I have been working on the scissors crossover area over the past few weeks. I decided that to control this area for both signals and turnout controls, I would try a loconet control point, or LNCP, from rr-cirkits. This device will control up to 4 stall machines, drive 16 signal heads with 4 lights each and has 6 occupancy blocks.
So far I have the tortoises mounted, as well as the lncp. I have the tortoises connected, which is pretty easy with the compression connectors that are built into the lncp. Next part is to get the signals mounted and connected. I will put another post up when I get to that point.