Hi all, I've made a control panel for my layout.
I used 10 mm thick MDF.
It's 18" x 6.5" in size, which was the minimum I wanted.
I drew the plan and then drilled all the holes for the LEDs and push buttons.
I counter drilled the holes from the backside to make it possible to add the LED and the nuts for the push buttons.
I primed it with cellulose first and then black Badger Stynylrez primer.
I then airbrush painted white where the track lines were going to be.
I masked the lines with 1/16" automotive masking tape. I painted over the tape with white to minimize the risk of bleeding.
The panel was then painted with dark green acrylic paint. Around the tracks I shaded with black.
This is how it looked when I removed the masking tape.
I added texts with Microscale decals.
The panel is clearcoated with Alclad matte.
Now it's the fun part; installing all the electrical bits.
I use the panel control system from MGP Here in Sweden, a very competent system with its own programming app and uses Loconet for communication.