By the Mighty Mumford

Derailment right in front,

Track was rough but don’t…

Despair for me

Because naturally,

I replaced the components there!

Fitting power leads I broke,

That piece of curved track (no joke)…

A mill file too large

Ripped it too hard,

In a bucket my head should soak!

Replaced one “left-hand” whose fused

Plastic switch points bar was abused…

Soldering nearly blind

Caused damage of this kind,

To move to the other track it refused!

Eventually spliced in with nerve,

A re-railer formed as a curve…

The old power feeds

Didn’t fill my needs,

Only one terminal rail joiner served!*

The current return lead resoldered,

Took two tries but I bothered…

Some turnout change

I could arrange,

Track changed in ways that mattered!

–Jonathan Caswell


Terminal rail joiner–a metal piece joining two rail ends with a n electrical lead wire attached to help power track.


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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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