I'm going to use Märklin turnouts on my Z scale layout. I'm thinking that scale doesn't matter when it comes to quality, so I'm posting it here for all ideas. I'm going to move the mechanism to sit under the table, and was pointed to a tutorial on how to do that. They work with the turnouts that have solenoid motors, and describe how to move those as well, and also comment that they aren't the best ones to use. Initially, I thought I'de save on cost and get the manual turnouts, but maybe I should go with the motor ones instead? A manual one cost about 15 bucks (for arguments sake) and one with a motor cost 25 bucks. I thought I'd control the manual ones using bike wheel spokes or bicycle break wires in tubes. Maybe it would be easier to use motors? I am planning for a lot of turnouts on my layout for station shunting and so on. So... do I spend the extra money on motor turnouts or do I go with the manual ones? Can I fit motors to the manual ones later? Is the motor on Märklin turnouts so bad that the cost isn't worth it?