He thought of a “figure-8”
Which done one Christmas was great..
Except that “his train”
Was waylaid (the shame!)
By his Dad and Grand Dad…until late!
This figure-eight is folded over,
A little less length to shoulder…
One train twice around
Not crossing to turn ’round,
Common plan in a beginner’s folder.
To make this double track one must use,
A double crossover for two run-throughs…
Both trains are surprised,
When colliding on the one track both use!
Methinks he’s thinking too much
About a simple layout he’ll touch…
So progress will cease,
And he won’t build a thing after thus!