We’ve built a wooden box to contain all the lights and switches for our N scale model train layout. A 3mm clear perspex face plate sits on top of the layout schematic. LEDs and switches will protrude through the face plate and all the wiring will be containing inside the box under a hinging lid.
At this stage we haven’t decided whether the box will slide out on drawer runners or be a separate attachment to the model train layout. Either way, the loco speed controllers will plug into the front and the wiring loom (including power source) will plug into the back of our control panel box.