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I am new to model railroading and am building my first layout. I would like to run power to each of my 14 structures with individual on/off switches. I am using an Atlas connector switch which has 3 on/off switches for my first 3 structures but these are $6 to $7 a piece. Has anyone gone outside of the standard issue switch and just built a bank of switches using stuff from the local hardware store? How did you do it?


HD, Just use single throw toggle switches, one for each structure!! You can get them from a hardware store or an automotive store or Radio Shack. :eek:
Radio Shack has some very small SPST switches that are quite good for this. Mount them in a control panel and route the 'hot' lead through them with the 'common' going to the other side of the lamps. The 'common' would all be connected together.

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