Do you want to take your modeling to the next level? With Realistic Layouts you'll learn how to blend various elements so they all work together to create a feeling that your models are part of and connected to the real world. This book features: How to apply different techniques and ideas to your layout in order to improve realism. Many techniques including creating realistic backdrops and blending them with scenery, integration of structures, using bridges to suggest changes in elevation, using mirrors to expand apparent space, and much more. Outstanding model railroad photography and a variety of layouts.