Thank you so much for creating and maintaining this site. It is a wonderful spot to rub elbows with those so very talented modelers out there.
I have found what I consider a very good but inexpensive to get a good backdrop. I have noticed all sorts of modelers’ approaches to creating the background look on their layout. Some folks are talented enough to paint their own – not me.
I found a really good solution on line. I sent a banner company a photo I wanted to use, and they printed it on a 4′ x 15′ banner (no grommets or border roping) for $22. I asked them, after I had seen the quality of their work, if they could flip the photo so I could butt them and have 30′ of exquisite mountains. I got it. They even cropped the photo according to my instructions.
Here are a couple of photos that show some of the banners – sorry but I am not landscaped as yet. Those are the Alaskan Rockies
“HI Al, just downloaded part 6 of the re build, I show on this how using Copper tape as a BUS line for your Lighting and also for the track Bus ..and of course a few more tips , re adding rust to the tracks also…
Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.
A huge thanks to Keith and Dangerous Dave.
It’s wonderful to see how Dave his stuff. And as Keith says, there are lot so of banner / printing companies out there that can sort your backdrop.
Don’t forget you can get the new backdrop for just $7 at the me:
(Click to enlarge)
Just like all the other backdrops, it’s 18″ x 144″. To print it, just download on to a CD or memory stick, take it to any office stationers (Kinko / Office Max) and print it out on a smooth, self adhesive, vinyl with UV inks and a matte finish.
If you’d like to grab this back drop before it goes in the store at full price, you can grab it here for just $7.
That’s all for today folks.
Please go keep ’em coming.
And if today is the day you start your layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.