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Re: ET&WNC #210 on the prowl.

Tom Grabenstein
 

Hi Chris,

Love those rusty pictures….far gone weathering!!

I could not get the stem winder photos to open.

Thanks for sharing.

Doc Tom. (mid state Tennessee)

Society Newsletter posted

Chris Ford
 

The latest (January) Historical Society Newsletter has been posted on the Society website for those who do not receive a copy in the mail but still want to keep up with what the Society is doing. Thanks for your interest, and consider joining us!

If the latest doesn't come up try refreshing your page.

http://www.etwncrrhs.org/



Chris
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www.etwncrrhs.org
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Cranberry Company store offer in model #12's

kaa196212
 

Good day ET fans, I’ve been in contact with a kit manufacturer who wishes to produce ET structures. If you have an interest please contact Jeff Grove of Carolina Craftsman Kits. 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1599119790360504/permalink/2326633657609110?sfns=mo

Re: Cranberry Company store offer in model #12's

Lee Bishop
 

I'm not on Facebook but Id love to see a Bemberg depot or the Hampton covered bridge in O scale.
Oh, the Cranberry depot, too!
For some reason, nobody wants to make structures to match the Bachmann On30 ET&WNC locomotives...

Re: Cranberry Company store offer in model #12's

Tom Grabenstein
 

Put me down for an O scale Cranberry Depot also. 

Doc Tom


On Mar 5, 2019, at 2:10 PM, "Lee Bishop" <leebishop1944@...> wrote:

I'm not on Facebook but Id love to see a Bemberg depot or the Hampton covered bridge in O scale.
Oh, the Cranberry depot, too!
For some reason, nobody wants to make structures to match the Bachmann On30 ET&WNC locomotives...

Starting a Layout in On30

Tom Grabenstein
 

I have wanted to build this layout for a very long time. I have enjoyed On30 for about 10 years now. A sugar cane hauler set in 1920 Haiti and a primitive backwoods logging operation set in 1910 Kentucky and Tennessee.

But the ET &WNC RR ,”Tweetsie” has always held a special place in my model railroading heart. When Bachmann came out with their magnificent Baldwin 10 wheelers I was ready to do a medium sized layout in On30!!

So I moved a storage building in to the backyard and made my move to turn dreams in to reality. I have been reading everything I can on the prototype and joined the ET&WNC RR historical society. I live in Tennessee and Johnson City and the Doe River Gorge is not that far away. So field exploration is in the near future.

I got two of the beautiful locomotives and started to take the plunge in building up rolling stock. Here is my first go at equipment…… the parlor car #10 “Azalea”.





A Bachmann On30 coach provided the donor mechanism and hardware and roof. The very nice laser wooden kit from Deerfield Laser was chosen to build up the coach







I scoured the internet trying to find the colors used on Tweetsie Varnish and used some gloss rattle can paints to do up my rendition.







Well it at least an approximation of the colors I think they used.

I really enjoyed this shot from the prototype photos.....



......so I found some O scale chairs and had a go at recreating the little scene.



Here is a "topside" view of the fabric roof.



The actual layout is still in the planning stages and while rolling stock is accumulated a Porter on the mini logging layout will shuffle cars around for pictures.



So here is what is coming in hopefully the near future:

Iain Rice's nifty book "Shelf Layouts for Model Rail Roads" has this plan for the ET&WNC in On30 that should fit nicely in the storage building out back.




So thanks for looking and hopefully you all can follow along as this adventure begins.



Doc Tom
             



Tom Grabenstein 
172 Maplemere Drive
Clarksville Tennessee 37040
931-503-1406
270-265-5600




Re: Starting a Layout in On30

Mark Lewis
 

Tom:

Well done!  Looking forward to your new layout and ET&WNC modeling efforts. 

Mark Lewis 
Sn3 modeling in NC 

On Sat, Mar 16, 2019, 11:52 PM Tom Grabenstein <tomgmd@...> wrote:
I have wanted to build this layout for a very long time. I have enjoyed On30 for about 10 years now. A sugar cane hauler set in 1920 Haiti and a primitive backwoods logging operation set in 1910 Kentucky and Tennessee.

But the ET &WNC RR ,”Tweetsie” has always held a special place in my model railroading heart. When Bachmann came out with their magnificent Baldwin 10 wheelers I was ready to do a medium sized layout in On30!!

So I moved a storage building in to the backyard and made my move to turn dreams in to reality. I have been reading everything I can on the prototype and joined the ET&WNC RR historical society. I live in Tennessee and Johnson City and the Doe River Gorge is not that far away. So field exploration is in the near future.

I got two of the beautiful locomotives and started to take the plunge in building up rolling stock. Here is my first go at equipment…… the parlor car #10 “Azalea”.





A Bachmann On30 coach provided the donor mechanism and hardware and roof. The very nice laser wooden kit from Deerfield Laser was chosen to build up the coach







I scoured the internet trying to find the colors used on Tweetsie Varnish and used some gloss rattle can paints to do up my rendition.







Well it at least an approximation of the colors I think they used.

I really enjoyed this shot from the prototype photos.....



......so I found some O scale chairs and had a go at recreating the little scene.



Here is a "topside" view of the fabric roof.



The actual layout is still in the planning stages and while rolling stock is accumulated a Porter on the mini logging layout will shuffle cars around for pictures.



So here is what is coming in hopefully the near future:

Iain Rice's nifty book "Shelf Layouts for Model Rail Roads" has this plan for the ET&WNC in On30 that should fit nicely in the storage building out back.




So thanks for looking and hopefully you all can follow along as this adventure begins.



Doc Tom
             



Tom Grabenstein 
172 Maplemere Drive
Clarksville Tennessee 37040
931-503-1406
270-265-5600




Re: Starting a Layout in On30

Tom Grabenstein
 

Thanks Mark. I am looking forward to this build.

Doc Tom

On Mar 16, 2019, at 11:47 PM, Mark Lewis <narrowrails12@...> wrote:

Tom:

Well done!  Looking forward to your new layout and ET&WNC modeling efforts. 

Mark Lewis 
Sn3 modeling in NC 

On Sat, Mar 16, 2019, 11:52 PM Tom Grabenstein <tomgmd@...> wrote:
I have wanted to build this layout for a very long time. I have enjoyed On30 for about 10 years now. A sugar cane hauler set in 1920 Haiti and a primitive backwoods logging operation set in 1910 Kentucky and Tennessee.

But the ET &WNC RR ,”Tweetsie” has always held a special place in my model railroading heart. When Bachmann came out with their magnificent Baldwin 10 wheelers I was ready to do a medium sized layout in On30!!

So I moved a storage building in to the backyard and made my move to turn dreams in to reality. I have been reading everything I can on the prototype and joined the ET&WNC RR historical society. I live in Tennessee and Johnson City and the Doe River Gorge is not that far away. So field exploration is in the near future.

I got two of the beautiful locomotives and started to take the plunge in building up rolling stock. Here is my first go at equipment…… the parlor car #10 “Azalea”.





A Bachmann On30 coach provided the donor mechanism and hardware and roof. The very nice laser wooden kit from Deerfield Laser was chosen to build up the coach







I scoured the internet trying to find the colors used on Tweetsie Varnish and used some gloss rattle can paints to do up my rendition.







Well it at least an approximation of the colors I think they used.

I really enjoyed this shot from the prototype photos.....



......so I found some O scale chairs and had a go at recreating the little scene.



Here is a "topside" view of the fabric roof.



The actual layout is still in the planning stages and while rolling stock is accumulated a Porter on the mini logging layout will shuffle cars around for pictures.



So here is what is coming in hopefully the near future:

Iain Rice's nifty book "Shelf Layouts for Model Rail Roads" has this plan for the ET&WNC in On30 that should fit nicely in the storage building out back.




So thanks for looking and hopefully you all can follow along as this adventure begins.



Doc Tom
             



Tom Grabenstein 
172 Maplemere Drive
Clarksville Tennessee 37040
931-503-1406
270-265-5600







Re: Starting a Layout in On30

William Uffelman
 

That Iain Rice plan is very tempting - as are so many of his. 

I look forward to progress reports!

Bill Uffelman


On Sat, Mar 16, 2019 at 8:52 PM, Tom Grabenstein
<tomgmd@...> wrote:
I have wanted to build this layout for a very long time. I have enjoyed On30 for about 10 years now. A sugar cane hauler set in 1920 Haiti and a primitive backwoods logging operation set in 1910 Kentucky and Tennessee.

But the ET &WNC RR ,”Tweetsie” has always held a special place in my model railroading heart. When Bachmann came out with their magnificent Baldwin 10 wheelers I was ready to do a medium sized layout in On30!!

So I moved a storage building in to the backyard and made my move to turn dreams in to reality. I have been reading everything I can on the prototype and joined the ET&WNC RR historical society. I live in Tennessee and Johnson City and the Doe River Gorge is not that far away. So field exploration is in the near future.

I got two of the beautiful locomotives and started to take the plunge in building up rolling stock. Here is my first go at equipment…… the parlor car #10 “Azalea”.





A Bachmann On30 coach provided the donor mechanism and hardware and roof. The very nice laser wooden kit from Deerfield Laser was chosen to build up the coach







I scoured the internet trying to find the colors used on Tweetsie Varnish and used some gloss rattle can paints to do up my rendition.







Well it at least an approximation of the colors I think they used.

I really enjoyed this shot from the prototype photos.....



......so I found some O scale chairs and had a go at recreating the little scene.



Here is a "topside" view of the fabric roof.



The actual layout is still in the planning stages and while rolling stock is accumulated a Porter on the mini logging layout will shuffle cars around for pictures.



So here is what is coming in hopefully the near future:

Iain Rice's nifty book "Shelf Layouts for Model Rail Roads" has this plan for the ET&WNC in On30 that should fit nicely in the storage building out back.




So thanks for looking and hopefully you all can follow along as this adventure begins.



Doc Tom
             



Tom Grabenstein 
172 Maplemere Drive
Clarksville Tennessee 37040
931-503-1406
270-265-5600




Re: Starting a Layout in On30

 

Hi Tom. Welcome to the society and thanks for sharing your modeling. Iain has some great ideas. Now if I only had the space 😂

Keep us posted!
Todd P.

Re: Starting a Layout in On30

Tom Grabenstein
 

Thanks Bill and Todd. I hope to keep at this project regularly.

Here is the storage building the layout will go in:

[img]https://i.imgur.com/QeGgqNt.jpg[/img]

Doc Tom

On Mar 17, 2019, at 8:30 AM, Thunder via Groups.Io <t_pearson1212=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Tom. Welcome to the society and thanks for sharing your modeling. Iain has some great ideas. Now if I only had the space 😂

Keep us posted!
Todd P.


Re: Starting a Layout in On30

William Uffelman
 

Looks like a great man cave!  Presume yo have decent electric service so you can put A/C in for summer comfort and heat for winter.

Bill Uffelman 


On Sun, Mar 17, 2019 at 9:39 AM, Tom Grabenstein
<tomgmd@...> wrote:
Thanks Bill and Todd. I hope to keep at this project regularly.

Here is the storage building the layout will go in:

[img]https://i.imgur.com/QeGgqNt.jpg[/img]

Doc Tom

> On Mar 17, 2019, at 8:30 AM, Thunder via Groups.Io <t_pearson1212=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
> Hi Tom. Welcome to the society and thanks for sharing your modeling. Iain has some great ideas. Now if I only had the space 😂
>
> Keep us posted!
> Todd P.
>
>
>



Re: Starting a Layout in On30

Lee Bishop
 

Tom,
This looks great so far, can't wait to see more of the layout once it exists! Even though there are a bunch of ET-marked ten-wheelers out there, I doubt there are many ET&WNC-dedicate layouts. I know in my own case, I have gotten many emails over the past couple of years saying they didn't know anyone actually modeled the ET primarily.
Lee Bishop
CEO, Stoney Creek branch, ET&WNC in On30
https://www.freewebs.com/willysmb44/modeltrains.htm

Re: Starting a Layout in On30

Tom Grabenstein
 

Your layout is wonderful Lee. I hope I can  emulate it. I hope I can  get some ideas from you and make something that we can be proud of.
Looking forward to this adventure.

Doc Tom

On Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 4:26 PM Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:
Tom,
This looks great so far, can't wait to see more of the layout once it exists! Even though there are a bunch of ET-marked ten-wheelers out there, I doubt there are many ET&WNC-dedicate layouts. I know in my own case, I have gotten many emails over the past couple of years saying they didn't know anyone actually modeled the ET primarily.
Lee Bishop
CEO, Stoney Creek branch, ET&WNC in On30
https://www.freewebs.com/willysmb44/modeltrains.htm

ATT Train Orders

Jerry Shepardson
 

Volunteers,

Some important differences this week, so please read!

At the Throttle-Steam will operate on Thoroughfare #1 from the Oil House to the gravel crossing near Mesimore Saturday, March 23rd. 

The passenger train runs south out of Barber at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30. Due to problems with the south spring switch, the passenger train and will use Thoroughfare #1 for it's northbound trip. The steam locomotive will need to move to Pit #2 to be in the clear for the regular train to pass. Be sure to align the Pit #2 switch properly for the train. It will not stop so as to make a minimum impact on your program. 

Last locomotive operating is responsible for setting the derail on Saturday.

Jill, you can pick up lunch for the crew either at Roger's Dogs (if open) or Hendrick's. When signing for the food be sure to include the date and ATT so it can be charged to the appropriate account.

Thank you for your service and let's be careful out there!

 

Jerry 

 

Safety message of the month: Stay alert. Expect the unexpected EVERY trip!




Virus-free. www.avg.com

Re: ATT Train Orders

John Wallace
 

What does this have to do ETWNC?

On Thu, Mar 21, 2019 at 6:27 PM Jerry Shepardson <etwnc12@...> wrote:
Volunteers,

Some important differences this week, so please read!

At the Throttle-Steam will operate on Thoroughfare #1 from the Oil House to the gravel crossing near Mesimore Saturday, March 23rd. 

The passenger train runs south out of Barber at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30. Due to problems with the south spring switch, the passenger train and will use Thoroughfare #1 for it's northbound trip. The steam locomotive will need to move to Pit #2 to be in the clear for the regular train to pass. Be sure to align the Pit #2 switch properly for the train. It will not stop so as to make a minimum impact on your program. 

Last locomotive operating is responsible for setting the derail on Saturday.

Jill, you can pick up lunch for the crew either at Roger's Dogs (if open) or Hendrick's. When signing for the food be sure to include the date and ATT so it can be charged to the appropriate account.

Thank you for your service and let's be careful out there!

 

Jerry 

 

Safety message of the month: Stay alert. Expect the unexpected EVERY trip!




Virus-free. www.avg.com

A question about road bed.

Tom Grabenstein
 

Hello,

I wanted to ask you all a somewhat technical question.

I am in the early stages of constructing a modest On30 layout of portions of the ET&WNC RR. It will be set in the early 1920s.

In looking at prototype pictures, I cannot tell if the railroad was placed on raised roadbed or not? In many of the pictures it appears that the track is laid in minimal to no roadbed. It appears that the trackwork is quite flat and overgrown with weeds and grasses.

What would be more appropriate, to lay the track directly to a flat surface or to elevate the track on cork roadbed about 1/4” ??

I really appreciate your thoughts on this and look forward to some learned information.

Doc Tom

Re: A question about road bed.

William Uffelman
 

Elevate on HO cork or similar. That is only one scale foot so there is room for scenery next to the tie ends.

Bill Uffelman

On Friday, March 29, 2019, 11:47:25 AM PDT, Tom Grabenstein <tomgmd@...> wrote:


Hello,

I wanted to ask you all a somewhat technical question.

I am in the early stages of constructing a modest On30 layout of portions of the ET&WNC RR. It will be set in the early 1920s.

In looking at prototype pictures, I cannot tell if the railroad was placed on raised roadbed or not? In many of the pictures it appears that the track is laid in minimal to no roadbed. It appears that the trackwork is quite flat and overgrown with weeds and grasses.

What would be more appropriate, to lay the track directly to a flat surface or to elevate the track on cork roadbed about 1/4” ??

I really appreciate your thoughts on this and look forward to some learned information.

Doc Tom

Re: A question about road bed.

Steve Austin
 

Doc Tom, I'm not sure of the prototype ET's ballasting practices, but I prefer no raised roadbed. See photo.

Steve Austin
Elkhorn Iron and Timber Co 

-------- Original message --------
From: Tom Grabenstein <tomgmd@...>
Date: 3/29/19 2:47 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: ETWNC@groups.io
Subject: [ETWNC] A question about road bed.

Hello,

I wanted to ask you all a somewhat technical question.

I am in the early stages of constructing a modest On30 layout of portions of the ET&WNC RR. It will be set in the early 1920s.

In looking at prototype pictures, I cannot tell if the railroad was placed on raised roadbed or not? In many of the pictures it appears that the track is laid in minimal to no roadbed. It appears that the trackwork is quite flat and overgrown with weeds and grasses.

What would be more appropriate, to lay the track directly to a flat surface or to elevate the track on cork roadbed about 1/4” ??

I really appreciate your thoughts on this and look forward to some learned information.

Doc Tom

Re: A question about road bed.

John Braly
 

I have vivid memories as a child of 4 or 5  walking up the tracks in the Coal Chute in probably 1954.  The ties were very low in the fill and not much elevation.  My sand box was made from cross ties my father took across the road after the line was closed.  

On Friday, March 29, 2019, 03:10:44 PM EDT, Steve Austin <sea110947@...> wrote:


Doc Tom, I'm not sure of the prototype ET's ballasting practices, but I prefer no raised roadbed. See photo.

Steve Austin
Elkhorn Iron and Timber Co 

-------- Original message --------
From: Tom Grabenstein <tomgmd@...>
Date: 3/29/19 2:47 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: ETWNC@groups.io
Subject: [ETWNC] A question about road bed.

Hello,

I wanted to ask you all a somewhat technical question.

I am in the early stages of constructing a modest On30 layout of portions of the ET&WNC RR. It will be set in the early 1920s.

In looking at prototype pictures, I cannot tell if the railroad was placed on raised roadbed or not? In many of the pictures it appears that the track is laid in minimal to no roadbed. It appears that the trackwork is quite flat and overgrown with weeds and grasses.

What would be more appropriate, to lay the track directly to a flat surface or to elevate the track on cork roadbed about 1/4” ??

I really appreciate your thoughts on this and look forward to some learned information.

Doc Tom