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Provided he’ll do what he can,

Accepting this simpler plan…

He’ll go back

When he’s more track,

One train at least ran!

Eventually paint it white,

Put snowy features in sight…

Cover with snow

Ensuring trains go,

Portraying Christmas night.

The other side—perhaps Fall–

No room to model it all…

Diagonally down the middle

A wall I can fiddle,

Portraying two seasons in all!

–Jonathan Caswell

(Two images of layouts with a center, double-sided backdrop)

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Will he never be satisfied,

His roadbed he says is too high…

But for main line

It’s more than fine

Maybe a compromise tie?

He wishes just two power feeds

To handle all of train needs…

Asking why

He can’t apply

For Federal loan guarantees!

The basic thing–get it running–

Other pikes get motors humming…

Over bare boards

Which has its rewards,

To hears those rail joints drumming.

Excuse me while I go back,

To watch that video track…

I may think

Of something unique

To write about when I come back. 🙂

–Jonathan Caswell