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Re: 1920 and the gondola services the logs

William Uffelman
 

Good looking scene. I think you are having too much fun Dr Tom!

Bill Uffelman 


On Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 9:20 PM, Tom Grabenstein
<tomgmd@...> wrote:
I always enjoyed this prototype photo of gondola # 190 at Linville Depot in the later days of the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina RR.

So I went back to 1920 and put #78 in to service hauling logs and found some folks hanging around to strike the same pose at the Linville Depot back in the day.



Here is the same photo in modern day technicolor.


Thanks for looking. Doc Tom


Re: 1920 and the gondola services the logs

Lee Bishop
 

Great looking scene, as always!
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


1920 and the gondola services the logs

Tom Grabenstein
 

I always enjoyed this prototype photo of gondola # 190 at Linville Depot in the later days of the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina RR.

So I went back to 1920 and put #78 in to service hauling logs and found some folks hanging around to strike the same pose at the Linville Depot back in the day.



Here is the same photo in modern day technicolor.


Thanks for looking. Doc Tom


Re: "What if?" Post-1950 narrow gauge ET&WNC discussion

Mike West
 

The first wines in the New World were grown in NC and there are still many wineries throughout the state. On my G scale version of the ETWNC, the Cranberry Store has been turned into a winery with an additional siding. See it on YouTube Mike West train 2019.


Re: Dispatcher's Office

Dean Smith
 

The clip is an old advertising clip that was originally my grandmother’s.  I printed off an ET logo that Chris Ford made for me years ago on quality paper, cut it out, and glued it on the clip. A few coats of satin clear coat finished the job.
 

From: Lee Bishop
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2020 5:36 PM
Subject: Re: [ETWNC] Dispatcher's Office
 
Wow, I love that. Great how you literally framed your monitor as a window.
The use of the old desk and chain were great as well, it really looks like the proper scene!
I noticed the magnetic clip to the left with the later ET logo, did you make that yourself?
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Re: "What if?" Post-1950 narrow gauge ET&WNC discussion

Andy
 
Edited

Hi Lee,
I was one of the people that responded on the other site.  I am attaching a link to the Mindat mineral website.  The interactive map shows magnatite mineral discoveries around Elk Park and Cranberry, the magnatine/hematite mine at Cranberry, and multiple feldspar discoveries a little beyond Cranberry in two directions.  One feldspar source was discovered in 1962.  

https://www.mindat.org/loc-10379.html

Here is a link to an article describing how important the Spurce Pine district is for mica and feldspar.

https://www.smliv.com/stories/digging-deep-into-western-north-carolinas-mining-history/

Avery County - mines and minerals information:

https://www.averyjournal.com/avery/mines-and-minerals/article_77d14c26-d2c7-5420-be9d-7f67b7b4e5f5.html


Sincerely,
Andy


Re: Dispatcher's Office

Lee Bishop
 

Wow, I love that. Great how you literally framed your monitor as a window.
The use of the old desk and chain were great as well, it really looks like the proper scene!
I noticed the magnetic clip to the left with the later ET logo, did you make that yourself?
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Re: Dispatcher's Office

Tom Grabenstein
 

This is so cool. The camera fit nicely in the Yard Office. Sounds like you guys have a lot of fun and “HiJinx" during your operating sessions.This mini video camera will really add to the overall joy of your RR.  Dr Tom

On Nov 12, 2020, at 11:15 AM, Dean Smith <smithfive@...> wrote:

I decided to take a bit of a break from 87.1 to 1 modeling and do a little 12 inch to the foot modeling instead. I've wanted to create a new Dispatcher's Office for some time. Thanks to my son, Stephen, I was able to incorporate a miniature video camera in the Yard Office at Johnson City, so the Dispatcher can now gaze out the window.  Tom, "Short Rail" McKenzie, who usually takes the Johnson City Yard Master job during operating sessions, has already figured out where to spot cars to block the Dispatcher's view so he can get away with continuing with his usual mischief.  Hopefully, we'll be able to get back to operating sessions soon.
Dean <Dispatcher_s Office complete.jpg><The McKenzie Maneuver.jpg><Yard Office complete.jpg><Camera mounted.jpg>


Dispatcher's Office

Dean Smith
 

I decided to take a bit of a break from 87.1 to 1 modeling and do a little 12 inch to the foot modeling instead. I've wanted to create a new Dispatcher's Office for some time. Thanks to my son, Stephen, I was able to incorporate a miniature video camera in the Yard Office at Johnson City, so the Dispatcher can now gaze out the window.  Tom, "Short Rail" McKenzie, who usually takes the Johnson City Yard Master job during operating sessions, has already figured out where to spot cars to block the Dispatcher's view so he can get away with continuing with his usual mischief.  Hopefully, we'll be able to get back to operating sessions soon.
Dean


Re: "What if?" Post-1950 narrow gauge ET&WNC discussion

Lee Bishop
 

The guy who started that thread has a few other "What if?" posts but it's an interesting question.
A friend of mine in the hobby and I have bat this around for a while and I based my response on a lot of what we came up with for any plausible version of the ET&WNC surviving past the 50s.
We agreed a EBT-style scenario (where a scrap company bought the line and then just sat on it) wouldn't work for how desirable the right of way was after the 3-footer stopped running. It would have taken something really important found up in the hills, in an area where the road wouldn't have gotten to it easily. Must like the D&RGW had those issues with the oil fields and crummy roads prevented any other way to get up there than the 3-foot trains...
Normally, I tire easy of the what-if things, but I'd love to hear any other opinions on this subject.
Just the idea of a ET&WNC that still existed to Cranberry, with trains like you now see on the D&RGW segments and the White Pass, with 9, 11 and 12 still in existence (and the Blowing Rock park with just White Pass power and called something else), that's a powerful dream...
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Re: new NGSL Gazette article

Brian Kopp
 

Lee,
I restarted my NGSL Gazette subscription about 18 months ago. I called them to start with a specific issue. If you were to do that I bet you could get all of Johnny's articles....if you wanted too. Of course if you also spring for digital archive access then you can have them all.... (I know its a third rail topic with Gazette collectors so please don't flame me anybody) =)
--
Brian Kopp
Jacksonville, Florida


Brake question

Larry Smith
 

Did caboose 205 have air brakes, if so what kind KC?

Larry Smith


Re: "What if?" Post-1950 narrow gauge ET&WNC discussion

William Uffelman
 

Lost my NGDF  credentials but the room sized HOn3 plan that MR published ages ago would make a great tourist RR as it had all the key scenic features.

The On30 plan that Dr Tom is building from would work too.

Bill Uffelman 

On Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 3:15 PM, Lee Bishop
<leebishop1944@...> wrote:


Re: new NGSL Gazette article

Lee Bishop
 

No hobby shops in the immedate area carry that and the local Barnes and Noble haven't since then pandemic but did before that. 
I've subscribed to many magazines since COVID started, maybe I should add that...
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


"What if?" Post-1950 narrow gauge ET&WNC discussion

Lee Bishop
 


Re: new NGSL Gazette article

johnny graybeal
 

Every article  has a drawing by Mr. Fletcher.
Johnny


Re: new NGSL Gazette article

Mike West
 

I hope there is a drawing of nr 7.m


On Nov 7, 2020, at 2:08 PM, johnny graybeal <johnnyg@...> wrote:

The very next article. I have already turned in articles on the 4-6, the 7, and the little 8. The series will cover all the NG engines.
Johnny


Re: new NGSL Gazette article

johnny graybeal
 

The very next article. I have already turned in articles on the 4-6, the 7, and the little 8. The series will cover all the NG engines.
Johnny


Re: new NGSL Gazette article

Brian Kopp
 

Johnny,
you focused on #3 in this article but do you plan to discus the other consolidations in a future article??

--
Brian Kopp
Jacksonville, Florida


new NGSL Gazette article

Brian Kopp
 

Johnny,
read your great NGSL Gazette article on the consolidations with my coffee this morning. Very informative, especially for an ET&WNC novice like me. Well done!

--
Brian Kopp
Jacksonville, Florida

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