STEP BY STEP
It doesn’t look good and it doesn’t do the layout any good. A clutter of locomotives and stock fill an unfinished corner of the layout – there’s even a box on the track.
A tea tray is a useful means of carrying models and tools as they are cleared off the layout to a place where they can be sorted and put back in their boxes.
If you have younger family members who enjoy playing with your layout, you are likely to find some unlikely ‘passengers’ riding on any flat surface. Watch out for the ones that have fallen off, too.
Models which have been left standing on the layout for a prolonged period will have acquired a coat of fine dust. Brush this off with a soft brush before putting the model away in its box.