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 Posted: Fri Dec 12th, 2014 06:13 pm
   
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Lee B
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You're welcome, Larry!
Also, here are some original photos and items in my collection:
Check out the swivel coupler which allowed coupling to standard cars on the 3-rail:

Linville River Ry (a subsidiary RR) coach # 4, with all the windows broken out, circa 1944 in Johnson City, TN

Spikes pulled from the standard-gauge tracks in Elizabethton when the rails were pulled up for good through there. They were so badly pitted that I have no reason not to believe they were in place when steam was still running through there as there was steam on that line as late as 1967:

#11, the locomotive most crews prefered to run and pulled the last ET&WNC train in 1950, sometime during WW2 from the paint job and striping, at the Johnson City enginehouse:

Patches and pins from the ET&WNC historical society:

And a real ticket to ride! I was very happy to get my hands on this recently...

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 Posted: Thu Dec 18th, 2014 01:22 am
   
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You probably know this but there was a narrow gauge line that actually ran up Stoney Creek used to log the area. They had a ?2-2-4? Was called the Robert E. Lee. My Father in law grew up there and can remember the tracks or what was left. He is 50 something now. Very cool to see somebody modeling something so close to my home! Or at least a freelance version of what could of been. Very nice!



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 Posted: Thu Dec 18th, 2014 02:32 am
   
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lilspike wrote:
You probably know this but there was a narrow gauge line that actually ran up Stoney Creek used to log the area. They had a ?2-2-4? Was called the Robert E. Lee. My Father in law grew up there and can remember the tracks or what was left. He is 50 something now. Very cool to see somebody modeling something so close to my home! Or at least a freelance version of what could of been. Very nice!Actually, that line was gone by the early 30s. Both my parents were born and raised on Stoney Creek and neither saw the tracks still in place, both are in their late 70s now. My dad has told me that as a kid, he walked the abandoned grade and remembered it as a level gravel path. He also said that the right of way started being changed for other uses as he was a kid, and that would have bene in the 40s.
My late grandmother said as a very young woman she saw trains on that line, probably in the 20s.
They used a Climax, no rod engines that I'm aware of:
http://stoneycreeker.com/train/stoney_creek_railroad_photos.htm
There's a book on the various short lines in the region, which has a chapter on the real Stoney Creek RR: http://www.amazon.com/The-Lopsided-Three-Railroading-Northeast/dp/0557875900

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 Posted: Mon Apr 13th, 2015 07:16 pm
   
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I am really enjoying this layout, and topic it's about. I can't wait to see more. Keep up the good work!

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 Posted: Mon Apr 13th, 2015 07:55 pm
   
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I've been slack and not posted much here. Done some work to freight cars, wheeled vehicles and such. The blue points are all in, the fascia is done and the layout is ready for operations, even got the car cards and boxes for them all done.

New box cars, the grey one is an Army one, I have two now with custom decals I made myself (1917 build dates), to make op sessions interesting.

A Bachmann tank car, which isn't perfect for a ET&WNC tank but not too bad. I also made the black tank markings myself:

First time using powedered chalk for weathering:

Put some posters from the WW2 era on various structures:



Some vehicles, all with cirrect state dated plates with correct county codes:


I can't wait to take this photo again once the scenery is in place!

And finally, here's most of the layout overall:



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 Posted: Mon Apr 27th, 2015 12:25 pm
   
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I finished my caboose last night. It's a Deerfield River laser kit of ET&WNC caboose 505.

The real 505 had serious paint issues by the time my layout takes place.
It took 4 days to get this completed, but I'm now very glad I put in the time.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 27th, 2015 04:01 pm
   
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Nice caboose Lee.
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Good looking caboose and trucks.



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 Posted: Tue Apr 28th, 2015 06:29 am
   
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Pardon for deviating a bit,
just an interjection from an old-timer:
The modeling work is very well done - but- in them olde days we had 0n3 and H0n3 on
19mm/10.5mm track, and everybody was usig these scale/gauge combinations.
0n30 was called 0n21/2. What happened?

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 Posted: Tue Apr 28th, 2015 08:42 am
   
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They found out that 30 inch is the same as 2 1/2 foot:old dude:

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