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@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……..
Consider also how the switches are to be actuated. A pivoting switch in any scale is going to need less force to operate than a sprung one.