NYCSHS 2020 Convention Date Change

NYCSHS 2020 Convention Status

 

(April 6, 2020 Update – Date Change)

 

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TO THE MEMBERSHIP

As you are all aware, the current State and Federal efforts to combat the Covid-19 Virus outbreak have resulted in major upheaval of business and social affairs. This includes the planned 50th Anniversary Convention and Annual Meeting of our Society which has been scheduled for May 15 through 17, 2020 at the Holiday Inn – Independence, Ohio.

Given the importance of our Golden Anniversary, your Board of Directors and Convention Committee collectively decided to reschedule this event as opposed to outright cancellation.

Because of the concern for the health of our members and the emergency situation resulting from the Covid-19, the Convention has been postponed and will be held from August 28 – 30, 2020.

All current registrations will be transferred to the new date. If you plan to attend the Convention in August you need to do nothing for your registrations.

If you have not registered for the Convention and wish to do that you can do it in the Collinwood Shop by: Clicking Here

You may also download a registration form and mail it in with a check.  To download a registration form Click Here

If you do not wish to have your registrations moved to the new dates, please contact Ralph Schiring at rschiring@cox.net or 402-203-5931 and he will arrange for a refund.

The Holiday Inn Cleveland South asks that you contact them to move or cancel your room reservations if you have already made them.  If you have not yet made reservations for rooms at the hotel you should do that now. They can be reached at 216-524-8050.  Mention Railroad Historical Society to obtain the convention room rate.

 

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2nd Qtr. 2020 NYCentral Modeler is Posted for Your Enjoyment

2nd Qtr. 2020 NYCentral Modeler is Posted

for Your Enjoyment

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The cover photo for this quarter’s edition is from Bob Shaw Rerouting My Water Level Route Layout To Make It More Interesting”. Russ Briggs shows us his designing skills in “Designing the NYC Mark III Flexi-Van in O-Scale”. Steve Bratina returns with “Rebirth of the CASO and Copetown RPK 2020”. Seth Lakin is busy “Adding NYC Details to a Kitbashed Freight House.” Howie Mann continues with “Modeling the Putnam Division”. Tom Long shows us some of his many “Wood Cabooses of the B&A in N-Scale”. And you also get all of the regular features with “NYCSHS RPO,” “NYCSHS Models” featuring photos from our members, “Extra Board,” “What’s New,” “The RPO”, and “The Observation Car.” All in the April 2020 edition.

This online NYCSHS magazine is available quarterly on the NYCS website.  Each edition contains five to seven articles covering different scales of NYCS modeling, a section reviewing all new NYCS models being offered by manufacturers for the quarter, letters and emails from members and readers, the latest news on models being offered by the NYCSHS at 20% discounts, and a variety of other information about modeling and happenings at the NYCSHS.

If you haven’t been reading this NYCSHS magazine, you have been missing out on a lot of NYCS action.  Each edition contains five to seven articles covering different scales of NYCS modeling, a section reviewing all new NYCS models being offered by manufacturers for the quarter, letters and emails from members and readers, the latest news on models being offered by the NYCSHS at 20% discounts, and a variety of other information about modeling and happenings at the NYCSHS.

The magazine is free, and all you need to do to read or download it is to go to the NYCSHS website. To do that, go to www.NYCSHS.org. Then put your curser on the “Modeling Resources” button and drop down to the “NYCentral Modeler” tab.  Then just follow the instruction on the page.   ENJOY!!

Click Here to Read!!!!!

 

Publishing this magazine continues to be a major challenge each quarter as I receive very few articles for publication. I spend as much time trying to find modelers to write articles as I do focused on the publishing of the magazine. In our recent NYCSHS Modelers Survey, we received over 600 responses to the survey indicating that the respondents modeled the NYCS. If you model the NYC, please contact me to let me help you display your modeling to the rest of the readers. 

Writing an article is not very hard and we can help you do it.  Without article contributions, we cannot publish the magazine.  We really need your help with this, if you enjoy reading the NYCentral Modeler each quarter.  Take a couple of minutes and send me an email and let us help you display your modeling or collecting talent to our readers.  Contact me at: NYCSHS@verizon.net

 

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NYCSHS Announces Cancellation of the April 2020 Albany, NY Mini

The Albany Mini Has Been Cancelled

Due to the current coronavirus conditions, the New York Central System Historical Society Modeler’s Mini-Meet set for Albany on Saturday April 18th is cancelled. 

  • All payments made through our on-line “Collinwood Shop” will be refunded, in full, to your credit card.
  • All mailed in checks have already been destroyed either by myself or Noel Widdifield our Treasurer.
We are disappointed in having to do this, as your participation is the reason we conduct these events. However, the health and well being of our membership is important to us, and we need to be vigilant in these times.
We may re-schedule this event if circumstances permit.  Otherwise, be advised that our 2021 Convention is projected for Albany, and planning for that is underway.

Thank you for your understanding.

Dave Mackay Ralph Schiring

President Registrar

 





NYCSHS Announces April  2020 Mini in Albany, NY

April 18, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Wolf Road

16 Wolf Road

Albany, NY 12205

 

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We are very excited about this event as it represents a chance for us to get to know you better and allows us to hear from you in person how we can continue to improve the support we provide to NYCSHS members who model the NYCS. A table will be available for displaying your NYC models so please bring some for display and discussion. The Collinwood Shop will be open at the end of the Mini for your buying pleasure.

We need for you to make a reservation for this event in the Collinwood Shop and pay the $20.00 fee to partially cover the cost of the Mini. Click here to make the reservation.

You can pre-order your lunch for the meeting in the Collinwood Shop by clicking here.

You can also download the reservation form and mail it in with a check for the $20.00 by clicking here. Non-members are $30.00. You may order your lunch using that form as well.

Lunches must be ordered prior to Monday, April 13 in order for them to be available for you at the Mini.  There are no other good options for lunch at this event.

Schedule

7:30 am – 8:25 am “Registration”

8:25 am – 8:30 am “Welcome” – Dave Staplin, NYCSHS, Chair Modelers’ Committee

8:30 am – 9:30 am “19000 Series Cabooses” – Jeff English

9:30 am – 10:25 am – “Modeling the Syracuse Division, Wayneport and Lyons” – Charlie Newton

10:25 am – 10:35 am – Break

10:35 am – 11:30 am – “NYC Track Pans” – Vic Roman

11:30 am – 12:00 pm – “Rutland RR/ NYC Heavyweight Coaches – Common Lots” – Dave Staplin

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch – Box lunches can be ordered with registration.

1:00 am – 2:00 pm “Lettering NYC Rolling Stock for Subsidiaries” – Jeff English

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm “3D Printing of Lines East Signal Bridge” – Mark Sklar

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Roundtable NYCSHS Modeling Discussion

We are very excited about this event as it represents a chance for us to get to know you better and allows us to hear from you in person how we can continue to improve the support we provide to NYCSHS members who model the NYCS. A table will be available for displaying your NYC models so please bring some for display and discussion. The Collinwood Shop will be open at the end of the Mini for your buying pleasure.

We need for you to register for this event in the Collinwood Shop and pay the $20.00 fee to partially the cost of the Mini. Click here to register.

You can also download the registration form and mail it in with a check for the $20.00 by clicking here. Click Here

Non-members are $30.00.

Hotel rooms will be available at the Holiday Inn Express Wolf Road on April 17, 18 at NYCSHS discount rate of $109.00 plus 8.375% NY Sales tax and this includes a hot breakfast. Cutoff date for discount rate is March 17, 2020. Phone 518-459-3600 and make your hotel reservation today. Mention the New York Central Railroad to get our rates.

To view hotel click here.



Don’t miss out – go to Registration Form and print out and mail a registration form. Mail form and check for registration and lunch to address on form.

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Layout Tours

Tours will be open on Friday evening at various locations to be announced later when they are confirmed.

Watch for updates here on specific tours and pick up an info sheet at the hotel for directions.

Local Area Train Shops

Milepost Hobbies – 4207 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010 https://mileposthobbies.com/

Mohawk Valley Railroad – 2037 Hamburg Street, Schenectady, NY 12304 https://mohawkvalleyrailroad.com/about

JP’s Trains & Hobbies –  277 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, NY

http://www.jptrainsandhobbies.com/index.html

The NYCSHS 50th Anniversary Year!!!

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National Train Day Toledo

National Train Day Toledo has been

cancelled due to the Coronavirus!!!

 

 

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For more details go to:

https://www.facebook.com/NationalTrainDayToledo/

Don’t Miss It!!!

 

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1st Qtr. 2020 Central Headlight is in the Mail Today

1st Qtr. 2020 Central Headlight is in the Mail Today

50th Anniversary Year

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The first Central Headlight for 2020 went into the mail today.  If you are a member you will be receiving it shortly.  For those who subscribe for the digital copy, it was emailed to you this morning.

This issue contains the following articles:

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Enjoy and thanks for being a member.  If you haven’t already, be sure to renew for 2020.  It will be a wonderful 50th Anniversary year for the us.

Click Here To Renew or Join Online

 

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Not a current 2020 NYCSHS member.  You can order this historic and informative magazine from the NYCSHS Collinwood Shop:

Click Here to Order 

Don’t forget to register when you get to the store!!!

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2020 NYCSHS 50th Anniversary T-Shirts

Order Your 2020 NYCSHS Convention T-Shirts Today!!

 

Show your pride in the NYCSHS’s 50 Years of Service

 

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These shirts a a deep blue with a red NYCS Logo on the front and a NYCSHS 50th Anniversary Logo on the back.  They come in short-sleeve, short-sleeve with pocket, and long sleeve.  The are available in sizes, M, L, XL, XXL, & XXL.  You can order them to be picked up at the convention or have them shipped to you when you order.  For shipped shirts, shipping is added.  Ohio residents pay 8% Ohio sales tax.



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Don’t Forget to Register for the 2020 NYCSHS

Convention in Cleveland Ohio

 

Click Here to Register in the

Collinwood Shop!!

 

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Adirondack Scenic Railroad Update

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Click Here For More Information

 

This historic railroad was once a part of the NYCS.

 

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