Controlling Mains Power on a Layout
Rick Fletcher - NSW Australia
Updated 5 Aug 2016

This a simple topic and one which may be of no value if you have a tiny layout. In my case, with a layout running around the walls, I had 3 mains power outlets all of which would be difficult to access when the layout construction was under way. This is one of a number that are available which come with remote controller (shown below) to switch varying number of outlets. This one does the job for me. Check on-line for pricing (look up: remote control power outlet)
The switched outlet plugs into the wall socket as below. I can turn ON all with one switch or select which one I want.
It is also useful for me to divide the layout power into two halves which eases the load when 44 points power up.