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Old 11-08-2016, 10:13 AM   #121
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Andy, Its surprising what one finds when they clean up! ;-). The layout is looking great!! Maybe if I toss out the rest of my daughter's stuff she hasn't moved yet, I'll find as nice a layout in my new room!! :-) Wishful thinking!
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Old 11-08-2016, 03:19 PM   #122
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Thanks Mark. You might be surprised at how much room you find

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Old 11-08-2016, 07:00 PM   #123
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Old 11-12-2016, 09:17 AM   #124
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I set up some of my switch controllers using touch toggles by Berrett Hill Shops with Tortoise motors. My video is here
Works as advertised, and is very easy to set up. You can find Kevin Hunter's site here: http://www.berretthillshop.com/#site-wrapper.

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Old 11-12-2016, 01:41 PM   #125
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That's really cool, Andy. Are the switches non-derailing?
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Old 11-12-2016, 09:43 PM   #126
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Hi Joe,

They are Atlas #5's. Not set up for non-derailing.

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Old 11-13-2016, 07:16 AM   #127
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Steamfan77, thanks for posting the link. http://www.berretthillshop.com/#site-wrapper.
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Old 11-13-2016, 10:11 PM   #128
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That is really cool.
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Old 11-14-2016, 05:15 AM   #129
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I saw that video demonstrating the controllers, and I decided that's what I'd use. It's a different approach, but they work well.

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Old 11-30-2016, 04:28 PM   #130
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I had to replace two Atlas under mount switch machines with two Tortoise switch machines between the main and staging yards. The space is 6" high, and about 18" back from the edge of the layout. I knew it had to be done, but I wasn't looking forward to it. I took my time and got really lucky, because I didn't have a great view, and had a heck of a time getting my hands in there. In the end it was worth the trouble. Both switches throw very smoothly.

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