Today I spent the day reinstalling the layout fascia and fascia control panels around Carlisle Junction. This area was altered when I installed the helix, I also had to add another fascia control panel for the east end of the Staging Yard.
The control panels are just a small wooden frame made from 1"-3/16 (30mm) x 45/64" (18mm) pine edging.
The fascia board is 1/8" MDF board cut down to 9" 27/32 (250mm) and screwed to the layout benchwork with timber stitching screws.
The fascia control panels are recessed so that operators cannot lean against the panels and activate the push buttons accidentally.
The versions installed today are black & white and will be upgraded to color once I'm happy that further changes will be made, and when the fascia's have all been painted.