stumped new cat

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by bloyseboy, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. bloyseboy

    bloyseboy New Member

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    hey guys trying to wire xmas lights and wondering what resistor to use . rs only sells muti packs and i don;t know which ones are which. hey are carbon 1/4w. if any one knws the size and or the band colors that would be cool. sorry this is a tech question bet thier not getting back to me there.
    thanks
  2. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

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    black=0
    brown=1
    red=2
    orange=3
    yellow=4
    green=5
    blue=6
    violet=7
    gray=8
    white=9
    the first and second bands are the number the third is the multiplier
    hence orange orange orange =33000 ohms
    the other band in tolerance.
  3. bloyseboy

    bloyseboy New Member

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    thanks jim

    i thinki'vee got it figured out a guy. in the tech forum gave me a link to a great website i'll go get it and post it, although i guess you got a handle on iy already. it shows you the resistor you need. you do however need to know the resistance.
  4. Dick Elmore

    Dick Elmore Member

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    :thumb: Rule of thumb and easy way to remember: Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Violet Gives Willingly---B B R O Y G B V G W.

    Dick
    Texas Chief
  5. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    Thats just slightly disturbing, but i guess it does stick, lol.