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LAY-ABOUT LAYOUT

LAY-ABOUT LAYOUT

 

He started with such great plans,

To build it satisfying demands…

For switching with meaning,

His interests gleaning

To build one attractive to fans.

Somewhere along the way,

His railroad found enough delay…

Not anticipated

It got complicated,

Procrastination held sway.

Once meant until he retires,

One hopes that he won’t expire…

Before the thing runs

Will he get off his buns,

To more than pink foam* track base admire?

 

–Jonathan Caswell

* Many lightweight model train layouts use pink or blue extruded foam as part of the base and/or rough scenic forms to cut weight…as compared to using wooden two-by-fours, screen and plaster.