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One of the best things about our hobby is getting the opportunity to visit friends in the hobby, and Pat at Harmonyards allowed my wife and I share some time on 9-11 at his nice home in North Carolina. The following pictures are from “The Harmon Shops” layout. You’ll see a beautiful millhouse turntable, a great track plan, a wonderful experience. Thank you Pat, your layout is a masterpiece. Happy Railroading Everyone. 58B73C42-5160-487D-8DD6-7591BD065A33F6A17A0F-DCE4-4A66-A391-3DF3182336D069756244-D1D6-4554-830A-B71A74D3CCAC987B5C7E-AC99-4FAD-B07D-91BC44443FFA8D591FC2-0013-417A-BBC3-5942208BC6AB2B505758-E0CE-4198-B49F-CC8FBC79C8ABD557B2E6-2C07-4B72-989E-5BA31449EA3FB1673427-F1B5-4EAC-9F32-9D8593EB8BE8FA4612DF-75FE-4AA5-B1E9-2A50DCA705465D3334C8-726A-41F8-8671-223796980096BF60DEBB-DCF4-4D55-B609-8D6D1FDDC9598F46386B-4ADD-4448-B56D-13FA7202650FDDF5BD80-B325-455F-8CB4-595CC0283BC5

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One of the best things about our hobby is getting the opportunity to visit friends in the hobby, and Pat at Harmonyards allowed my wife and I share some time on 9-11 at his nice home in North Carolina. The following pictures are from “The Harmon Shops” layout. You’ll see a beautiful millhouse turntable, a great track plan, a wonderful experience. Thank you Pat, your layout is a masterpiece. Happy Railroading Everyone. 58B73C42-5160-487D-8DD6-7591BD065A33F6A17A0F-DCE4-4A66-A391-3DF3182336D069756244-D1D6-4554-830A-B71A74D3CCAC987B5C7E-AC99-4FAD-B07D-91BC44443FFA8D591FC2-0013-417A-BBC3-5942208BC6AB2B505758-E0CE-4198-B49F-CC8FBC79C8ABD557B2E6-2C07-4B72-989E-5BA31449EA3FB1673427-F1B5-4EAC-9F32-9D8593EB8BE8FA4612DF-75FE-4AA5-B1E9-2A50DCA705465D3334C8-726A-41F8-8671-223796980096BF60DEBB-DCF4-4D55-B609-8D6D1FDDC9598F46386B-4ADD-4448-B56D-13FA7202650FDDF5BD80-B325-455F-8CB4-595CC0283BC5

A couple of great guys enjoying a great day involved in a great hobby.

Paul Estep (first name taken from my last living uncle who sadly passed away recently) is taking a rest next to the Hunter, TN depot. Boots, his beloved hound, is taking up the entrance to the small depot, requiring everyone else wait outside for the last evening train to Elizabethton.

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Lee, what great photos! You sure know how to take them and bring them to life!

Patrick, love your photos and your new moving picture, but I think the guys got a little stage fright and none of them were moving!

FarmerJohn,  Outstanding photos and I hope you have fun at York. Never been but maybe one day, its a long drive from Wa.

Larry, I always love it when you start a story on how you and the wife got to visit a masterpiece layout, cause If you think its amazing I know its going to be great after looking at all the photos of your layout !

Coach Joe. Yes the dam is mostly for electricity  production mush as a lot of the dams in Tennessee  and Eastern KY were which were built during the war effort of the early forty. You'll notice on my dam their is only two turbines which is probably more than they had but served the purpose. Oke20211016_190418 ridge Tennessee  depended on these small dams to supply  there needs.

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Coach Joe. Yes the dam is mostly for electricity  production mush as a lot of the dams in Tennessee  and Eastern KY were which were built during the war effort of the early forty. You'll notice on my dam their is only two turbines which is probably more than they had but served the purpose. Oke20211016_190418 ridge Tennessee  depended on these small dams to supply  there needs.



FarmerJohn, If your dam is serving Oak Ridge that must be Heavy Water flowing.  Better cut back on the turbin output as the lights look a little to bright or is it like running an 18 VAC Lionel engine on a 22 VAC MTH transformer? Regardless you have done a great construction job.

Thanks for all the great comments on my dam and river. It's little things like this that make a layout fun for me but even better when others enjoy it also. My next dam feature is going to be a bigger style which will be by my oil refinery.  This area still needs a lot of work but I guess that's the fun of it. Ill post some pictures when started. 20211016_19063120211016_19051320211016_19064720211016_19052020211016_190503

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@farmerjohn posted:

Thanks for all the great comments on my dam and river. It's little things like this that make a layout fun for me but even better when others enjoy it also. My next dam feature is going to be a bigger style which will be by my oil refinery.  This area still needs a lot of work but I guess that's the fun of it. Ill post some pictures when started. 20211016_19063120211016_19051320211016_19064720211016_19052020211016_190503

Amazing structural maze John.   It looks more organic than man made . 👍

What in your estimation is the square footage of this beauty ? 🤔

@mike g. posted:

Great Photos everyone!

@farmerjohn, your layout room is just amazing and I love your airfield, Now that I see a bigger picture of it I am going to have to scratch build a radar tower! LOL

Here is my offering for today.

Mike, that is really something! Looks and operates great! Can't go out and buy one of those off the shelf, what a well thought out and executed project. Can't wait to see it on your layout.

Thanks guys, I had the runway under the layout, I built it about 3 years ago and was going to put it on top of my mountain but it took up so much room. Then I seen FarmerJohns runway and plane, thought I should work on something with it. It's all done by trial and error, more error then anything! LOL Now I have to wait for a new model plane to arrive so I can build one that will fit in on my time era and not military! I am working on trying to find different gears to make it take off faster!

@mike g. posted:

Great Photos everyone!

@farmerjohn, your layout room is just amazing and I love your airfield, Now that I see a bigger picture of it I am going to have to scratch build a radar tower! LOL

Here is my offering for today.

IMHO  Mike........it sure has been a lot of work and wizardry but it does look really cool. 🤓

Just make sure you have room for emergency and fire vehicles nearby in the event of engine failures. 🚑🚑🚔🚒🚒

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