Unfortunately, they are too close to the track. Anything you could build,
would foul the locos and long cars.
The best thing to do is to use undertable mount motors.
If you don't want to scrap the atlas, see if they will hold the pin up if
they are vertical. If it can, then you might try using a Rix Rax to mount it
vertically under the table.
If it doesn't then try the Rix Rax Horizontal mount.
If you don't have any motors yet, or few enough that switching to a
different motor won't break the bank, look at the Tortoise slow motion
If you are in the Detroit area, and want to see Tortoise motors in
operation, come to the club I belong to. Web site www.gvrr.org for the map.
Mark Picarro wrote:
Please note; return email address has changed.
It is now email@example.com. Emails to Earthlink will be
Long ago in remember an artical in Model Railroader about hiding
atlas turnout controls.
If i remeber correctly it talked about reversing the controll
from a left turnout to a right turnout and vise versa.
Try this, take a left hand turnout and unscrew the controller. Now
take a right hand controller and unscrew the controller. Now take
the right hand controller and turn it upside down, place it onto
the left hand turnout with the little control wire over the throw
bar. Now replace the screws, but from the bottom of the turnout.
It should work. You need to dig out a place for the controller next
to the turnout on the layout, and be carfull not to get stuff down
into that open area where the wire is. You can place a thin piece
of card stock over it and add ground foam to hide the controller.
Home Page: http://mysite.verizon.net/the.regans/index.html
One way would be to drill a large hole under the end of the throwbar and put
the motor in vertically with the throw pin sticking up through the throwbar.
You will have to make sure that the motor is in the correct orientation so
that it won't bind with a skewed throw of the pin.
Losing weight is easy! If you ever want to lose weight, eat and drink less.
Works every time it is tried!
Polytechforum.com is a website by engineers for engineers. It is not affiliated with any of manufacturers or vendors discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.