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Re: Another replication of a prototype scene on the Blue Ridge Stemwinder.

Tom Grabenstein
 

Thank you all for the kind words.

Lee, I had to use that angle as the layout is only 18” deep at that spot. If I had used the original photo’s angle on the depot a large white door to the train room would loom over the water tank.Call it “modeler’s license” or fudging to get the shot.We always need more room on our layouts………..don’t we? :)

Doc Tom

On Aug 9, 2020, at 7:30 AM, Tweetsie12 <jonahsnyder12190@...> wrote:

On Sat, Aug 8, 2020 at 08:21 PM, Tom Grabenstein wrote:
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Absolutely Beautiful Tom! Keep up the good work!


Re: Another replication of a prototype scene on the Blue Ridge Stemwinder.

Tweetsie12
 

On Sat, Aug 8, 2020 at 08:21 PM, Tom Grabenstein wrote:
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Absolutely Beautiful Tom! Keep up the good work!


Re: Another replication of a prototype scene on the Blue Ridge Stemwinder.

William Uffelman
 

Looks very good Dr Tom.

Bill Uffelman 


On Sat, Aug 8, 2020 at 11:21 PM, Tom Grabenstein
<tomgmd@...> wrote:
I found another prototype picture of the East end of the Linville Depot on the ET & WNC that I really liked.

I thought I would try to recreate the scene with the models in this Black and White photo.


Let me know your thoughts/critiques etc.

Dr Tom 


Re: Another replication of a prototype scene on the Blue Ridge Stemwinder.

Lee Bishop
 

You freaking crushed it.
Other than not matching the angle of original photo, which is a small thing, its perfect. 
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Another replication of a prototype scene on the Blue Ridge Stemwinder.

Tom Grabenstein
 

I found another prototype picture of the East end of the Linville Depot on the ET & WNC that I really liked.

I thought I would try to recreate the scene with the models in this Black and White photo.


Let me know your thoughts/critiques etc.

Dr Tom 


Re: Retaining wall in the Gorge

Lee Bishop
 

Excellent work, Dean!
Can't wait to see it with water and trees in place.

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


Re: Retaining wall in the Gorge

Brian Kopp
 

Wow Dean you really capture the sense of the work that would of gone into building that section of track in the real world.
My reaction was "How did THEY do that!" 
--
Brian Kopp
Jacksonville, Florida


Re: Retaining wall in the Gorge

Tom Grabenstein
 

This is beautiful! Very good workmanship. Thank you for sharing. Dr Tom


On Aug 7, 2020, at 11:24 AM, William Uffelman via groups.io <ufffam@...> wrote:

Excellent!

Bill Uffelman 


On Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 12:20 PM, Dean Smith
<smithfive@...> wrote:
It's been awhile in the making, but the retaining wall in the Gorge is just about finished.


Re: Retaining wall in the Gorge

William Uffelman
 

Excellent!

Bill Uffelman 


On Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 12:20 PM, Dean Smith
<smithfive@...> wrote:
It's been awhile in the making, but the retaining wall in the Gorge is just about finished.


Retaining wall in the Gorge

Dean Smith
 

It's been awhile in the making, but the retaining wall in the Gorge is just about finished.


Re: O scale details for ET&WNC 209/210?

Tweetsie12
 

I've considered making an O Gauge 209/210 using a Lionel RS-3, as well as 207/208 with an MTH "Railking" 2-8-0, so this information really WOULD be helpful!


O scale details for ET&WNC 209/210?

Lee Bishop
 

O scale details for ET&WNC 209/210?
Hello all,
In my teens, I took an Atlas HO scale RS-3 and painted it as ET&WNC 210. I used an article I found on making a Southern RS3 out of the thing, and of course they made the SRR style bell/bracket and the marker lights in HO.
I sold the thing when I got out of HO many years ago and I have to admit, I wonder if it’s still marked up like that on someone’s layout…
Anyway, I’ve toyed around for a while with the idea of making an O scale version, even though I only model narrow gauge. Just something to run somewhere if I ever get the chance, probably in 3-rail but one of the more accurate models around.
I remember how I did the decals (using the SRR diesel set that has the Savanna & Atlanta road name, you can build ET&WNC out of that in the correct SRR typeface, Microscale made that set in o scale, too), but I have no idea if anyone makes a SSR-style bell/bracket as well as the correct marker lights in O scale.
Does anyone know?
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Re: Reminder about signs

Chris Jessee
 

Unfortunately I won't be making any more of the weathered versions as I've retired the printer I used to make these. 

Chris Jessee


Re: Reminder about signs

 

Mine came Friday, looks great, pictures don't do it justice.
It's going to be added to the ETWNC memorabilia at Howard Station Restaurant.
Thanks for making these available,
Lee


Re: More Linville action "back in the day."

Tom Grabenstein
 

Thanks Todd. Glad you enjoyed the little people. Dr Tom

On Aug 2, 2020, at 9:18 AM, Thunder via groups.io <t_pearson1212@...> wrote:

I love how it turned out. I love it when we get a “ spark of life” by seeing the people modeled as well. 

Good job!

Todd 



Re: Reminder about signs

Chris Ford
 

These do look good, especially the Transportation truck sign. Color is nice and a good size too for a layout room or office, about 23" wide.

The one I have is the "weathered" version....will those be available again?




Chris

 
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Chris Ford
President - ET&WNC Railroad Historical Society
www.etwncrrhs.org
chris@...
901-497-0809
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www.cfordart.com

On Sun, 02 Aug 2020 06:18:27 -0700, "Chris Jessee via groups.io" <cj8n@...> wrote:
 
Just a quick reminder that a few signs and builder plates are still available. 

The signs are the ET&WNC trucking company, printed on birch plywood. 
The builder plates are engraved birch plywood. 
The Number plates are either printed or engraved birch plywood. 

Very limited quantities available, order soon as supplies won't last. 

Order here: https://cbsafari.com/search?q=et
FREE Shipping on all orders. 

So as not to spam the list I won't post about this again. 

 

 


Re: More Linville action "back in the day."

 

I love how it turned out. I love it when we get a “ spark of life” by seeing the people modeled as well. 

Good job!

Todd 


Reminder about signs

Chris Jessee
 

Just a quick reminder that a few signs and builder plates are still available. 

The signs are the ET&WNC trucking company, printed on birch plywood. 
The builder plates are engraved birch plywood. 
The Number plates are either printed or engraved birch plywood. 

Very limited quantities available, order soon as supplies won't last. 

Order here: https://cbsafari.com/search?q=et
FREE Shipping on all orders. 

So as not to spam the list I won't post about this again. 

 

 


Re: More Linville action "back in the day."

Tom Grabenstein
 

Many thanks from all of us out Linville way (circa 1920) for your kind comments and encouragement.Dr Tom


Re: More Linville action "back in the day."

Dean Smith
 

Great job!  It’s a lot fun to recreate prototype photos.
 

From: Tuhr
Sent: Saturday, August 01, 2020 9:07 PM
Subject: Re: [ETWNC] More Linville action "back in the day."
 
Excellent!  Very realistic and the modeling is great.  I enjoy watching your progress...
 
Take care and stay safe!
 
Tuhr Barnes

From: ETWNC@groups.io <ETWNC@groups.io> on behalf of Tweetsie12 <jonahsnyder12190@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:53:15 AM
To: ETWNC@groups.io <ETWNC@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ETWNC] More Linville action "back in the day."
 
Not a perfect clone of the original, but excellent nonetheless! Keep up the good work Tom!