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East Tennessee & Western North Carolina RR, Stoney Creek Branch PART TWO
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 Posted: Wed May 31st, 2017 10:14 pm
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Lee, I really like that photo, I can easily fill in the colors.  I also appreciate your eye for details. How many would notice that while looking at the train? 
Where I grew up we just strung wire between a few posts and made loops on the far post that we wanted to attach them to.  Thats a pretty nice idea too.  Nice little detail not seen on most layouts.



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Steven B wrote: I really like that photo, I can easily fill in the colors.  I also appreciate your eye for details. How many would notice that while looking at the train? 

Where I grew up we just strung wire between a few posts and made loops on the far post that we wanted to attach them to.  Thats a pretty nice idea too.  Nice little detail not seen on most layouts.


Thanks, Steven, I really appreciated that!



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I moved the civil war memorial into some trees, and I think it looks way better there.

Adjacent to that, I just completed a cow field, complete with hay pen, water bucket and cow pies. All I need to do now is to finish painting the two cow figures I have for it:



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It’s not exactly an update on the layout itself, but I consider the room as part of it, as the layout dominates the room instead of being a little part of it. For over a year after the layout took shape, the back wall in the room was totally bare. Before the layout was there, this room was mostly for housing/displaying my WW2 collection and looked like a small museum, so for me it was odd to have a bare wall for so long. With that in mind, I got some RR-related stuff (added to 1940s-related stuff as the layout takes place then) over the past few months and decorated the place to look more display-friendly.

The 'war job' poster is a reproduction, added to the wall yesterday. The number plate on the right of that was nabbed very inexpensively off eBay. It’s made from a plastic-covered foam substance. It's as light as a piece of like-sized cardboard and was easy to hang up and looks great on the wall (I assume it will fool a few people who see it without knowing the story ahead of time) and is a great replica of the ET&WNC's # 9 number plate. The reproduction 1939 poster to the right of that came from the Avery County Museum in NC. It dropped right into an inexpensive frame I bought on the following morning and it was up on the wall in a few minutes. Dir3ctly below that is an original 1880s ET&WNC stock certificate. The certificate to the right of that is an original stock certificate from the Linville River, an ET&WNC subsidiary. The painting above that is a Howard Fogg print. The 1943 builder's plate to the right of that is an inexpensive aluminum reproduction which I painted and weathered. And to the far right is a frame with various pins from railroads, museums and various places I've been (including unit insignia from my Army days on the bottom row).



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Lee, I can't tell you how much I enjoy looking at your layout...the detailing is terrific! The posters and other items on the wall tell their own stories and go with the layout and theme. Please keep on posting photos, they are an inspiration to me and everyone else.
Thank you.

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Thanks, Woodie!
I've gotten plenty of good feedback here and on a couple of other forums I post stuff on.
It's of course good to know that there are indeed some people like what I do.



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Hi Lee,

All the details makes that the layout comes more alive. Step by step, I like it.

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I took these a couple of hours ago with my cell, noticing the afternoon light...




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Hey Lee, this scene is really nicely balanced.  I like the store very much, it screams East Tennessee.  I have to ask, did you scratch your house or is it modified.  It too is a very nice model.  Thanks for posting!



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I agree.  Great looking scene.  Terrific photography, too.

I just got back from a trip that included west Tennessee.  Bolivar, TN to be exact, to visit an aviation friend.  Traveled from Virginia (Prince George) across the entire state of Tennessee, doing the Blue Ridge Parkway on the way.  

Passed Bucksnort, TN on the way from Nashville.  


And I thought I lived out in the sticks in Shelton, WA...

Yes, the scene definitely evokes rural Tennessee.

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