Atlas Connectors

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Horsedad

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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?
Ted
 
#2
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:
 
#3
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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