Tag Archives: N scale modeling

A LAYOUT FOR CHRISTMAS…

It’s not too early at all,

Better now than in the fall…

Scheme and plan

We know what ran,

For something new can we call?

The simple circle’s a hit,

With one spur decorated…

I want TWO TRAINS—

And changing terrain—

Do you think my work is legit.?

–Jonathan Caswell

 

A FINAL PURCHASE…?

A FINAL PURCHASE…?

Please don’t tell my wife,

Who knows my love of toys rife…

A 2-6-0h

I’ve purchased so,

I’ll be set the rest of my life!

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A 2-8-0h I bought,

A wonderful engine, had not…

Couplers easily

Used in switching duty,

Bought adapters, but that’sĀ as far as I got.

The eyesight is getting so bad,

To stay in N scale, I’ve had…

To rethink goals

And simplify, I suppose,

What I’ve chosen to have.

Will IĀ REALLY be able,

To install a custom turntable…

Turning engines around

When leaving town,

So far–I’ve been unable!

This 2-6-0h’s couplers,

Already adapted to spurs…

Allow back-and-forth

Train handling of course,

From either train end as need stirs.

AHEM….how much did it cost,

Will it be worth the imagery lost….

Of a modeller keen

Building straight to his dream,

Or to one who for a long time felt lost?

Ā The answer is that I can sell

The less-useful engine as well…

Restoring funds

From cost overruns,

(UnlikeĀ a governmental spending hell).

–Jonathan Caswell

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WAITING FOR THE WAGON

WAITING FOR THE WAGON

The Wells Fargo wagon

In the musical, MUSIC MAN…

Brought anticipation

For every boy and man.

Raisins from Fresno

Or maybe cross-cut saw…

Instruments for the Professor,

Deliveries met with awe.

I’m awaiting delivery

Of a very special gift…

For myself (the wife okayed)

To my attitude lift.

Other things have come

From other companies…

But it hasn’t yet arrived

And I am in the lees.

An ALCO S-2, in N scale,

From a good company…

It hasn’t come while other things

Have come already!

I wanted one with zebra stripes

Looking close to the one we had…

At our railroad museum

‘Though the colors are off a tad.

My model passenger station

Is painted like that one then…

I’d love to run a tourist train,

Even if it is scaled “N”.

So I’m waiting for my package,

I’ll check if the bill’s been paid…

It sure would be disappointing

Given all the dreams I’ve laid!

–Jonathan Caswell