On LSR, there are a lot of steps and pieces involved in throwing a single switch!
First I bent six piano wires like so:
Then I cut six lengths of brass tubing like so:
I drilled a 1/16″ hole two ties away from each throw bar, like so:
And then I inserted a length of brass tubing into each hole until it was level with the tops of the ties:
And a bit of fussing on the underside. The feeder wires almost thwarted three or four switches, because they are so close. Almost.
With a pair of pliers, a pencil, and some wizardry, I bent each piano wire again after measuring each turnout from the hole in the throw bar to the center of the brass tube.
Then I inserted the piano wire so the long end extended through the brass tube to the bottom of the layout, and the short end was dropped into the hole in the throw bar:
After checking to make sure that each turnout moved freely, I flipped the module and bent each length of wire at a right angle:
Toggling this wire back and forth from under the layout throws the switch. The remote mounts will be affixed to these wires, and the SMAILs will be attached by wire and tubing.
I think I’m at the halfway point now with the turnouts. For fun, I connected a SMAIL to the terminal block and programmed it into the PowerCab. It moves exactly as I expected. Hopefully by the end of this coming weekend, I will be able to switch my turnouts by pressing a few buttons.