Now that I have completed the track work, electrical and testing is complete, the only thing to finish off this area other than scenery is the fascia board. It is nice to get all the tools and clutter cleaned up and make the layout look presentable. The scenery will come later as I am focusing on finishing most of the track work and start an operating schedule amongst many other small projects that have been put on the back burner.
This image shows the fascia board butting up to the previous fascia boards installed a ways back on the left side and curving around the corner where a portal will be as the branch line track enters the mountain. Some interesting contours will make for a real nice focal scene with the trestle bridge.
On the right side as show below the grade steepens to blend in with the trestle bridge and the next town up on the mountain. This piece of fascia board is permanently installed as there is no electrical or mechanical systems behind needing access.
The next section of fascia is removable as all the towns switches and the lower level controls would need to be accessable. So as to not damage any scenery once installed, I installed this section in two peices. As seen below I fit the entire peice, screw it in place and then contour the top. Then I cut a straight line about 2″ to 3″ down from the contour which lines up with the 3/4″ plywood. This way the top peice secures into the plywood for strength and the scernery towling will form along the contour and will not be distrubed when the lower fascia is removed. This is the same technique I used for the fascia on Gainesville.
I mounted my throttle plugs and cut in a door that accesses all the layout light switches and power switches and a quick vacuum and I am finished.