In retrospect, that was probably a mistake putting it off as trying to fit in backdrops after the fact has been challenging.
Anyway, I am putting up backdrops on the upper level, as that part is the easiest to manage by myself. The lower level has a couple of pieces of backdrop up, but since I figure to put scenery on the upper level, getting this part done first is probably a good idea.
I'm using masonite, both 1/8" and 3/16" widths to make it. I will be using the 1/8" stuff around corners, but the 3/16 stuff on the straight pieces. Why two sizes? Because that is what I bought, for some reason..
I started at the end of the staging yard and worked my way towards the rest of the layout.
First step was trying a couple of pieces; probably should have pulled the Digitrax radios and fast clock off first.
|First couple of pieces test fit.|
|Tried a timer option to get this; worked out ok.|
|Ah, there's the problem.|
|With this in place, it looks much more finished. I'm going to try to get a coat of primer on it soon.|
Next backdrop post will be post the first coat of paint.