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Re: The bus on that Hampton film

Mark Lewis
 

Lee:

I totally understand. If you are going to do a project like the bus, the parts/donor need to be as close as possible.

Mark


On Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 4:49 PM Mark Lewis via Groups.Io <narrowrails12=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Lee:

Here are some close-up photos my my '39 Plymouth p/u, for detail info. 

On Thu, Dec 19, 2019, 4:32 PM Mark Lewis via Groups.Io <narrowrails12=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Lee:

Kevin Macomber @ Narrow Gauge Modeling Company, has die cast 1:43 1940 Dodge and !941 Plymouth trucks, that may fit your needs.    http://www.narrowgaugemodeling.com/pickups-tow-trucks/
The 1939 Plymouth front end looks VERY close to your photograph.

Mark Lewis
narrow gauge modeling in N.C.

On Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 3:57 PM Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:
You all remember that Vimeo video of the film shot in Hampton in color?
https://vimeo.com/333139398
At 0:49, we see the only color representations I've ever seen of a Carter County bus before VE day.
Well, I was on a quest to find out the type of busses in that film, to get a model of it for my layout in O scale, I submitted the issue to a O scale forum and someone figured it out. It's a 1939 Dodge front end, with a custom body:


Scratch building the top of the bus body will be a real pain, but the rest shouldn't be too bad, in styrene. I just hope someone makes this truck in 1/43 scale!
Lee Bishop


Re: The bus on that Hampton film

Lee Bishop
 

Mark,
Ironically, I'm waiting for my previous order from Kevin to arrive for detail parts, but he doesn't have a 1939 Dodge. He has a 1940, which sadly has a totally different front end (as most companies did in that model year).
It's got to be the right company and year, just as a D&RGW K series wouldn't 'do' for a ET&WNC locomotive. It's just a detail thing for me, I want to get this right.
Lee


Re: The bus on that Hampton film

Mark Lewis
 

Lee:

Here are some close-up photos my my '39 Plymouth p/u, for detail info. 

On Thu, Dec 19, 2019, 4:32 PM Mark Lewis via Groups.Io <narrowrails12=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Lee:

Kevin Macomber @ Narrow Gauge Modeling Company, has die cast 1:43 1940 Dodge and !941 Plymouth trucks, that may fit your needs.    http://www.narrowgaugemodeling.com/pickups-tow-trucks/
The 1939 Plymouth front end looks VERY close to your photograph.

Mark Lewis
narrow gauge modeling in N.C.

On Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 3:57 PM Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:
You all remember that Vimeo video of the film shot in Hampton in color?
https://vimeo.com/333139398
At 0:49, we see the only color representations I've ever seen of a Carter County bus before VE day.
Well, I was on a quest to find out the type of busses in that film, to get a model of it for my layout in O scale, I submitted the issue to a O scale forum and someone figured it out. It's a 1939 Dodge front end, with a custom body:


Scratch building the top of the bus body will be a real pain, but the rest shouldn't be too bad, in styrene. I just hope someone makes this truck in 1/43 scale!
Lee Bishop


Re: The bus on that Hampton film

Mark Lewis
 

Lee:

Kevin Macomber @ Narrow Gauge Modeling Company, has die cast 1:43 1940 Dodge and !941 Plymouth trucks, that may fit your needs.    http://www.narrowgaugemodeling.com/pickups-tow-trucks/
The 1939 Plymouth front end looks VERY close to your photograph.

Mark Lewis
narrow gauge modeling in N.C.


On Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 3:57 PM Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:
You all remember that Vimeo video of the film shot in Hampton in color?
https://vimeo.com/333139398
At 0:49, we see the only color representations I've ever seen of a Carter County bus before VE day.
Well, I was on a quest to find out the type of busses in that film, to get a model of it for my layout in O scale, I submitted the issue to a O scale forum and someone figured it out. It's a 1939 Dodge front end, with a custom body:


Scratch building the top of the bus body will be a real pain, but the rest shouldn't be too bad, in styrene. I just hope someone makes this truck in 1/43 scale!
Lee Bishop


The bus on that Hampton film

Lee Bishop
 

You all remember that Vimeo video of the film shot in Hampton in color?
https://vimeo.com/333139398
At 0:49, we see the only color representations I've ever seen of a Carter County bus before VE day.
Well, I was on a quest to find out the type of busses in that film, to get a model of it for my layout in O scale, I submitted the issue to a O scale forum and someone figured it out. It's a 1939 Dodge front end, with a custom body:


Scratch building the top of the bus body will be a real pain, but the rest shouldn't be too bad, in styrene. I just hope someone makes this truck in 1/43 scale!
Lee Bishop


Re: More random photos on my ET&WNC Stoney Creek Branch

Andy
 

Lee,
Your layout looks great!!! Your photos prove that you have a Green Thumb for landscaping!!! 

Sincerely,
Andy 


Re: Santa drops off some goodies at Linville. on the On3

Tweetsie12
 

Nice! I guess we know the origins of Tweetsie Christmas now! :-P


Re: Santa drops off some goodies at Linville. on the On3

William Uffelman
 

Looking good. Merry Christmas to you and the crew!

Bill Uffelman


On Sun, Dec 15, 2019 at 9:32 PM, Tom Grabenstein
<tomgmd@...> wrote:


Santee Claus just visited the Gandy Dancers at the On30 Layout Design Element (LDE) in Linville on the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina RR. He left them some fine imported On30 track (Peco from Merry ole England) and the guys were ecstatic.



There was some Christmas cheer in that bag of his as well.......



.....and the boys merrily went about laying the track for the entire LDE without a complaint.





Next up is connecting the dropped wires to the bus wires and getting #11 moving under her own power.

Thanks for looking.Merry Christmas.

Doc Tom


Santa drops off some goodies at Linville. on the On30 ET&WNC RR.

Tom Grabenstein
 



Santee Claus just visited the Gandy Dancers at the On30 Layout Design Element (LDE) in Linville on the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina RR. He left them some fine imported On30 track (Peco from Merry ole England) and the guys were ecstatic.



There was some Christmas cheer in that bag of his as well.......



.....and the boys merrily went about laying the track for the entire LDE without a complaint.





Next up is connecting the dropped wires to the bus wires and getting #11 moving under her own power.

Thanks for looking.Merry Christmas.

Doc Tom


Re: More random photos on my ET&WNC Stoney Creek Branch

Tom Grabenstein
 

Yes that would be great and informative. Tom


On Dec 13, 2019, at 7:43 PM, Mark Lewis <narrowrails12@...> wrote:


Lee:

Sure would.

Mark Lewis 
narrow gauge modeling in N.C.

On Fri, Dec 13, 2019, 6:48 PM Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:
More random shots...








and this shows the progression as of last month...

I've been thinking of working on an article for the ET group magazine about modelling the ET&WNC on the cheap and easy. Would anyone wanna see something like that?
Lee Bishop
Stoney Creek Branch, ET&WNC


Re: More random photos on my ET&WNC Stoney Creek Bra

William Uffelman
 

Looks great!

Bill Uffelman


On Fri, Dec 13, 2019 at 8:43 PM, Mark Lewis
<narrowrails12@...> wrote:
Lee:

Sure would.

Mark Lewis 
narrow gauge modeling in N.C.

On Fri, Dec 13, 2019, 6:48 PM Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:
More random shots...








and this shows the progression as of last month...

I've been thinking of working on an article for the ET group magazine about modelling the ET&WNC on the cheap and easy. Would anyone wanna see something like that?
Lee Bishop
Stoney Creek Branch, ET&WNC


Re: More random photos on my ET&WNC Stoney Creek Branch

Mark Lewis
 

Lee:

Sure would.

Mark Lewis 
narrow gauge modeling in N.C.

On Fri, Dec 13, 2019, 6:48 PM Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:
More random shots...








and this shows the progression as of last month...

I've been thinking of working on an article for the ET group magazine about modelling the ET&WNC on the cheap and easy. Would anyone wanna see something like that?
Lee Bishop
Stoney Creek Branch, ET&WNC


More random photos on my ET&WNC Stoney Creek Branch

Lee Bishop
 

More random shots...








and this shows the progression as of last month...

I've been thinking of working on an article for the ET group magazine about modelling the ET&WNC on the cheap and easy. Would anyone wanna see something like that?
Lee Bishop
Stoney Creek Branch, ET&WNC


Re: More progress on the Blue Ridge Stemwinder in On30

Mark Lewis
 

Tim:

Thanks for the specifics.

Mark

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019, 10:03 PM Tim Smith <smith.tim12@...> wrote:
The 12 was the sound/dcc version, but I replaced the sound board with a TCS Wow v4.  It has sound files recorded off the 12.   The 11 was just the DCC version and I replaced it with the same TCS board as I did in the 12 and added a speaker. The soon to be 9 is a DCC only version, so I will probably be adding the same sound chip. 

Tim  


 

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 9:46 PM Mark Lewis <narrowrails12@...> wrote:
Tim:

The cut and tree line are looking good. 
On your 4-6-0 purchases...are you buying the DCC/SOUND versions or the DCC only? Are you retaining the factory DCC and/or sound, or are you retro fitting them with after market electronics?

Mark Lewis 

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019, 9:29 PM Tim Smith <smith.tim12@...> wrote:
Made a little more progress on the layout this weekend.   Been adding some trees to a cut I made a few weeks ago. That cut sure makes the sound from #11 really sound good. The plan is to install a similar arrangement of trees above the track soon. I also picked up my 3rd 4-6-0 this weekend. This one will most likely be the 9. 



Sent from Tim Smith's iPhone SE


On Nov 27, 2019, at 8:57 PM, Tom Grabenstein <tomgmd@...> wrote:

Thank you Tim and Lee for all these great ideas about rolling stock on our favorite railroad. I am saving this entire thread for future use! These are GREAT IDEAS for gondolas, tank cars, boxcars, passenger cars and flat cars for a 1920 rendition of the ET& WNC in On30 gauge. Thank you for all the pictures!
Doc Tom

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On Nov 27, 2019, at 6:04 PM, Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:

Tim,
I agree the AMS stuff looks much better.
If you'd like a set, I made a set of ET tank car decals for two of them, complete with pressure test markings as Johnny noted in his "Along the ET" series of books.
Feel free to contact me directly, I owe you for a cab ride at Tweetsie several years ago on 190!
Lee Bishop



--
Tim Smith
Train Shop Lead
The Dollywood Company
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
336-957-6464


Re: More progress on the Blue Ridge Stemwinder in On30

Tim Smith
 

The 12 was the sound/dcc version, but I replaced the sound board with a TCS Wow v4.  It has sound files recorded off the 12.   The 11 was just the DCC version and I replaced it with the same TCS board as I did in the 12 and added a speaker. The soon to be 9 is a DCC only version, so I will probably be adding the same sound chip. 

Tim  


 

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 9:46 PM Mark Lewis <narrowrails12@...> wrote:
Tim:

The cut and tree line are looking good. 
On your 4-6-0 purchases...are you buying the DCC/SOUND versions or the DCC only? Are you retaining the factory DCC and/or sound, or are you retro fitting them with after market electronics?

Mark Lewis 

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019, 9:29 PM Tim Smith <smith.tim12@...> wrote:
Made a little more progress on the layout this weekend.   Been adding some trees to a cut I made a few weeks ago. That cut sure makes the sound from #11 really sound good. The plan is to install a similar arrangement of trees above the track soon. I also picked up my 3rd 4-6-0 this weekend. This one will most likely be the 9. 



Sent from Tim Smith's iPhone SE


On Nov 27, 2019, at 8:57 PM, Tom Grabenstein <tomgmd@...> wrote:

Thank you Tim and Lee for all these great ideas about rolling stock on our favorite railroad. I am saving this entire thread for future use! These are GREAT IDEAS for gondolas, tank cars, boxcars, passenger cars and flat cars for a 1920 rendition of the ET& WNC in On30 gauge. Thank you for all the pictures!
Doc Tom

<P1010282.jpeg>


On Nov 27, 2019, at 6:04 PM, Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:

Tim,
I agree the AMS stuff looks much better.
If you'd like a set, I made a set of ET tank car decals for two of them, complete with pressure test markings as Johnny noted in his "Along the ET" series of books.
Feel free to contact me directly, I owe you for a cab ride at Tweetsie several years ago on 190!
Lee Bishop



--
Tim Smith
Train Shop Lead
The Dollywood Company
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
336-957-6464


Re: More progress on the Blue Ridge Stemwinder in On30

Mark Lewis
 

Tim:

The cut and tree line are looking good. 
On your 4-6-0 purchases...are you buying the DCC/SOUND versions or the DCC only? Are you retaining the factory DCC and/or sound, or are you retro fitting them with after market electronics?

Mark Lewis 

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019, 9:29 PM Tim Smith <smith.tim12@...> wrote:
Made a little more progress on the layout this weekend.   Been adding some trees to a cut I made a few weeks ago. That cut sure makes the sound from #11 really sound good. The plan is to install a similar arrangement of trees above the track soon. I also picked up my 3rd 4-6-0 this weekend. This one will most likely be the 9. 



Sent from Tim Smith's iPhone SE


On Nov 27, 2019, at 8:57 PM, Tom Grabenstein <tomgmd@...> wrote:

Thank you Tim and Lee for all these great ideas about rolling stock on our favorite railroad. I am saving this entire thread for future use! These are GREAT IDEAS for gondolas, tank cars, boxcars, passenger cars and flat cars for a 1920 rendition of the ET& WNC in On30 gauge. Thank you for all the pictures!
Doc Tom

<P1010282.jpeg>


On Nov 27, 2019, at 6:04 PM, Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:

Tim,
I agree the AMS stuff looks much better.
If you'd like a set, I made a set of ET tank car decals for two of them, complete with pressure test markings as Johnny noted in his "Along the ET" series of books.
Feel free to contact me directly, I owe you for a cab ride at Tweetsie several years ago on 190!
Lee Bishop


Re: More progress on the Blue Ridge Stemwinder in On30

Tim Smith
 

Made a little more progress on the layout this weekend.   Been adding some trees to a cut I made a few weeks ago. That cut sure makes the sound from #11 really sound good. The plan is to install a similar arrangement of trees above the track soon. I also picked up my 3rd 4-6-0 this weekend. This one will most likely be the 9. 



Sent from Tim Smith's iPhone SE


On Nov 27, 2019, at 8:57 PM, Tom Grabenstein <tomgmd@...> wrote:

Thank you Tim and Lee for all these great ideas about rolling stock on our favorite railroad. I am saving this entire thread for future use! These are GREAT IDEAS for gondolas, tank cars, boxcars, passenger cars and flat cars for a 1920 rendition of the ET& WNC in On30 gauge. Thank you for all the pictures!
Doc Tom

<P1010282.jpeg>


On Nov 27, 2019, at 6:04 PM, Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:

Tim,
I agree the AMS stuff looks much better.
If you'd like a set, I made a set of ET tank car decals for two of them, complete with pressure test markings as Johnny noted in his "Along the ET" series of books.
Feel free to contact me directly, I owe you for a cab ride at Tweetsie several years ago on 190!
Lee Bishop


Re: More progress on the Blue Ridge Stemwinder in On30

Tom Grabenstein
 

Thank you Tim and Lee for all these great ideas about rolling stock on our favorite railroad. I am saving this entire thread for future use! These are GREAT IDEAS for gondolas, tank cars, boxcars, passenger cars and flat cars for a 1920 rendition of the ET& WNC in On30 gauge. Thank you for all the pictures!
Doc Tom



On Nov 27, 2019, at 6:04 PM, Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:

Tim,
I agree the AMS stuff looks much better.
If you'd like a set, I made a set of ET tank car decals for two of them, complete with pressure test markings as Johnny noted in his "Along the ET" series of books.
Feel free to contact me directly, I owe you for a cab ride at Tweetsie several years ago on 190!
Lee Bishop


Re: More progress on the Blue Ridge Stemwinder in On30

Lee Bishop
 

Tim,
I agree the AMS stuff looks much better.
If you'd like a set, I made a set of ET tank car decals for two of them, complete with pressure test markings as Johnny noted in his "Along the ET" series of books.
Feel free to contact me directly, I owe you for a cab ride at Tweetsie several years ago on 190!
Lee Bishop


Re: More progress on the Blue Ridge Stemwinder in On30

Tim Smith
 

I’ve used AMS tank cars for the 600 series. 



I’ve also built several of the Wiseman gonds and the hoppers from Dave.



My boxcars are AMS and San Juan




For me these represent the ET stuff better than the Bachmann offerings. So far I’ve only modeled 32 ft cars.

Tim

Sent from Tim Smith's iPhone SE


On Nov 27, 2019, at 12:37 PM, Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:

Tim and Tom,
Excellent work, the two of you!
I'm pondering an article for the ET&WNC magazine about updating the Bachmann ten-wheelers, to include tender headlight covers, better number and builder plates, and such.


Tim, I love that aluminum-sided boxcar.
I model 1943, which comes in very handy as the ten-wheelers come in the right markings for that.
The stock Bachmann tank cars aren't that bad a representation for the gas tank cars. I made my own decals and the two I made turned out okay, I think.

I decided to make 'shorty' versions of the converted flat-gons by using the 'high gon' cars from Bachmann, and cutting down the top two boards, then making my own number plates for the sides. They're hardly perfect but they make good representations, I think.


I also want to make some better passenger coaches, but I have two AMS coaches that look pretty decent to me for the most part:

Lee Bishop
Manager, ET&WNC Stoney Creek Branch

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