Central Headlight 4th Qtr 2014 Issue Coming Soon

Central Headlight in the Mail Soon

The Fourth Quarter 2014 issue of Central Headlight will be mailed to all Society members before the end of the first week of November.

A PDF of this issue will also be emailed on the mailing date to all members who have paid for this service. This provides the magazine several days early for a nominal fee.

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As the cover photo suggests, some of NYC’s lines traversed fairly rugged terrain. Readers will visit NYC’s Catskill Mountain Branch, the former Ulster & Delaware Railroad, 108 miles of single track with grades up to 3.5 percent and its very own Horseshoe Curve. The article features some beautiful color photos from the 1960s, some fine historic B&W photos, and the only known sharp color photo of a former U&D class F-x ten-wheeler.

Modelers of the steam-to-diesel transition years will profit from a twelve-page photo essay featuring 22 handsomely reproduced photographs taken by former NYC general manager Jeremy Taylor, all knowledgeably captioned by Mr. Taylor himself. The photos capture the spirit of the NYC during the 1950s and provide a wealth of information useful to modelers trying to represent the system accurately.

Did you know that the NYC once ran daily 100-car ore trains on a 500-mile trip from the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains to hungry steel furnaces in Pennsylvania? You’ll learn about this fascinating operation in the November issue and enjoy several other informative articles and columns as well.

If you’re still not a member of the NYCSHS, this would be a great time to join. You will receive this Fourth Quarter 2014 issue of our magazine as a bonus in addition to the four 2015 issues that will come with your membership. Five issues for the price of four, plus all the other benefits that NYCSHS membership brings! Join today!

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New MCRR 55-Ton Hoppers (HO-Scale)

Brand new hoppers to add to your collection of models offered by the NYCSHS at great prices.

Accurail HO-Scale Michigan Central 55-Ton Hoppers (Black)
(NYCSHS Big Discounts on single and three-packs)
Add these MCRR hoppers to your coal trains.
Order now for November 2014 shipment!!

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Very limited run Accurail 55-ton USRA Michigan Central hoppers. MSRP $15.98 each or $46.98 for a a three-pack. NYCSHS Members only $12.78 each or $37.59 for a three-pack. Shipping extra. Ohio residents add 8% Ohio sales tax.

Go to the main page in the store and look under

“Models” and then “Accurail HO” for the hoppers and

coal loads.

Go to the NYCSHS online store, “Collinwood Shop” to order.

Click here to order hoppers and loads.

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National Model Railroad Month Sale Begins Today

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November is National Model Railroad Month and it offers us the perfect chance to show off our handiwork and at the same time introduce others to the hobby that gives us so much pleasure.

Do it as an individual. Take a few hours, a day, or a whole weekend and invite your friends, (all of them, not just your model railroading friends) neighbors or the whole community to visit your layout. You will be surprised at how many of your co-workers and neighbors down the street are anxious to see what you have been working on so hard. Your layout has given you a great deal of pleasure.

This is a great opportunity to share that pleasure with others. You will get additional pleasure from all the “ohhhs” and “ahhhhs” of your visitors.

If you don’t model, you can introduce your friends to the NYCSHS website and Collinwood Shop to show them some of the wonderful things that the Society provides to members. This is a great time of year to talk about trains and the great New York Central Railroad.

Come to the NYCSHS Collinwood Shop and Save Big Until
November 30.

This sale is for NYCS fans and modelers!!!

Big Savings on Calendars, Central Headlights, selected NYCS models, and selected NYCS Clothing Items

Also Win a Free Green Frog New Video of Frank Schlegel’s films of the Harlem & Putnam Divisions and NYO@W steam action. 

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All you need to do to qualify to win the Green Frog DVD is buy something from the store. Every item you buy increases your chances to win.  For every $10 you spend will give you a chance to win.  The drawing for the DVDs will take place on December 10, 2015.  The more you buy the better your chance to win.

Click here to go to the Collinwood Shop and save big until Nov 30th.

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Introducing Bowser HO-Scale EMD F7 Cigar Band Locos at Great Savings

Bowser HO-Scale Pair EMD F7 A/B-Units Locomotives

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The EMD F7 was a 1,500-horsepower (1,100 kW) Diesel-electric locomotive produced between February 1949 and December 1953 by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors (EMD) and General Motors Diesel (GMD). Although originally promoted by EMD as a freight-hauling unit, the F7 was also used in passenger service.

Model features: air hoses, windshield wipers, grab irons, coupler lift bars, operating headlight, window glass, can motor, flywheels, nickel silver wheels with RP25 flanges and KD® couplers.

Analog (DC) version features NMRA 21 pin plug for DCC, DCC/Sound version features LokSound Select Dual-Mode decoder which allows locomotive to be used on DC as well as on DCC layouts.

Available in choice of road numbers. You may purchase single A-Units or A/B Unit pairs in standard or DCC/Sound versions.

Non-members price is MSRP, NYCSHS Members Price  is 25% off MSRP.  Shipping extra and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.

Order yours today. Due Winter 2014!!

To order from the NYCSHS Collinwood Shop and save Click Here!

Details on the locomotive at Bowser Trains: Click Here.

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NYCentral Modeler 4th Quarter 2014 (Largest Issue Ever)

NYCentral Modeler 4th Quarter 2014 Is Available for Viewing or Downloading

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Steve Bratina shares how he built this beautiful live steam NYC Commodore Vanderbilt with us in this issue.

In the 4th Quarter 2014 issue of the NYCentral Modeler you will find nine informative articles about modeling the NYCS.  This is our largest issue to date with 108 colorful and interesting pages.

David Howarth returns with the first of several articles on the NYC West Shore layout he is constructing in Australia.

As you can see in the photo above Steve Bratina explains how he built the NYC Hudson, Commodore Vanderbilt in live steam.  He will share some other live steam models with us in future editions.

Manuel Duran-Duran continues his regular feature, “The NYC Engineering Department” and Larry Faulkner tells us how build the “NYC & HRRR Electric Zone Power Substation” in the “Harmon Files.’

Bob Shaw adds the second of many articles about “Building an O-Scale Layout of the NYC Water Level Route”.  In this part he explains how he wired the railroad and gives many good tips on layout wiring.

Seth Larkin compliments his recent article in the NYCSHS Central Headlight on the NYC Lot 858-B boxcar with a detailed feature on modeling it in HO-scale.

We are taken through the final steps of modeling a NYC DFA/B-1 set by Canadian, Rick DeCandido.  This is his final of three parts on building this interesting loco.

The NYC Niagara was the finest steam locomotive ever built and Rich Abbott shares his two 1/32-scale live steam Niagaras with us.

Tom Bailey, NYCentral Modeler Assistant Editor, returns with an article on “Backdating a Proto 1000 NYC RDC”.

And, of course, you will find all of the regular features about what is new for NYC modeling offerings, letters and emails, and many other interesting pages in this issue.

If you are motivated while reading this issue, be sure to contact us about featuring your modeling, collecting or layout in a future issue. Just send us an email to: NYCSHS@verizon.net and we will help you “brag” about your model railroading.

Go to the “Modeling Resources” dropdown and select the 4th Qtr 2014 edition or click here.

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NYCSHS Announces Exclusive N-scale B & A Hopper Two-Pack

2-Pack of Bluford Shops N-Scale B&A

 3-Bay Offset Side Hoppers

Pre-0rder now!! Shipping Summer 2015.

 

Pair of Bluford Shops N-Scale B&A 3-Bay Offset Side Hopper
(Two Exclusive Road Numbers)

Pre-order now!! Shipping Summer 2015.

Features: Accurate painting and lettering. Ready-to-run with magnetically operating knuckle couplers, Fox Valley Models metal wheels, and super-fine brake gear and slope sheet supports. (Coal loads included.)
Car is not perfectly accurate. Minor compromises are 10-rib vs 9-rib and steps not completely accurate.

Non-members price is $42.00 for pair. NYCSHS Members Price $37.62 for pair and that is 20% off MSRP for members and 9% off for non-members.  MSRP is $45.90. Shipping extra and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.

Place a pre-order with a $5.00 deposit to hold yours.

Click Here to Pre-Order in the Collinwood Shop

Pre-order yours today. Shipping Summer 2015.

Details on the hopper at Bluford Shops: Click Here.
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Weaver Hoppers for You

Weaver Models O-Scale NYC & B&A

 3-Bay Offset Side Hoppers

Weaver Models O-Scale B&A

 3-Bay Offset Side Hopper

(Two or Three Rail) (Multiple Road Numbers) 

Order now!! Shipping 1st Qtr. 2015.

Weaver Models O-Scale NYC

 3-Bay Offset Side Hopper

(Two or Three Rail) (Multiple Road Numbers)

Order now!! Shipping Now.

Hopper car loads available for additional cost.

Click Here to Order.

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