That's an option I was considering Jon. There is a another recent thread covering linear servos but the ones mentioned seem slightly too big. I'll have a google for smaller ones. When yours arrive if they are 6-7mm or less in depth perhaps you could let me know? Thanks
Well the Servos have arrived today and wow are they small. I am at this stage not even sure how to use them as the Connections are not the same as any other that I have being just 5mm Long. However once I can resolve coupling them to a RC Recieving Unit I may try to use them in a Live Steam Loco. Certainly they will not be difficult to disguise!
So as to Measurements
Depth 5mm, but that is excluding the shaft which is about another 5mm, but may be able to fit within your 7mm if cut down somewhat
Throw between 12 and 13mm
Pic below, on a Cutting Mat that has 10mm Grid. Oh that is a 5p Coin.
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Hope this helps,
Or use the proven solution described by Walt of mounting a standard Peco solenoid point motor under the point, provided you can have cutouts in the baseboard. Otherwise yes surface mounted G scale point motors....perhaps I will need to go back to the suggestion of using an EPL drive?
James, if all you want is an "automated" (passing) loop, could you not just use the natural ability of the Playmo points to reset themselves so that by default locos would always use the left hand side of the loop? Then you wouldn't need to motorize. Same for a return loop. You would then only need to motorize points leading off to a siding or branch line. Just a thought.I saw a glimmer of a hope of adding an automated loop to liven things up.