An N scale “2-6-2”,
The lead set of wheels he blew…
An engine thus,
Converted to an “0-6-2.”
Most steam engines of this type,
In foreign fields are ripe…
In the U.S.
Mostly tank engines are left,
Them with tenders as hard to find as snipe!
Some may have come from Birmingham,
Alabama, a modified plan…
No evidence there—
Or up in the air—
The Internet doesn’t do well with “rare”.
He thinks Indiana coal fields,
Was where a real engine congealed…
Now he cannot find
The photo in mind,
Not finding a prototype, his mind reels!
Worse yet, he’s lost his model,
Was it sold or just took a toddle…
All the other stuff so,
His research continues in high throttle!
Google Image of a live steam model of a European designed 0-6-2 + tender,
produced by ROUNDHOUSE, makers of small scale live steam models.