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Nottingham Show 2007



37th Street Yard (US, HO) 2

37th Street Yard (US, HO) 2

It only occurred to me while processing these pictures at home that this layout has no backscene - and it didn't in 2005 either. Some people believe that a layout is not complete or convincing without a backdrop, but I have disputed that for some time. Clearly SOME layouts would not look good without that barrier, particularly where the rails are near eye level, but for a scene like this, set comfortably below eye level and with plenty of interest in it I think a backscene is a waste of effort - indeed some backdrops are so detailed they actually draw one away from the model.


Copyright Mike Sheridan, 2007

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