Because perimeter aisle space is limited all around my L-shaped layout, I needed to hide control panels UNDERNEATH the layout platform so as to avoid aisle constriction. I installed a pull-out panel on glider rails for the controls. Handy when in use, and the control panel disappears from view when not needed. A second pull-out panel is for the transformers. I control my Lionel TMCC-equipped locos with a CAB-1 and others with LionChief controllers.
The switches on my routes are installed to be self-controlling by the anti-derail circuit built-in to the switches, so there's not much need for constant access to the Lionel and K-Line switch controllers on the slide in/out control panel. Photo attached for reference.
Mike Mottler LCCA 12394