His layout was headed West,
Now North-South orientation suggests…
An interchange done
In North Grafton,
But not if the cardboard resists!*
Re-arranging the room,
For inspection lighted his gloom…
Found his hand drill
Punched through at will,
A fiddle yard north will do!++
Pretending it’s North Grafton Yard,
The GRAFTON and UPTON rail yard…
attracted this bard!
The layout’s influenced…
By several N.E roads
The ones that most make sense.
*See EXIT STAGE LEFT–NOT STAGE RIGHT!
**Washington Mills Abrasives Co. in North Grafton…at one time the sole remaining rail-served industry, beyond a team track!
***Freelanced is a model railroading term, meaning the modeler is taking elements from several railroads to model, without any one or two being dominant.
__++Fiddle yard is a track or tracks to fiddle–move on and off with hands–rail cars and locos being staged or removed from the main visible part of the model train layout.