A FINAL PURCHASE…?
Please don’t tell my wife,
Who knows my love of toys rife…
I’ve purchased so,
I’ll be set the rest of my life!
A 2-8-0h I bought,
A wonderful engine, had not…
Used in switching duty,
Bought adapters, but that’s 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 I 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…
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?
The answer is that I can sell
The less-useful engine as well…
From cost overruns,
(Unlike a governmental spending hell).
(Image from http://shopbachmanntrains.com/ )