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Noah Effingway

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« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2007, 09:57:02 AM »

Yep.  He's back.  How could I resist, with the Bach Man's devotion to baseball (even if his loyalty is a bit misplaced) surpassed only by his affinity for model trains?? 

Mikey at the Bach

The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Spectrum fans that day;
    They thought of two eight two,  but knew not how far away.
    And then when Dizzy died at first, and Lenny did the same,
    A sickly silence fell upon the patrons of the game.

    A straggling few got up to go in deep despair. The rest
    Clung to that hope which springs eternal in the human breast;
    They thought if only Mikey could but get a whack at that–
    We'd even put up money NOW with Mikey  in the stack!

    But Shay preceded Mikey, as did also Amy Lake,
    And the former was a nightmare and the latter was a fake;
    So upon that stricken multitude grim melancholy sat,
    For there seemed but little chance of Mikey's getting to the bat.

    But Shay was well received, to the wonderment of all,
    And Lake, the re-invented, made woodburner fans highball;
    And when the dust had lifted, and the men saw what had occurred,
    There was Lake safe at second and Shay a-hugging third.

    Then from a six chime whistle's throat arose a 14 (L);
    It rumbled through the valley, it rattled in the dell;
    It knocked upon the mountain and recoiled upon the flat,
    For Mikey, mighty Mikey, was advancing to the bat.

    There was coal in Mikey's tender as he stepped into his place;
    There was oil in Mikey's bearings and a headlight on his face.
    And from the pilot to the window where the Hogger sat,
    No stranger in the crowd could doubt 'twas Mikey at the bat.

    Ten thousand eyes were on him when they named him at the show;
    Five thousand tongues protested when they couldn’t tell us more.
    Then while the rumors abounded and many started shooting from the hip,
    Mikey’s faithful placed their hopes on one container ship..

    And now the Christmas announcements were posted on the board,
    And Mikey’s fans were watching it, anticipating word.
    Close by the new arrivals the text unheeded sped–
    But there was no sign of Mikey.... "Strike one," the umpire said.

    From the benches, black with people, there went up a muffled roar,
    Like the beating of the storm-waves on a stern and distant shore.
    "Kill him! Kill the umpire!" shouted some one on the stand;
    And it's likely they'd have killed him had not the Bach-Man raised his hand.

    With a smile of Christian charity great Bach Man's visage shone;
    He stilled the rising tumult; he bade the game go on;
    They waited for the Toy Fair, and the posts of what was new;
    But Mikey still had not been named, and the umpire said, "Strike two."

    "Fraud!" cried the maddened thousands, and echo answered fraud;
    But one scornful look from Bach-Man and the audience was awed.
    They saw his face grow stern and cold, they saw his muscles strain,
    And they knew that Bachmann wouldn't let their hopes all die in vain.

    The cheer is gone from Mikey’s fans, his fans anticipate;
    But news is scarce, and Mikey seems prototypically late.
    And now the fans must wait for fall, and then they’ll finally know,
    Whether or not long sought for Mikey really is a “go.”

    Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright;
    The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
    And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout;
    Let’s hope it’s true in Mudhen-Ville, and Mikey won’t strike out!

« Last Edit: February 14, 2007, 10:41:49 AM by Noah Effingway » Logged

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« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2007, 10:18:02 AM »

Great job man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2007, 11:48:46 AM »

Very clever Noah.

Lee Carlson

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« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2007, 12:24:43 PM »

Well, Rich Yoder Models is coming out shortly with models
of EBT Mikados 14 and 15 in brass, to be followed by the other
EBT Mikes.  The problem is that they're running about $3500.00
each.   And I have no children to sell into slavery.

Hmm....the guest room is normally unused.  Maybe I can rent
that out.


Lee Carlson
NYS&W -- Niantic, Yantic, Scantic & Willimantic Traction Co.
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« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2007, 01:27:42 AM »

Please! Noah more!
Sheesh!  :  )
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« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2007, 06:53:51 PM »

EH...I stopped worrying about what gets released a while ago, what gets released, gets released. I've been having a more interesting time building my own nightmares.... Shocked

Those are all Mr B's products, with a little TLC modeling, as is Total Lack of Control modeling Grin

New Mexico Northern Railroad

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« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2007, 11:54:42 AM »

For you K fans,  while we wait for our own, heres a teese of the real thing.

Dave Taylor
New Mexico Northern RR

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« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2007, 11:58:38 AM »

Oh man I reallly want a Bachmann K-27. Are you listening Bach-man? REALLY REALLY REALLY BADLY!  Wink


Boulder Creek and Western Railroad (G scale 1:20.3)
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