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ET&WNC RR HS Magazine

Bill Miller
 

All:

 I got word that the ET&WNC RR Historical Society Magazine was placed in the mail today by the printer. Start looking for it by the weeks end.   Heard from George at White River Productions that the 2020 HOn3 Annual will be on the web-site for pre-order on or about OCT 15, 2020

Bill Miller


Re: Old Blue ties up Tweetsie Tracks.

Tweetsie12
 

LOL. Thanks for sharing!


Re: Old Blue ties up Tweetsie Tracks.

Tom Grabenstein
 

Hi Lee,
Glad you liked my “horsing around” in On30 on our favorite rail road.
Got the kit for the Model T Ford from Keith Wiseman models. He has several in actual 1:48 scale. They are white metal kits. Hope this helps. Doc Tom

On Oct 1, 2020, at 6:52 PM, Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:

Another fine scene!
Who made the Ford?
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Re: Old Blue ties up Tweetsie Tracks.

Tom Grabenstein
 

Hi Bill,

Glad you got the pun about the horses. Part of my corn ball humor. Doc Tom

On Oct 1, 2020, at 8:21 PM, William Uffelman via groups.io <ufffam@...> wrote:

Horse less carriage. Iron horse and a horse (of course) walked into a bar ...

Excellent visual story.

Bill Uffelman 


On Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 7:52 PM, Lee Bishop
Another fine scene!
Who made the Ford?
-- 
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Re: Old Blue ties up Tweetsie Tracks.

William Uffelman
 

Horse less carriage. Iron horse and a horse (of course) walked into a bar ...

Excellent visual story.

Bill Uffelman 


On Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 7:52 PM, Lee Bishop
<leebishop1944@...> wrote:
Another fine scene!
Who made the Ford?
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Re: Old Blue ties up Tweetsie Tracks.

Lee Bishop
 

Another fine scene!
Who made the Ford?
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Old Blue ties up Tweetsie Tracks.

Tom Grabenstein
 



Harry's ancient model T “hack” blew its 20 hp engine awhile back transporting luggage from Linville Depot to Esceola Lodge on the ET&WNC R.R.


He rented out “Old Blue” the horse to drag it in for repairs.

Seems “Blue’s” 1 horse power engine pooped out right at a grade crossing on the ET&WNC  west of the depot. 

Now the iron horse is stuck and no amount of verbal encouragement is likely to get things moving again.

Thanks for looking. Doc Tom


Re: color

johnny graybeal
 

The interior color was Pearl Grey. The 11 had passenger trucks. I have seen a photo of excursion 13 with wood bolstered freight trucks.
Johnny Graybeal


color

Larry Smith
 

What color were the interiors and exteriors of the excursion cars.  Did they have McCord trucks or passenger car trucks

Larry Smith


Re: "Bull O'Woods" makes an appearance in Linville North Carolina.

Tom Grabenstein
 

Thanks guys. More to come.  Doc Tom

On Sep 26, 2020, at 5:22 AM, William Uffelman via groups.io <ufffam@...> wrote:

Looks good sir!

Bill Uffelman



On September 25, 2020, at 10:56 PM, Tuhr <MrTuhr@...> wrote:


Looks Great Doc Tom...Keep ‘em coming as I really enjoy seeing your progress...and stories...makes me want to get back into modeling when I return from Australia.

Take care

Tuhr Barnes

From: ETWNC@groups.io <ETWNC@groups.io> on behalf of Tom Grabenstein <tomgmd@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 26, 2020 11:01:50 AM
To: ETWNC@groups.io <ETWNC@groups.io>
Subject: [ETWNC] "Bull O'Woods" makes an appearance in Linville North Carolina.
 
“Bull O’ Woods”, or in flat lander English “Bull of the Woods”, makes an appearance at the Linville Depot and rail road yard (such as it is). This ancient 19th century Climax is kept running by one of the logging railroads near Linville North Carolina. It will make a few dollars for the outfit by dropping a load of logs for the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina RR by way of a little used spur track outside of Linville.



The logs will head down the line to the sawmills and furniture factories served by the ET & WNC. The finished products will fetch a lot more dollars when shipped and sold to the good folks of the Eastern USA.


Thanks for looking. 

Doc Tom


Re: "Bull O'Woods" makes an appearance in Linville North Carolina.

William Uffelman
 

Looks good sir!

Bill Uffelman



On September 25, 2020, at 10:56 PM, Tuhr <MrTuhr@...> wrote:


Looks Great Doc Tom...Keep ‘em coming as I really enjoy seeing your progress...and stories...makes me want to get back into modeling when I return from Australia.

Take care

Tuhr Barnes

From: ETWNC@groups.io <ETWNC@groups.io> on behalf of Tom Grabenstein <tomgmd@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 26, 2020 11:01:50 AM
To: ETWNC@groups.io <ETWNC@groups.io>
Subject: [ETWNC] "Bull O'Woods" makes an appearance in Linville North Carolina.
 
“Bull O’ Woods”, or in flat lander English “Bull of the Woods”, makes an appearance at the Linville Depot and rail road yard (such as it is). This ancient 19th century Climax is kept running by one of the logging railroads near Linville North Carolina. It will make a few dollars for the outfit by dropping a load of logs for the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina RR by way of a little used spur track outside of Linville.



The logs will head down the line to the sawmills and furniture factories served by the ET & WNC. The finished products will fetch a lot more dollars when shipped and sold to the good folks of the Eastern USA.


Thanks for looking. 

Doc Tom


Re: "Bull O'Woods" makes an appearance in Linville North Carolina.

Tuhr
 

Looks Great Doc Tom...Keep ‘em coming as I really enjoy seeing your progress...and stories...makes me want to get back into modeling when I return from Australia.

Take care

Tuhr Barnes


From: ETWNC@groups.io <ETWNC@groups.io> on behalf of Tom Grabenstein <tomgmd@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 26, 2020 11:01:50 AM
To: ETWNC@groups.io <ETWNC@groups.io>
Subject: [ETWNC] "Bull O'Woods" makes an appearance in Linville North Carolina.
 
“Bull O’ Woods”, or in flat lander English “Bull of the Woods”, makes an appearance at the Linville Depot and rail road yard (such as it is). This ancient 19th century Climax is kept running by one of the logging railroads near Linville North Carolina. It will make a few dollars for the outfit by dropping a load of logs for the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina RR by way of a little used spur track outside of Linville.



The logs will head down the line to the sawmills and furniture factories served by the ET & WNC. The finished products will fetch a lot more dollars when shipped and sold to the good folks of the Eastern USA.


Thanks for looking. 

Doc Tom


"Bull O'Woods" makes an appearance in Linville North Carolina.

Tom Grabenstein
 

“Bull O’ Woods”, or in flat lander English “Bull of the Woods”, makes an appearance at the Linville Depot and rail road yard (such as it is). This ancient 19th century Climax is kept running by one of the logging railroads near Linville North Carolina. It will make a few dollars for the outfit by dropping a load of logs for the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina RR by way of a little used spur track outside of Linville.



The logs will head down the line to the sawmills and furniture factories served by the ET & WNC. The finished products will fetch a lot more dollars when shipped and sold to the good folks of the Eastern USA.


Thanks for looking. 

Doc Tom


Re: Bachmann On30 engines

Philip Taylor
 

Grandt line used to sell kits to do the Bachman 4-6-0 and side overlay spacers for the BLI C-16 2-8-0 but those are long out of stock and not likely to return anytime soon.  

Philip Taylor


On Sep 25, 2020, at 10:03 AM, William Oram <billoram@...> wrote:

Can the On30 engines be re-gauged to On3?


Re: Bachmann On30 engines

Steve Austin <sea110947@...>
 

Varies by engine. 



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: William Oram <billoram@...>
Date: 9/25/20 10:03 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: ETWNC@groups.io
Subject: [ETWNC] Bachmann On30 engines

Can the On30 engines be re-gauged to On3?


Bachmann On30 engines

William Oram
 

Can the On30 engines be re-gauged to On3?


Re: Is there interest in HOn3 3D printed trucks?

Jim King
 

Thanks for pointing me there, Mark.  No need for me to enter the mix if these satisfy market demand.

Jim


Re: Is there interest in HOn3 3D printed trucks?

Mark Lewis
 

Jim,

For reference,  David at Western Rails, produces a set of 3D printed McCord trucks for use under his 3D printed ET&WNC rolling stock.

Mark Lewis 
Narrow gauge modeling in N.C.


Is there interest in HOn3 3D printed trucks?

Jim King
 

I’m working thru a production run of Sn2 freight and passenger trucks using my Form3 SLA 3D printing system and was wondering if there is “market demand” for HOn3 printed trucks, primarily aimed at Eastern roads, like EBT and Tweetsie?  I once produced a few HOn3 ET resin kits and finding good-rolling, accurate trucks was always a problem.

 

If you have interest in seeing trucks, such as the McCord style, please contact me off-list with your comments, suggestions, etc.  As a reference, my Sn2 trucks sell for $18/pair including Kadee 718 HOn3 wheelsets and 0-48 screws and are packaged in a foam-lined hinged box for protection.  Trucks without wheelsets sell for $12/pair.  Below is a CAD image of the “Swing Motion” style” Sn2 truck (brake beams are separate parts).  Sideframes, lids and bolster are a single printed part.  Wheelbase is .750”.

 

 

Jim King

http://smokymountainmodelworks.com/

 


ETWNC items at Howard Station restaurant

 

Sorry, I think I hit the send button with photos before I added a note. 

Making great progress at the restaurant,( see previous post).

We’re setting up #12 to run overhead and around the bar. 

Still accepting donations, loans, and reasonably priced items/memorabilia.

We could use about  20 feet of straight track and looking for framed pictures. 

Call me or the restaurant if you need additional information

336-403-5652 Lee
828-865-1122 Howard Station