The CIRCUITRON Remote Tortoise™ Mount consists of a molded base mechanism to which the Tortoise™ (not included) is mounted. An adjustable lever arm is fastened onto the Tortoise™ output and drives a stainless steel wire inside a flexible teflon tube, much like a sub-miniature choke cable. This thin wire attaches to a compact actuator mechanism and is mounted beneath the turnout. It includes a spring wire and brass tube to transmit the motion to the points above.
The mounting bracket (with Tortoise™) may be secured in any position and up to 18” away from the turnout points—even above the layout inside a structure, if desired. The points actuating mechanism requires 1/2” clearance under the turnout sub-roadbed. The RTM is fully adjustable for all scales and brands of turnouts.