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    The Blue Ridge Stemwinder in On30

    Helga and Heidi from Germany are moving to Linville North Carolina. Being rather affluent, they have their brand-new T-Model in tow behind the ET&WNC RR passenger train. Conductor Cy Crumley knows just the place outside of Linville to let then get a good glimpse of the Blue Ridge Mountains...
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    The Blue Ridge Stemwinder in On30

    Thanks Bill. I did have an order delayed 2 months but it did get here. I have enough for the start of LDE #2. Here is some more of the Tweetsie Tale: I thought I would switch tracks this week and make some little people to populate the Linville LDE. I started with...
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    The Blue Ridge Stemwinder in On30

    Thanks Zathros. I do like these little depots with the "hipster" roof lines. Hope to go from mock up to model fairly soon. Doc Tom
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    The Blue Ridge Stemwinder in On30

    Thank you. A big part of the fun of Model Railroading is that you are NEVER finished. Doc Tom
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    The Blue Ridge Stemwinder in On30

    One of the benefits of using foam to build mountains and hills is that, unlike the prototype, they are quite easy to move and lightweight. It was time for some trees on the Linville LDE. So one of the hills was removed to the workbench and trees planted. I really got into the swing of things...
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    The Blue Ridge Stemwinder in On30

    RPO/ Baggage Car #15 rides the rails at Linville on the ET & WNC RR. Maintenance man J.R.Smith is patiently awaiting the opening of the baggage door on the new #15 combine at Linville Station. He has work to do. The security minded postal workers are busy fumbling with the pad locked door and...
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    The Blue Ridge Stemwinder in On30

    Color comes to Linville NC on the ET&WNC R.R. This little layout is built on shelf that is about 18 inches– 24 inches deep. The East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad was definitely a mountain railroad. To get the look of depth and mountain scenery this little railroad needed a...
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    Show us your layout, or anybody you knows layout, or your club layout.

    Well Done. Like the progress. Very organized RR room in this picture too. Doc Tom
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    The Blue Ridge Stemwinder in On30

    The Linville Depot gets hip. That is the Linville Depot gets a hip roof. In following the prototype I was able to construct out of card stock a hip roof for the little depot at Linville. Here are some prototype pictures of the roof being installed during the reconstruction of the Linville Depot...
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    The Blue Ridge Stemwinder in On30

    Yes, I remember that building very well. It has lasted a long time! The corners on this foam mock up or not that square so I will be using styrene. Tom
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    The Blue Ridge Stemwinder in On30

    Foam core mockup for the depot at Linville on the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad. Ever since I've been a model railroader I have read about foam core mockups for scratch built models. Despite being in the hobby some 40 years this was the first time I have actually done this...
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    The Blue Ridge Stemwinder in On30

    Really like it a lot. Both great products. Trains are running well. tom
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    Eastern Tn logging on the DG CC & W RR 1928

    Neat house. Glad to see you have a plan going forward. Will be fun to watch the layout develop. Doc Tom
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    The Blue Ridge Stemwinder in On30

    The New Tank at Linville. Dewey and Raylan inspect the new water tank at the Linville Depot site on the ET &WNC R.R.. Well its not leaking and holds water well. Number 11 will get a drink soon……when these guys quit mugging for the camera. These overall shots show the empty lot where...
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    The Blue Ridge Stemwinder in On30

    Geraldo never liked to work. Least of all, did he want to shovel coal on a hot summer’s day? Naaaah. He was quite content to while away his time watching trains go by his shack along the ET &WNC mainline up in the mountains. Thanks for looking and resting a spell with Geraldo. Doc Tom