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

Tweetsie12
 

Not a perfect clone of the original, but excellent nonetheless! Keep up the good work Tom!


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

William Uffelman
 

Station scene is great from all angles!

Bill Uffelman 


On Sat, Aug 1, 2020 at 9:03 PM, Julia Williams Kodak via groups.io
<jkodak@...> wrote:
Love it!


-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Grabenstein <tomgmd@...>
To: ETWNC <ETWNC@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Aug 1, 2020 9:01 pm
Subject: [ETWNC] More Linville action "back in the day."

One of my favorite parts of our hobby is trying to recreate railroad scenes from old photographs.In building the Linville Depot on my On30 ET and WNC RR I found several photos that I really liked. Here is one of “train time” at the depot back in the day.

I pulled out all my little people to try and recreate the scene and snapped the picture and converted it to black and white.

Let me know your thoughts/critiques etc.

Dr Tom 


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

Julia Williams Kodak
 

Love it!


-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Grabenstein <tomgmd@...>
To: ETWNC <ETWNC@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Aug 1, 2020 9:01 pm
Subject: [ETWNC] More Linville action "back in the day."

One of my favorite parts of our hobby is trying to recreate railroad scenes from old photographs.In building the Linville Depot on my On30 ET and WNC RR I found several photos that I really liked. Here is one of “train time” at the depot back in the day.

I pulled out all my little people to try and recreate the scene and snapped the picture and converted it to black and white.

Let me know your thoughts/critiques etc.

Dr Tom 


More Linville action "back in the day."

Tom Grabenstein
 

One of my favorite parts of our hobby is trying to recreate railroad scenes from old photographs.In building the Linville Depot on my On30 ET and WNC RR I found several photos that I really liked. Here is one of “train time” at the depot back in the day.

I pulled out all my little people to try and recreate the scene and snapped the picture and converted it to black and white.

Let me know your thoughts/critiques etc.

Dr Tom 


Re: Scratch built Linville Depot Is completed.

William Uffelman
 

Looks fabulous Dr Tom!

Bill Uffelman 
Ocean View DE 

On Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 1:47 PM, Tom Grabenstein
<tomgmd@...> wrote:
This is the prototype picture that inspired me to try scratch building the Linville Depot on my On30 rendition of the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina RR.



In the early 1920's it was a setting out point for tourists escaping the cities and getting in to the beautiful North Carolina Mountains with transportation provided by the "Varnish" of the ET&WNC RR.

For the past 6 months I have been using spare time to try and recreate this classy picture.



And a few more shots in 21st century color:









Here is how the little depot fits in to the Linville Layout Design Element (LDE).



Thanks for looking. Dr Tom


Re: Scratch built Linville Depot Is completed.

Tom Grabenstein
 

Hey Dean. Glad you noticed the leaves in the gutter. I cut loose on this model and used scenic express leaf ground cover and all the other tricks I could think of.

I am involved with making a zillion “puff ball” trees with my modeling buddy Kenney at our local HO club and know how much work that involves with what you are doing. I think I will stay hired out to the club at this time and hold off on more tree making elsewhere. But I am with you in spirit :)

Still get my Tweetsie fix in HO on the club layout with my hard charging RS3:

Doc Tom




On Jul 31, 2020, at 4:32 PM, Dean Smith <smithfive@...> wrote:

Love the leaves in the gutter!  Would you like to come visit me in Missouri and help me make trees to produce even more leaves?
 
Dean
 
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2020 4:18 PM
Subject: Re: [ETWNC] Scratch built Linville Depot Is completed.
 
Thanks guys. Appreciate the (+) comments. After all the construction the good ole boys are back to resting and jawboning. Dr Tom 
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On Jul 31, 2020, at 3:48 PM, Dean Smith <smithfive@...> wrote:
 
Super job, Doc!
 
From: Tweetsie12
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2020 2:29 PM
Subject: Re: [ETWNC] Scratch built Linville Depot Is completed.
 
Absolutely Gorgeous Doc! Keep up the good work! 
 


Re: Scratch built Linville Depot Is completed.

Dean Smith
 

Love the leaves in the gutter!  Would you like to come visit me in Missouri and help me make trees to produce even more leaves?
 
Dean
 

Sent: Friday, July 31, 2020 4:18 PM
Subject: Re: [ETWNC] Scratch built Linville Depot Is completed.
 
Thanks guys. Appreciate the (+) comments. After all the construction the good ole boys are back to resting and jawboning. Dr Tom


On Jul 31, 2020, at 3:48 PM, Dean Smith <smithfive@...> wrote:
 
Super job, Doc!
 
From: Tweetsie12
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2020 2:29 PM
Subject: Re: [ETWNC] Scratch built Linville Depot Is completed.
 
Absolutely Gorgeous Doc! Keep up the good work!
 


Re: Scratch built Linville Depot Is completed.

Tom Grabenstein
 

Thanks guys. Appreciate the (+) comments. After all the construction the good ole boys are back to resting and jawboning. Dr Tom


On Jul 31, 2020, at 3:48 PM, Dean Smith <smithfive@...> wrote:

Super job, Doc!
 
From: Tweetsie12
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2020 2:29 PM
Subject: Re: [ETWNC] Scratch built Linville Depot Is completed.
 
Absolutely Gorgeous Doc! Keep up the good work!


Re: Scratch built Linville Depot Is completed.

Dean Smith
 

Super job, Doc!
 

From: Tweetsie12
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2020 2:29 PM
Subject: Re: [ETWNC] Scratch built Linville Depot Is completed.
 
Absolutely Gorgeous Doc! Keep up the good work!


Re: Scratch built Linville Depot Is completed.

Tweetsie12
 

Absolutely Gorgeous Doc! Keep up the good work!


Re: Scratch built Linville Depot Is completed.

Tom Grabenstein
 

Me too!!! It took six months to build. Forgot to show an interior shot. So here it is.


Many Thanks to Chris Ford for his excellent drawings including the interior layout.

Doc Tom

On Jul 31, 2020, at 1:11 PM, Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:

Great work, as always.
Man, I wish someone would make a kit of this depot in O scale...
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Re: Scratch built Linville Depot Is completed.

Lee Bishop
 

Great work, as always.
Man, I wish someone would make a kit of this depot in O scale...
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Scratch built Linville Depot Is completed.

Tom Grabenstein
 

This is the prototype picture that inspired me to try scratch building the Linville Depot on my On30 rendition of the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina RR.



In the early 1920's it was a setting out point for tourists escaping the cities and getting in to the beautiful North Carolina Mountains with transportation provided by the "Varnish" of the ET&WNC RR.

For the past 6 months I have been using spare time to try and recreate this classy picture.



And a few more shots in 21st century color:









Here is how the little depot fits in to the Linville Layout Design Element (LDE).



Thanks for looking. Dr Tom


Re: 'New' ET&WNC short from Mohawk Graphics

John Overman
 

I have had the ET face mask for a bit now and I love it. A highlight was wearing it while riding the train at Tweetsie Railroad, even if the 190 was running. 


On Wed, Jul 29, 2020, 1:59 PM Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:
I recently asked Dal if he could so his ET 'map' shirt with the round T logo on the front corner instead of the name f the RR spelled out. He did and I love the result, gonna order one very soon, even though I already have the older version:
https://www.mohawk-design.com/products/east-tennessee-western-north-carolina-railroad-map-logo-shirt?_pos=8&_sid=b201dd7c9&_ss=r
FYI, I just got one of their ET face masks. It feels good, fits well and I can't wait to wear it when I do the brakeman thing at the Chehalis RR this coming Saturday (our state allows this so long as we all mask up when around others and keep distances, something we enforce on the trains). I'd think, though, that at a distance it'll look like an odd mouth shape:
https://www.mohawk-design.com/collections/mask/products/east-tennessee-and-western-north-carolina-railroad-mask
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Newsletter Update locked

NarrowMinded1
 

I have locked the "Newsletter Update" thread as I felt it was headed down a slippery slope to an off topic and more heated discussion.

Nathan Kline
Group Owner


Re: 'New' ET&WNC short from Mohawk Graphics

Steve Austin
 

Thanks for the heads-up. Ordered 1 each. 5th grade thru college in JC.😄

Steve Austin

On Wed, Jul 29, 2020, 1:59 PM Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:
I recently asked Dal if he could so his ET 'map' shirt with the round T logo on the front corner instead of the name f the RR spelled out. He did and I love the result, gonna order one very soon, even though I already have the older version:
https://www.mohawk-design.com/products/east-tennessee-western-north-carolina-railroad-map-logo-shirt?_pos=8&_sid=b201dd7c9&_ss=r
FYI, I just got one of their ET face masks. It feels good, fits well and I can't wait to wear it when I do the brakeman thing at the Chehalis RR this coming Saturday (our state allows this so long as we all mask up when around others and keep distances, something we enforce on the trains). I'd think, though, that at a distance it'll look like an odd mouth shape:
https://www.mohawk-design.com/collections/mask/products/east-tennessee-and-western-north-carolina-railroad-mask
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


'New' ET&WNC short from Mohawk Graphics

Lee Bishop
 

I recently asked Dal if he could so his ET 'map' shirt with the round T logo on the front corner instead of the name f the RR spelled out. He did and I love the result, gonna order one very soon, even though I already have the older version:
https://www.mohawk-design.com/products/east-tennessee-western-north-carolina-railroad-map-logo-shirt?_pos=8&_sid=b201dd7c9&_ss=r
FYI, I just got one of their ET face masks. It feels good, fits well and I can't wait to wear it when I do the brakeman thing at the Chehalis RR this coming Saturday (our state allows this so long as we all mask up when around others and keep distances, something we enforce on the trains). I'd think, though, that at a distance it'll look like an odd mouth shape:
https://www.mohawk-design.com/collections/mask/products/east-tennessee-and-western-north-carolina-railroad-mask
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


locked Re: Newsletter Update

Lee Bishop
 

It's the right thing to do, as clearly the public has demonstrated a frightening equal mixture of ignorance, arrogance and selfishness. They simply reject the reality of the situation we're in, assist the spread of this thing, then wonder why they're sick (or in some cases, dying).
Sure, it stinks Tweetsie isn't running. It also stinks that every single event of any kind has been cancelled through 2020, but that's where we are right now.
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


locked Re: Newsletter Update

Al Spainhour
 

When I went by the Alpine Coaster a couple times before the lightning strike, I saw dozens if not a hundred people lined up with no spacing during their hours long wait to ride.  I thought to myself this is about

The worst infection scenario I have seen

Then they closed Tweetsie again

 

smh

 

From: ETWNC@groups.io [mailto:ETWNC@groups.io] On Behalf Of joel shipley
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:23 AM
To: ETWNC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ETWNC] Newsletter Update

 

I too am baffled. The Alpine Coaster located in Banner Elk has been wide open until a week ago when lightning shut that facility down. If the coaster can run why can’t Tweetsie?? Granted the coaster car only holds one person, the facility that services the patrons to board and unboard the cars has the customer packed in like a sardine can!! I am sure Tweetsie was taking great care to protect their customers. 


On Jul 28, 2020, at 8:16 AM, Tweetsie12 <jonahsnyder12190@...> wrote:

Yeah... Unfortunately, I heard the bad news. I'm honestly rather baffled by it, as it was the state who gave them permission to run the train in the first place. Hopefully, they won't have to remain this way and they'll be able to reopen again and possibly rescind some of the cancellations. Luckily, I made it out there on July 26th, and I had a blast! Here's hoping it won't be the only time I get to go this year!


Re: Historical Society July 2020 newsletter

Sheldon Daitch
 

Arrived this afternoon in Fleming Island, FL.

Now to figure out how much I owe in dues!

Sheldon

On Monday, July 27, 2020, 02:15:41 PM EDT, Bill Miller via groups.io <ebteng18@...> wrote:


Got mine here on the Lower Western Shore Today Monday July 27th 2020

 Bill Miller


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Ford <chris@...>
To: etwnc@groups.io
Sent: Sat, Jul 25, 2020 12:36 pm
Subject: [ETWNC] Historical Society July 2020 newsletter

Hi all,

The July 2020 Society newsletter is in the hands of the Postmaster. A great big "Thank You" goes out to Curtis Brookshire, our newsletter editor (and vice-president), for his work in gathering and writing the newsletter, and especially to Patricia Jennings, our Treasurer, for getting these printed, folded, stuffed and labeled, and mailed.

These newsletters include a Membership/Dues sheet because, yes, it's "that" time again....time to pay your dues to help keep the memory of this glorious little narrow gauge railroad alive in the hearts and minds of folks in the ET area and all across the country.

This newsletter includes another great story by Ken Riddle that you won't want to miss! It will be posted to our Society website at a later date.

For those of you who are not yet members, we invite you to join us in our endeavor! A membership form is available on our website (etwncrrhs.org). You know you've been wanting to join for a long time now...go ahead and do it...now's the perfect time! And thank you!

We are exploring our next chances for in-person get-togethers, but everything is still up in the air at the moment and for the foreseeable future. We'll keep you all up-to-date. Ideas are always welcomed!

Thanks for all that our members and our volunteers do, and to all who continue to express an interest in the history of the ET&WNC Railroad!




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