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  • What are trackside flats?

Other backdrops require you to design your layout to fit what is on the backdrop. If you have already built your layout it can be hard to find a backdrop that will fit with what you have.

The Trackside flats Modular backdrop system allows you to design the backdrop to fit your already existing scene. You decide what buildings to use and where to put them. If you change your mind you can move them or replace them with another building.

Start with our cloud and sky backdrop. Then choose the individual buildings you would like to have on your layout. The buildings are 2D photo flats glued to foam core board. They are ¼ inch thick and can be layered to create the illusion of depth. Each building is a photo of a real building in the real world giving real life weathering and detail. Each building has been re-sized to scale and photoshoped to remove as much modern items as possible so they can be used on almost any era layout. If you already have a backdrop or painted wall just add buildings to what you have to customize it.

The best effect can be achieved by layering a smaller scale building behind a larger one ( N scale behind HO) with a small spacer between them this gives a forced perspective and when viewed from an angle you can see behind the front building. You can alternate each row of buildings with building fronts and building backs. The first row by the tracks being building backs, the next row building fronts so it looks like you are seeing the fronts of buildings on the next block. Trackside flats look best when placed behind a row of 3D models. Add incredible depth to your layout in less than an inch of space. Trackside flats available in HO, N and O scale.

  • Is this a plastic model

they are 2D photo flats glued to foam core board. They are ¼ inch thick. They are not plastic models.

  • What is the difference between Photo Flats and Low relief buildings

Low relief buildings have 3 dimensional details to them a flat is perfectly flat and all the detail is in the photo. Tracksideflats are photo flats

  • Is this a complete buildings

This is not a complete building only one side – the side you see in the pictures

  • Do you offer shipping discounts

All shipping to the U.S. is free. I do not offer discounts on multiple items. I sell a lot of buildings and don’t have the time to put together countless shipping quotes. We do offer sets of buildings at a discount

  • How are they mounted

They are glued to Black foam core board. The edges of the foam core are black and virtually disappear when placed on your layout

  • Do you sell this building with out foam core

We have backdrop sets that include this building without foam core see backdrops. If you want just this building Check downloads We also have free samples you can download.

  • Can you make a custom building for me

I can but it is time consuming and expensive. I charge $50 per hour plus travel expenses to go photo your building

This auction only includes the building as described above it does not include people cars trains or scenery

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