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Re: HOn3 Azalea Model Available Now with More Scales in the Works!

Lee Bishop
 

O scale would be a given, as it's one of only scales that mainstream commercial models were made of power with which to pull one.
I model an era after this car was gone, but I'd badly want one anyway.
--
Lee Bishop
Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30


Re: HOn3 Azalea Model Available Now with More Scales in the Works!

Dan Stenger
 

1:22.5 and/or 1:20.3 would be great!

Dan Stenger


Re: HOn3 Azalea Model Available Now with More Scales in the Works!

Larry Smith
 

Got it on the first one.  Car kooks good.  Get one next month

Larry

On Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 11:45:34 AM CDT, Ben Merritt <5710benjamin@...> wrote:


Hmm… I would try typing in just merritt3d.com or http://merritt3d.com and see if that works. 

On Jun 26, 2022, at 12:44 PM, Larry Smith <wooddale@...> wrote:

Ben

Cannot get to your site as Firefox isn't connecting saying it is unsecure

Larry Smith

On Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 11:01:02 AM CDT, Ben Merritt <5710benjamin@...> wrote:


Good evening all,

I hope everyone is doing well and it was great to meet/see so many of you at this year's convention! I wanted to take a second to announce the arrival of the ET&WNC Azalea in HOn3, with more scales coming down the pipeline.

Built in the early 1900's and purchased by the ET&WNC Railroad in May of 1912, the Azela served as a parlor car aboard the line from Johnson City, TN to Boone, NC. The Azalea hosted many excursions for railroad executives along with financial investors. Riding in the parlor car was the true defition of luxury as passengers traveled into the mountains. Over the years, the Azalea became one of the most photographed passenger cars on the railroad and was often found on the rear-end of passenger trains. This 40' narrow gauge passenger coach became an icon and recogniziable part of ET&WNC history. 

We are proud to announce that this is the first commercially produced model of the Azalea in HOn3. Designed from the drawings of Cass, found in the 2001 September/Octber edition of the Narrow Gauge Gazette (Cass drawing), this model features details from the unique shape/layout of the Azalea all the way down to the door knobs and rear-platform railings. Please note the Cass drawings used for this car were for a 44'6" car, which is what we have modeled, as opposed to 40', the true length of this coach. This is a small issue that would require a complete redesign of the model to fix, at this time there are no plans to redesign the car.

The kit includes the brass detail parts needed to complete the grab irons, and the end-platform railing detail is already modeled with full detail. Everything is set up to use Kadee HOn3 couplers (your choice which ones) and any trucks you wish to use. 

The Azalea, along with our other many ET&WNC models can be purchased online at 
https://merritt3d.com

Thank you for your support in our mission of expanding the ET&WNC modeling community, and providing a source for high-quality, unique models. 

Ben Merritt
<IMG_2902.jpg><IMG_2901.jpg><ET_WNC 10 Azalea.jpg>

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Re: HOn3 Azalea Model Available Now with More Scales in the Works!

Ben Merritt
 

Hmm… I would try typing in just merritt3d.com or http://merritt3d.com and see if that works. 

On Jun 26, 2022, at 12:44 PM, Larry Smith <wooddale@...> wrote:

Ben

Cannot get to your site as Firefox isn't connecting saying it is unsecure

Larry Smith

On Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 11:01:02 AM CDT, Ben Merritt <5710benjamin@...> wrote:


Good evening all,

I hope everyone is doing well and it was great to meet/see so many of you at this year's convention! I wanted to take a second to announce the arrival of the ET&WNC Azalea in HOn3, with more scales coming down the pipeline.

Built in the early 1900's and purchased by the ET&WNC Railroad in May of 1912, the Azela served as a parlor car aboard the line from Johnson City, TN to Boone, NC. The Azalea hosted many excursions for railroad executives along with financial investors. Riding in the parlor car was the true defition of luxury as passengers traveled into the mountains. Over the years, the Azalea became one of the most photographed passenger cars on the railroad and was often found on the rear-end of passenger trains. This 40' narrow gauge passenger coach became an icon and recogniziable part of ET&WNC history. 

We are proud to announce that this is the first commercially produced model of the Azalea in HOn3. Designed from the drawings of Cass, found in the 2001 September/Octber edition of the Narrow Gauge Gazette (Cass drawing), this model features details from the unique shape/layout of the Azalea all the way down to the door knobs and rear-platform railings. Please note the Cass drawings used for this car were for a 44'6" car, which is what we have modeled, as opposed to 40', the true length of this coach. This is a small issue that would require a complete redesign of the model to fix, at this time there are no plans to redesign the car.

The kit includes the brass detail parts needed to complete the grab irons, and the end-platform railing detail is already modeled with full detail. Everything is set up to use Kadee HOn3 couplers (your choice which ones) and any trucks you wish to use. 

The Azalea, along with our other many ET&WNC models can be purchased online at 
https://merritt3d.com

Thank you for your support in our mission of expanding the ET&WNC modeling community, and providing a source for high-quality, unique models. 

Ben Merritt
<IMG_2902.jpg><IMG_2901.jpg><ET_WNC 10 Azalea.jpg>

<IMG_2901.jpg><ET_WNC 10 Azalea.jpg><IMG_2902.jpg>


Re: HOn3 Azalea Model Available Now with More Scales in the Works!

Larry Smith
 

Ben

Cannot get to your site as Firefox isn't connecting saying it is unsecure

Larry Smith

On Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 11:01:02 AM CDT, Ben Merritt <5710benjamin@...> wrote:


Good evening all,

I hope everyone is doing well and it was great to meet/see so many of you at this year's convention! I wanted to take a second to announce the arrival of the ET&WNC Azalea in HOn3, with more scales coming down the pipeline.

Built in the early 1900's and purchased by the ET&WNC Railroad in May of 1912, the Azela served as a parlor car aboard the line from Johnson City, TN to Boone, NC. The Azalea hosted many excursions for railroad executives along with financial investors. Riding in the parlor car was the true defition of luxury as passengers traveled into the mountains. Over the years, the Azalea became one of the most photographed passenger cars on the railroad and was often found on the rear-end of passenger trains. This 40' narrow gauge passenger coach became an icon and recogniziable part of ET&WNC history. 

We are proud to announce that this is the first commercially produced model of the Azalea in HOn3. Designed from the drawings of Cass, found in the 2001 September/Octber edition of the Narrow Gauge Gazette (Cass drawing), this model features details from the unique shape/layout of the Azalea all the way down to the door knobs and rear-platform railings. Please note the Cass drawings used for this car were for a 44'6" car, which is what we have modeled, as opposed to 40', the true length of this coach. This is a small issue that would require a complete redesign of the model to fix, at this time there are no plans to redesign the car.

The kit includes the brass detail parts needed to complete the grab irons, and the end-platform railing detail is already modeled with full detail. Everything is set up to use Kadee HOn3 couplers (your choice which ones) and any trucks you wish to use. 

The Azalea, along with our other many ET&WNC models can be purchased online at 
https://merritt3d.com

Thank you for your support in our mission of expanding the ET&WNC modeling community, and providing a source for high-quality, unique models. 

Ben Merritt


HOn3 Azalea Model Available Now with More Scales in the Works!

Ben Merritt
 

Good evening all,

I hope everyone is doing well and it was great to meet/see so many of you at this year's convention! I wanted to take a second to announce the arrival of the ET&WNC Azalea in HOn3, with more scales coming down the pipeline.

Built in the early 1900's and purchased by the ET&WNC Railroad in May of 1912, the Azela served as a parlor car aboard the line from Johnson City, TN to Boone, NC. The Azalea hosted many excursions for railroad executives along with financial investors. Riding in the parlor car was the true defition of luxury as passengers traveled into the mountains. Over the years, the Azalea became one of the most photographed passenger cars on the railroad and was often found on the rear-end of passenger trains. This 40' narrow gauge passenger coach became an icon and recogniziable part of ET&WNC history. 

We are proud to announce that this is the first commercially produced model of the Azalea in HOn3. Designed from the drawings of Cass, found in the 2001 September/Octber edition of the Narrow Gauge Gazette (Cass drawing), this model features details from the unique shape/layout of the Azalea all the way down to the door knobs and rear-platform railings. Please note the Cass drawings used for this car were for a 44'6" car, which is what we have modeled, as opposed to 40', the true length of this coach. This is a small issue that would require a complete redesign of the model to fix, at this time there are no plans to redesign the car.

The kit includes the brass detail parts needed to complete the grab irons, and the end-platform railing detail is already modeled with full detail. Everything is set up to use Kadee HOn3 couplers (your choice which ones) and any trucks you wish to use. 

The Azalea, along with our other many ET&WNC models can be purchased online at 
https://merritt3d.com

Thank you for your support in our mission of expanding the ET&WNC modeling community, and providing a source for high-quality, unique models. 

Ben Merritt


Re: 2022 Tacoma Narrow gauge convention, On30 layout ET&WNC open for the public

Dean Smith
 

Lee,
 
The first would work best for me, as I will be returning home on the 5th.  I won’t have a car, so I will need to catch a ride with someone.
 
Thanks, Dean
 

From: Tuhr
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2022 11:53 AM
Subject: Re: [ETWNC] 2022 Tacoma Narrow gauge convention, On30 layout ET&WNC open for the public
 
Lee:
 
First is best for me as am not currently available on the fifth.


On Jun 14, 2022, at 10:07 AM, Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:

Not long ago, I got word that the convention wanted me to do my layout tour on that Thursday, not Wednesday as they'd originally asked (as all the other Olympia area layouts are showing that day).
So, I'll be doing tours on September 1st and 5th (from 10AM to 2PM each day). Any ET&WNC gathering would have to be later on one of those days.
The issue here is that my wife and I work from home (for the same company), so she'd have to be off the days of the layout tours as she'd never get anything done otherwise.
But if someone coming can't make whatever day we agree to and wants to show up on whatever the other tour day is, just let me know as I'd be fine with members coming after the tour timeframe on that day.
I guess I should have something put into the next ET&WNC group newsletter with my info so members not on this group can be made aware of this.
So, which would work best for the majority, the 1st or the 5th?
--
Lee Bishop
Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30


Re: 2022 Tacoma Narrow gauge convention, On30 layout ET&WNC open for the public

Tuhr
 

Lee:

First is best for me as am not currently available on the fifth. 


On Jun 14, 2022, at 10:07 AM, Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:

Not long ago, I got word that the convention wanted me to do my layout tour on that Thursday, not Wednesday as they'd originally asked (as all the other Olympia area layouts are showing that day). 
So, I'll be doing tours on September 1st and 5th (from 10AM to 2PM each day). Any ET&WNC gathering would have to be later on one of those days.
The issue here is that my wife and I work from home (for the same company), so she'd have to be off the days of the layout tours as she'd never get anything done otherwise.
But if someone coming can't make whatever day we agree to and wants to show up on whatever the other tour day is, just let me know as I'd be fine with members coming after the tour timeframe on that day.
I guess I should have something put into the next ET&WNC group newsletter with my info so members not on this group can be made aware of this.
So, which would work best for the majority, the 1st or the 5th?
--
Lee Bishop
Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30


Re: 2022 Tacoma Narrow gauge convention, On30 layout ET&WNC open for the public

Lee Bishop
 

Not long ago, I got word that the convention wanted me to do my layout tour on that Thursday, not Wednesday as they'd originally asked (as all the other Olympia area layouts are showing that day). 
So, I'll be doing tours on September 1st and 5th (from 10AM to 2PM each day). Any ET&WNC gathering would have to be later on one of those days.
The issue here is that my wife and I work from home (for the same company), so she'd have to be off the days of the layout tours as she'd never get anything done otherwise.
But if someone coming can't make whatever day we agree to and wants to show up on whatever the other tour day is, just let me know as I'd be fine with members coming after the tour timeframe on that day.
I guess I should have something put into the next ET&WNC group newsletter with my info so members not on this group can be made aware of this.
So, which would work best for the majority, the 1st or the 5th?
--
Lee Bishop
Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30


Re: 2022 Tacoma Narrow gauge convention, On30 layout ET&WNC open for the public

Tuhr
 

Lee:

Any further thoughts on the convention?  I very much would like to get together at some point that week and Wednesday works well for me.

Tuhr Barnes l MrTuhr@... 

On Mar 14, 2022, at 3:29 PM, Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:

I figured it'd make more sense discussing this just shy of 6 months in advance. After I get an idea of how many people would like to visit the place (keeping in mind it's a very small layout, in a 11X10 foot room, so don't expect a massive empire), we'll go over when most folks would rather have such a meet at my place.
If Wednesday, many of you would likely be getting there anyway. On Monday, that might not work as most folks will likely wanna be leaving that day.
An informal ET&WNC group meeting doesn't have to be at my place, just making it available as more than a couple of you have voiced interest in coming over during the convention.

Also, if the Chehalis 'steam train' (don't let anyone tell you otherwise; the 2-8-2 will not be running this year) trip for the convention takes place as I'd heard they wanted, I'll be volunteering to be the brakeman as I've been on crew there since 2020. The problem there is we just had the insurance carrier drop us and none of the other railroad carriers even wanted to give a quote. So, don't count on that happening. Maybe they'll do a run at Snoqualmie which would likely be better as they do have steam...
I would have offered to give a guided tour there for any of you, but to be honest nobody knows what the heck is going to happening by then.
--
Lee Bishop
Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30


Re: Why Memorial Weekend for Convention?

Dan Stenger
 

Thanks to Chris, Curtis, Fred, et al. who work so hard to put on our convention every year. I don't mind the Memorial Day weekend per se, although it does conflict with other activities. I really enjoy the following weekend due because we could attend the train show. Having said that because we met the weekend before the show we were able to operate the ET layout which we could not when we share the weekend with the trains show. Also, that we have more time in the gorge is awesome as well. 

My two cents...

Dan 


Why Memorial Weekend for Convention?

Curtis Brookshire
 

I changed the topic title as Convention Photos no longer applies.
So why Memorial Weekend? Several reasons for this year:
- Dr. Fred Alsop and the Carter Museum folks asked us to hold the convention on a different weekend from their Train Show as the Carter Museum sponsors the show and they can't attend the convention while working the show.
- Doe River Gorge had not started camp season and we could have all-day access to the DRG instead of having to vacate to accommodate camp activities.

I'm inclined to keep meeting over Memorial Weekend if the membership is OK with it. Here are some more reasons in favor of the last weekend in May:
- We could visit the DRG on Saturday and spend most of the day there. Might be a big plus if they have steam operating next year.
- Tweetsie is just beginning their full schedule at that time as they did this year. This helps in getting to ride behind #12 and allows them to switch over to the Queen (190) earlier in the season if they so choose.
- We could possibly add a new Sunday afternoon activity if enough people want to stay. (Incidentally, I had to leave by 2 on Sunday to get home early to rest up for work on Monday so I missed the ride up the DRG). 

I know there will be conflicts no matter when we schedule. I just hope this weekend works out the best for as many as possible. My regrets to Wendy Banner and any others who couldn't make this year's get-together due to schedule conflicts.

The Society Board will discuss the 2023 convention dates a bit later in the year and make a decision then.

Thanks Chris Jesse for those great photos from the Gorge.

Curtis Brookshire, Society VP and Convention Organizer


Re: Convention photos?

Chris Jessee
 

Memorial Day worked well for me as I was able to travel back on Monday instead of Sunday evening. 


Re: Convention photos?

Chris Ford
 

Hi Wendy, sorry for the delay in getting back with you. Thank you for your attendance over the years! Hopefully vice-president Curtis, who plans our conventions, will respond with his thoughts too. During the announcement time of the business meeting Curtis asked for for folks to send thoughts and suggestions for future conventions and times....so your email was perfectly timed!

To answer your attendance question, we had right at 50 attendees this year, which is about the number that we usually get for one of these. Perhaps our Treasurer could give us attendee numbers for the last few years before Covid canceled our last 2 conventions?

Sorry that the weekend choice did not line up with your summer plans. Our intentions are always to have the convention on the weekend where the most folks will be able to attend...we thought that the Memorial Day Monday would add up to a 3 day weekend and make it where some folks could possibly stay an extra day. Right now it is tentatively scheduled for Memorial Day weekend again in 2023...but that is not necessarily set in stone right now.

Unfortunately, we kind of work out these things in a vacuum as we get very little or no feedback when we ask for folk's thoughts on what we do and when we do it. Thank you for your thoughts and reasons for using certain days for the convention...it's this kind of feedback that we want and we need.

Thirty + years ago we started having the conventions on Fathers Day because that was the day that Tweetsie had their Old Timers Day. But when there were no more Old Timers left to attend and Tweetsie no longer had that as one of their celebrated  times then we moved it to earlier in June. That came with its own challenges!

Early June becomes a tricky time to juggle our schedules with Tweetsie opening for the summer, Thomas the Tank Engine, the Gorge opening for summer campers, schools letting out, hotel accomodations at May/June wedding times, the Big Train Show at ETSU, and some folks already scheduling their family vacation times for early June.

We've even toyed with having the convention later in the summer to coincide with Tweetsie's Heritage Days, but then we start getting back into school schedules, football games, Boone traffic and MUCH higher hotel rates.

Not trying to make excuses...just throwing out reasons for doing what we do. We don't always get it right, and we're never going to pick a time that can suit everyone as there are just too many variables to consider. We do however heartily welcome members thoughts about what we do and when we do it. Thank you again for your feedback...we hope we'll hear more in the coming days.

Thank you Wendy! Now...who's next??


Chris

 
------------------------
Chris Ford
President - ET&WNC Railroad Historical Society
www.etwncrrhs.org
chris@...
901-497-0809
------------------------
www.cfordart.com

On Mon, 6 Jun 2022 18:34:30 +0000, "Wendy Banner" <wendyleighb53@...> wrote:
 
I understand your reason now for having it Memorial weekend but that means we won't be able to attend for 3 years due to my son's school schedule. He's still in exams on Friday and then he'll have school events around graduation for the next two years too. 
 
I know in the past we've had the convention several times on the first weekend of June. Has something changed with the camp start date? I know many of the mountain county schools got out a week or two earlier this year due to not having many or any snow make-up days. Not sure if it will continue to be like this or not. So I'm assuming this is why the camp can start a week earlier? 
 
We've really enjoyed coming all these years as a special family event. I'm really disappointed that so many prefer the Memorial holiday weekend. I wish the convention would expand more to make it more inclusive of those who aren't mostly retirees, especially if it wants to reach future generations so that it can continue further in the future. 
 
How was the attendance compared to 2019 and other years where it was held in June? 
 
Thank you, 
Wendy Banner 
 

From: ETWNC@groups.io <ETWNC@groups.io> on behalf of Chris Ford <chris@...>
Sent: Monday, June 6, 2022 1:13:22 PM
To: ETWNC@groups.io <ETWNC@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ETWNC] Convention photos?
 
The Convention was good, weather cooperated 100%!

Friday's business meeting was short and sweet, dinner banquet was great as always, and Jerry Turbyfill (guest speaker) shared some great photos and commentary with his first-hand accounts of the efforts that led to the saving and restoration of the Linville Depot and Caboose 505.

Saturday morning started with a great talk by Geof Stunkard on the rise and fall of narrow gauge railroads. There were plenty of folks in the 2 operating sessions over at the ET&WNC layout at the George L. Carter Museum over at ETSU. Nice lunch at White Duck Taco in the old ET Depot building. Fred Alsop gave an interesting talk on the research and building of historic models on the ET layout.

Train rides (4 times around the park - 2 non-stops and 2 with photo ops) at Tweetsie Railroad, followed by the always great fried chicken buffet (boofay) dinner catered by Dan'l Boone Inn, then an informative slide show and talk about the early days of Tweetsie Railroad park.

Sunday morning started with a hike/walk along a portion of the Tweetsie Trail at JCity. Then lunch at Doe River Gorge with a talk by Mark Milbourne about their efforts and things to come at the Gorge concerning their acquisition of the new track, cars, locomotives and all that comes with it for their new Christmas Train. Unfortunately, the Crown steam locomotive had developed a tube leak a week before so there was no steam going on in the Gorge for our weekend. But it's coming! We thoroughly enjoyed the train and speeder rides up to the bridge and walks/rides back. Memorial Day weekend turned out a good choice because the camp was not open to campers yet so we had virtually all day to ourselves and didn't leave til late afternoon.

Overall, everyone expressed their thanks for a really nice weekend! Hope you can make it next year!



Chris

 
------------------------
Chris Ford
President - ET&WNC Railroad Historical Society
www.etwncrrhs.org
chris@...
901-497-0809
------------------------
www.cfordart.com

On Sun, 05 Jun 2022 10:48:34 -0700, "Andy" <aroth12@...> wrote:
 
Ho,
How was the convention? I hope the weather cooperated.  I am especially curious of photos taken at Doe Rivee Gorge?

Sincerely,
Andy 


Re: Convention photos?

Wendy Banner
 

I understand your reason now for having it Memorial weekend but that means we won't be able to attend for 3 years due to my son's school schedule. He's still in exams on Friday and then he'll have school events around graduation for the next two years too. 

I know in the past we've had the convention several times on the first weekend of June. Has something changed with the camp start date? I know many of the mountain county schools got out a week or two earlier this year due to not having many or any snow make-up days. Not sure if it will continue to be like this or not. So I'm assuming this is why the camp can start a week earlier? 

We've really enjoyed coming all these years as a special family event. I'm really disappointed that so many prefer the Memorial holiday weekend. I wish the convention would expand more to make it more inclusive of those who aren't mostly retirees, especially if it wants to reach future generations so that it can continue further in the future. 

How was the attendance compared to 2019 and other years where it was held in June? 

Thank you, 
Wendy Banner 


From: ETWNC@groups.io <ETWNC@groups.io> on behalf of Chris Ford <chris@...>
Sent: Monday, June 6, 2022 1:13:22 PM
To: ETWNC@groups.io <ETWNC@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ETWNC] Convention photos?
 
The Convention was good, weather cooperated 100%!

Friday's business meeting was short and sweet, dinner banquet was great as always, and Jerry Turbyfill (guest speaker) shared some great photos and commentary with his first-hand accounts of the efforts that led to the saving and restoration of the Linville Depot and Caboose 505.

Saturday morning started with a great talk by Geof Stunkard on the rise and fall of narrow gauge railroads. There were plenty of folks in the 2 operating sessions over at the ET&WNC layout at the George L. Carter Museum over at ETSU. Nice lunch at White Duck Taco in the old ET Depot building. Fred Alsop gave an interesting talk on the research and building of historic models on the ET layout.

Train rides (4 times around the park - 2 non-stops and 2 with photo ops) at Tweetsie Railroad, followed by the always great fried chicken buffet (boofay) dinner catered by Dan'l Boone Inn, then an informative slide show and talk about the early days of Tweetsie Railroad park.

Sunday morning started with a hike/walk along a portion of the Tweetsie Trail at JCity. Then lunch at Doe River Gorge with a talk by Mark Milbourne about their efforts and things to come at the Gorge concerning their acquisition of the new track, cars, locomotives and all that comes with it for their new Christmas Train. Unfortunately, the Crown steam locomotive had developed a tube leak a week before so there was no steam going on in the Gorge for our weekend. But it's coming! We thoroughly enjoyed the train and speeder rides up to the bridge and walks/rides back. Memorial Day weekend turned out a good choice because the camp was not open to campers yet so we had virtually all day to ourselves and didn't leave til late afternoon.

Overall, everyone expressed their thanks for a really nice weekend! Hope you can make it next year!



Chris

 
------------------------
Chris Ford
President - ET&WNC Railroad Historical Society
www.etwncrrhs.org
chris@...
901-497-0809
------------------------
www.cfordart.com

On Sun, 05 Jun 2022 10:48:34 -0700, "Andy" <aroth12@...> wrote:
 
Ho,
How was the convention? I hope the weather cooperated.  I am especially curious of photos taken at Doe Rivee Gorge?

Sincerely,
Andy 


Re: Convention photos?

Chris Ford
 

The Convention was good, weather cooperated 100%!

Friday's business meeting was short and sweet, dinner banquet was great as always, and Jerry Turbyfill (guest speaker) shared some great photos and commentary with his first-hand accounts of the efforts that led to the saving and restoration of the Linville Depot and Caboose 505.

Saturday morning started with a great talk by Geof Stunkard on the rise and fall of narrow gauge railroads. There were plenty of folks in the 2 operating sessions over at the ET&WNC layout at the George L. Carter Museum over at ETSU. Nice lunch at White Duck Taco in the old ET Depot building. Fred Alsop gave an interesting talk on the research and building of historic models on the ET layout.

Train rides (4 times around the park - 2 non-stops and 2 with photo ops) at Tweetsie Railroad, followed by the always great fried chicken buffet (boofay) dinner catered by Dan'l Boone Inn, then an informative slide show and talk about the early days of Tweetsie Railroad park.

Sunday morning started with a hike/walk along a portion of the Tweetsie Trail at JCity. Then lunch at Doe River Gorge with a talk by Mark Milbourne about their efforts and things to come at the Gorge concerning their acquisition of the new track, cars, locomotives and all that comes with it for their new Christmas Train. Unfortunately, the Crown steam locomotive had developed a tube leak a week before so there was no steam going on in the Gorge for our weekend. But it's coming! We thoroughly enjoyed the train and speeder rides up to the bridge and walks/rides back. Memorial Day weekend turned out a good choice because the camp was not open to campers yet so we had virtually all day to ourselves and didn't leave til late afternoon.

Overall, everyone expressed their thanks for a really nice weekend! Hope you can make it next year!



Chris

 
------------------------
Chris Ford
President - ET&WNC Railroad Historical Society
www.etwncrrhs.org
chris@...
901-497-0809
------------------------
www.cfordart.com

On Sun, 05 Jun 2022 10:48:34 -0700, "Andy" <aroth12@...> wrote:
 
Ho,
How was the convention? I hope the weather cooperated.  I am especially curious of photos taken at Doe Rivee Gorge?

Sincerely,
Andy 


Re: Convention photos?

Andy
 

Hi,
Thank you very much for sharing your photos!  How was the walk to the bridge?

Andy 


Re: Convention photos?

Sheldon Daitch
 

I know the guy in the 6th photo!

Sheldon

On Monday, June 6, 2022, 11:02:12 AM EDT, Chris Jessee via groups.io <cj8n@...> wrote:


See attached. Chris Jessee


Re: Convention photos?

Lee Bishop
 

Great photos, how'd the rest of the convention go?
--
Lee Bishop
Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30


Re: Convention photos?

Chris Jessee
 

See attached. Chris Jessee

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