G Scale Model Train Forum banner
1 - 1 of 18 Posts

· Premium Member
294 Posts
The small gasoline-powered generators are okay but if you really want live in your house with no power for an extended period of time then get a bigger unit, much bigger.

After Katrina and Rita damaged the power grid down here in south Texas we had a generator installed, a 25 kw natural gas fired unit. It can run the entire house, both whole-house AC units, both ovens, the dryer, all of the lights. Even my trains.

The generator excercises or runs every Friday for 12 minutes (but does not give us power to the house during this excercise cycle. If our power goes out(and it has a few times over the past 3 years), after 30 seconds the unit starts automatically. A transfer switch is mandatory which disconnects us from the grid, otherwise out generator could be energizing the line outside the house.
1 - 1 of 18 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.