Now that I have things up and running, I was looking at ensuring that my locomotives perform as well as they can. In order to monitor their performance, I was looking at some sort of meter that could tell me how many amps the motor is consuming. For those of you who may not be familiar with what I run, the bulk of my stock is three rail Hornby Dublo. If in good condition, it shouldn't draw much more than 0.65amps, maybe less. If it is badly in need of a service, it might draw 1amp or marginally over, which would cause problems. Needless to say, none of the stock is fitted for DCC. I would imagine that a panel mounted ammeter would be sufficient for the job, although probably a hand held multimeter would be a better buy, as it could be used for other purposes as well, not that I would be looking at that for the moment. I was looking for advice on how to connect one of these meters up (the internet is full of advice on how to use a multimeter to test for electrical conductivity, but there isn't much about measuring current draw - I hope I used the right term). There are some Youtube videos by Ronald Dodd on the subject but, unless I missed something, he tells you everything except how to connect the meter. In other words, I have a reasonable idea as to how to use the readings from the meter, but I'm not sure how to get the readings in the first place.