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    • April 20, 2020 6:29 AM EDT
    • Great !

    • April 19, 2020 9:37 PM EDT
    • 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

    • April 13, 2020 8:35 AM EDT
    • Mighty fine !!

    • April 12, 2020 8:32 PM EDT
    • Color comes to the bridge scene on the ET&WNC in On30.

      To me, it is always amazing how 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

    • April 12, 2020 9:11 AM EDT
    • Ric Golding said:

      Great work!  Love the story line.  Thansk for sharing.

      Thanks Ric. Still plodding along with the build. More to come. DOC Tom

    • April 12, 2020 7:27 AM EDT
    • Great work!  Love the story line.  Thansk for sharing.

    • April 11, 2020 7:47 PM EDT
    • Rooster ' said:

      As always ..excellent work Doc Tom !

      Thank you Rooster. I appreciate the nod.

      Dr Tom

    • April 10, 2020 8:19 PM EDT
    • As always ..excellent work Doc Tom !

    • April 9, 2020 9:37 PM EDT
    • 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

    • April 3, 2020 3:17 PM EDT
    • REDO OF PREVIOUS POST ,NOW WITH CORRECT SIZED PICTURES

      Scared “sheepless” on the ET&WNC.

      ET&WNC engine #12 is barreling out of Linville N.C. and heading towards Geraldo’s farm tucked in a holler in the Blue Ridge Mountains.



      You would think Geraldo’s critters would be used to the steam locomotive calling for grade just outside his barn.




      But no, the sheep are scared and bleating up a storm and the ole gray mare is prancing and pawing the ground and ready to take off at a gallop.





      The only calm four legged mammal is Jessie, Geraldo’s milk cow. She is busy with a nice mouthful of cud and not to concerned about the contraption upsetting the peace of a summer’s day in 1921.





      Thanks for looking.

      Doc Tom

    • April 3, 2020 7:35 AM EDT
    • All you need to do is figure out how to make old barbed wire ..Great work !

    • April 2, 2020 10:06 PM EDT
    • Scared “sheepless” on the ET&WNC.

      ET&WNC engine #12 is barreling out of Linville N.C. and heading towards Geraldo’s farm tucked in a holler in the Blue Ridge Mountains.



      You would think Geraldo’s critters would be used to the steam locomotive calling for grade just outside his barn.



      But no, the sheep are scared and bleating up a storm and the ole gray mare is prancing and pawing the ground and ready to take off at a gallop.



      The only calm four legged mammal is Jessie, Geraldo’s milk cow. She is busy with a nice mouthful of cud and not to concerned about the contraption upsetting the peace of a summer’s day in 1921.





      Thanks for looking.

      Doc Tom

    • March 3, 2020 1:33 PM EST
    • Thanks Doc those do look good

    • February 28, 2020 10:15 PM EST
    • The On30 trees look really nice. The Super Trees armatures from Scenic Express are a nice way to make a lot of big trees on the cheap.

      [img]https://i.imgur.com/lv1CH4D.jpg[/img]

       

      Doc Tom

    • February 28, 2020 8:00 AM EST
    • Devon Sinsley said:
      Sean McGillicuddy said:

      Interesting ...you're good @ cutting them up .. and not bad @ making them ... you still need to plant some live ones so you can harvest some more .. 

      You obviously do not pay attention very well

       

       

      Planted during construction of the layout. Growing well I might add.

       

      Your build was such a blur .... It must of got missed in the fogg ...

    • February 27, 2020 5:48 PM EST
    • Nice trees, Devon!

    • February 27, 2020 10:09 AM EST
    • Sean McGillicuddy said:

      Interesting ...you're good @ cutting them up .. and not bad @ making them ... you still need to plant some live ones so you can harvest some more .. 

      You obviously do not pay attention very well

       

       

      Planted during construction of the layout. Growing well I might add.

    • February 27, 2020 8:45 AM EST
    • While its true I accused you of Devoning, What I was reffering to was your comments on re-thinking about maybe putting a Tehachapi/ Williams Loop on one of your layouts, . I am still not sure if it is the outdoor G scale layout or the indoor Oho30HO,Z G or F scale (whateverthe letters are) layout. The trees are looking good so far, I am sure several dozen will make a convincing forest for the layout, and the ones you think are not "right" put them in the back or the middle.  Devon on, my friend , Brain fog or not , you accomplish more than most and you generate a lot of discussion. If LSC had an "influencer" tag like YouTube, you would be the top one

    • February 27, 2020 7:48 AM EST
    • Interesting ...you're good @ cutting them up .. and not bad @ making them ... you still need to plant some live ones so you can harvest some more ..