I am new to the OGR forum and building a ceiling / shelf layout that spans 2 rooms - about 50 ft. of single loop with passing sidings on opposite sides of the loop. The plan is to run 2 trains simultaneously in opposite directions using stop and control blocks. Locomotives are older (2003-2005) conventional Williams and Lionel. 1) Are there track power options that provide a remote control capability so that train operations could be controlled from either room preferably wireless but cabled if necessary? 2) I've read about block control with and without the use of relays, is the choice just personal preference or is one better and why?
Lastly, any recommendations on a good general reference book on AC layout wiring?