On every layout I try to play with new ideas that either were never done before or never caught on, but still were good ideas. On this layout I'm going to try a fascia idea I came up with a few years ago.
So, let's test it. I got a 2 x 4 board and brought it home. My daughter drew on it and erased...was ok. I cut it and it did chip just a little, but was ok. I might have to cover the ends/edges. Drilling was fine.
I'll keep playing with the idea....write in with your comments!