10 results found for 'backscenes'

  • A Backscene for Burford

    Martin Goodall

    Issue 220 (2013)


    In the first part of this article, Martin Goodall reveals his thoughts about planning the background to his layout, and then explains how to draw the scene in a simple and convincing way.

    Tags: backscenes, techniques

  • A Backscene for Burford - Part Two

    Martin Goodall

    Issue 221 (2013)


    After drafting his backscene, Martin Goodall now guides us through the painting of the sky, buildings and trees, in the second part of this valuable and helpful article.

    Tags: backscenes, techniques

  • A low relief backscene for Bucks Hill

    Paul Bambrick

    Issue 238 (2015)



    Designing a backscene when a layout is already nearing completion is not exactly an ideal situation, but that is when Paul Bambrick stepped in at Bucks Hill to do just that.

    Tags: backscenes, GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts, scenery

  • Backscenes for Bramblewick

    Tom Harland

    Issue 65 (1993)



    Tom Harland explains how to produce subtle backscenes, of the type that have worked so well on his own 4mm masterpiece.

    Tags: backscenes, paints / painting

  • Custom-made backscene

    Roger Lycett-Smith

    Issue 228 (2014)


    Roger Lycett-Smith describes the method he used to create the backscene for his Cambrian layout.

    Tags: backscenes

  • Into the Distance

    Gordon Gravett

    Issue 243 (2015)


    A backscene can create a sense of space and Gordon Gravett has achieved this using simple techniques to paint a scene that the eye is aware of, but not drawn to. With a portable layout like Pempoul he has also explored the use of one long scene that successfully avoids a succession of joins that can spoil a removable background.

    Tags: backscenes

  • Small Suppliers Forum

    Issue 39 (1990)


    C&L Finescale ready-made P4,EM and 00 finescale pointwork. Gauge 0 Guild booklet 'Small Layouts. Steve Barnfield 4mm and 7mm NER loco and coach transfers. Lineside Models 7mm backscenes. MJT LNER standard coach buffers. New magazine 'Narrow Gauge and Industrial Railway Modelling Review'. Martin Finney etched 4mm GWR 28xx. Rodney Stenning 4mm narrow gauge stock and locos.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Small Suppliers Forum

    Issue 61 (1993)


    Scale Link - new owners. Red Rose Models - new 7mm kits. Duncan Models - 7mm lineside water tanks. MJT - scale GA drawing of Gresley 61'6" underframe. Mignon Model Studios - resistance soldering unit. The Engine Shed - 2mm 'Bilteezi' backscene sheets.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Small Suppliers Forum

    Issue 184 (2008)


    Alan Gibson - 7mm wheel range back in production. Branchlines - new owners. High Level Kits - gearbox speed calculator. Morgan Gilbert - gearbox speed calculator. Lochgorm Kits - 7mm scale Highland Railway Dia 19 (LMS Dia 26) six-wheel five-compartment third coach kit. Studio Scale Models - Irish P4 sprung and 3-point suspension units for freight stock. Geoff Taylor / Sara Heller - professionally painted backscenes made to order. Brassmasters - 00 axle spacing gauges. Cambridge Custom Transfers - specialised decal sets (sheets BL85 & BL86) for 12T tank wagons. Chivers Finelines - 4mm injection-moulded BR dia 1/570 20T dropside ballast wagon kit.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Tollesbury Quay

    Martin Stringer

    Issue 246 (2016)



    Martin Stringer writes about his 7mm scale layout that has captured a tantalising hint of distinctive East Anglian coastal marsh landscape spreading out towards the horizon beneath a seemingly endless sky

    Includes details for an interesting tent-inspired method of using a fabric cloth for the sky

    Tags: backscenes, BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts