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goldngreen

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The platforms use Peco platform edging with a cardboard top. The fact that this is a terminus means that the platforms meet at one end. To avoid joins in the surface, I cut all the platforms from a single sheet of cardboard using a template marked on tracing paper laid on the baseboard. The surface is airbrush painted with a Humbrol grey and then weathered using pastels.

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Looking really nice. I wonder if it might be effective to cut off the bottom few inches of the backscene to bring the horizon lower down, to make the layout seem wider and more expansive?

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I too am using Peco platform edging, but using Wills paving sheets, providing care is taken and a bit of filling of the joints can be disguised once painted, I also faced the platforms with thin brick plasticard. The model is taking shape very well 

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On 19/12/2019 at 12:39, Lacathedrale said:

Looking really nice. I wonder if it might be effective to cut off the bottom few inches of the backscene to bring the horizon lower down, to make the layout seem wider and more expansive?

The backscene shown in the picture is temporary. It is not deep enough for the presentation. I have another that is deep enough but it also suffers from the problem that you have correctly highlighted. Ultimately I think I will have to make my own. The design of the box means that they can be swapped in and out.

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