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!
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.