new backdrop section up

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by jsoflo, May 26, 2006.

  1. jsoflo

    jsoflo Member

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    here are some pictures of a new section of backdrop I just put in on my layout. It was drawn and watercolored by a family member with some talent based on a photo I had of Philadelphia behind the "high line." Work has slowed, but progress continues!

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    Will_annand Active Member

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    Now that looks great, the elevated section with the backdrop behind it looks really good.
  3. jsoflo

    jsoflo Member

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    Many thanks for your kind comments!
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    It's always amazing to see what a difference even an easy backdrop makes. Now yours is a very fine example to illustrate that point!

    I also like the way how the backdrop shows in the openings of the viaduct - looks very real! Good job! :thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Ron
  5. jsoflo

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    Another new back-drop and custom loco paint

    Thanks for the kind comments, my backdrop work continues to evolve. The photos here show a small section of my layout loosely representing Pottstown Pennsylvania. This time I printed actual photos from train photos that I cropped, pasted together and painted on and around. I put in a stone retaining wall to hide the bottoms. The nice part is that the nuclear powerplant in the background is an actual photo of the Limerick plant in Pottstown.

    Also, the green SD40-2 (not a great picture, gotta work on this camera) is nearly done. it is a Reading and blue mountain northern SD40-2 that started as a new Kato undec. I painted it and the decals had to be modified, as this is not quite the official look now, the decals use an "&" whereas the actual logo now uses "and" I also have a set of sunshades to put on but didn't get around to it yet. Enjoy.

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    A photo of my CP/Soo roster, got the last one done today (cut the snoot nose and made it standard size and painted out the multi-mark) only one missing is an AC4400 that had an accident:oops: with backdrop behind.

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  7. 3railguy

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    Nice work. Backdrops make a significant difference in the feel of a layout.