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Industrial and Warehouse Background Buildings

Industrial and Warehouse Background Buildings

A simple sky blue backdrop changes the whole look of your model railroad. It makes your railroad immediately appear more realistic and expansive. Although it's fairly easy to paint hills and general landforms on the backdrop, buildings are a lot harder to paint. One easy solution is t...

Easy Trees for the Backdrop

For those with limited painting skills, applying trees to the backdrop to transition from three-dimensional to two-dimensional scenery can be daunting. With the judicious application of scissors to sponges, simple shapes may be created to allow you to stamp trees onto your backdrop....
Memphis City Skyline Photographic Backgrounds

Memphis City Skyline Photographic Backgrounds

Here's two photos of the Memphis city skyline appropriate to print for your layout's background....
New Orleans Storefront Windows

Using Photographs For Building Details, Interiors and Backgrounds

Photographs copyright Richard Schumacher. Reproduction is granted for personal use only, all commercial rights are reserved....
More Photographic Background Buildings

More Photographic Background Buildings

Here's two more Memphis buildings perfect to print for your layout's background. Dixie Machine Welding has a great sign....
New Orleans Cotton Warehouse

Photographic Background Buildings: Cotton Warehouse and Feed Store

You can download and print these building exteriors for your layout backdrop. The Fulton Bags warehouse fits in almost any industrial scene....
Large Oil Refinery, New Orleans

Riverfront Photographic Backgrounds

The Domino Sugar Plant is one of the largest in the world. Both the refinery and Domino Sugar are downstream from New Orleans. These make perfect backgrounds of the scene "across the river" if the back edge of your benchwork represents a riverfront or dock....