These model train photos were taken by Peter Feigenbaum of his home train layout. Pete builds train layouts, but of scenes of urban decay - slums, pawn shops, scrapyards, liquor stores, and lots of graffiti, much of it built from scratch. Really amazing work.
See Pete's full site here:
These buildings are all easily available, but look amazing with the proper paint and signs.M1 car on display in Philly. The AMAZE piece (poor forgery) was hand drawn by Peter.
The warehouse in the background is from Downtown Deco, the "Arrow" sign is built from scratch.
R17s again. The foreground building here is a DIY plaster casting. The street which the el traverses is a bit too narrow for NYC, though not for Chicago.
Looking up from under the El.
Close-up of a burned-out commercial zone, inspired by the South Bronx.Peep your man's water heater in the background.
Wide shot of the layout.