Hey guys, I've got a question... As some might have remembered, my smooth sided door layout will soon be turned over to my boys for their use and I'm going to start a shelf-based layout highlighting switching point-to-point operations. I'd like to minimize the amount of wiring needed everywhere on the layout, and have been searching for manual turnouts so that I can reduce the electrical wires running from switch to power pack since space is quite limited on the shelves where this layout will rest. My question is...I know there are Atlas manual switches, but I have no experience in using them or setting them up for operation. What is used to "throw" the switch? Is there additional pieces that install to the switching mechanism that allows you to move the points yourself? I've read about various underlayout mounted machines that move the points - but that's not an option with this layout. I've got to throw the switch from above the layout (top down instead of beneath the layout and tracks). I hope I'm explaining this right...I need to find a turnout that has the ability to be moved manually (probably with a small stick or my finger) and "locks" into position without moving back and forth causing derailments. Any ideas?