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Good day! This is my first post in the forum - go easy on me! I'm an absolute beginner, currently building a 1:18 scale recreation of a local heritage house that was torn down 4 years ago. So far things are going well, but like MANY miniature newbies, I am absolutely confused by the wiring aspect of the build. I have done as much internet research and forum reading as I can, but I'm still not sure if I'm doing the correct thing. So, here it goes. These are my supplies: Cir-Kit Basic Wiring Kit Transformer (FIFODR® 12V 5A 60W DC Power Supply Adapter(Input 110V-220V,Output 12 Volt 5 Amp 60 Watt) DC Converter LED Driver Lighting Transformer for 12V 5A Flexible/Rigid 5050/3528/2835/5630/5730 LED Tape Strip Light FD-ADP60W) Lights (Pre Wired DC 9-12V 3mm Water Clear LED Diodes White Light) First question: Will the lights I purchased work with the tape wire kit? Second question: I will obviously need to purchase extension wire for the lights - what type of wire am I looking for? Third question: My house is mostly foam core on the inside, but the outside walls will be wood. I'm thinking of only installing the tape wire to the wood outer structure and laying/hiding the wire through the house, linking to the outside tape wire (does that make sense?). Will that work? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!! Cheers Jen
Hey everybody. I think I'm at the stage where I really must tackle wiring my dollhouse before I move on. And well, now I am working on two dollhouses (got the RGT Painted Lady for my daughter for Christmas, shhhh, and it's coming together much faster than my Newport bash up). Anyway, I finally decided to try round wire after talking to the owner of Miniature Design in Atlanta. I bought the Cir-Kit Round Wire Instruction Book. My question is about these terminal blocks. 1. Are the terminal blocks interchangeable with the power strips? Like can you run your wires down to the bottom of the dollhouse and then plug them into the power strips and then into the transformer? I mean what other would be the purpose of the power strips then? If they are the same purpose, then wouldn't the terminal blocks be more sturdy of a connection because you screw the screws down onto the wires? Or maybe on the other hand, the power strips might be more convenient if you want to unplug one of your lights from the system? The book says about terminal blocks, "the purpose of the terminal blocks is to provide a convenient connection point for wires coming from the light fixtures and transformer. They act much like act much like the power box in a real home in that all wires eventually terminate there. The terminal block itself has no electrical effect on the system...." 2. How many light fixtures can you put on a large terminal block? You just keep stacking and stacking wires on that thing? The book suggest using two terminal blocks - one on the top level and on the bottom of the dollhouse (for convenience I suppose). I'm sure I'm making this harder than it is. Any help greatly appreciated.