I came across this blog and, in particular, this post:
The author is up to some really interesting modelling and since his muse is HO scale heavy traction I definitely bookmarked his blog to return to later on read his updates.
The post above I found interesting for his simple application of technology most of us have at home. I thought his suggestions to use actual photographs of real scenes and then simply print them to photopaper on his desktop printer is great. I was concerned that seeing a seem every eight or so inches may be a bit of a distraction but looking at the photos of the finished product I’m convinced that it isn’t (a distraction).
Anyway, check out the blog if you have a moment. I’m glad I did.