Tuesday, May 24, 2011

It's Like Looking Into A Mirror

Yes, I know it's been done forever, but it remains one of the coolest visual tricks I've ever seen on a model railroad.  That would be the use of mirrors to make a set of tracks disappear into the backdrop.  The best I've seen yet is on Gerry Leone's Bona Vista railroad.  I decided to try it myself.


It's not perfect, but not awful either.  A little more work on hiding the edges of the mirror, and the visual gap in the rails, and I think it will look just fine.  It's certainly convincing with a car parked in front of it!