Examples from my layout of using background tree flats to increase the apparent distance between trains and the backdrop.
For Clinic. Using background tree flats to increase the depth of a layout
For Clinic. Using background tree flats to increase the depth of a layout.
Using background tree flats to increase the depth of a layout. Slight hill only, no background tree flat in this picture
Individual background flats with trees. Showing edge on view of the lichen trees glued to the foamboard. When properly supported, the tree flat...
Structures hidden in the trees provide perspective to gauge distance to the trees. Smooth texture of farthest hills.
Cut below dense woods both near and far. No hint of towns nearby.
Cut below the field. Open area behind the trees. Pictures of structures behind the trees or models of structures among the trees would affect...
Cut below dense woods and a field. Train appears to be leaving a heavily wooded area and approaching more open countryside. Lack of structures...
Houses with distant valley. Structures' perspective suggests distance from viewer. Haze on distant ridge suggests greater distance.
Houses with hazy far ridge. Forced perspective with structures and with haze. Also texture of distant ridge is smoother than mid range trees which...
Dense woods both near the tracks and far away. There are no structures to suggest the train is getting near a town or city.
Dense woods near the tracks and in the middle distance.
Dense woods nearby but treeline hides the horizon and all visible trees seem close to the tracks. The scene does not appear deep.
Aerial perspective of dense woods in the medium distance. Horizons below eye level sometimes appear farther than horizons above eye level.
Railfan perspective of dense woods in the medium distance. Horizons above eye level sometimes appear closer than horizons below eye level.