@John Cutler said:
Martin Wynne actually suggests that a proper loose heel pivot or hinge is not necessary (although prototypical).
A flexible switch should work in practice; the geometry is correct.
So I hope!
The only way to find out is for me to try to build one!
Unfortunately that means I have to relearn Templot after a 5-year break.
I think that could take a while……..
If you’re only after a single turnout template, that is actually remarkably quick to achieve in the latest version of Templot. Almost all the configuration settings are in drop-down menus, and you just select what you want.
It’s when you want to design the trackplan for a whole layout it becomes more complex!
(big fan of Templot)