I have often read in magazines about layout builders using Masonite or tempered hardboard for layout or lighting fascias but had never worked with it myself so I though it was high time that I expand my horizons and give it a go.
Overall I am pleased with the result and found the tempered hard board to be easy to work with. This bit of fascia is just a start as there will be an estimated 80 feet of layout edge and maybe some 60 feet of light valances needed as the layout progresses. In the parts where there is more than one deck, the fascia for the upper deck will be extended to be the lighting valance for the lower deck.
In other progress on the staging yard, the return loop bridge for the upper yard has been painted and installed, and cork road bed has been started for the upper yard. Evidence of some of this can be seen in these photos. More later.