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How do you decide on what the scenery of your layout will look like and where do you start on your scenery

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With my wiring of the layout almost complete I am wanting to make a start on the scenic part of the layout.

The trouble is I have an idea in my head on how I want it to look but where do I start. Is there a rule that you follow when you are planning what your layout is going to look like scenic wise and how you go about making a start.

I mean I was wondering if there are any programs like the hornby hvr2 program where you can build scenery including adding scatter buildings and other things like signals so you can try first away from the layout until you are happy with what you want without going head first onto the layout and then having to rip it up and start again when it just doesn't look right.
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QUOTE (zmil @ 31 Aug 2008, 06:35) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Kain
That shelf , in the top right hand corner of the second picture , looks a bit over loaded with railway stuff!

Regards Zmil

Think Kain needs to get it all settled and fixed to the layout soon Zmil

Cant wait to see it finished .....
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QUOTE (harkins77 @ 3 Sep 2008, 10:32) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I've been wondering with regards to the front of the layout and whether or not to put a high backboard to the layout or even a half size backboard or even none at all.

What do you think?

What would be the pros and cons to each idea?

If you add more backboards to the front you might end up continually peeping over them to get any enjoyment from the layout, an area left open will add interest.

Live with a while and dont finalise the front scenic until your settled either way, thats one way to get it right to live with it or move things around building a layout, then make a decision.

Good to see your making progress though
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Hi Welcome to the forum

Sure Harkins could use the programme for his layout which has moved to this link ''Cleveland mills'' i'l pass on your tip to him if he doesnt pick it up himself.

What do you model Mike ? we are all here to help you in anyway we can just shout .......
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