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Re: ET&WNC #’s 209 and 210 move a coal train in HO. #’s

William Uffelman
 

Just trying to be helpful!

Bill Uffelman 


On Sun, Nov 22, 2020 at 6:27 PM, Tom Grabenstein
<tomgmd@...> wrote:
Thanks Bill. I do love Proto 48 and all the details. I will have an interchange on my On30 1920 layout but these beautiful “dismals” were just a future dream.  Doc Tom

On Nov 22, 2020, at 1:45 PM, William Uffelman via groups.io <ufffam@...> wrote:


Very nice. Now need a Weaver in O scale and drop in P:48 wheel sets for your interchange.

Bill Uffelman 


On Sun, Nov 22, 2020 at 9:37 AM, Tom Grabenstein
<tomgmd@...> wrote:
Always liked the RS-3 diesel and when I learned about #’s 209 and 210 I had to model them for the Clarksville Tennessee Model Rail Road club in HO. These models have definitely started a conversation at the club about our favorite RR and have stood out as  strong haulers of very long coal trains.

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Thanks for looking.  Dr Tom
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Re: ET&WNC #’s 209 and 210 move a coal train in HO. #’s

Tom Grabenstein
 

Thanks John. They hold there own at the club and stand out  alone with all the 6 axle modern diesels. Dr Tom

On Nov 22, 2020, at 9:47 AM, John Overman via groups.io <jmoverma@...> wrote:

Those are very nice models Dr. Tom! 

On Sun, Nov 22, 2020, 9:37 AM Tom Grabenstein <tomgmd@...> wrote:
Always liked the RS-3 diesel and when I learned about #’s 209 and 210 I had to model them for the Clarksville Tennessee Model Rail Road club in HO. These models have definitely started a conversation at the club about our favorite RR and have stood out as  strong haulers of very long coal trains.




Thanks for looking.  Dr Tom


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Re: ET&WNC #’s 209 and 210 move a coal train in HO. #’s

Tom Grabenstein
 

Thanks Bill. I do love Proto 48 and all the details. I will have an interchange on my On30 1920 layout but these beautiful “dismals” were just a future dream.  Doc Tom

On Nov 22, 2020, at 1:45 PM, William Uffelman via groups.io <ufffam@...> wrote:


Very nice. Now need a Weaver in O scale and drop in P:48 wheel sets for your interchange.

Bill Uffelman 


On Sun, Nov 22, 2020 at 9:37 AM, Tom Grabenstein
<tomgmd@...> wrote:
Always liked the RS-3 diesel and when I learned about #’s 209 and 210 I had to model them for the Clarksville Tennessee Model Rail Road club in HO. These models have definitely started a conversation at the club about our favorite RR and have stood out as  strong haulers of very long coal trains.

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Thanks for looking.  Dr Tom
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Re: ET&WNC #’s 209 and 210 move a coal train in HO. #’s

William Uffelman
 


Very nice. Now need a Weaver in O scale and drop in P:48 wheel sets for your interchange.

Bill Uffelman 


On Sun, Nov 22, 2020 at 9:37 AM, Tom Grabenstein
<tomgmd@...> wrote:
Always liked the RS-3 diesel and when I learned about #’s 209 and 210 I had to model them for the Clarksville Tennessee Model Rail Road club in HO. These models have definitely started a conversation at the club about our favorite RR and have stood out as  strong haulers of very long coal trains.




Thanks for looking.  Dr Tom


Re: ET&WNC #’s 209 and 210 move a coal train in HO. #’s

John Overman
 

Those are very nice models Dr. Tom! 


On Sun, Nov 22, 2020, 9:37 AM Tom Grabenstein <tomgmd@...> wrote:
Always liked the RS-3 diesel and when I learned about #’s 209 and 210 I had to model them for the Clarksville Tennessee Model Rail Road club in HO. These models have definitely started a conversation at the club about our favorite RR and have stood out as  strong haulers of very long coal trains.




Thanks for looking.  Dr Tom


ET&WNC #’s 209 and 210 move a coal train in HO. #’s

Tom Grabenstein
 

Always liked the RS-3 diesel and when I learned about #’s 209 and 210 I had to model them for the Clarksville Tennessee Model Rail Road club in HO. These models have definitely started a conversation at the club about our favorite RR and have stood out as  strong haulers of very long coal trains.




Thanks for looking.  Dr Tom


Re: Fun with pan pastels

Tom Grabenstein
 

Dean,

This is beautiful and a nice mini tutorial on colorizing old photos. I will try to incorporate these ideas in On30 as my layout grows. Thank you. Dr Tom.

On Nov 21, 2020, at 6:33 PM, Tuhr <MrTuhr@...> wrote:

Dean:

That is very well done.  Quite realistic too...

Tuhr Barnes

From: ETWNC@groups.io <ETWNC@groups.io> on behalf of Dean Smith <smithfive@...>
Sent: Sunday, November 22, 2020 10:26:15 AM
To: ETWNC@groups.io <ETWNC@groups.io>
Subject: [ETWNC] Fun with pan pastels
 
I had too much fun colorizing a black and white photo of downtown Johnson City today. The 1920's scene is from the book, "Greater Johnson City: A Pictorial History," by Ray Stahl,   I scanned the photo, adjusted it to the size I needed, and printed it on matte photo paper. I then flipped the photo to create the other side of the building.  After coloring the photos with pan pastels and chalks, I mounted them on the backdrop next to Exum Furniture.  It was a great rainy day project. I still have some final detailing to do, but the scene is coming along.

Dean


Re: Fun with pan pastels

Tuhr
 

Dean:

That is very well done.  Quite realistic too...

Tuhr Barnes


From: ETWNC@groups.io <ETWNC@groups.io> on behalf of Dean Smith <smithfive@...>
Sent: Sunday, November 22, 2020 10:26:15 AM
To: ETWNC@groups.io <ETWNC@groups.io>
Subject: [ETWNC] Fun with pan pastels
 
I had too much fun colorizing a black and white photo of downtown Johnson City today. The 1920's scene is from the book, "Greater Johnson City: A Pictorial History," by Ray Stahl,   I scanned the photo, adjusted it to the size I needed, and printed it on matte photo paper. I then flipped the photo to create the other side of the building.  After coloring the photos with pan pastels and chalks, I mounted them on the backdrop next to Exum Furniture.  It was a great rainy day project. I still have some final detailing to do, but the scene is coming along.

Dean


Re: Fun with pan pastels

William Uffelman
 

Nice work.

Bill Uffelman 


On Sat, Nov 21, 2020 at 6:26 PM, Dean Smith
<smithfive@...> wrote:
I had too much fun colorizing a black and white photo of downtown Johnson City today. The 1920's scene is from the book, "Greater Johnson City: A Pictorial History," by Ray Stahl,   I scanned the photo, adjusted it to the size I needed, and printed it on matte photo paper. I then flipped the photo to create the other side of the building.  After coloring the photos with pan pastels and chalks, I mounted them on the backdrop next to Exum Furniture.  It was a great rainy day project. I still have some final detailing to do, but the scene is coming along.

Dean


Fun with pan pastels

Dean Smith
 

I had too much fun colorizing a black and white photo of downtown Johnson City today. The 1920's scene is from the book, "Greater Johnson City: A Pictorial History," by Ray Stahl,   I scanned the photo, adjusted it to the size I needed, and printed it on matte photo paper. I then flipped the photo to create the other side of the building.  After coloring the photos with pan pastels and chalks, I mounted them on the backdrop next to Exum Furniture.  It was a great rainy day project. I still have some final detailing to do, but the scene is coming along.

Dean


Re: 1920 and the gondola services the logs

William Uffelman
 

Semi-retirement is a good thing! Keeps yor mind sharp and engaged. Hate to say it but I came back to work full time in July because life at the beach coupled with Covid was killing me with boredom. To each their own.

Bill Uffelman 


On Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 10:39 AM, Tom Grabenstein
<tomgmd@...> wrote:
Thanks Bill and Lee. Yes I am having TOO much fun. Next week is last week of full time work at the clinic and I go into semi-retirement as medical director (half day a week). So a lot more time for “workin” on the railroad and more FUN.


Dr Tom


On Nov 15, 2020, at 5:28 AM, William Uffelman via groups.io <ufffam@...> wrote:

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.
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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.

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Here is the same photo in modern day technicolor.
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Thanks for looking. Doc Tom

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Re: 1920 and the gondola services the logs

Tom Grabenstein
 

Thanks Bill and Lee. Yes I am having TOO much fun. Next week is last week of full time work at the clinic and I go into semi-retirement as medical director (half day a week). So a lot more time for “workin” on the railroad and more FUN.


Dr Tom


On Nov 15, 2020, at 5:28 AM, William Uffelman via groups.io <ufffam@...> wrote:

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.
<Linville Depot.jpg>

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.

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<fullsizeoutput_1c39.jpeg>

Here is the same photo in modern day technicolor.
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Thanks for looking. Doc Tom

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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.
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