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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 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Howard Station

 

Test 


Re: ET&WNC conductor hat badge?

Lee Bishop
 

Well, if someone from the group wants to make them, feel free. My wife would lose her mind if I suggested taking that expense on for something I have no reason to think would sell more than a handful...
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Re: ET&WNC conductor hat badge?

Tweetsie12
 

On Thu, Sep 10, 2020 at 02:39 PM, Lee Bishop wrote:
Sundance said they could make them, but it's a $175 die setup fee and a minimum of 50.
So, that's out...
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge

 Perhaps Not! It COULD be a limited time item available from the ET&WNC Historical Society.


Re: ET&WNC conductor hat badge?

Lee Bishop
 

Sundance said they could make them, but it's a $175 die setup fee and a minimum of 50.
So, that's out...
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Re: ET&WNC conductor hat badge?

Lee Bishop
 

Todd,
I'm very familiar with them and have several of their pins, but I think they only make really small stuff and 3D oriented. I contacted them with the photo above, asking if they could (hey, you never know), or know someone who can.
This is very old and simple technology, I'm sure there must be someplace out there that'll do it. Heck, though I'd rather it be a perfect replica, I'd accept something a little different, as I just want something to put on my conductor hat,
BTW, see the chinstrap on my own hat? That came off my Army service hat as I didn't like the twisted yellow yarn one that comes with the 'conductor' style ones. Heck, I hardly ever wore that hat on active duty (I can count the number of times I had to wear my Class As with just my figures and have some left over), so it might as well be seen after all these years in the same box, right?
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Re: ET&WNC conductor hat badge?

 

Lee I found this place on line that does custom badges. Good luck!

http://www.sundancepins.com/

Todd P