Backscenes & Scenics

We have courses for scenic modellers with top-rated tutors at our weekends.

Our tutor for the Spring Classic Weekend is professional scenic artist Paul Bambrick who has created 3D backscenes on many layouts. You can explore Paul’s impressive body of work in more detail on his website.

Philip Hall/Model Railway Journal
Chris Nevard/Model Rail Magazine
Bristol Temple Meads in the sunshine

Paul can show you how to create your own convincing miniature landscape for a layout or diorama and he is particularly interested in backscenes that integrate two and three-dimensional modelling. This a rare opportunity to work one-to-one with one of the true masters of the art and you’ll learn all about the essentials of perspective, horizons, scales and vanishing points, not necessarily in that order. Discovering how to compress two scale miles into 3/4″ without it seeming obvious is a truly fascinating experience . 

Paul has a page on his website dedicated to the course he tutors at Missenden Abbey, this gives an outline of what he does and how the course operates. This is well worth visiting to learn more about the course.