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Re: ET&WNC conductor hat badge?

Lee Bishop
 

Nice idea Brian, but I don't have the expertise or software to design something like this.
There has to be a company out there somewhere who can stamp stuff like this in small numbers.
I'm a brakeman at a local tourist RR and I'd love to have a badge like this on my hat, as I'd make one for my role and conductor as next year I'll be working up to that.  

Nobody cares what RR name is on our stuff, as a conductor runs with only Conrail stuff...
Note that I'm wearing a ET&WNC historical society pin on my vest!
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Re: ET&WNC conductor hat badge?

Brian Kopp
 

Let me correct that brass sheet size. The 600mmx1200mm is their max size I think.
For $70 I got about 200mm by300mm, which is about 8" x12"
--
Brian Kopp
Jacksonville, Florida


Re: ET&WNC conductor hat badge?

Brian Kopp
 

Lee I had some one-off brass parts photo-etched for an HOn3 bridge by a British company PPD Limited.
It was a thin 0.55mm sheet of brass about 600mm x 1200mm for $70 delivered. They go up to 4mm thickness I believe.

You could half etch the loose bits in the letters and leave them attached. That is how I designed the support attachments for the bridge parts.


https://www.ppdltd.com/services/model-rail

The downside is, you have to do the design work.....

--
Brian Kopp
Jacksonville, Florida


Re: ET&WNC conductor hat badge?

Chris Jessee
 

That would be awesome.

Chris Jessee


ET&WNC conductor hat badge?

Lee Bishop
 

Does anyone know of a company which can do single or small runs of a hat badge like this? I'd love to make one...

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


Re: Locomotive Series Underway

Dean Smith
 

Received my copy today. Great article, Johnny!
 
Dean
 

From: Tweetsie12
Sent: Tuesday, September 08, 2020 7:18 AM
Subject: Re: [ETWNC] Locomotive Series Underway
 
Thanks for letting me know! I am not subscribed to the magazine yet. I think I might at some point!


Re: Locomotive Series Underway

Tweetsie12
 

Thanks for letting me know! I am not subscribed to the magazine yet. I think I might at some point!


Re: Harry and his "Hack" at the Linville Depot

Tom Grabenstein
 

Thanks for this information. Thank you for also looking at the pictures and commenting. Sounds like Harry’s got his work cut out on Labor Day. I’m sure there was a lot of vacationers that weekend to the cool of the mountains. Dr. Tom


On Sep 7, 2020, at 10:14 AM, Curtis Brookshire via groups.io <curtis.brookshire@...> wrote:

More great photos and another vignette bringing the narrow gauge back to life in the 21st century.

Tom, you bring up an interesting question. A quick check of timetables from my Official Guide issue from 1926 and the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Every Time With No Complaint are silent regarding holidays. So, sorry Harry, not likely there will be no train running on Labor Day. Might even see an excursion this weekend. Go get another pitcher of sweet tea and put your feet up and rest a bit until you hear Sherman's whistle coming. Don't worry, winter comes early in these mountains, so you'll soon have less visitors to haul.

Happy Labor Day,
Curtis Brookshire
Pine Level, NC


Re: Locomotive Series Underway

Steve Austin <sea110947@...>
 

Yes! Was an excellent article.



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: "Curtis Brookshire via groups.io" <curtis.brookshire@...>
Date: 9/7/20 10:58 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: ETWNC@groups.io
Subject: [ETWNC] Locomotive Series Underway

I wish to direct your attention to the Sep/Oct 2020 issue of the NG&SL Gazette. A new series begins here surveying ET&WNC motive power. This issue features 2-6-0's 1 & 2 with photos, line drawings - including one in color - plus an article by our distinguished ET&WNC history professor Johnny Graybeal. If yours hasn't come in the mail yet, keep an eye out. If you don't subscribe, here's a good reason to and by all means pick up a copy. Here's a good introduction to ET&WNC motive power and history. If you want more, there's a book series by Tarheel Press you might also investigate. IMHO, must-have information for students of the ET&WNC.

Happy Labor Day
Curtis Brookshire
Pine Level NC


Re: Harry and his "Hack" at the Linville Depot

Curtis Brookshire
 

More great photos and another vignette bringing the narrow gauge back to life in the 21st century.

Tom, you bring up an interesting question. A quick check of timetables from my Official Guide issue from 1926 and the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Every Time With No Complaint are silent regarding holidays. So, sorry Harry, not likely there will be no train running on Labor Day. Might even see an excursion this weekend. Go get another pitcher of sweet tea and put your feet up and rest a bit until you hear Sherman's whistle coming. Don't worry, winter comes early in these mountains, so you'll soon have less visitors to haul.

Happy Labor Day,
Curtis Brookshire
Pine Level, NC


Locomotive Series Underway

Curtis Brookshire
 

I wish to direct your attention to the Sep/Oct 2020 issue of the NG&SL Gazette. A new series begins here surveying ET&WNC motive power. This issue features 2-6-0's 1 & 2 with photos, line drawings - including one in color - plus an article by our distinguished ET&WNC history professor Johnny Graybeal. If yours hasn't come in the mail yet, keep an eye out. If you don't subscribe, here's a good reason to and by all means pick up a copy. Here's a good introduction to ET&WNC motive power and history. If you want more, there's a book series by Tarheel Press you might also investigate. IMHO, must-have information for students of the ET&WNC.

Happy Labor Day
Curtis Brookshire
Pine Level NC


Re: Harry and his "Hack" at the Linville Depot

William Uffelman
 

Another excellent report on activity at Linville!

Bill Uffelman 


On Sun, Sep 6, 2020 at 7:40 PM, Tom Grabenstein
<tomgmd@...> wrote:
Harry and his “Hack” (1912 Model T Depot Hack from Keith Wiseman models) have been humping all day to get the luggage of gentlemen and ladies moved from the Linville Depot on the ET&WNC over to the Esceola lodge.

 

He is pooped and so GLAD that tomorrow is Labor Day and maybe the trains won’t run and he can rest his tired back and his tired 9 year old beast of burden.



Thanks for looking. Doc Tom


Re: Harry and his "Hack" at the Linville Depot

Dean Smith
 

Doc,
    Great job, as always. I love the way you continue to tell stories.
 

From: Tweetsie12
Sent: Sunday, September 06, 2020 7:58 PM
Subject: Re: [ETWNC] Harry and his "Hack" at the Linville Depot
 
Thanks for sharing Doc! Though, knowing the ET&WNC, I don't think Harry's getting any sort of a break anytime soon...


Re: Harry and his "Hack" at the Linville Depot

Tweetsie12
 

Thanks for sharing Doc! Though, knowing the ET&WNC, I don't think Harry's getting any sort of a break anytime soon...


Harry and his "Hack" at the Linville Depot

Tom Grabenstein
 

Harry and his “Hack” (1912 Model T Depot Hack from Keith Wiseman models) have been humping all day to get the luggage of gentlemen and ladies moved from the Linville Depot on the ET&WNC over to the Esceola lodge.

 

He is pooped and so GLAD that tomorrow is Labor Day and maybe the trains won’t run and he can rest his tired back and his tired 9 year old beast of burden.



Thanks for looking. Doc Tom


Re: Dean Smith "done good" today with his talk about the ET&WNC.

Lee Bishop
 

I watched it yesterday on YouTube.
Excellent presentation!
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Re: Dean Smith "done good" today with his talk about the ET&WNC.

Dean Smith
 

Good morning!
    For those of you who may be interested, my clinic is now available on YouTube.  Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SiLEo_TYcI  Thanks!
 
Dean  
 

Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:02 PM
Subject: Re: [ETWNC] Dean Smith "done good" today with his talk about the ET&WNC.
 
They will be posting recordings of the clinics on https://40nngc.com/.
 
Dan

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From: "Lee Bishop"
To: ETWNC@groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Sunday August 23 2020 2:02:33AM
Subject: Re: [ETWNC] Dean Smith "done good" today with his talk about the ET&WNC.

Sadly, my wife had other plans for me when Dean's presentation was going on.
I'd love to see what I missed!
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Re: Jimmy Hobbs plays marbles

Michael Hardin
 

Couple of cool advertising pieces. 


On Aug 26, 2020, at 5:05 PM, Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:

Dean is dead-on right. I wanna see more!
I knew you had some stuff, but the scope of your collection staggers my imagination. I never realized any one person had so much original ET&WNC stuff!
You need to get these shots into a ET&WNC group magazine someday!
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Re: Jimmy Hobbs plays marbles

Lee Bishop
 

Dean is dead-on right. I wanna see more!
I knew you had some stuff, but the scope of your collection staggers my imagination. I never realized any one person had so much original ET&WNC stuff!
You need to get these shots into a ET&WNC group magazine someday!
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Re: Jimmy Hobbs plays marbles

Dean Smith
 

Mike,
I’m guessing I’m speaking for everyone when I say that I would love to see your other ET&WNC treasures. Thanks!
 
Dean
 
P.S. What would the size of one of those locks be in HO?  There’s a challenge!
 

Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:47 AM
Subject: Re: [ETWNC] Jimmy Hobbs plays marbles
 
I thought y’all might like seeing my collection of ET&WNC locks and keys. The banjo locks are the newest type they used. The hole for the keys for this type was a backwards number nine.
 
The oldest one I have is in the bottom right of the picture and I bought it from John Waite who wasn’t sure if it was real or not. I found the worn key above it that fit his lock which confirmed its authenticity.
 
The top right key is from the ET railway. Which is also a backwards nine. Keith Holley gave me that one years ago.
 
Let me know if anyone is interested in seeing more of my collection.

On Aug 26, 2020, at 11:57 AM, Al Spainhour <al@...> wrote:



Mike,

This is a treasure and I am so glad that so many pieces of ET history are in your  good hands.

 

I see the the tickets to Pardee Point…..and I have seen fares posted to Pardee Point as well …..

Do you know if passengers actually embarked/disembarked there?   It’s a bit of a hike in either direction

 

Regards,

Al Spainhour

 

From: ETWNC@groups.io [mailto:ETWNC@groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Hardin
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:25 PM
To: ETWNC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ETWNC] Jimmy Hobbs plays marbles

 

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Here is the ticket cabinet that came from the Elizabethton depot. It is a roll top locking cabinet with tickets from Elizabethton to other stops on the line. It is sitting on the table from the same depot with the cash/coin drawer. I have included a photo of a ticket with the clay marble. The marble is about 1” in diameter. They are all colored differently. The marble was placed behind the tickets to keep them in place.

 

Also notice the ticket cutter. The larger tickets were placed in the cutter and the pointer was moved to the destination station and then ripped. Leaving only a piece for the customer showing the station he had paid to be dropped off at.

Mike



On Aug 24, 2020, at 7:33 PM, Dean Smith <smithfive@...> wrote:



Mike,

    Thanks for the information. I don’t suppose you could post a photo of the ticket cabinet. I’d love to see it. Thanks!

 

Dean

 

Sent: Monday, August 24, 2020 4:38 PM

Subject: Re: [ETWNC] Jimmy Hobbs plays marbles

 

Dean,

I own the ticket cabinet from the ET&WNC depot in Elizabethton with the tickets to each point on the line. Each row of tickets has a large clay marble that holds them down, not a ball bearing. I have a Clinchfield ticket cabinet too and it has the clay marbles. So your scene (which is very cool) is probably accurate without steel ball bearings.

Mike



On Aug 24, 2020, at 4:25 PM, Dean Smith <smithfive@...> wrote:

Outside the Hampton Depot, Jimmy Hobbs and his buddies risk getting in trouble for playing marbles with the ball bearings the railroad uses to weigh down the tickets in the ticket cabinet, as per a story Jim told at an ET&WNC Historical Society convention many years ago. If his dad, Clarence Hobbs, the railroad's superintendent, catches them, there will be H-E-Double Hockey Sticks to pay.

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