Pender Street Mills at NMRA Convention

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Pender Street Mills at NMRA Convention

Postby trac555 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:00 am

Pender was exhibited recently at the NMRA Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. While there, Model Railroader magazine did a short video of the module that they included in their online convention coverage. The free video can be found on their website at:

http://mrr.trains.com/news-and-reviews/mr-express/2013/07/video-national-train-show-2013-report-part-1

The coverage starts a 2:27 into the video. Model Railroader still refuses to use the term Gn15, but did call it "1/24 large scale." Thousands attended the convention, and quite a few got introduced to Gn15.

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Postby Catweasel » Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:19 pm

Had a look at video. Went so far,then stopped with a message saying subscribe to watch the rest of it. No thanks.
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Postby trac555 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:39 pm

Catweasel -- don't blame you, I thought it would play for everyone. I modified the link to go to the Model Railroader magazine website where it can be viewed for free, but only if you register, and I know everyone doesn't want to do that. I sure don't. Sorry, it seemed like a good idea at the time. Guess I will have to make my own video.
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Postby Sir Briand » Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:03 am

To have a good look at this delightful layout go to:

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=2635&highlight=pender+street+mill

Be warned, this might take you away from the forum so you have to find your way back here. At least it does for me.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:32 pm

Here's another video that does not require any subscription:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcyZDf9YGOY
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Postby Sir Briand » Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:11 am

Interesting to see the changes made to the layout since my preceding post about it as I saw it a few years ago.

Definitely approve of the office secretary :wink:
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Postby trac555 » Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:09 pm

Sir Briand's comment on the changes made to the layout made me curious, so I compared his original photo with the one at the NMRA convention. A lot more activity is going on in 2013. Times are clearly more prosperous.

Regarding the office secretary, I thought it was the typewriter that people were looking at?

Sir Briand's Original Photo:
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NMRA Convention 2013:
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Like most layouts, things continue to evolve over time.
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Postby Sir Briand » Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:30 am

You are quite right. It is the type writer that people are looking at :roll:
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Postby trac555 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:48 pm

Actually, Pender Street Mills has had several small changes since the NMRA Convention:

First, due to the high metallic content in the soil around Pender a rare Cast Iron Vine has rapidly sprouted. The maintenance crew is concerned that it may overgrow everything like Kudzu!

Secondly, a former employee has started to frequent Pender. He was our head mechanical engineer, but took early retirement to build a Gn15 layout. Our shop crew affectionately call him "Ruds". Clearly he is full of the Holiday Spirits.
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The reason for these changes was to soften the transition of the building into the module side, and to create more visual interest in a rather barren area.
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Postby Sir Briand » Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:35 pm

Stunning :shock:
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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:50 am

Gerry Bullock wrote:Here's another video that does not require any subscription:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcyZDf9YGOY

Between 13 and 15 secondes in, the welding torch can bee seen reflecting in right end window of overhead door to left of welder, pretty neat.
Edit - and also again at 1:27.
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