Originally Posted by Gramps
Looks good to me. You might want to paint the wall behind the bridge.
Thanks, Gramps! Not just for the obligatory compliment
but for a suggestion. I hope others will offer suggestions, constructive criticism or just ideas for me to think about throughout this thread.
As for the walls in the room, I don't want to paint them. For this reason I left about 5" between the edge of the layout and the walls (that may be hard to see in the pics). My plan is this:
Attach a blank canvas to the layout...this is where a wonderful longtime friend's daughter comes in. She has agreed to mark the contours of the scenery on the canvas, take some pictures of the layout, paint the extended scene and I will re-attach the backdrop. She is so much more talented at drawing and painting than I am. I think this would be a great way to inject the work of others who are close to me on my layout.
I also plan to use some commercially available backdrops.
Now that backdrops and my plan for them are the current topic in this thread (I guess I just made that the case
) I would love to hear ideas and suggestions about that. Remember this is my first time doing this so I always welcome advice.