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East Tennessee & Western North Carolina RR, Stoney Creek Branch PART TWO
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 Posted: Wed Mar 8th, 2017 08:44 pm
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W C Greene wrote: Ahhh, the "little Linville", I read about in the classic "Mixed Train Daily" by Beebe & Clegg. Punky little 2-6-0's with big old cabs. Wonderful.





By the time the 30s rolled around the Linville
River only had a ten-wheeler, # 9, which was eventually lettered as ET&WNC
# 9. It lasted through the war years and was stored at the Johnson City TN
engine house and later scrapped.




Amazingly, the Linville depot still exists, and
has been loving restored by the Avery County museum near Newland, NC: http://averymuseum.org/railroad They
also have the only surviving ET&WNC caboose there, which was recently
donated to their care (and as I understand it, is even sitting on actual rails
from the ET&WNC, though I’m not sure how these survived so long).




I haven’t been back to the area in several
years. The last time was 2005 and I very much want to get back there. I really
want to see this museum, as the existence of caboose 505 was well known among
ET&WNC fans, but its location was a closely guarded secret due to the
landowners not wanting train buffs bugging them all the time about it.



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 Posted: Mon Mar 13th, 2017 04:33 pm
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The operating session this past weekend went well. Only two people signed on for it, and in the space of an hour on the day of the session, each one wanted to bring at least one other person with them. So, I went from two to five within an hour. That didn’t turn out to be the case, as two of them dropped out before they would have come over. So I had three people, all of whom had seen the layout before. One of the guys was the one who wired my layout for DCC and he’d not seen the scenery before. His first comment was, “Wow, it’s really green,” to which I replied, “Yep, so is the Blue Ridge in summertime”. We ran one entire train and I re-set the layout by changing some cars and waybills on the car cards. While I did that, they watched my DVD of the ET&WNC color film from the 40s:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT_DnX_rl1k
They actually wanted to watch it to the end and they had plenty of questions about where things were and how operations worked for the real railroad. Thankfully, I was able to answer most of them, having done so much research in the ET over the years.



By the time they returned to the second train, the same guy said, “Yep, I get why it’s so green, now.” I heard later that they all had a good time.

I want to run another session soon, and hopefully get someone people who’ve never seen the layout before.

The funny part was Charlie (my 15-year-old dachshund) kept walking into the room, looking up. I really think he wanted to see what the focus of attention was on, and when I picked him up, he was watching the trains. All these years, I’ve had a train fan pup, it seems!


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Hi Charlie! :)
Also interesting is the other than train stuff on that book shelf. Hey, that's cool about how helpful the film was.



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Well Lee, you know you've done it right when other fellahs say they've had a good time - not to mention the pooch!



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 Posted: Mon Mar 13th, 2017 06:08 pm
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Kitbash0n30 wrote:
“ Also interesting is the other than train stuff on that book shelf.”

There’s really not much train-related on that book shelf. It’s hard to tell from the photo but here’s what is on that shelf from top to bottom:

Top:

Various WW2 airplane and sci-fi ‘desktop’ models. Included is also a stein used in the “Battlestar Galactica” re-boot on sci-fi channel a few years back, and some little models on the spacecraft used (as well as small scale space shuttle orbiters for the ones I’ve seen in real life).

1st:

Various scale WW2 tanks and Jeep models.

2nd:

ET&WNC books to the left, a HO scale “Freedom Train” 4449 under glass in the back, and my first Lionel loco (from the age of 6) in front of that. There’s some swag from Tweetsie RR (which runs ET&WNC loco # 12) scattered.

3rd:

All signed books. Each one is signed by the author or the subject of the book. My copy of “Band of Brothers” signed by several members of Easy Company, 506th PIR is especially nice, as are several signed books by astronauts, WW2 pilots and a few artists.

Below that, in shadow, is my collection of “Sarge” character stuff from the Disney/Pixar “Cars” movies. I own a 1944 Willys Army Jeep, so that character means a great deal to me. I even have a signed photo of the character from the voice actor who spoke for Sarge in the movies.

Only on the 5th shelf from the top, out of the shot, will you find any railroad books to speak of. I don’t have nearly as many as I do military books, but the ones I do are pretty good. I’m very choosy when it comes to RR reference books.



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I finished the Studebaker US6 2.5 ton truck today. This is a very hard to find 1/43 scale diecast by Atlas (its the only one I've ever found for sale by a US vendor) and came out of the box as a British-marked one. I had to disassemble it, repaint and put new decals to make it look like a US mid-war stateside truck.

Maybe someday, the same company will make the more common GMC one in 1/43.



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Hi Lee :wave:


I'm guessing you've looked for a 1:48 GMC right ?

I mostly look at the 1:35 military stuff...

...but do see a number of interesting WWII placky-kits, by the usual suspects.


As a bit of a 'round up'...

...what vehicles do you have on the layout so far ?

Have you done any placky-kit 1:48s ?


I'm sure you have, just can't recall what.


:moose:


Si.


P.S. I always think, YEP it does look very GREEN.

( the layout, not the trucks ;) )

It does actually remind me of England quite a bit. :shocked:



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Si,
I have no plastic kits of vehicles, and none that are 1/48. I have three GMC 2.5-ton trucks by Solido in 1/50 but they're comically small so I use one way in the background for forced perspective. I'll probably try to sell them at a model train meet in two weeks.



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I recently got the number plate to the left off eBay. It looks great hung on the wall, but it’s actually made from a plastic-covered foam is some type. It weighs about as much as a piece of like-sized cardboard, so hanging it up as a breeze (other than reaching up that high, over the layout).



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 Posted: Mon Mar 27th, 2017 05:44 pm
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Howdy Lee, TAMIYA and others make 1:48 military vehicle kits. Check on the net for SQUADRON military model distributors here in Texas. They handle just about all the kits available and you are in luck...1:48 military kits are coming back in style. I suppose many modelers want something smaller than 1:35.
Good luck...

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