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Securing tops of backscenes
« on: March 26, 2020, 10:20:47 AM »
How often have you been to a model railway show and seen a layout with the paper backscene nicked/torn at the top? Or have you ever caught your own backscene with a sleeve maybe?
I'm using the plastic spines to bind A4 paper over the top of my paper backscene and the plywood backing to protect it and it works just fine. In my case I'm using blue ones for the backscene and clear ones for the fascia board at the front of the layout. They come in many different colours and this site is purely used as an example to show the cheap as chips product................

https://www.greenstationery.co.uk/products/12799_26_0_461-Slide-Binders

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Re: Securing tops of backscenes
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 11:01:17 AM »
Thanks mick. Always useful to have helpful tips

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Re: Securing tops of backscenes
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2020, 12:02:52 PM »
Yes, seen those used as backscene edges quite often.

I agree, it is a disappointment to see a nice layout with a tatty backscene when you consider it's a simple task to keep things neat and tidy - all part of the presentation of the exhibit   :)
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Re: Securing tops of backscenes
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2020, 12:17:25 PM »
Good idea, 'cept mine's painted on the garage wall!

Yes, I got into trouble, but that was 30 years ago and she's over it  ;D
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Re: Securing tops of backscenes
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2020, 12:41:42 PM »
Good idea which makes for a neater and tidier finish.
I use tile edging strips available from hardware stores (usually in metre lengths).
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Securing tops of backscenes
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2020, 01:07:49 PM »
I use the spines too. But a suggestion is don't use the clear ones as the tears show through. Light grey is a good colour if the backing sheet is for sky.

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Re: Securing tops of backscenes
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2020, 01:40:12 PM »
We used to get these in 2500mm lengths, you can try plastic extrusion companies which manufacture for wallboards, shower panels.
They come in H section, corners along with the U section. Also to suit diff thicknesses.
Good idea as some layouts are spoiled with tatty/torn back scenes.

I have seen plastic/pvc pipe split on the one side then clipped over edges, gives a rounded finish.

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