As for battery holders, the street lights come with their own battery holder. I just wanted to wire them all into the electric lights of the houses so that I wouldn't be dealing with all the battery boxes, having to hide them behind trees and under the fake snow, etc. The way we had it was that there would be the bulb and el;ectric cord from a house, in between that house and the next we had run in and connected the wires of the formerly battery operated street lights. Then we continued with that 2nd bulb and cord from the house and again spliced in some street lights, then another house, etc. Not each shelf is the same, some shelves have 3 houses, some have 4 and some shelves only have 2 buildings like a house and a school because the school has a large playgound with a battery operated snowman, a battery operated spotlight pointing toward the flag, etc. All those battery operated items were cut off from the battery box and all were wired into the electric cord with the lights of the buildings. Those building light bulbs are the size of old fashioned Christmas lights. We ran that cord along the backside of the shelf and into a corner and then down to the next shelf. We did the second shelf as the first and ran that cord along the backside of the shelf to meet up with the cord hanging down from the first shelf, we wired those 2 wires together and went on dow to the 3rd shelf. Next, we started from the 6th shelf, went up to the 5th shelf, then to the 4th and wired them all together to the one cord that went to the plug-in. Does this all make sense as to how we did it? Our building lights all stayed on, the street lights, well, that was different story. Sometimes all 4 street lamps burned our, sometimes 1 or 2 did, sometimes, depending on how many bulbs there were per streetlight, 1 bulb of 3 would burn out and on the next lampost maybe 2 burned out, etc. There is no rhyme or reason to what burned out and what stayed lit.
And, mostly thank you for your kind words for my daughter. The last time I was down there I ended up staying 7 months. Gotta quit now, am crying...
So, any other questions or thoughts on this mess we have. When it was all working, it was sooooooo pretty. I'd sure like to get it all working again so we can enjoy it.
We are going to try Radio Shack, however, there seem to be only a bunch of younger guys there that are mostly into electronic sports related equipment.
Not sure how to do this. You have been most kind, however, we really didn't get my problem figured out.
Did not go to Dallas, just was busy.
So, 5 shelves of street lights were working then one of the 4 on the top shelf quit. This is an ongoing mess.
Radio Shack did not have enough resistors, been to town looking all over for some, finally went to a radio repair shop my husband stumbled upon. No one really seems to know what to do or how to do it.