for finished layout photos $$
for construction photos $$
|We are primarily interested in two areas
Layout Photos at
Cash paid for your
page in MyRRLayout.com clearly showing our backdrops. It must
clearly show most of the backdrops purchased from us. Look at
|Your Model Railroad Question answered
|Cash paid for
articles in MyMRQ.com .
We have released an on-line program
MOCKUP to design your own
scenery backdrops and we
need photographs of layouts to use in the program. We will pay $100
(limited time) for each layout that we use. This is open to everybody in that you
don't have to have purchased one of our backdrops to get the $100.
scene must be a straight line across the top consisting of rolling stock,
motive power, buildings and scenery. We can trim unwanted walls etc.
from above the line so your useable image can be in the middle of the
picture. We cannot have buildings and
scenery extending above the line and we don't want large gaps below the line
(small gaps we can fill digitally). We need the first one to two feet of the
the backdrop or wall (the back of the
layout, not the front) . Objects cutoff at the bottom in the foreground is
ok, like showing only the upper half of a building or part of scenery as
long as it doesn't extend above the top line.
The layout must to finished. Everything must be well and evenly
lighted, and in focus. We suggest 3 to 6 overlapping shots perpendicular to
the layout and slightly above the table The angle must be straight on. There
must be considerable rolling stock in the photo. We need at least18 car lengths,
30 is better. A sample shot of
1/2 or 1/3 length is below. It is possible to put two layers together, a
top rolling stock layer and a bottom building layer as we have done
here. The building layer can be in pieces to be resized and fit
This great program is now available <<
|Try our new Scenery Design Program MockUp easy,
For this MockUp special ONLY
Please send 35mm slides to BackDrop Warehouse, P.O. Box
27877, Salt Lake City, Ut. 84127-0877, or Email jpeg (only) images
(around 150-200kb) to email Zip files will be immediately discarded.
|If you plan to email an image as an attachment,
send us a warning email first - text only and
request our special email address for attachments,
otherwise your attachment may be dumped as a virus. Do not
include any html, or anything other than straight text in your email.
Any attachments or any embedded content other than jpg will cause the
entire email to be dumped. This includes imbedded ads in the
email. This email address changes frequently to dump spam and
for photographs of your
layout. Buy one or more BackDrops
then open a page on
|We apologize if this site is a little slow to
load. Images are fairly high detail and we are averaging
over 200 people per day spending more than 1/2 hour. Take
your time, there is a lot to look at. High usage hours are
around 12 and 8 PM.
You can also try
if this site is slow.
Buy early. Don't wait until your layout is complete then try to fit in a backdrop. Remember,
allow at least 2 weeks for delivery
especially during the high volume months of Oct. - April. All
and BackGrounds are
prepared and individually printed custom for you.
Look at our INFORMATION page
for necessary info about our products.
|Expand the images to almost
full size for the best viewing.
write a "HOW TO"
We need a comprehensive write-up on
how to install backdrops for O and HO scale . The write-up for our web must include pictures and be
fairly detailed. We will pay depending on the quality of the
article, typically around the cost of the backdrops used. Limit
$300. Call 1-800-540-8544 before you start
anything. Note: as of 7-24-02 we have a backlog of web
articles and are getting very particular. We also
require that the article first be posted on myMRQ.com .
or go to
for instant articles.
Receive up to $100
plus cost of your backdrops for an article
We will match the payment from the
publisher up to $100
plus all or part of your cost for the backdrops used (depending
on the number of backdrops purchased and the quality of the
write an article for any of the major model railroad
magazines below. The article must be published and be at least one
full page. It must involve our backdrops and our company
must be mentioned as supplier in the article. Payment made after the article
is published. You must first Call 1-800-540-8544
for article ideas, acceptable magazines and contacts. We
can retouch and improve your photos for no charge.
|Note on payment: An article is
advertising for our product and we hope the photographs show
our backdrops properly. We have seen some recent
photos that were not appealing due to poor installation
(wrinkles), poor lighting (spot rather than defused,
highlighting the wrinkles) and less than the best
photography (blurry, narrow depth of field). We retain
the right not to pay or pay less if the pictures or article
do not show our product as appealing. Must be no
wrinkles, well lighted and in focus.