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 Releases a New and Exciting Book

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NYCSHS Announces an Exciting New Book

Know Thy Hudsons

By Thomas R. Gerbracht

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This hard cover book is the complete story of the NYC Hudson by subclass, written by NYCSHS Director and former President Tom Gerbracht, after several years of research into the most famous NYC steam locomotives. Tom gives the detailed history of the NYC Hudson from official railroad record cards and drawings. The book covers all of the locomotives in the Hudson class, including the Boston & Albany J-2s, the Dreyfuss and Empire State streamlined locos, and of the tenders used by Hudsons. Extensive detailed reference material is included. The book has over 250 pages and 200 photographs, many previously unpublished, with 32 of them in color. Excellent for modelers.

Features:

  • Summaries from official railroad records for 118 Hudson locomotives
  • Engines by subclass, including the B&A Hudsons
  • A section on Dreyfuss and Empire State Express streamlined engines
  • A section on Hudson tenders
  • Many Hudson “oddities”
  • Hudsons being tested, run, and in the shops
  • Hudsons’ final runs
  • Detailed drawings for the modeler, including Paint and Lettering Drawings
  • Even the “The Hudson that never was…”

Ordering Details:

  • MSRP $79.95 – NYCSHS members $63.96 plus $5.50 S&H for either. In Collinwood Shop the S&H is added in the basic prices for USA buyers. (Shipping higher to Canada, Mexico, & Overseas – Contact us for shipping cost) – Ohio residents add 8% tax.           US Funds Only.
  • Members’ price is 20% off MSRP and all proceeds go to the NYCSHS.
  • A very limited quantity of numbered and signed copies available at $250.
  • Expected First Qtr. 2016. Very limited run and no reprints.
  • Order the book in the NYCSHS Collinwood Shop at www.NYCSHS.net

Click Here to Order from Our Online Store!!!

To download an order form to pay by check or money order click here.

 

 

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NYCentral Modeler 1st Qtr. 2016 is Here!!!!

NYCentral Modeler 1st Qtr. 2016

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Be sure to check out this latest edition.  We have some really informative articles for you!!

Click here to read.

Start with an article by Lars-Erik Sondenkamp about modeling a town called “New Eastbrook, a Town Along the NYC Mainline’.  Lars-Erik is a NYC fan living in the Netherlands and in this edition he tells us about modeling the NYC in N-scale.

NYCSHS Director, Dave Mackay, writes about how he modified one of The TrainMaster, LLC, Section House kits in “Modeling a Small NYC Freight House’. Dave is the Chair of the NYCSHS Membership Committee and a member of the NYCSHS Modelers Committee.  This is the second article in NYCentral Modeler for Dave.

Dennis Regan & Bob Keeler bring us up to date with their report from the 9th Annual St. Louis Prototype Modelers Meet.  You will see several NYCS models they saw there and here about how the participated again this year.

Bob Shaw returns to tell us about “Building a Simple O-Scale Lift-Out Bridge on his growing O-Scale layout.  Brad Andonian writes about “Pacific Limited O-Scale Boxcars (USRA Variants)” showing us some of his skills in painting and lettering these beautiful O-Scale brass models.

Again in this issue, Seth Lakin continues to show us his modeling of “NYC’s 50′ PS-1 Boxcars  Lot 136-B” in HO-scale. And finally, Editor, Noel Widdifield, provides his return to HO-scale modeling with “Building an American Model Builders’ Big Four Freight House Kit”>

Of course, you will also find our regular features: “What’s New”, “NYCSHS RPO” and “The Observation Car” in this 91 page edition.

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

 

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TrueLine Trains’ NYC DFA/B FM C-Liners Shipping in Jan 2016

NYC DFA/B FM C-Liners Are Here

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We have just been notified by True Line Trains that they will be delivering the NYC DFA/B FM C-Liners to us in mid-Jan 2106. These models were first announced in early 2013 and we allowed pre-orders at that time.   We expect these to be delivered to us in Jan and we have a few extra now for sale in the Collinwood Shop.

In order to purchase these beautiful models you may go to the NYCSHS Collinwood Shop online store, sign in, place your order and pay for them. http://www.nycshs.net/NYC-Fairbanks-Morse-C-Liners_c_28.html

If you wish to pay for them without going to the store, please send us an email at NYCSHS@verizon.net and we will provide you with the price including shipping and Ohio sales tax (If you are a Ohio resident) and the address to mail in your order.

The prices for them have not changed and they appear to be really nice models of this NYC locomotive.

They are available in DC or DCC with sound. You may order them as singles or in pairs and they come in Lightning Stripes or Cigar Band livery.  NYCSHS members enjoy a 20% discount off MSRP.  Shipping is extra and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.

This has been a long wait, but the end result has been worth the wait.

Click here to order!!!

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NYCS Lines East Brick Towers in HO- and N-Scale

NYCS Lines East Brick Towers in the Collinwood Shop

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These towers were a fixture at Interlockings such as:

River Division: WE, DU, SK

Hudson Division: 90, SM

Mohawk Division: 7, 11, RJ

Syracuse: 6, 18, 25, 33, 42

Erie: BV

We found a manufacturer to produce a limited run Society Exclusive Tower Kit for us. We have selected The N Scale Architect to do the kit in HO-scale and is now doing an N-scale version that we have available. Both are being done with considerable technical help from the NYCSHS Modeling Committee.

These are  a “Generic” 13 window (trackside) kits.

• Laser cut vinyl brick work and fiber mat board concrete sections

• Laser cut basswood upper section

• Stairs and landings, window glazing and other details

The HO-scale towers are available now and the N-Scale towers will  ship in early January 2016.

HO-scale Towers are available at M.S.R.P. $87.50.  NYCSHS members price $70.00

N-Scale towers are available at M.R.S.P. $69.95    NYCSHS Member Price $52.46.

  Shipping is extra and Ohio residents add 8% Ohio sales tax.

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4th Qtr. 2015 Central Headlight in the Mail!!

The 4th Qtr. 2015 Central Headlight is here.

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A big, 48-page Fourth Quarter 2015 issue of Central Headlight has been mailed to all members in good standing on Tuesday, November 10.   It is an issue not to be missed.

The lead article pays tribute to New York Central’s L-2d Mohawk 2933, one of the only two modern NYC steam locomotives to survive the torch, and the only modern steam locomotive ever donated anywhere by the NYCS. It tells the true story of how this locomotive came to be saved, and discusses the full cosmetic restoration currently ongoing at the Museum of Transportation near St. Louis.

Next comes a thorough discussion of the purpose, facilities, and operation of the Robert R. Young Yard, New York Central’s huge classification yard at Elkhart, Indiana. A four-page pull-out centerfold reproduces in full size the detailed plan of the yard prepared by the Signal Department of the NYCS in September 1957. Detailed information about arrivals and departures on a typical day in 1964 is provided.

The third major feature is another wonderful photo essay by NYCS veteran Jeremy Taylor. Jerry’s first photo essay, published in Central Headlight just one year ago, was widely acclaimed, and this second essay is its equal.   Twenty-two outstanding photos, each captioned by Jerry himself, transport readers across the transition-era New York Central System from eastern Massachusetts to western Indiana.

If you are not yet a member of the NYCSHS, the good news is that we have printed a limited number of extra copies of this outstanding issue just for you! Don’t miss out! Visit our on-line Collinwood Shop today and join as a member for 2016.

Click here to join online!

Click here to download membership form to mail in to join!

Click here to renew your membership for 2016 by mail.

We’ll send you a copy of this Fourth Quarter 2015 issue by first-class mail as soon as it is off the press, and you will also receive all four of the 2016 issues of our magazine that will come automatically with your membership. Don’t delay. Act today!

 

For NYCSHS members, now is the time to renew your membership for 2016.  This issue of the Central Headlight is the last one you will receive if you don’t renew.

Renewal forms are in this mailing of the Central Headlight. Don’t put off renewing or you will miss out on all of the benefits of membership.  The renewal form is stuck to the front of this edition of the Central Headlight.  Mail it in as soon as you get the mailing or better yet go to the NYCSHS Collinwood Shop and renew.

Click here to renew your membership in our store for 2016.

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The 4th Qtr. 2015 NYCentral Modeler is Here!!

4th Qtr. 2015 NYCentral Modeler

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Be sure to check out this latest edition.  We have some really informative articles for you!!

Click here to read.

In this issue you will find a humorous, but informative article by New Zealander, Phil Darkins, on building a resin kit.  This is Phil’s second article for us and he promises another article about painting the resin kit in our next edition.

Seth Lakin returns with details about building one of the NYC’s 50′ PS-1 boxcars.  Kyle Coble returns with his “The Early Car Shop” feature this time using 3-D printing to build us a 35′ standard boxcar pair. Bob Shaw continues to provide us with the details of how he is “Building an O-scale NYC Water Level Route”.  Steve Bratina shares his experiences with another 3/4″-scale locomotive.  This time it is the “Rexall Train Loco”. And finally, George Reineke returns with his long article on “Modeling Cross-River/Lake Transfer Systems.

Of course, you will also find our regular features: “What’s New”, “NYCSHS RPO” and “The Observation Car”.

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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