Electricity for Modelers

This section (formerly the Layout Electricity section) collects a variety of general reference information related to use of electricity for model railroading. It’s where I stick any reference info that doesn’t fit in the other two sections, but I’ve also included a couple of “Basics” pages to provide background for new readers.

However, there is additional information elsewhere. See the Electrical Systems sub-section of The Model Railroad section for topics about the layout power supply and DCC systems, and see the DCC for Model Trains sub-section in the Model Trains section for information about installing DCC decoders and similar systems in model trains.