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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 !
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What is the size description for Aristo craft track screws and where can I buy them the cheapest?
 

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They are so inexpensive, I would pick an online retailer you can do more business with. You can also order them directly from Aristo.

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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.
 

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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.
 

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Also, look on the underside of your track for some red wax. That's where Aristo hides the track screws for each section of track.
 

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Thank you for your help with the screws. I'll try the web sites.
Which brand G scale transformer would you recommend that will provide both track power and the 1.8 amp AC for switch motor power?
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Jim:

Try asking your power supply question under a new heading in the DC power forum below. You'll be more likely to get an informed and complete answer there.

Happy RRing,

Jerry
 

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You will find that both Aristo and USA trains use the same small screws and have kits for replacements.

For the transformer, you do not need 1.8 amps of A/C power. LGB does market a 1/2 amp around 16 volt transformer for their EPL units.

I found 12 volts to be wimpy on my EPL units, but this may be OK with the Aristo units.
 

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You will find that both Aristo and USA trains use the same small screws and have kits for replacements.

For the transformer, you do not need 1.8 amps of A/C power. LGB does market a 1/2 amp around 16 volt transformer for their EPL units.

I found 12 volts to be wimpy on my EPL units, but this may be OK with the Aristo units.
 

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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
Bob
 
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