Backdrop question?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by trainsteve2435, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. Hello, does anyone know if any company sales a river backdrop? The reason being, if you look at my other post about the bridge im installing, i dont really have the room to curve and hide the back of it, so im thinking maybe i can find a backdrop of a river bed and build my river to match it. Maybe i could even find a picture on the internet and have it blew up at kinkos or something. Has anyone ever seen this done before? Thanks!
  2. Collyn

    Collyn Member

    I would find a picture and blow it up. thats what I did except I made the backdrop with several poctures and photodraw[​IMG]
  3. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    If you are modeling the Santa Fe, they really don't cross very many impressive rivers. The Colorado at Needles, Ca is probably decent, but most will look more like dry washes with a trickle of water in the bottom if your lucky. I'm not sure whether you can find anything suitable on a commercial level. In addition, any river of size won't turn tightly enough to disappear behind the bridge. What would be the best bet would be if you could take a vacation to the area you want to model and do a little exploring to find that perfect river to get pictures of. The Santa Fe doesn't run anywhere near it; but if you ever get out to the Sedona, Az on vacation, I think the Verde River might make a perfect picture to make your own picture into a poster for a backdrop. I don't know if there is anything suitable in the Midwest. Your bridge isn't nearly big enough to cross the Missippi.
  4. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

  5. kirkendale

    kirkendale Member

    try maybe these might help


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