How the Dual Use, Four Function Mount came to be.
The idea and process started in November of 2018 when it was decided to get back into Model Railroading after many generations. The decision was made to not use the old style, side mounted switch machines because of reliability and scenic issues. Research led to servos and Arduino. After a successful sketch was achieved, it was time to mount the servo. Existing mounts all relied on a linear, (back and forth), motion that was a problem if there was a thick base as well as other reasons. That’s when the idea formed.
Thanks to James Chambers for sharing a picture of his layout for the background.