- Tracks are in at the Cranberry Iron Ore Mine in On30
Re: Tracks are in at the Cranberry Iron Ore Mine in On30
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As always, your modeling is looking great. I look
forward to visiting someday and seeing your layout in person. I presently
have eight hopper cars in my fleet and can definitely use a few more. I’m
excited that your wife is coming to Hickory. Sandy is coming with
me. Are you planning on going on the bus tour on Tuesday, August
31st? I’m going, but Sandy is taking a pass on that. It’s hard to
believe it’s only a few weeks away. The UP 4014 Big Boy will be in St.
Louis on Sunday, August 29th. I will already be on my way to North Carolina
then, so I am heading down to Poplar Bluff, Missouri on the 27th to see her
there. Kind of the opposite of narrow gauge but exciting,
Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 6:51 PM
Subject: Re: [ETWNC] Tracks are in at the Cranberry Iron Ore Mine in
for you on all counts Doctor.
On Tue, Jul 27, 2021 at 5:22 PM, Tom Grabenstein
Yes, I love retirement and a chance to build the
model railroad layout I have always dreamed about. I am still working a bit as
Medical Director at the Rural Health Center in Kentucky which we started 22
years ago after I finished private medical practice. But I do have 2-3 hours a
day to work on the RR and my wife is in support. She is even going to the NNGC
in Hickory NC and we signed her up for the tour of the Biltmore and its winery
which has been well received by long suffering spouses of model RR nuts.
Impressive Dr Tom! Looks like you are making good
use of your free time in retirement.
On Tue, Jul 27, 2021 at 9:15 AM, Tom
Finally able to get all the tracks in at the
Cranberry Iron Ore Mine. The layout is in On30 and it was quite a squeeze
but while close there is adequate clearance between the tracks. Now I have
a place where my hopper cars can do the job they were intended to do.
Looks like I will now need more hoppers…..I only have three so far. 3 will
not make the railroad rich in 1920 Tweetsie country.
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