Will L wrote:I remember watching one layout at Scaleforum 2013 which was displayed quite high. I was both amused, and rather concerned about elfandsafty, by the antics of an operator who found he needed to stand on a chair.
Ah, layout height. How I love these old staples of the finescale discussion diet. On one occasion my colleague Steve Griffiths got so fed up reaching for the cassettes on the admittedly very high Clecklewyke that he sat on a chair ON A TABLE in order to make life easier. And he's over 6' tall. I think he was making a point.
I confess that I am considering lowering the layout in its permanent home so that it is at eye-level when I'm sitting to operate it but then, I am nearly 70...
As regards under-baseboard access, I always try either to make the boards easy to move so they can be worked on upside down (easy with dioramas like Humber Dock or Royston Vasey) or to have the maintainable bits (point motors etc.) above baseboard level, possibly on a lower shelf which is normally covered by scenery or buildings.