Tips and ideas to make your layout easier to build

and easier to operate.

Recessed Fascia Devices

 

Avoid having anything protrude into your aisles whenever possible. Here are some ideas on what can be recessed behind the fascia, or installed flat against it.

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Car Card Boxes

 

Car cards are a popular method of controlling car movements during operating sessions. Here is how these boxes can be recessed behing the fascia.

Turnout Controls

 

Recessed turnout controls avoid the problems of people inadvertantly causing the turnout to change direction by accidentaly snagging the control lever. Here is a method that has worked out well on my own personal layout, and has been adopted by several layout owners around the country.