Grover Melbow was a model train enthusiast. He took his hobby seriously, and prided himself on attention to detail. The last seventeen years of his life had been devoted to constructing a model train line around his property—all thirty-two acres of it. The crown jewel of his collection was an N Scale replica of The Flying Scotsman; it was the fastest train he had built and could make his train line’s round trip in a little under six days.
Grover’s dream was to spend all his time with his trains, but two things prevented it: his job as a train driver, which he hated; and his family, whom he loved with the utmost reluctance.
During a visit to the dentist (just for a filling, nothing serious), Grover drew inspiration from a poster on the wall. He decided then and there to pursue his dream, at whatever the cost. (How a…
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