Could you share some photos of your set up, it would be interesting to see, thanks.Only just seen this. I use only rodding for points -no motors. The rodding is 1.6mm welding rod, with lengths joined using the little 2-screw blocks from the small 'chocolate block' electrical connectors, and bell cranks cut from brass sheet. It all works well, but needs oiling regularly. The longest run is about five metres. The rods rust eventually, but it is easy to swap in a new one.