The Latest Models
N-Scale Peoria & Eastern 2-Bay Offset Hopper
Road numbers 2802 & 2831 for single cars. Road numbers 2808, 2816 & 2843 for 3-pack.
Single car non-members price is $18.95 NYCSHS Members Price $15.16 and that is 20% off MSRP.
Three-pack non-members price is $56.85. NYCSHS Members Price $45.48 and that is 20% off MSRP. Shipping extra and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.
Delivery 3rd Quarter 2015.
N-Scale NYC 40′ PS-1 Box Car
with 6′ Door
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.
HO-Scale NYC 50′ Double Door
Road #s 43663 & 43630.
Non-members price is $35.95. NYCSHS Members Price $28.76 and that is 20% off MSRP. Shipping extra and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.
Order yours today. Delivery 3rd Quarter 2015.
This edition brings you some very interesting articles and some new features.
Click here to read.
Don’t miss “Modeling a NYC 19000 Caboose Using, the American Model Builders’ Kit” by Seth Lakin, John Dick’s “Modeling the Sells Floto Circus in HO-Scale, a new regular feature called “The Early Car Shop” by Kyle Coble, a visit to the “St. Louis Prototype Modelers” by Bob Keeler & Dennis Regan and “Custom Painting an Aristo Craft NYC EMD E-8A” by Jeffrey Damerst. Manuel Duran-Duran continues his drawings and models in the regular feature, “The NYC Engineering Department” and Ed Enyedy brings us “The NYC in 1933″.
Steve Bratina returns again in this issue with “A Tender Tale”, Noel Widdifield and Manuel Duran-Duran team up to show us some “NYC Manhole Covers” and David Howarth continues with Part Two of his “NYC West Shore”.
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.
Sale Contest to Win Two DVDs
The Contest Winners Are!!!
1st Winner Gerard Bartucci Member # 6711, Hillsdale, NJ
2nd Winner Rex Thompson Member # C6770, Marianna, AR
There were 60 people qualified to win and there were a total of 490 chances to win for the contest. A big thanks to all who purchased items from the Collinwood Shop during the sale.
NYC 19000 Plywood Side Caboose Kit (HO-Scale)
Almost Sold Out. Only a Very Few Left!!!
Other than the NYC Hudson locomotive, the 19000 series cabooses with their distinctive low cupola was an icon of the New York Central Railroad for many of us. These cabooses lasted from the early 1900s well into the 1960s. Many of these cabooses were inherited from predecessor railroads but were rebuilt between 1912 and 1926 with common features resulting in over 2000 of these so called standard wooden cabooses.
Over the years the tongue and grove siding used on these cars began to deteriorate and needed replacement. Some of these cars were resheathed with plywood beginning in the late 1940s. This model represents these plywood sided cars. They served until the end of the railroad.
This model is a craftsman kit and requires purchase of trucks and couplers that are not included with the kit. One of these kits was built up for us by NYCSHS member, Seth Lakin and he has written an article on the construction that will be included in the 1st Qtr. 2015 NYCentral Modeler.
Finished model built by NYCSHS member, Seth Lakin. Look for the article on building the kit in 1st Qtr 2015 NYCentral Modeler. (Seth added a few minor details not included in the kit.)
These kits are not of the same model of caboose that we have commissioned to be delivered next year as ready to run models of the tongue and grove versions of this caboose. However, we decided to take advantage of these kits and offer the plywood version as an exclusive NYCSHS model. These kits of the plywood cabooses are only offered through the NYCSHS and not available elsewhere. Our initial order of these are limited to only 50 kits so you need to order today so as not to miss out on these beautiful model kits.
The MSRP for these kits is $59.95 but are offered to NYCSHS members for 20% off at $47.96 plus shipping and handling costs. Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio Sales tax.
These cabooses are in stock and ready to ship!!!
Central Headlight in the Mail Today
The Fourth Quarter 2014 issue of Central Headlight was mailed today to all Society members.
A PDF of this issue was emailed today to all members who have paid for this service. This provides the magazine several days early for a nominal fee.
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!