You Asked for it and Now we Deliver

You Asked For It, and

Now We Deliver

 Models & Photo by Dave Mackay, NYCSHS.           HO- Scale Model Kit From WrightTrak.

After we launched the quest for a 19000 NYC wooden caboose almost two years ago you have responded by pre-ordering almost 900 of them.  They are still in the production line and we will get them eventually.While we developed and waited for that model to be produced we entered into an agreement with American Model Builders to bring you an exclusive NYCS 19000 plywood caboose kit, and we have sold over 100 of them.

We continued to hear that you were pleased with these, but you also have been asking us about an NYCS bay window caboose.  Well we are about to deliver for you.  The company, Wright Trak, has agreed to resurrect their resin kit that they had offered several years ago.  So we are now have released that Craftsman kit for you.

We have also asked Wright Trak to develop the decals for the kit and there are currently cigar band decals available from a supplier and Wright Trak and we are working with a new supplier to develop the NYC oval decals for the older lettering scheme.  We have provided them the graphics for the decals. It appears that the graphics will be available in July. Both of those will be available as separate  items.  The caboose kits will be available in early July. The kit comes with trucks but no wheels or couplers as most modelers have different requirements for those. These are unpainted and do not include decals.  Cigar band decals are available from Micro Scale at click here.

NYC oval decals will be available shortly from this store. Watch for an announcement and buyers will be notified by email when they are ready for sale.  We estimate the end of June 2015.


Non-members price is $54.95.NYCSHS Members Price $46.70 and that is 15% off MSRP for members. 

Shipping extra and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.

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Shipping in early July 2015.

We haven’t left out you N-scalers.

We cannot offer the section house in N-scale because we cannot obtain the shingles and some other components in N-scale.

But!!!!!!!!

Look what we do have for you……

Broadway Limited N-Scale NYC Steel Boxcars

Pre-order now!! Shipping 12/31/15


Gothic lettering shown but also comes in Roman lettering.

BLI N-Scale NYC Steel Boxcar

BLI N-Scale B&A Steel Boxcar

BLI N-Scale P&E Steel Boxcar

In Singles for the NYC cars or 4-Packs for all others.

Pre-order now!! Shipping Dec 31, 2015.

Features:Detailed with precision paint color and lettering scheme.  Separately applied details including hand rails. Detailed underbody and brake system.  Micro Trains or compatible couplers.  Comes with corrugated or dreadnaught ends and Gothic or Roman lettering. (Minimum operating radius 9.75 inches.)


Non-members price is $29.95 for one of the NYC cars or $99.99 for the 4-pack of any of the listed roads..  NYCSHS Members Price $25.00 for one of the NYC cars or $80.00 for the 4-pack of any of the roads listed  and that is big savings off MSRP for members.

Shipping extra and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.

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

Pre-order yours today. Shipping 4th Quarter 2015.

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2-Pack of Bluford Shops N-Scale P&LE

 3-Bay Offset Side Hoppers

Pre-order now!! Shipping 4th Qtr. 2015.

Pair of Bluford Shops N-Scale B&A 3-Bay Offset Side Hopper
(Two Exclusive Road Numbers)Pre-order now!! Shipping 4th Qtr. 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.
Shipping extra and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.

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

Pre-order yours today. Shipping 4th Quarter 2015.

Click Here to Order!!

N-Scale Peoria & Eastern 2-Bay Offset Hopper


The Association of American Railroads (AAR) developed a standard design for 50-ton and 70-ton twin offset open hopper cars starting in the late 1920s. The design was modified in the mid-1930s, and through 1960 over 127,000 cars had been built to the basic AAR specification.  Nearly all major car builders of the time constructed cars of this 33’ interior length design, and some were even built at railroad home shops. (Atlas # 50 002 154-50 002 155)

Features prototypical painting and lettering, plastic body with die cast chassis and removable coal load. Road numbers 2802 & 2831.

Non-members price is $18.95 NYCSHS Members Price $15.16 and that is 20% off MSRP.  Shipping extra and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.

Order yours today. Delivery 3rd Quarter 2015.

Click Here to Order!!

N-Scale NYC 40′ PS-1 Box Car

with 6′ Door


The 40’ Boxcar is widely known as one of the most popular freight cars used by railroads as they transitioned from steam to diesel. In particular the Pullman Standard or PS-1 design was one of the most popular and was widely used by North American railroads. These boxcars were built beginning in 1947 and share the same basic design, with certain elements such as door size, door style or roof type varying among the different railroads and production years. When production of these cars ceased in 1963, over 100,000 had been produced. (Atlas # 50 002 351-50 002 352)

Features body mounted Accumate couplers, Barber S-2A 50-ton trucks with metal wheels, separately applied ladders, etched metal roof walk, prototype roof, and accurate brake wheels.  Road #s 169755 & 169809.Non-members price is $28.95. NYCSHS Members Price $23.16 and that is 20% off MSRP.  Shipping extra and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.

Order yours today. Delivery 4th Quarter 2015.

Click Here to Order!!

You can always keep up-to-date with the latest shipping schedule on the NYCSHS website. Look for the “Model Shipping Schedule” tab under the “Modeling Resources” tab on the front page of the website.  Click here to see the schedule.

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2016 NYCSHS Convention Planned

2016 NYCSHS Convention in Itasca, IL

May 13th – May 15th 2016

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NYCSHS Members (including family members)  $179.00 each for all activities including the Saturday evening banquet Non-members can register at $179.00 plus a fee of $39.00. The extra fee covers membership in the Society for one year, including all rights and benefits, along with one year of the Central Headlight.

Registration forms can be downloaded by clicking here.

You may also register and pay in the “Collinwood Shop” by clicking here.

Hotel Rooms are available at the Westin Chicago Northwest Hotel. Please call the Hotel directly at 1-888-627-8510.  The Reserved Rooms Rate for the NYCSHS Convention  are available until April 21, 2016. You must mention the NYCSHS Convention to receive the special rate.  Early reservations are essential and are only available until April 21, 2016. The special rate is available  for 3 days prior and 3 days after the Convention. Reservations will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.  Don’t delay.  You are responsible for making your own hotel reservations. They are not included in this registration for the Convention.

 For Additional Details Click Here!!

Jim Suhs, NYCSHS Director, is the committee chair.

For further information contact:

jamessuhs@sbcglobal.net

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NYCSHS 2015 Convention

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The NYCSHS Introduces It’s First Exclusive Structure Model

   The NYCSHS Introduces It’s First Exclusive Structure Model Kit!!

HO-Scale NYC Section House

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(The TrainMaster, LLC Photos)

This section house was the mainstay of track maintenance for many decades on railroads. The NYC placed their unique structures every few miles on the right of way so crews had ready access to tools and supplies. Also, a speeder was stored there so the track gang could move easily up and down their assigned stretch of track.

This Model Kit of the Standard New York Central – 14’ X 20’ Section House is an accurate representation of the prototype structure and is based on original NYC Engineering Department Drawings. This kit is the result of the collaboration between the New York Central System Historical Society and The Trainmaster LLC.

Since 2013, the NYCSHS modeling magazine, NYCentral Modeler, has been presenting the permanent features From the Engineering Department and The Harmon Files, conducted by Manuel Duran-Duran and Larry Faulkner respectively. These articles feature digital 3D models and Cad drawings of signature NYC structures of the Hudson and Electric Division and are based on historic drawings currently available in the NYCSHS Archives Collections. The Harmon Files, shows the means and methods for creating a scale model of each building presented in the drawing article.

Scale Model Kit Credits:

Building 3D Imaging:                           Manuel Duran-Duran, NYCSHS Modeling Committee

Historic Research:         Larry Faulker – NYCSHS Modeling Committee – Hudson Division

Kit Design: 

Jim Gau, The Trainmaster LLC

Manuel Duran-Duran, NYCSHS

Historic Research Collaborators: 

Rich Stovings, NYCSHS President

Dave Mackay,   NYCSHS Director – River Division

Dan Seligman, NYCSHS Modeling Committee –Harlem Division

Victor Hand, NYCSHS member – Electric Division

You may view additional photos and construction details on The TrainMaster website.

Click here to view.

You may also view three videos that provide some details about some of the construction techniques for building this kit.

Click here to view.

Non-members price is $53.20. NYCSHS Members Price $45.00 and that is 15% off MSRP.  Shipping extra and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.  This kit may only be purchased in the Collinwood Shop.  It is a NYCSHS exclusive kit.

Order now as we only have a very few.

Order yours today. Delivery Now!!!

Click Here to Order.

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2015 NYCSHS Convention Train Show

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2nd Qtr. 2015 NYCentral Modeler is Available for Your Reading Pleasure

FinalCover2.15This edition brings you some very interesting articles and some new features.

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2nd Qtr. 2015 NYCentral Modeler

This edition brings you some very interesting articles and some new features.
Click here to read.

Don’t miss “My Boston & Albany – Learning to Compromise” by Chuck Oraftik, Roger Murphy’s “The Weehawken Waterfront”, “Creating a NYC&HRR 4-4-0″ by Chuck Baldwin, “Responding to the Challenge” by Joe Rothwell and “Modeling a P&LE Evans Coil Gondola” by Tom Stelby.  Manuel Duran-Duran and Larry Faulkner continues to update us on the progress on their Harmon Coal Chute in their regular features, “The NYC Engineering Department” and “Harmon Files”.

David Howarth continues with Part Three of his “NYC West Shore” showing us many of his outstanding O-scale  locomotives and rolling stock.

And all of the regular features are there again for you to enjoy.

Be sure to tell all of our model railroading friends to join you to download the NYCentral Modeler or just enjoy reading it on your screen.

 

Click Here to Begin Reading!!!

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NYCSHS 45th Anniversary T-Shirt

Commodore Vanderbilt T-Shirt

(Commemorating the 45th Anniversary of the NYCSHS)

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The shirt commemorates the Commodore Vanderbilt locomotive and the 45th anniversary of the NYCSHS, organized in March 1970. The New York Central was the first to fully streamline a steam locomotive in the United States, adding a shovel-nose shroud to a three-year old Hudson (4-6-4) locomotive and naming it the Commodore Vanderbilt. First made public in December, 1934, the locomotive entered revenue service pulling the railroad’s prestigious, but still heavyweight, 20th Century Limited in February, 1935.

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The shirt comes in a beautiful Carolina Blue with the Commodore Vanderbilt departing Chicago under steam on the back and the NYCSHS logo on the front. Price is $24.00 for non-members and $15.00 for NYCSHS members. Shipping extra. Ohio residents add 8% Ohio sales tax.   Sizes S – XXXL. For sizes XXL & XXXL add $2.00.

 

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