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Re: The signature flower boxes at The Linville Depot.

Steve Austin <sea110947@...>
 

Better listen to Mrs.Dr. Grabenstein!

Steve Austin in Talking Rock, GA, 
formerly of Johnson City, TN

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


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From: Tom Grabenstein <tomgmd@...>
Date: 7/4/20 4:42 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: ETWNC@groups.io
Subject: [ETWNC] The signature flower boxes at The Linville Depot.



You cannot have a model of the Linville Depot without their signature flower boxes. Here they are in O scale with scale dirt and flowers.


Not sure what flowers these are. JTT models calls them “O scale Roses.” My wife informs me you cannot grow roses in flower boxes. Mr Chris Ford was hoping for pansies……. so maybe. Or perhaps these are carnations?? Anyway they are flowers and are in flower boxes.


I think it was quite classy of the ET& WNC to put flower boxes on their rustic Depot in Linville. These little details did require 13 individual parts, for each box, to construct including their supports.


Thanks for looking. Dr. Tom


The signature flower boxes at The Linville Depot.

Tom Grabenstein
 



You cannot have a model of the Linville Depot without their signature flower boxes. Here they are in O scale with scale dirt and flowers.


Not sure what flowers these are. JTT models calls them “O scale Roses.” My wife informs me you cannot grow roses in flower boxes. Mr Chris Ford was hoping for pansies……. so maybe. Or perhaps these are carnations?? Anyway they are flowers and are in flower boxes.


I think it was quite classy of the ET& WNC to put flower boxes on their rustic Depot in Linville. These little details did require 13 individual parts, for each box, to construct including their supports.


Thanks for looking. Dr. Tom


Re: New Restaurant in Boone with ETWNC theme

John Overman
 

Lee,

I called yesterday and did not get an answer. I then looked on the website and sent an email. I have not heard anything back yet. The items I am wanting to donate are pictures including one of the Boone Depot.

Best,

John Overman

On Sat, Jul 4, 2020, 7:40 AM Lee Davis via groups.io <davisbmw1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
John,
Were you able to contact the restaurant?
I went by yesterday and they were slammed.
They are interested in purchasing a G scale train set and they need some advise.
What would be a good buy on the upgraded Bachman and say 3 cars still in the box?
When I say upgraded, we're talking the one with the metal valve system, chuffing sound, lights, etc.
Thanks,
Lee   


Re: More On30 shots

Tom Grabenstein
 

Neat!! The #9 rounding the bend at the store is a classic rural East Tennessee shot. Very nice.  Dr Tom


On Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 5:01 AM William Uffelman via groups.io <ufffam=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Nice work. Thanks for sharing.

Bill Uffelman


On Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 5:10 AM, Mike Hartsook
LIKE THE PICTURES LEE, MY GREAT UNCLE ON MY MOTHER'S SIDE OF THE FAMILY WAS EARL MCKINNEY HE WAS A ENGINEER ON THE ETWNC TRAINS. THANKS FOR THE EMAIL, MIKE

On Fri, Jul 3, 2020, 11:54 PM Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:
I was playing around with my SLR and got a couple of halfway decent shots on my layout, of #9 and #`12 pulling coal trains around various spots on the layout. The on at Sadie TN, with the Grindstaff store in the background, looks like the most evocative 'Tweetsie' shot of the two...

--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Re: New Restaurant in Boone with ETWNC theme

 

John,
Were you able to contact the restaurant?
I went by yesterday and they were slammed.
They are interested in purchasing a G scale train set and they need some advise.
What would be a good buy on the upgraded Bachman and say 3 cars still in the box?
When I say upgraded, we're talking the one with the metal valve system, chuffing sound, lights, etc.
Thanks,
Lee   


Re: More On30 shots

William Uffelman
 

Nice work. Thanks for sharing.

Bill Uffelman


On Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 5:10 AM, Mike Hartsook
<michaelkeithhar@...> wrote:
LIKE THE PICTURES LEE, MY GREAT UNCLE ON MY MOTHER'S SIDE OF THE FAMILY WAS EARL MCKINNEY HE WAS A ENGINEER ON THE ETWNC TRAINS. THANKS FOR THE EMAIL, MIKE

On Fri, Jul 3, 2020, 11:54 PM Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:
I was playing around with my SLR and got a couple of halfway decent shots on my layout, of #9 and #`12 pulling coal trains around various spots on the layout. The on at Sadie TN, with the Grindstaff store in the background, looks like the most evocative 'Tweetsie' shot of the two...

--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Re: More On30 shots

michaelkeithhar@...
 

LIKE THE PICTURES LEE, MY GREAT UNCLE ON MY MOTHER'S SIDE OF THE FAMILY WAS EARL MCKINNEY HE WAS A ENGINEER ON THE ETWNC TRAINS. THANKS FOR THE EMAIL, MIKE


On Fri, Jul 3, 2020, 11:54 PM Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:
I was playing around with my SLR and got a couple of halfway decent shots on my layout, of #9 and #`12 pulling coal trains around various spots on the layout. The on at Sadie TN, with the Grindstaff store in the background, looks like the most evocative 'Tweetsie' shot of the two...

--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


More On30 shots

Lee Bishop
 

I was playing around with my SLR and got a couple of halfway decent shots on my layout, of #9 and #`12 pulling coal trains around various spots on the layout. The on at Sadie TN, with the Grindstaff store in the background, looks like the most evocative 'Tweetsie' shot of the two...

--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Re: New Downloads on my site

Brian Kopp
 

No worries Chris. I am enjoying the maps so I thought I would get the aerial photos......
--
Brian Kopp
Jacksonville, Florida


Re: New Downloads on my site

Chris Ford
 

Hey Brian, sorry about that. I'll check and see what the issue is...you should have immediately gone to the download.

I'll get with you off-list with the download link.

Thanks for sticking with me while I navigate the technology whitewater rapids!  :)

Anyone else that runs into this problem...please email me and I'll get you the download. Thanks!

Once again, my apologies!





Chris

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

On Fri, 03 Jul 2020 08:56:43 -0700, "Brian Kopp" <kc5lpa1@...> wrote:
 
Hi Chris,
I think your website download process may have an issue. I just paid $19.95 for the aerial photos but was not "redirected to the download page".

I sent you an email from my yahoo account about this but thought I would try you here too.

--
Brian Kopp
Jacksonville, Florida


Re: New Downloads on my site

Brian Kopp
 

Hi Chris,
I think your website download process may have an issue. I just paid $19.95 for the aerial photos but was not "redirected to the download page".

I sent you an email from my yahoo account about this but thought I would try you here too.

--
Brian Kopp
Jacksonville, Florida


Re: New Restaurant in Boone with ETWNC theme

 

That's GREAT John,
Phone is 828-865-1122
ask for Cory or Chelsea
Google Howard Station for web site
Thanks a TON!!!
Lee


Re: New Restaurant in Boone with ETWNC theme

John Overman
 

How can I get in contact with them? I may have some things I'd be willing to donate. 

Thanks!

John Overman

On Thu, Jul 2, 2020, 10:23 PM Lee Davis via groups.io <davisbmw1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi All,
I'm a newbie and this is my first post on the ETWNC group.
My membership application has been sent, so I'm hoping I'm not breaking any rules!!!.
There's a new restaurant in Boone located near the old depot looking for ETWNC memorabilia.
It's called Howard Station and they have just started to collect items for display.
The owners are young and struggling with this pandemic, but have a sincere interest in the RR history in the area.
If any of you would consider loaning them any ETWNC memorabilia, full credit would be displayed with the item.
They are particularly interested in building a Garden Scale ETWNC layout and any other items, pictures, maps, that could be hung or displayed on the walls.
Any consideration would be greatly appreciated.
This is a great opportunity to share our passion for the little RR we so love and ignite interest from others that are not aware of our ETWNC history or hobby.
A HUGE thanks to Chris Ford and Ken Anderson for the wonderful items they have already donated and loaned.
Let me know your thoughts!
Best,
Lee


New Downloads on my site

Chris Ford
 

Hey all,

Just a note to let you know that I've dropped the price of the "20 Years of the Stemwinder" and the "ET&WNC Aerial Photos" collections. I've also made them downloadable from my site. No shipping cost, nothing lost in the mail, no CD to keep up with, and best of all...instant gratification!

Back when these were first done everyone had CD drives on their computers and not much bandwidth. Now nobody has a CD drive anymore but has plenty of bandwidth. Go figure.

Anyway, anyone looking to get the Stemwinder or the Aerial Photos will no longer have to wait for me or the mail. PayPal and download immediately. The files are about 600 MB for each one so it'll take a few minutes to download, but then you have it.

Nothing new added to the collections, but if the price kept you away before or you just never got them because it was too much trouble, now's your chance. Thanks for looking!

Anyone interested can find them on my site at...

http://cfordart.com/
If anyone runs into ANY trouble with anything in the ordering process not working as it should, please holler!

Y'all have a good weekend. Enjoy!





Chris



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


New Restaurant in Boone with ETWNC theme

 

Hi All,
I'm a newbie and this is my first post on the ETWNC group.
My membership application has been sent, so I'm hoping I'm not breaking any rules!!!.
There's a new restaurant in Boone located near the old depot looking for ETWNC memorabilia.
It's called Howard Station and they have just started to collect items for display.
The owners are young and struggling with this pandemic, but have a sincere interest in the RR history in the area.
If any of you would consider loaning them any ETWNC memorabilia, full credit would be displayed with the item.
They are particularly interested in building a Garden Scale ETWNC layout and any other items, pictures, maps, that could be hung or displayed on the walls.
Any consideration would be greatly appreciated.
This is a great opportunity to share our passion for the little RR we so love and ignite interest from others that are not aware of our ETWNC history or hobby.
A HUGE thanks to Chris Ford and Ken Anderson for the wonderful items they have already donated and loaned.
Let me know your thoughts!
Best,
Lee


Re: Tree photo

Chris Jessee
 

Looks fantastic. You might try downsizing the photo a bit to reduce size and ease upload. 2000 pixels on the long dimension should be adequate.


Re: Tree photo

Tom Grabenstein
 

Beautiful. Tell the loggers to go somewhere else and those trees will proliferate. Enjoy the peaceful moments of model tree building. Dr. Tom


On Jun 29, 2020, at 5:21 PM, Chris Ford <chris@...> wrote:


Those look great Dean. Keep 'em watered and fertilized and you'll have a lot more next year!


Chris

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

On Mon, 29 Jun 2020 14:29:20 -0700, "Dean Smith" <smithfive@...> wrote:
 
Sorry, but I am having problems getting the photo to send.


Re: Tree photo

Lee Bishop
 

Yep, you can never have too many trees on a ET&WNC themed layout!
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Re: Tree photo

William Uffelman
 

Great looking trees and scene.

Bill Uffelman



On June 29, 2020, at 5:29 PM, Dean Smith <smithfive@...> wrote:


Sorry, but I am having problems getting the photo to send.


Re: Tree photo

Chris Ford
 

Those look great Dean. Keep 'em watered and fertilized and you'll have a lot more next year!


Chris

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

On Mon, 29 Jun 2020 14:29:20 -0700, "Dean Smith" <smithfive@...> wrote:
 
Sorry, but I am having problems getting the photo to send.