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CHECKING BRIDGE CLEARANCES!**

ABOVE:  a NEW HAVEN RAILROAD Rail Diesel Car*  (BING IMAGE)

Worked on the Train layout,

An N scale one laying about (!)…

An eleven-inch curve

On his truss bridge (what nerve!),

Just happened to work out.

His N scale RDC*,

Rolled through easily…

Cemented the track

So it won’t spring back,

Prevented catastrophe!

A scale Eighty-five feet-

Long (N scaled) from his passenger fleet…

It took that curve

With nary a swerve,

His work in that end is near-complete!

–Jonathan Caswell

**NOTE:  He actually used a double track truss bridge which he shortened and removed the original two tracks from to lay his 11-inch model track curve inside—a bridge like the one below:

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Image source: ebay.