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  1. Doctor G

    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...
  2. Doctor G

    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
  3. Doctor G

    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
  4. Doctor G

    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...
  5. Doctor G

    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...
  6. Doctor G

    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...
  7. Doctor G

    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
  8. Doctor G

    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...
  9. Doctor G

    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
  10. Doctor G

    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...
  11. Doctor G

    The Blue Ridge Stemwinder in On30

    Really like it a lot. Both great products. Trains are running well. tom
  12. Doctor G

    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
  13. Doctor G

    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...
  14. Doctor G

    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
  15. Doctor G

    The Blue Ridge Stemwinder in On30

    Hi Bill. Good to hear from ya. Looking forward to your Texas build. BIG NEWS here on the Tweetsie......electrical wiring all in and #11 and #12 generated steam and ran under their own power with magnificent sounds!!! A big day for me as this project has been poking along now for 9 months and...
  16. Doctor G

    The Blue Ridge Stemwinder in On30

    Santa drops off some goodies at Linville. Santee Claus just visited the Gandy Dancers at the On30 Layout Design Element (LDE) in Linville on the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina RR. He left them some fine imported On30 track (Peco from Merry ole England) and the guys were ecstatic...
  17. Doctor G

    The Blue Ridge Stemwinder in On30

    Give it a whirl. You will have fun. My motto "Its hard to screw up scenery". Doc Tom
  18. Doctor G

    The Blue Ridge Stemwinder in On30

    The good old boys in the Blue Ridge have been working hard to get the first structure built on the Linville LDE. I am trying to re-create this scene from Linville in 1920 on the ET &WNC RR. I thought I would start with the simplest structure.... the line side shed I found it on eBay and...
  19. Doctor G

    The Blue Ridge Stemwinder in On30

    My recent work on the ET&WNC On30 layout reminded me of modern day“ rails to trails" programs. As I placed the roadbed and the first layers of scenery………. ….. the result reminded me of this picture of the" Tweetsie Trail" near Johnson City Tennessee. The Tweetsie Trail is the actual...
  20. Doctor G

    On3 locomotive engine shops

    That is good news. Very good news indeed. Looking forward to pictures as you develop the railroad. I am thinking there are quite a lot of model railroaders in the Houston Texas area??? Should be fun.