Whatever standard your modelling skills are, the realism of your model railway can be completely shattered by the absence of a suitable back-scene
that completes the ‘picture’. Without one, the illusion is spoilt by the presence of whatever is in the background as you admire your model railway. You can create your own, of course, but there are many and varied products available to provide a quick solution
. Whilst it is obvious that you should select one that has the appropriate scene for the context of your model railway (rural, industrial, coastal etc.)
, it is also necessary to choose one that blends in with the level of realism of your layout
. For example, if your layout is an impression of a place
, rather than a super-detailed replica, it may be better to avoid a super-realistic photo back-scene
as this may draw the viewers’ attention away from the layout itself, Conversely, if you have the skills to produce a super-detailed three-dimensional ‘photo-like’ layout
, it makes sense to make the back-scene as realistic as possible
too. This product from Peco gives an impression of an old industrial town.
Can be added to with SK-26 Scenic Background – Old Industrial Town Extensions.
The back-scene measures 228mm x 737mm (9” x 29”).
Also available: SK-11 Scenic Background – Large Mountain Lake, SK-12 Scenic Background – Country Landscape, SK-13 Scenic Background – Large Mountainous Landscape, SK-15 Scenic Background – Large Village With Pond, SK-21 Scenic Background – Dock extensions, SK-23 Scenic Background – Country/Seascape, SK-24 Scenic Background – Country With River - Large, SK-26 Scenic Background – Old Industrial Town, SK-28 Scenic Background – Large Clear Blue Sky, SK-29 Scenic Background – Large Market Town, SK-32 Scenic Background – Medium Country Landscape, SK-38 Scenic Background – Medium City Extensions, SK-45 Scenic Background – Medium Old Industrial Town Centre, SK-46 Scenic Background – Medium Old Industrial Town Centre Extension, SK-50 Scenic Background – Medium Market Town Extension