I guess not explaining myself clearing...I am not sure where the placement of the switches and led's go..switches go right in the crotch of the turnouts? The led's on the track ? Of course talking about the yard ladder panel on the facade...Not sure I understand your issue. The track layout doesn't have anything to do with where you put the switch controls and indicator lights. Your switches and LEDs can be placed on the fascia, appropriately labeled, or on a track diagram as in a dispatcher's panel.
Thanks! Noobie here and sometimes feel goofy asking what others might think as an easy question. Thanks again and Merry Christmas!I would place the switches at the start of the moveable point and the LED's at the start of each leg once clear of the frog.
Not to worry -- there ae no stupid questions. The most common problem with newcomers, IMO, is that they overthink things and make it harder than it needs to be.Thanks! Noobie here and sometimes feel goofy asking what others might think as an easy question. Thanks again and Merry Christmas!
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The panel is exactly what I mean...! Was not sure where to mount the switches and led's on the panel that I will make. But it seems that I mount the switch right at the connection point and the led's on the legs so to speak. Thanks!Not to worry -- there ae no stupid questions. The most common problem with newcomers, IMO, is that they overthink things and make it harder than it needs to be.
If you're happy with MichaelE's answer, OK. I'm still not sure what you're trying to achieve. By "switch", I'm guessing you mean the button or switch that will tell the turnout motor tp actually move the points. And you're thinking that you actually want these switches physically on the layout, right next to the turnout that they operate? While this is, of course, a possibility, most people would want to avoid having to stick their large 1:1 scale fingers into a yard ladder to hit that switch. The possibility of an errant finger, hand, sleeve, etc. knocking something over or derailing it is pretty huge. For this reason, most modelers locate the activation switch and the indicator lights at a remote location, either at the edge of the layout (the fascia) or at a more distant location on a dispatchers panel with a track diagram. Here is an example of such a panel made by my 12 year old son:
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