I have been thinking about doing a very small christmas layout if thats what you want to call it. Its actually more of a decoration. My idea was to take one of those small christmas trees you can get at the store the ones that are like 2 feet tall and then put an N scale train running under it. I thought of building on a small decorative wooden box to hide the wiring inside. But here is where my stupidity steps in. If I do it what I would like to do is be able have the tree lights on at all times and then just be able to push a button and the train comes on. My thought was to run a wire from an outlet to the light then a wire from the lights to a dc throttle set on something like quarter throttle with a switch between the throttle and lights. Now I figure that there is probably an easier/cheaper way to do this than buying a throttle if someone could enlighten me. I assume I would need some kind of dc converter. But also if I would go the converter route how could I keep the power low enough that my train isnt flying around the track at like 150 mph. I know probably pretty basic stuff here but I will am not to proud to admidt when it comes to electrical stuff I am kinda dumb.