A backdrop is a
vertical surface behind
your trackwork that is used to extend the concept and vision of your
railroad layout. The backdrop may contain a scene from very far away to
immediately behind the horizontal railroad and scenery. The
scenery may show mountains, wooded hillsides, or other natural scenes,
or man-made urban views.
Adding a backdrop to your model railroad is one of
the simplest and most effective ways to enhance its overall appearance.
The backdrop helps set the context in which the railroad operates.
Click the thumnail
pictures below to see a larger view of the use of backdrops.
Learn how to build
backdrops using commercial sources and pictures from the
that you can use on your layout. Click