Building and painting backdrops to extend a layout's scenery

Techniques for great scenery


I'll be covering scenery techniques successfully used on my own layout and others I work on. I will address backdrop/3-D scenery integration, fascia, landform design and construction, color, texture and ground cover. I model the interior west, but the information can be useful for any prototype.

Day Time Room
Monday, Aug 24 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Three Sisters
Friday, Aug 28 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Weidler

Update on the Nickel Plate


Model Railroad Planning editor Tony Koester recently completed a lot of scenery, including various types of farm crops, and structures for his 1954-era HO railroad in preparation for the December 2014 MR feature on his railroad and a follow-up MR Video Plus shoot. He'll discuss recent enhancements such as automated interchanges with 'foreign' railroads, automated 'Interlocking in a Box,' more realistic but easy-to-use waybills, timetable and train-order operations, digital-photo backdrops, and weathering with PanPastels.

Day Time Room
Tuesday, Aug 25 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Mt. Bachelor
Thursday, Aug 27 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Mt. Saint Helens
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