Latest Issue of the Central Headlight (1st Qtr. 2015) Coming Soon

Watch for the Latest Issue of the Central Headlight

If you haven’t renewed for 2015 by Feb 9, you won’t be receiving this issue.

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The First Quarter 2015 issue of Central Headlight will be mailed to all members in good standing on or about February 9. Please note that if you did not renew your membership for 2015 in time, you are not on the mailing list. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

If you like freight trains, you will enjoy the lead article of this issue. NYCS veteran Carl Liba describes in detail the operation of sixteen of NYC’s hottest freights in 1960, including schedules, terminals, intermediate stops, blockings, setouts and pick-ups, and timings for each. Fourteen photos illustrate the piece.

April 15 will mark the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, and we thought it appropriate to tell the story of the operation of the fallen president’s funeral train in New York State, from New York City to Buffalo, over the then not-yet-consolidated Hudson River and New York Central railroads on April 25, 26, and 27.   Railroad historian and NYCSHS member Richard Palmer spent over two years researching the topic and digging up illustrations, and the article provides a wonderful glimpse into how parts of our favorite railroad were operated a century and a half ago.

In a spell-binding narrative, former NYCSHS director Richard Borsos tells us how his railroader’s instinct led him to avert a rear-end disaster on Michigan Central’s Joliet Branch on a densely foggy night, and he illustrates the event with three photos taken the following morning of the tricky rerailing of wayward H-10b 2337. Richard was fireman on the big 2-8-2.

A diesel photo essay by member Chuck Bohi, a fiery reminiscence by the late Jim Stuart, a look at an N-Trak NYC-themed layout in Arizona, and the usual columns round out this big, 48-page issue. Enjoy!

Renew your membership for 2015, if you haven’t already done so.  Click here to renew!!!

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Latest Atlas Model Offerings (N- & HO-Scale)

The Latest Models

N-Scale Peoria & Eastern 2-Bay Offset Hopper

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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.

Click here to order yours today.

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N-Scale NYC 40′ PS-1 Box Car

with 6′ Door

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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 yours today.

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HO-Scale NYC 50′  Double Door

Box Car

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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.

Click here to order yours today.

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Now is the time to spend that holiday gift money and get a great new NYC or P&LE RS-3

Atlas HO-Scale NYC & P&LE  ALCo RS-3s

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Atlas Classic Series Silver & Gold

The Alco RS3 was the builder’s pinnacle in its early road switcher designs. While the American Locomotive Company would have some success in later Road Switcher (RS) series models, like the RS11 and RSD5, nothing would compare to the amazing success of the RS3.  When it was released ALCo had already cataloged two previous versions, the RS1 and RS2, both of which had seen modest success as the first true road-switchers ever produced.  The RS3 would go on to be the most commonly seen Alco model across the country and remained in the company’s catalog for more than six years. The NYC had 135 of them and called them DRS-6s  & DRSP-6s.  All had the famous NYC Lightning Stripes and later the Cigar Band logo.  This one has the Lightning Stripes.

Features

DCC/Sound version available with LokSound decoder, analog version includes an 8-pin socket for DCC,  Improved tooling on turbo exhaust stack,  includes  a water-cooled exhaust stack, separately-applied handrails and stanchions, including separate drop step detail, factory installed AccuMate® couplers, dual flywheel-equipped five-pole skewed armature motor for optimum performance at all speeds, metal grab irons, accurate painting and printing with freight black and gray lightning stripes.

New sound features for Gold Series

DCC Operation: Supports all DCC-programming modes, flexible mapping of function keys F0 to F28, total of six DCC function outputs available, follows all NMRA DCC standards and recommended practices.  See website for further features on Analog (DC) operation and sound functionality.

Two road numbers to choose between.  NYC #8235 & #8241 and P&LE #8353 & #8356

View Atlas HO-scale NYC ALCo RS-3 at Atlas website.

Non-members price for Silver Series is $149.95, NYCSHS Members Price $119.95 and that is 20% off MSRP.  Non-members price is $259.95, NYCSHS Members Price $207.96 and that is 20% off MSRP. Shipping extra and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.

Click here to order yours today.

Look for these outstanding models listed under “Atlas HO-Scale” in the store.

Order deadline is 2/3/2015

Delivery 2nd Quarter 2015.

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1st Quarter 2015 NYCentral Modeler is Waiting For You!

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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.

Click Here to Begin Reading!!!

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We have Another Pair of HO-Scale NYCS Hoppers Just for You

We have Another Pair of HO-Scale

NYCS Hoppers Just For You

You can never have enough hoppers and

these are truly unique!!!

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Here are the photos of the real thing.  Accurail shipped them to us today. They should be in the mail to those who have already ordered sometime in the next two weeks.  If you haven’t ordered a pair of these beauties, you better hurry.  They are going fast.

Accurail USRA 55-Ton Hoppers

Cincinnati Northern and T&OC with NYCSHS unique road numbers.
Like all of our other NYCSHS Special Offerings these will never be offered again with these road numbers.
Offered as pairs at NYCSHS discounted prices for members.
Shipping is extra and Ohio residents must add 8% Ohio sales tax.
Click here for NYCSHS.net to buy now!

Look under “Accurail HO”in the Models section of the store.

But don’t stop there. Look at all of the

other things we have to offer.

Clothing, Books, Movie DVDs and Lot’s of Models

And Much More!!!!!

Spend the gift money you will receive for the holidays on some of these. They make great presents to yourself and are great bargains.

Come Visit the NYCSHS On-line Store.

Click Here for the Collinwood Shop.

Remember that you can save up to 20%

as a NYCSHS Member.

And you can also renew

your membership online today.

Click Here to Visit the Store.

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National Model Railroad Month Sale

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Sale Contest to Win Two DVDs

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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.

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NYC 19000 Plywood Side Caboose Kit (HO-Scale)

NYC 19000 Plywood Side Caboose Kit (HO-Scale)

Almost Sold Out.  Only a Very Few Left!!!

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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.

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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.

To purchase one of more of these kits: Click here to order!

These cabooses are in stock and ready to ship!!!

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