Wartime road signs in Tennessee?

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Re: Wartime road signs in Tennessee?

Post by Chuck W. » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:38 am

Lee, are you modeling the ET&WNC by chance? Any photos of your models?

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Re: Wartime road signs in Tennessee?

Post by Lee Bishop » Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:08 pm

Chuck W. wrote:Lee, are you modeling the ET&WNC by chance?
I am, indeed! My parents grew up in the area so I've always had an interest in that RR.
Here are a few shots of some of the stuff I've put together:
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I have three 4-6-0 locomotives (#11 and #12 already done, a third will be #9 but the paint work is pending), a small diesel switcher (for the fictional Army camp spur), 5 passenger coaches and over 20 freight cars (all based on existing cars on that RR in 1943) and a couple still need to be built along with a wood kit of the one caboose they had by this timeframe. The layout will be a "U" shape in a room 10X11 feet (but not going to the opposite wall). I'm still finalizing a track plan at this time. I have no shots of the locomotives as of yet, as I'm not done with minor details (trying to figure out how to re-create the odd covers they put over the tender back up headlights).
More details here if anyone is really interested: http://www.freewebs.com/willysmb44/modeltrains.htm
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Re: Wartime road signs in Tennessee?

Post by Chuck W. » Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:24 pm

Interesting, I thought I remembered you were an Eatin' Taters & Wearing No Clothes fan. I have a few On30 pieces that I bought a while back, but decided to stick with my HO Shays. If you think you might be interested in the stuff, I'll dig it out and see what all I have.

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Re: Wartime road signs in Tennessee?

Post by Lee Bishop » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:40 pm

Chuck W. wrote:Interesting, I thought I remembered you were an Eatin' Taters & Wearing No Clothes fan. I have a few On30 pieces that I bought a while back, but decided to stick with my HO Shays. If you think you might be interested in the stuff, I'll dig it out and see what all I have.
Yeah, if you're looking to make a deal offloading some On30 stuff, PM me.
I'm basically looking for rolling stock the ET&WNC had (no stock cars, tank cars, 'ventiallated' boxcars or any cabooses as none of the Bachmann stuff matches even close to any prototype stuff they had). I got into On30 only because they started making their ten-wheelers in that scale, and doing a good job of it, too. In fact, I just mailed out my G scale ET&WNC # 12 from an ebay sale the other day...
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Re: Wartime road signs in Tennessee?

Post by Chuck W. » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:22 pm

I'll get back to you when I can breathe again, might have some 0n30 trucks and flats you can use. Working on my second open heart surgery in 6 months and this one's really bad.


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Re: Wartime road signs in Tennessee?

Post by Steve Webb » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:34 pm

Saw a little handmade sign that said O Gauge Museum along Alternate 27 near Williston/Bronson Fl. on the way to Tallahassee Friday evening. I have been by there many times but probably because of this topic it stuck in my head for the first time.
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Re: Wartime road signs in Tennessee?

Post by breven52 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:28 pm

I'm from Kingsport, now in Murfreesboro for college. Let me know if I can help! I occasionally still see "see rock city" barns. Just not as often as I saw when I was growing up.
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Re: Wartime road signs in Tennessee?

Post by Jim Eubanks » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:53 pm

Go to the Museum of Science and Industry at Oak Ridge TN, Lots of pics of war time.

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