Here you will find some ideas to help you build inexpensive, highly detailed background scenes for your model railroad. This page will be updated regularly so check back often

8 background buildings of your choice any scale downloaded and mounted on your own backdrop $23.92

These 8 background buildings already mounted to black foamcore board and mounted on your own backdrop

HO $39.99

O $49.99

N  not available

These 8 background buildings already mounted to black foamcore board with our clouds and sky backdrop

HO $93.91

O $104.91

N  not available

Please browse our web site we have hundreds of buildings available in N, HO and O scales. In our Downloads section You can purchase and down load them and print them out. In our Flats section you can purchase them already mounted on black foamcore ready to be placed on your layout. In our Backdrops section you will find sets of buildings unmounted at low prices. Our Gallery contains many pictures of our flats on different layouts. Don't forget our FREE DOWNLOAD SAMPLES

The Trackside Flats Modular Backdrop System

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.


Tracksideflats are ready to be placed on your layout, they are 2D photo flats glued to foam core board. They are ¼ inch thick. They are not plastic models.

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