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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 04/03/2020 :  11:37:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the update. Great work on those figures.

Jerry

"And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Rick
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Posted - 04/03/2020 :  11:50:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Always enjoy seeing your pictures and progress.
Thanks for sharing.



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MarcusF
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Posted - 04/03/2020 :  2:07:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking really good! Quite a change from the foam!
Your trees look great, what are you making them from?



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Grabnet
Crew Chief



Posted - 04/09/2020 :  9:31:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Linville River layout design element (LDE) on the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad.

The good ole boys have been hard at work constructing the next layout design element(LDE) on the ET and WNC RR in On30.



We are back in the blue foam stage again. The river bottom is tempered hardboard and will be painted to look like a swift flowing river in the mountains.



The through truss iron bridge over the river is a cutdown Bachmann “Plasticville” bridge in O scale. If you all know of any other iron truss bridge kits in O scale let this “ole boy” know.



So far the bridge is doing its job to keep the feet of the steam lokie dry.



Thanks for looking. Doc Tom



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Rick
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Posted - 04/10/2020 :  05:00:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

That one track worker looks a bit like A. Einstein.



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Grabnet
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Posted - 04/10/2020 :  08:54:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rick


That one track worker looks a bit like A. Einstein.



My workers really are genuii.
Tom



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Philip
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Posted - 04/10/2020 :  10:44:33 AM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Lookin Good Doc!

Philip



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Pennman
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Posted - 04/10/2020 :  11:00:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow Tom, Nice progress and those figures are great! Nice work.

Rich



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 04/10/2020 :  12:29:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rick


That one track worker looks a bit like A. Einstein.



It is but then he found a better job with pay!!


Jerry

"And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Grabnet
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Posted - 04/11/2020 :  7:49:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks fellas. Stay safe and Happy Easter.
Dr Tom



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Grabnet
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Posted - 04/12/2020 :  8:27:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Color comes to the bridge scene on the ET&WNC in On30.

To me, it is always amazing a little paint and some ground foam can upgrade a scene on a model railroad.

During the Easter holiday my little bridge on the “Tweetsie” went from:






To this:





I still have to weather the bridge and get some water in the river but that will be so much fun!

Thanks for looking. Dr. Tom



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Grabnet
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Posted - 04/19/2020 :  9:32:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I tried my hand at the first video on the new On30 Layout.

Here is ET&WNC #11 doing a runby at the Linville Depot. The depot is in "mock up" with cardboard and foam core board.

https://youtu.be/DxQLTjBBsdM

Thanks for looking. Dr Tom



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 04/20/2020 :  08:29:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice!


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 04/20/2020 :  08:50:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Your layout is coming along well and looking good. With the multiple ranges of mountains the backdrop is very effective.

Mike



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Grabnet
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Posted - 04/23/2020 :  6:30:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It was time to weather the bridge over the Linville River and put in some water. We went from this:



To this:



Using an interesting product called ModPodge you can make a shiny water surface on flat painted hardboard.







Here are some classic railroad pictures of a train passing over a through Truss Bridge in the Blue Ridge.





Thanks for looking. Doc Tom



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