Backscenes 9 inch
N Gauge Backscenes
Sky Paper
Building Materials
Low Relief Buildings
Building Kits

Welcome to the home of id Backscenes

We produce a range of photographic backscenes for modellers branded as id Backscenes and available from many local model shops, online shops, Ebay and Amazon. New backscenes are planned and will be added as they become available.

Most of the backscenes are available in N gauge for the smaller model and O gauge for the larger layout. They can also be printed to special sizes and mirror imaged to extend the run.

All of the backscenes are printed in high quality using UV fade resistant inks for long life.

Standard Range Backscenes are printed on a thick heavyweight 180 gsm high quality paper. Care needs to be taken when fitting these as the paper can swell if it becomes wet - leave to dry and it shrinks back.

Premium Range Backscenes are printed on tough Polypropylene that is waterproof and scratch and tear resistant. These are ideal for use in damp conditions. They are self-adhesive but can be used without removing the backing film and applied using a non-aqueous glue. To apply using the self-adhesive layer, remove the backing film. Please note that the glue on these does not like MDF nor Chipboard and these boards should be sealed with paint or varnish before mounting the backscene.

Custom Backscenes We can turn your own photographs into backscenes but we are not able to carry out photographic assignments to gather specific images. Please feel free to call us if you have a specific project in mind or if you have any suggestions for new backscenes.

Building Materials In addition we have developed a series of self-adhesive building material papers to allow you to quickly and easily create realistic buildings without the mess of using glue. These are packed 10 sheets to an outer and available now. All of the Building Materials are now produced on the tough and waterproof Self-adhesive Poly and are available in both 00 and N Gauge.


We are pleased to announce that we have 247 COAST and 235 BAVARIA available. Click HERE to view these 6 metre scenes.

Mounting Your Backscene

Please see our FAQ pages which provide a guide on producing your own photographs and how to mount your backscene.

The very best material is thin vinyl foam board (Foamex) which is availabe cut to size from:


NEW BRITISH ROAD BM201 We have created a British Road 1950-60 Era set on the Premium Poly Self-adhesive in response to customer requests. Click here to view.

Product Size All prints are produced on 60 inch wide rolls of media but the prints have a small white border making the actual backscenes slightly under 60 inches. To avoid confusion we are amending the published backscene size to 150cm.

Viewing Images To view larger images press and hold the <Ctrl> key on the left and press the < + > key on the right up to seven or so times. To undo press the <Ctrl> and < - > keys.

GDPR Your Data

We collect information about our customers for the purpose of facilitating sales transactions. This data includes your name, address, telephone number and email address. Occasional emails are sent to Trade customers to advise them of New Products, Product Changes and Price Changes. We consider these to be part of our necessary ongoing commercial relationship. Please advise us if you no longer wish to receive this information from us. None of this information is used for any other purpose and it is not, nor ever will be, shared with anyone else. Your details have to be retained for accounting purposes for a period of one year after which you may request that we delete your records. In certain cases, we hold images modified to meet your requirements or supplied by you in a file identified by your name. You can ask us to delete these images and the named file at any time. When you request that we delete any or all information that we hold about you, our final usage of this information will be to address a letter to you confirming deletion. A copy of this letter will be retained for a short period then this will also be deleted. If you have any queries or comments on this policy please email John@art-printers.com. Dated 25th May 2018.

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