Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Postcards from Davis

Building good scenery has never been one of my strong skills. That's partly because I'd rather be running trains than building scenery, and partly because I'm colour blind. The last time that I built any scenery was for my N-trak module, and the work had to be re-done because I had made the grass too bright. Or so I was told, but it looked fine to me :-)

With help from Rod and John F, my layout now has some scenery at Davis. There is still more work to be done, and the buildings need to be weathered, but even I have to admit that the improvement is enormous. So much so in fact that the organisers of the 13th National N Scale Convention have asked me for new photos to include on the Convention's layout tour page.

These are compressed versions of the images I'm offering. I wonder which will be accepted.

Thanks for looking.


  1. what a beautiful layout! Very well done. One thing I learnt is that the perception of depth is critical to a satisifying experience - which you do exceptionally well here.

  2. Thanks Shelton, but apart from this one town, there is no scenery at all on my layout. And even here I still have a lot more work to do.

    I totally agree with your comment on depth perception. Fortunately for me, I have a friend (Rod) who does very nice backdrops, and when viewed from down low, they really do add to that perceived depth.

    It also helps greatly if you use focus stacking software such as Zerene Stacker when you take layout photos.