This photo shows the Tortoise switch machine controller I am installing under the area where the new turnout was to be.
However, this was the last thing I did on this layout. I was getting frustrated with N-scale, and it was actually making me loose my interest in the hobby. Also, I am now approaching my mid-40s and having a harder time seeing the road numbers on the cars and engines in N-scale. It is time to "upgrade". By July I had decided to switch scales from N- to S-scale. I have written an article about changing scales, because this is the first time I have ever done this.