscene
July 9, 2019
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
December 8, 2018
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
December 1, 2018
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?
May 9, 2018
Are beautiful photo realistic back scenes too good and distracting from our models?
£35 Model Railway In A Box Update
January 27, 2018
I've failed and it's bitterly frustrating.
Model Railway Backscene, what is it
March 8, 2017
What is a model railway backscene? Find the answer here in the Internet's biggest model railway glossary.
Quick tip for better backscenes
December 14, 2016
Here's a quick tip for more credible back scenes and realistic layouts.
Model Railway Backscene Masterclass + 6 Tips
November 25, 2015
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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