Mounting bracket and special linkage allows you to mount the Tortoise Switch Machine above or below the bench work and up to 18" from the turnout. Suitable for all scales and brands of turnouts.
Add a #800-6101 Extra Cable & Actuator and control two turnouts from the same Tortoise machine.
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Reworking a section of our existing layout brought tortoise motors into clearance conflict so the remote system was employed. As always, the directions are straightforward and clear, but in the real world there are access and physical limitations to the install (upside down, backwards and needing 3 hands). Definitely not something to try to shoehorn into a tight space, but if you can find a good location to mount it, the system works extremely well. Recommend drilling BOTH throw rod holes on either side of the switch points to create a straight alignment guide on the underside of the track bed, get the alignment out by a bit and spend a fair bit of time adjusting to create an even throw. All in all a simple solution to clearance issues.
Yes there are a lot of steps, but take the time to read all the instruction steps before you begin. I watch David at Model Railroad Video Plus website a long with reading and doing and I was done in about an hour. Great buy to solve an layout issue.
This remote will make it a whole lot easier for me to accomplish expanding my layout
With one turnout right under a joist (that would be very difficult to move)I now can utilize a section of track that I would not be able to easily