turning the action through 90 degrees does complicate matters somewhat, but it need not be a vast problem with British-type backfall action. One example that comes to mind is the superb Miller (Cambridge) organ at Great Bardfield, Essex, with its gorgeous early Gothic Revival case, which faces north with the console on the west end. Holdich's console at Finedon is also on the side of the case if my memory serves me correctly. There are some extremely weird examples around - Monkland, Herefordshire, has a fine little 2 manual Walker, designed by Ouseley for Sir Henry Baker of Hymns A&M fame, who was the Rector. The console is on the west side and the organist, having walked round the instrument to get to it, can see nothing except by opening panels. NPOR quotes 'The Ecclesiologist':
"The Organist sits in the vestry and at the west end of the organ, and his
immediate communication with the choir is by means of shutters which open at
the side - a very convenient arrangement where (as is so often the case in
the country) the organist must be a woman;"