My name is Jim and I am also brand new to the hobby.
I have an MRC Power G transformer but it doesn't have AC output. What transformer is best to run the 1.8 amp AC remote control switches and accessories? Thank you for any help !
As far as your AC accessories, I'd look for an old "Malibu" low voltage lighting transformer, or maybe an old doorbell transformer. Actually, I ran mine from DC and used DPDT switches to throw the turnouts.
Track screws are advertised in the Aristo section of www.artknapptrains.com (BC) , package of 50, plus a driver. They are 2mm. Ridge Road Station (NY) has them as well, I believe. Call them if you don't turn them up on their website.
for screws Micro Fasteners www.microfasteners.com on 1-800-892-6917. They have a deeper socket head and are easier to insert. The xfmr-I got mine at Radio Shack. 24 v, Center tap gives more than 12 off either leg with small load works US switches without problem and can add a bridge for LGB DC