Fascia suggestions?

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Agatheron, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. Agatheron

    Agatheron Member

    Hey everyone, just a quick question... My Truro Junction is in progress, including the first layers of foam, plus a test layout of the main loop of track. I'm looking to have the edges cleaned up quite a bit by using some sort of fascia material. I was wondering what people use, and what the best material might be?

    I know my choices are the edging boards from woodland scenics, thin MDF board cut into manageable strips (I'd need to know what thickness, and what width), or polystyrene cut into strips. What do people use, and why do you use it?
  2. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    I use a tartan patterned cloth because my wife put it up.
    The commonest is probably a thin board or masonite -- something that will curve sharply enough to match the edge of the layout. If your scenery is going to be non-flat at the edge, cut a contour into the top fascia.
  3. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    We used Masonite on the club layout. Works well. I've seen some really impressive fascias made of dimension hardwood lumber. Doesn't bend at all but sure looks great with a natural or stained finish. Pricey also.
  4. RonP

    RonP Member of the WMRC

    cut-offs are free, i love building stair's i get the scrap.
  5. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    I use masonite painted a deep green, and then burlap, the type used around trees in a nursery. I have photos on the website. Also probably in the Credit Valley thread here on The Gauge.
  6. Agatheron

    Agatheron Member

    Will, thanks for the photos. I checked out the local home depot and it's very accessible, plus they can rip it into smaller, thinner pieces for me. Not only that, it can handle a curve quite nicely. What are the dimensions of your Masonite pieces? Are they 6"x48"? I think I may be able to put up the perimeter of my layout for less than $15 CDN...

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