NYCSHS Announces the Albany, NY Mini Cancelled

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NYCSHS Announces December 2020

Albany, NY Mini – Cancelled

December 5, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Wolf Road

16 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205

7:30 am – 5:00 pm EST

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The Corona Virus Situation Has Required That We

Cancel!!!

 

Refunds will be issued to those who registered and

ordered lunches!!

 

Watch for information about a virtual Mini to replace

the Michigan City and Albany Minis




 

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NYCSHS New Exclusive HO-Scale Hopper Model

NYCSHS Exclusive

Accurail NYC 3-Bay Hopper (Lot 824-H)

40’8″ All Steel Self-Clearing Offset Hopper Kit

 

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NYCSHS Modeler’s committee  wanted to offer a custom decorated Accurail 3 bay hopper as a lot 824-H. The 824-H was built by General American in 1952 numbered NYC 904000-904999.  The road number is homage to the society’s 50th anniversary and is authentic.

904409 PB033082 824-H

Features:
The art work is laid out directly over the top of the Builders photo of the hopper, so it should be just right. The end lettering is a touch smaller than in the photos, but it needed to be in order to print properly in that restricted amount of space.
These easy-to-build HO Scale plastic car kits feature a one-piece body with details molded in place. Decorated models feature authentic paint and lettering schemes with end reporting marks. In addition, the trucks feature nonmagnetic axles, and the coupler pockets accepts Kadee(R) No. 5 couplers. Also features exceptionally free-rolling wheels. Set of decals with six road numbers and 6 shop stencils are included with kit. Decals come with same paint color background as the car.
MSRP $31.63 NYCSHS member price is $25.30 and that is 20% off MSRP.
Shipping is extra and Ohio residents must add 8% Ohio sales tax.
Currently being shipped to us on August 4, 2020

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NYCSHS Michigan City, IN Mini

The Michigan City, IN Mini has been cancelled

due to the Covid 19 Situation

 

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We are working to see if we can set up a virtual Mini

in the near future.

Stand by for updates!!!

 




Cancelled!!!!!!!

NYCSHS Announces October 2020

Michigan City, IN Mini

October 17, 2020

Michigan City, IN Public Library

100 4th Street

 Michigan City, IN

9:30 am – 4:30 pm CST

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Presenters;

Jim Suhs, NYC’s Kankakee Branch

Kyle Coble, Scratch building models from photographs

Alex Schneider, Pullman Plan 2505 10 Compartment Observation and

     Plan 2540 8 Compartment Observation

Dave Mackay, NYC’s 19000 series wood cabooses

Seth Lakin, Michigan City’s Railroads and modeling them circa 1960

Roundtable Discussion – If Time Permits

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Registration fee is $35.00 to cover part of the cost of the event and a box lunch from Panera Bread. Non-members cost is $45.00

You can register by going to the Collinwood Shop at: https://nycshs.3dcartstores.com/Convention-Registration_c_23.html

Or Download a form for registration and mail in to the address on the form.  To download the registration form:  Click Here

Since the meeting will be held in the public library we have not made any arrangements for a hotel.  However, there are a large number of moderately priced hotels in the area.

Blue Chip Casino is the closest rooms to the library, about 1/4 mile, its right downtown with excellent views of Lake Michigan, but its the most expensive room in town. Other hotels are 3.5/4 miles away on the south end of town off the expressway. Luckily all of these are right off the main north/south street in town. Heading north on Franklin St (US421) you will run into the library. Franklin St used to go all the way to the lake, but in the 60’s downtown redevelopment, closed Franklin St at 4th St. and the library built. If you kept driving north on Franklin, you would drive right into the front door of the library.

A list of hotels includes:

Hoiday Inn Express, 401 W Kieffer Road, Michigan City, IN, 219-243-8300

Quality Inn, 3801 Frontage Road, Michigan City, IN, 463-213-2998

Comfort Suites, 100 Kieffer Road, Michigan City, IN, 219-210-4384,

Baymount, 4128 South Franklin Street, Michigan City, IN, 219-210-4384

Micro Inn & Suites by Wyndham, 9834 W 400 N., Michigan City, In, 219-210-3430

Hampton Inn, 3674 Frontage Rd, Michigan City, IN, 219-814-4164

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, 3805 Frontage Rd, Michigan City, IN, 219-879-3600

The NYCSHS does not take any responsibility for the quality of these hotels.  We are only listing some in the area for your convenience.  This listing does not mean they we endorse these hotels over any other in the area. Hotel selection is up to the individual attendee.

Public transportation from Chicago:

Amtrak #350 Wolverine Service departs Chicago Union Station 7:20a arrives at Michigan City 8:27am. Library is a ¼ mile walk from Amtrak station (ex Michigan Central) full fare coach is $10.00 and reservations are required. NICTD South Shore Line also serves Michigan City from Chicago Millennium Station but the first train (8:40 Chicago departure) does not arrive from Chicago until 10:20a. NICTD South Shore Line Michigan City 11th St Station is a 1/3 mile walk from library. Returning to Chicago, Amtrak does not offer service to Chicago in the afternoon/evening. South Shore trains depart Michigan City 11th St at 5:36p and 7:16p arriving at Chicago Millennium Station at 7:11p and 8:52p, full fare is $10.25 each way. Reservations are not required on South Shore Line trains. These schedules are pre Convid-19 service reductions.

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See you there!!!!


 

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Latest Edition of the NYCentral Modeler (3rd Qtr. 2020)

Latest Edition of the NYCentral Modeler (3rd Qtr. 2020)

Ready for You to Enjoy!!!

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The cover photo for this quarter’s edition is from Noel Widdifield, The Inevitable Day.” Stan Madyda shows us his modeling skills inStan’s Promise of Things to Come.”  Tom Long returns withNYCS Passenger Cars in N-Scale.” Rich Stoving shares his layout building in “Scenicking Spurious Tunnel.” Ed Enyedy shows us what might have been at the 2020 convention in “It Was a 2020 Convention Layout.” Bob Shaw tells us about “Rerouting My Water Level Route #2.” Seth Lakin reports on “Modifying N Scale Architect’s NYC Lines West Station.” Steve Lasher recounts “Bringing Up Baby (Face).” 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 July 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!!

OR!!

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 Another New NYCS Book

Another Great Book Coming From 

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The New York Central System Historical Society announces the another book of the Central’s steam power triumvirate. This hard cover book completes the documentation of the New York Central’s Mohawk class, the L-3 and L-4 Mohawks.

  • Detailed history of the late Mohawk design of 1940, and the final L-4 design of 1942, using official railroad records and drawings, and profusely illustrated using an outstanding collection of high-quality photographs from the Society’s Collection and other collections, many previously unpublished
  • Over 300 pages and photographs, including a 32-page color section
  • Informative captions
  • Useful to modelers and historians
  • Written by Tom Gerbracht, NYCSHS Director
  • Limited production run, hard cover, using the best paper stock and outstanding photo reproduction, and sewn binding for permanency
  • Very limited quantity of numbered and signed copies available as a separate store item

The book describes and illustrates the original late Mohawk design, and the evolution of the basic design that resulted in the L-4 Mohawk, perhaps the best dual service two-cylinder steam locomotive design ever developed. Included is a separate section on late Mohawk tenders, one of the secrets of the Mohawk’s success. Oddities are identified, and the final days of late Mohawk operation are also fully documented, including last runs. The late Mohawk design is compared with contemporary steam designs used by other railroads in the Central’s service area.

  • Expected Delivery by August 2020
  • All proceeds donated to the NYCSHS
  • MSRP  $89.99 NYCSHS Members $71.99
  • Limited number of signed and numbered copies $250.00
  • Shipping is $10.00 for US buyers
  • Non-US buyers pay actual shipping costs
  • Ohio residents pay 8% Ohio Sales Tax

You can order the book directly from the Collinwood Shop by Clicking Here

You can download a form and mail it in with a check.  Click here to Download Order Form

 

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Latest Update on the NYCSHS 2021 Convention

Latest Update on the NYCSHS 2021 Convention

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The 50th Anniversary NYCSHS

Convention Has Been Moved to

May 14 – 16, 2021 in Cleveland

It will be at the Holiday Inn

Cleveland South.

If you have registered for the 2020 convention, you will be able to ask for a refund, or tell us to move your registration for the 2021 convention.  Refunds will be issue in full upon request, but please allow some time because multiple people working from home have to get the payment records and addresses together and the treasurer will have to produce a stack of checks.

Specific details  for the 2021 Convention will be announced once they are all worked out by the Society.

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

The Holiday Inn Cleveland South asks that you contact them to cancel your reservation for 2020 if you have already made them, or move or reserve your 2021 hotel room.   They can be reached at 216-524-8050.

We will be holding a belated 50th Anniversary celebration in our 51st year as a Society.  Don’t miss it.

Additional registration

information for the 2021

convention will be

released shortly. 

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Modeling the NYC During the Pandemic Lock-Down

Modeling the NYC During the Pandemic Lock-Down

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Produced by Manual Duran-Duran, NYCSHS Modelers’ Committee Member

Check out this NYCSHS produced video highlighting some of the modeling of the NYCS that has been going on during the Lock-Down over the last two months.

Featuring the modeling of the following NYCSHS members:

Dave Mackay – NYCSHS President

Noel Widdifield – NYCSHS Business Manager/Treasurer – Editor NYCentral Modeler

Seth Lakin – NYCSHS Modelers’ Committee Chair

Frank Bongiovanni – Member NYCSHS Modelers’ Committee

Lary Faulkner – Member NYCSHS Modelers’ Committee

Rich Stoving – NYCSHS Past President – Editor Central Headlight – Member NYCSHS Modelers’ Committee

Manuel Duran-Duran – Video Editor – Member NYCSHS Modelers’ Committee

Click on the screen below to view:

 

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2nd Qtr. 2020 Central Headlight is in the Mail Today

2nd Qtr. 2020 Central Headlight is in the Mail Today

50th Anniversary Year

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The secondCentral 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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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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