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CAN’T ESCAPE!!!!!

CAN’T ESCAPE!!!!

(clearly…a hypothetical situation!¬† ūüėĬ† )

Ever have one of those days

When she emits death rays…

No way escape–

Caught by the nape–

When irritation stays.

I would NEVER* complain,

But she acts insane…

She points to me

For insanity,

There’s plenty, plenty of blame!

Lost in ethereal mist,

She¬†hands me a¬†shopping list…

In my shirt sleeves,

Her action peeves,

But we make sure we’ve hugged and kissed.

She got ready to go,

Where are we going, “don’t know…”

No time to spare,

Take it ALL there–

“Why don’t you some good sense grow!”

Trying to put it ON ME,

Her uncertainty…

What did I do–

Not follow through–

It’s our common propensity!

She does the wash and I write,

Cooling down instead of fight…

I’ll do shopping

While she’s basket-hopping,

We should turn out all right.

–Jonathan Caswell

* NEVER…seriously??????

MISWIRED

MISWIRED

 

It is a common thing

To wrap oneself in pride…

Missing a message presented,

By casting common sense aside!

A railroad modeller I admire

Had shown just what to do…

I would have caught what transpired,

If I had read things through.

Feeders and jumpers mean little

To the general public’s mind…

But for model trains it means a lot,

How could I be so blind?

A simple result:  his DCC,

While mine is DC cab…

I thought using jumpers between tracks

As he did, wouldn’t be bad.

I re-read the article again and again

And finally occurred to me…

I needed FEEDERS to power MY track,

No wonder my power was weak.

So David, if you are list’ning,

I tried to do the right thing…

I have to rework my own mistakes

And remember to READ EVERYTHING!

 

–Jonathan Caswell

PLEASE NOTE:¬† For anyone who wishes an excellent article on wiring model train layouts–assuming¬†you read everything carefully—see a part of David Popp’s “Step by Step” Series, MODEL RAILROADER¬†MAGAZINE, especially in the June, 2005 issue, pp. 36-40.¬†¬† He uses Digital Command Control to power his layout, and makes that clear that that¬†wiring is different than for Direct Current cab control.¬† More info. available at www.modelrailroader.com.