Can you notch the leg, or move it along either plane of the bench work? I have an idea about using the arm to throw the turnout rotationally, but won't be able to draw out my thoughts until tomorrow. Model Railroader had an article last month (?) on mounting tortoise machines sideways, and using the arm to move swing another arm that had the fulcrum through the substrate, rotating the other end as it's attached to the turnout throw. Let's see if I can show this...
Ignore the dots (or look at them as the foam). The lines are bent wire, with the left side going though the hole in the switch throw. The tortoise machine is mounted sideways so the arm swings side-to-side, and the wire arm from the switch through is routed through a loop formed at the end of the tortoise wire arm:
Maybe? ...doesn't do it justice, but I can draw something more technical tomorrow.
Last edited by ianacole; 09-05-2012 at 10:17 PM.
Modeling my own reality: Cole River...