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Scenery for Your Model Railroad
From Backdrop to Tabletop
by Mike Danneman
Part #KAL-12194 N Scale Supply Price: $15.25
Realistic model railroad scenery starts with the backdrop

Many of the pictures featured in this book were taken during the construction of the layout on display in our store, for pictures click here.
Adding a backdrop and background scenery to your model railroad is one of the simplest and most effective ways to enhance its overall appearance.

By following the instructions, information, and color photographs presented in the pages of Scenery for Your Model Railroad, you'll learn how to:

  • Construct a backdrop for a layout of any size, shape or scale
  • Work confidently with acrylic paints, brushes, and other art supplies
  • Finish and paint a backdrop to suit any model railroad landscape
  • Blend layout scenery with your backdrop to create realistic, expansive scenes, including various ground coverings, trees, rock formations, and waterways


1 The function of a backdrop
2 Considering the scene
3 Constructing a backdrop
4 Painting the backdrop
5 Moving to the tabletop
6 Modeling rocks
7 Ground textures
8 Trees
9 Water
10 Blending scenery
8-1/4" x 10-3/4"; Soft Cover

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