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(VERY) EARLY MORNING PROGRESS…

Couldn’t sleep—what a shame–

Had playtime to reclaim…

Three or more tries

Under night skies,

But with a clearer brain!

He completed reconnecting

Both spur and runaround track connecting….

All rail joiners fit

He was done with it,

Couldn’t test with the power pack defecting!

Musical power packs,

Changing over to  power tracks…

When he’s done

both layouts’ll run,

He’ll go on to more creative acts!

Jonathan Caswell

Google Image of a real train engine switching a spur track..

 

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THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE MY OWN

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE MY OWN

This model train layout comparing,

For me is getting quite wearing…

I don’t have room

Laying track to the moon,

Nor wish for hair out-tearing!

It seems that I’ve found

My basic concept is sound…

A New England yard

On which I’ve worked hard,

And still find interesting ground.

Although there’s much work to do,

Determined to see it through…

Without much change,

‘Though I’ve rearranged

Enough things to thicken the stew!

Maybe a separate loop

Of track, a display group…

Will satisfy

When trains must fly,

But not get lost in the soup.

Been planning a coal trestle for

A small power plant next door…

A historic canal,

The tourist to wow

And representative industries, sure.

The track is mostly in place,

I just have egg on my face…

Need to rewire

To help transpire

The switching of trains at my place!

–Jonathan Caswell

(Image: Bing….The Mumford River at Whitin Machine Works)