The 3rd Qtr. 2015 NYCentral Modeler Is Here!!

3rd Qtr. 2015 NYCentral Modeler

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This edition brings you some very

interesting articles and some

new features.

Click here to read.

Don’t miss “Kitbashing a NYC H-5 in HO-Scale” by Tom Bailey, Gordon Peterson’s  “Port of NY & NJ Railroad”, with some fantastic O-scale modeling,  “Fond Memories & My Favorite Diesel” by Dave Wheeler, “Drawing of Tower” by Dan Seligmann and “Saranac Branch of the NYC” by Dave Gallaway.  From Japan, a wonderful article about “Kitbashing a NYC Style Tugboat” by Hitomi Okuno, and Seth Lakin tells us how to kitbash a “Grain Transfer Elevator and Truck”. Don’t miss another chapter in the forth article by Australian, David Howard, “NYC West Shore Part 4″.  Manuel Duran-Duran and Larry Faulkner show us how they  designed and built some of the TrainMaster, LLC. NYC Section Houses in HO-scale in their regular features, “The NYC Engineering Department” and “Harmon Files”.

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 in downloading the NYCentral Modeler or just enjoy reading it on your screen.

  Click Here to Begin Reading!!!

Noel Widdifield

Editor, NYCentral Modeler

NYCBigFour@verizon.net

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How About Some Stock Cars for Your Livestock?

You have been asking us to help you find a way to carry your livestock and we have responded with some outstanding Westerfield Models resin kits for you.

Look at these!!!

Original

 
NYC  (Single Deck, DS Ends,)  CCC&StL or MC (Single Deck SS Ends,)

Modern

         
NYC (Single Deck, DS Ends)         NYC or NELX (Single Deck, SS Ends)

Gothic

            
NYC (Single Deck, DS Ends)                     NYC (Single Deck, SS Ends)

WESTERFIELD MODELS, LLC. GOLDEN AGE LINE
Operating Era: 1921-1962. New York Central, Cleveland, Cincinati, Chicago & St. Louis, Michigan Central, National Equipment Leasing Corp. New York Central installed about 1,700 fishbelly underframe stock cars in 1921-3 which became the mainstay of their fleet for 30 years. MDT built 500 single and double deck cars with double sheathed ends and wood roofs in 1921. Another 500 cars were built by Haskell & Barker the same year. These included 100 single deck, single sheathed end, XLA roof cars each for CCC&StL and MCRR plus 300 double deck, SS end, XLA roof cars for NYC. Another 700 cars were rebuilt on 1910-built underframes at AC&F in 1923, very similar to the MDT cars. All cars received minor lettering changes in 1927. They were rebuilt beginning in 1937 when they received the System herald and 1926 ARA lettering. !00 cars were re-lettered to Northeast Livestock in 1939 and brought back to NYC in 1949. Cars were rebuilt with AB brakes and the H&B cars with wood roofs in the 1940s-50s. Cars repainted in 1955 and later received Gothic lettering. The last cars ran into 1962.

Decals included, but do not include trucks or couplers.

Click here for Westerfield Models Webpage

Non-members price is $37.00. NYCSHS Members Price $33.00.

Click Here to Order Now!!
Ready to Ship.
Shipping is extra and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.

You can have these built, painted and decaled for you by SPR Backshops for an additional charge.  Click here to have them built.

And here is a great new switcher to pull
all of those stock cars.

Broadway Limited HO-Scale SW-7


 NYC EMD SW-7 Paragon2 Sound/DC/DCC
BLI Product # 2969  Two Road #s 8892 & 8883 

Click here for SW-7 on BLI Website

Non-members price is $229.99. NYCSHS Members Price $183.99 and that is 20% off MSRP for members. Free shipping for US orders saves you even more.

Click Here to Order Now as We Have only a Few!!
Ready to Ship.

Free shipping on US orders and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.

 

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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.

Click Here to Order!!

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.

Click Here to Order!!

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

side (4) side (4) back (5) front (6)
(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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