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Re: Scratch built Linville Depot Is completed.

Tom Grabenstein
 

Me too!!! It took six months to build. Forgot to show an interior shot. So here it is.


Many Thanks to Chris Ford for his excellent drawings including the interior layout.

Doc Tom

On Jul 31, 2020, at 1:11 PM, Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:

Great work, as always.
Man, I wish someone would make a kit of this depot in O scale...
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Re: Scratch built Linville Depot Is completed.

Lee Bishop
 

Great work, as always.
Man, I wish someone would make a kit of this depot in O scale...
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Scratch built Linville Depot Is completed.

Tom Grabenstein
 

This is the prototype picture that inspired me to try scratch building the Linville Depot on my On30 rendition of the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina RR.



In the early 1920's it was a setting out point for tourists escaping the cities and getting in to the beautiful North Carolina Mountains with transportation provided by the "Varnish" of the ET&WNC RR.

For the past 6 months I have been using spare time to try and recreate this classy picture.



And a few more shots in 21st century color:









Here is how the little depot fits in to the Linville Layout Design Element (LDE).



Thanks for looking. Dr Tom


Re: 'New' ET&WNC short from Mohawk Graphics

John Overman
 

I have had the ET face mask for a bit now and I love it. A highlight was wearing it while riding the train at Tweetsie Railroad, even if the 190 was running. 


On Wed, Jul 29, 2020, 1:59 PM Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:
I recently asked Dal if he could so his ET 'map' shirt with the round T logo on the front corner instead of the name f the RR spelled out. He did and I love the result, gonna order one very soon, even though I already have the older version:
https://www.mohawk-design.com/products/east-tennessee-western-north-carolina-railroad-map-logo-shirt?_pos=8&_sid=b201dd7c9&_ss=r
FYI, I just got one of their ET face masks. It feels good, fits well and I can't wait to wear it when I do the brakeman thing at the Chehalis RR this coming Saturday (our state allows this so long as we all mask up when around others and keep distances, something we enforce on the trains). I'd think, though, that at a distance it'll look like an odd mouth shape:
https://www.mohawk-design.com/collections/mask/products/east-tennessee-and-western-north-carolina-railroad-mask
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Newsletter Update locked

NarrowMinded1
 

I have locked the "Newsletter Update" thread as I felt it was headed down a slippery slope to an off topic and more heated discussion.

Nathan Kline
Group Owner


Re: 'New' ET&WNC short from Mohawk Graphics

Steve Austin <sea110947@...>
 

Thanks for the heads-up. Ordered 1 each. 5th grade thru college in JC.😄

Steve Austin

On Wed, Jul 29, 2020, 1:59 PM Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:
I recently asked Dal if he could so his ET 'map' shirt with the round T logo on the front corner instead of the name f the RR spelled out. He did and I love the result, gonna order one very soon, even though I already have the older version:
https://www.mohawk-design.com/products/east-tennessee-western-north-carolina-railroad-map-logo-shirt?_pos=8&_sid=b201dd7c9&_ss=r
FYI, I just got one of their ET face masks. It feels good, fits well and I can't wait to wear it when I do the brakeman thing at the Chehalis RR this coming Saturday (our state allows this so long as we all mask up when around others and keep distances, something we enforce on the trains). I'd think, though, that at a distance it'll look like an odd mouth shape:
https://www.mohawk-design.com/collections/mask/products/east-tennessee-and-western-north-carolina-railroad-mask
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


'New' ET&WNC short from Mohawk Graphics

Lee Bishop
 

I recently asked Dal if he could so his ET 'map' shirt with the round T logo on the front corner instead of the name f the RR spelled out. He did and I love the result, gonna order one very soon, even though I already have the older version:
https://www.mohawk-design.com/products/east-tennessee-western-north-carolina-railroad-map-logo-shirt?_pos=8&_sid=b201dd7c9&_ss=r
FYI, I just got one of their ET face masks. It feels good, fits well and I can't wait to wear it when I do the brakeman thing at the Chehalis RR this coming Saturday (our state allows this so long as we all mask up when around others and keep distances, something we enforce on the trains). I'd think, though, that at a distance it'll look like an odd mouth shape:
https://www.mohawk-design.com/collections/mask/products/east-tennessee-and-western-north-carolina-railroad-mask
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


locked Re: Newsletter Update

Lee Bishop
 

It's the right thing to do, as clearly the public has demonstrated a frightening equal mixture of ignorance, arrogance and selfishness. They simply reject the reality of the situation we're in, assist the spread of this thing, then wonder why they're sick (or in some cases, dying).
Sure, it stinks Tweetsie isn't running. It also stinks that every single event of any kind has been cancelled through 2020, but that's where we are right now.
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


locked Re: Newsletter Update

Al Spainhour
 

When I went by the Alpine Coaster a couple times before the lightning strike, I saw dozens if not a hundred people lined up with no spacing during their hours long wait to ride.  I thought to myself this is about

The worst infection scenario I have seen

Then they closed Tweetsie again

 

smh

 

From: ETWNC@groups.io [mailto:ETWNC@groups.io] On Behalf Of joel shipley
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:23 AM
To: ETWNC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ETWNC] Newsletter Update

 

I too am baffled. The Alpine Coaster located in Banner Elk has been wide open until a week ago when lightning shut that facility down. If the coaster can run why can’t Tweetsie?? Granted the coaster car only holds one person, the facility that services the patrons to board and unboard the cars has the customer packed in like a sardine can!! I am sure Tweetsie was taking great care to protect their customers. 


On Jul 28, 2020, at 8:16 AM, Tweetsie12 <jonahsnyder12190@...> wrote:

Yeah... Unfortunately, I heard the bad news. I'm honestly rather baffled by it, as it was the state who gave them permission to run the train in the first place. Hopefully, they won't have to remain this way and they'll be able to reopen again and possibly rescind some of the cancellations. Luckily, I made it out there on July 26th, and I had a blast! Here's hoping it won't be the only time I get to go this year!


Re: Historical Society July 2020 newsletter

Sheldon Daitch
 

Arrived this afternoon in Fleming Island, FL.

Now to figure out how much I owe in dues!

Sheldon

On Monday, July 27, 2020, 02:15:41 PM EDT, Bill Miller via groups.io <ebteng18@...> wrote:


Got mine here on the Lower Western Shore Today Monday July 27th 2020

 Bill Miller


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Ford <chris@...>
To: etwnc@groups.io
Sent: Sat, Jul 25, 2020 12:36 pm
Subject: [ETWNC] Historical Society July 2020 newsletter

Hi all,

The July 2020 Society newsletter is in the hands of the Postmaster. A great big "Thank You" goes out to Curtis Brookshire, our newsletter editor (and vice-president), for his work in gathering and writing the newsletter, and especially to Patricia Jennings, our Treasurer, for getting these printed, folded, stuffed and labeled, and mailed.

These newsletters include a Membership/Dues sheet because, yes, it's "that" time again....time to pay your dues to help keep the memory of this glorious little narrow gauge railroad alive in the hearts and minds of folks in the ET area and all across the country.

This newsletter includes another great story by Ken Riddle that you won't want to miss! It will be posted to our Society website at a later date.

For those of you who are not yet members, we invite you to join us in our endeavor! A membership form is available on our website (etwncrrhs.org). You know you've been wanting to join for a long time now...go ahead and do it...now's the perfect time! And thank you!

We are exploring our next chances for in-person get-togethers, but everything is still up in the air at the moment and for the foreseeable future. We'll keep you all up-to-date. Ideas are always welcomed!

Thanks for all that our members and our volunteers do, and to all who continue to express an interest in the history of the ET&WNC Railroad!




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


locked Re: Newsletter Update

Hothgang1
 

We visited the coaster last week but left as we felt uncomfortable standing in line with all those people.  About 30 min after we left, the lightning struck. 


-----Original Message-----
From: joel shipley <beahog81@...>
To: ETWNC@groups.io <ETWNC@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jul 28, 2020 11:23 am
Subject: Re: [ETWNC] Newsletter Update

I too am baffled. The Alpine Coaster located in Banner Elk has been wide open until a week ago when lightning shut that facility down. If the coaster can run why can’t Tweetsie?? Granted the coaster car only holds one person, the facility that services the patrons to board and unboard the cars has the customer packed in like a sardine can!! I am sure Tweetsie was taking great care to protect their customers. 


On Jul 28, 2020, at 8:16 AM, Tweetsie12 <jonahsnyder12190@...> wrote:

Yeah... Unfortunately, I heard the bad news. I'm honestly rather baffled by it, as it was the state who gave them permission to run the train in the first place. Hopefully, they won't have to remain this way and they'll be able to reopen again and possibly rescind some of the cancellations. Luckily, I made it out there on July 26th, and I had a blast! Here's hoping it won't be the only time I get to go this year!


locked Re: Newsletter Update

joel shipley
 

I too am baffled. The Alpine Coaster located in Banner Elk has been wide open until a week ago when lightning shut that facility down. If the coaster can run why can’t Tweetsie?? Granted the coaster car only holds one person, the facility that services the patrons to board and unboard the cars has the customer packed in like a sardine can!! I am sure Tweetsie was taking great care to protect their customers. 


On Jul 28, 2020, at 8:16 AM, Tweetsie12 <jonahsnyder12190@...> wrote:

Yeah... Unfortunately, I heard the bad news. I'm honestly rather baffled by it, as it was the state who gave them permission to run the train in the first place. Hopefully, they won't have to remain this way and they'll be able to reopen again and possibly rescind some of the cancellations. Luckily, I made it out there on July 26th, and I had a blast! Here's hoping it won't be the only time I get to go this year!


locked Re: Newsletter Update

Tweetsie12
 

Yeah... Unfortunately, I heard the bad news. I'm honestly rather baffled by it, as it was the state who gave them permission to run the train in the first place. Hopefully, they won't have to remain this way and they'll be able to reopen again and possibly rescind some of the cancellations. Luckily, I made it out there on July 26th, and I had a blast! Here's hoping it won't be the only time I get to go this year!


locked Newsletter Update

Curtis Brookshire
 

Even as Society members are receiving the July newsletter, I found out this morning that my "good" news turned bad yesterday. I checked Tweetsie's website and NC told them that they could not run the train due to Corona Virus restrictions, so the park is again shut down with Heritage Weekend (as well as just about every other event) canceled. So continue to watch videos, work on your layouts and post photos, wear your ET&WNC mask (I'm waiting for mine to arrive in the mail), read your books and publications and pay your society dues (and join if you're not yet a member). 

Stay well y'all,
Curtis Brookshire
from work in Fayetteville


Re: Historical Society July 2020 newsletter

Bill Miller
 

Got mine here on the Lower Western Shore Today Monday July 27th 2020

 Bill Miller


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Ford <chris@...>
To: etwnc@groups.io
Sent: Sat, Jul 25, 2020 12:36 pm
Subject: [ETWNC] Historical Society July 2020 newsletter

Hi all,

The July 2020 Society newsletter is in the hands of the Postmaster. A great big "Thank You" goes out to Curtis Brookshire, our newsletter editor (and vice-president), for his work in gathering and writing the newsletter, and especially to Patricia Jennings, our Treasurer, for getting these printed, folded, stuffed and labeled, and mailed.

These newsletters include a Membership/Dues sheet because, yes, it's "that" time again....time to pay your dues to help keep the memory of this glorious little narrow gauge railroad alive in the hearts and minds of folks in the ET area and all across the country.

This newsletter includes another great story by Ken Riddle that you won't want to miss! It will be posted to our Society website at a later date.

For those of you who are not yet members, we invite you to join us in our endeavor! A membership form is available on our website (etwncrrhs.org). You know you've been wanting to join for a long time now...go ahead and do it...now's the perfect time! And thank you!

We are exploring our next chances for in-person get-togethers, but everything is still up in the air at the moment and for the foreseeable future. We'll keep you all up-to-date. Ideas are always welcomed!

Thanks for all that our members and our volunteers do, and to all who continue to express an interest in the history of the ET&WNC Railroad!




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


Historical Society July 2020 newsletter

Chris Ford
 

Hi all,

The July 2020 Society newsletter is in the hands of the Postmaster. A great big "Thank You" goes out to Curtis Brookshire, our newsletter editor (and vice-president), for his work in gathering and writing the newsletter, and especially to Patricia Jennings, our Treasurer, for getting these printed, folded, stuffed and labeled, and mailed.

These newsletters include a Membership/Dues sheet because, yes, it's "that" time again....time to pay your dues to help keep the memory of this glorious little narrow gauge railroad alive in the hearts and minds of folks in the ET area and all across the country.

This newsletter includes another great story by Ken Riddle that you won't want to miss! It will be posted to our Society website at a later date.

For those of you who are not yet members, we invite you to join us in our endeavor! A membership form is available on our website (etwncrrhs.org). You know you've been wanting to join for a long time now...go ahead and do it...now's the perfect time! And thank you!

We are exploring our next chances for in-person get-togethers, but everything is still up in the air at the moment and for the foreseeable future. We'll keep you all up-to-date. Ideas are always welcomed!

Thanks for all that our members and our volunteers do, and to all who continue to express an interest in the history of the ET&WNC Railroad!




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


More Signs and Number plates available. #12s

Chris Jessee
 

I have some additional signs and builder plates available. 

The signs are the ET&WNC trucking company, printed on birch plywood. 
The builder plates are engraved birch plywood. 
The Number plates are either printed or engraved birch plywood. 

Very limited quantities available, order soon as supplies won't last. 

Order here: https://cbsafari.com/search?q=et
FREE Shipping on all orders. 


Re: Switch Stands and Ballast color

William Uffelman
 

Great stuff!

Bill Uffelman 

On Wed, Jul 15, 2020 at 12:33 PM, Chris Jessee via groups.io
<cj8n@...> wrote:
That’s fantastic Chris, I really appreciate the reference images. 


Chris Jessee

“The world isn’t simple enough to explain in words." - Hayao Miyazaki





Update on Howard Station Restaurant

 

Hi All!
So far, the Howard Station has acquired a ETWNC Bachman G scale engine, tender, and 5 cars, 4 maps, 5 photos' and numerous pieces of memorabilia all related to ETWNC.
They are starting to mount these items and give credit to those who have loaned/donated.
Does anyone have access, or know anyone who might have some used G scale RR tracks?
I'm hoping someone might have extra track stored in a closet or attic that they aren't using.
Any consideration would be GREATLY appreciated.
BTW, the food and staff there are fantastic!!!
Best,
Lee 


Re: Switch Stands and Ballast color

Chris Jessee
 

That’s fantastic Chris, I really appreciate the reference images. 


Chris Jessee

“The world isn’t simple enough to explain in words." - Hayao Miyazaki