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MODELING MEMORIES

His memories of New England various,

Were by and large vicarious…

Mostly pictures he saw

with interest and awe,

His chances of a visit–hilarious!

Point of fact he was too young,

Couldn’t drive himself even some…

The eight-hour ride

Once a summer left wide,

Window for relevant magazines to come!

Still his interest grew,

Past the time when he knew…

This paint scheme was gone,

these ALCOs moved on.

But the history he wanted to view.

Found an N scale engine thus,

Painted just like this—a plus–

To re-enact

Historical fact,

Without too much fuss!

–Jonathan Caswell

 

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DO YOU THINK I HAVE ENOUGH???

DO YOU THINK I HAVE ENOUGH???

Finding room is getting rough,

Do you think I have enough…

One more dream

Fulfilled as schemed,

Engines that run but don’t puff.

Can’t run more than two at a time,

Embodying memories sublime…

Reaching the end

Of finances, friend,

Over-spending is a crime.

–Jonathan Caswell

ALL ABOARD–ALMOST!

ALL ABOARD–ALMOST!

Three coaches, five excursion cars,

N scale people can travel far…

Plus a few knocks

Of the junk box

And he’ll run excursion bazaars!

He got it mostly on E-bay,

For very good prices okay…

Enthusiasm fired

Still hasn’t wired

The layout to run today.

He got body shells for the taking,

New roster changes he;s making…

Favorite units appear

Not formerly here,

A logjam soon is breaking!

Excursion trains need a show,

Oh where did that carnival go?…

An N scale zoo

Just might do,

His triceratops even glows!

–Jonathan Caswell