4th Qtr. 2018 NYCentral Modeler is Posted for Your Reading Pleasure

Latest Modeling News from the NYCSHS

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The cover photo for this quarter’s edition is from Vinny DeRobertis’s  “New York & Hudson Valley Railroad in HO-scale.” NYCSHS Director Dave Staplin tells us about “Dressing Up the Walthers’ 20th Century Baggage/RPO” in this edition.  Associate Editor Bob Shaw writes all about his “Grandfather’s 1917 Hamilton Railroad Watch” in this edition of “O-Gauge Model Railroading.” Continuing a three-part series on the NYC SW-1, Seth Lakin tells us about Phase III of that loco.  In our regular feature, “The Harmon Files,” Larry Faulkner shows us about “Modeling Harmon Area Telegraph & Transmission Poles.” Will Tajibnapis provides us with “And Now for Something Different.”  And you also get all of the regular features with “NYCSHS RPO,” “Extra Board,” “What’s New,” and “The Observation Car.” All in the October 1, 2018 edition.

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!!

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The First NYCSHS “Mini” was a Great Success

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This year the Society decided to hold a mini-convention in our Headquarters in Middleburg Heights, OH. For several years members have been asking that we hold some kind of smaller activity in various parts of the NYCS territory so that those who cannot attend the annual convention might be able to come to one of these. The idea was to minimize the cost of attendance and move the location around the territory. This year’s Mini was an answer to that request.

We decided to focus on modeling for the first “Mini” because that is where we are now getting most of our new members. Fewer new members are those who were once employees of the NYCS or even saw or rode the railroad. Of course we will continue to provide activities and publications for those fans and employees, but it appears that those who model the NYCS are and will continue to be in the majority.

So our first event in this series was a big success with almost forty people arriving at the Headquarters on Saturday, September 22. They were met there by some of the NYCSHS Board and their wives and welcomed to the Headquarters for a daylong event filled with activities focused on NYCS modeling.

The day began with a welcome from President Dave Mackay. It was followed by a presentation by Noel Widdifield, Business Manager/Treasurer, on “Results of the Modeler’s Survey 2018, Challenges Faced by Model Manufacturers, and NYCSHS Successes and Failures in Developing NYCS Models”.

Dave Mackay then returned to talk about “Modeling NYCS Heavyweight Coaches”.

Lunch and time for checking our the many modeling items for sale in the Collinwood Shop were next up and enjoyed by all who attended.

After we dragged the participants back into the room away from the Collinwood Shop offerings, Past President, Rich Stoving presented “My Last Layout” featuring great photos of his very accurate NYC layout.

Next up, Dave Nethery presented “Using the NYCSHS Archive to Improve Your NYCS Modeling”. This talk included a detailed tour of what the Archive has to offer and what the volunteers are doing to continue to expand the digital and hard copy holdings there.

Finally, Noel Widdifield, Dave Mackay, Dave Nethery, Mike Vescelus, and Bob Wasko moderated a roundtable NYCSHS discussion at which the attendees were encouraged to make suggestions on how to improve the NYCSHS modeling program.

Photos from Modelers’ Mini (Photos by Noel & Joe Kurilec)

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Jeff Koncal’s wife, Cecilia, baked an enormous amount of desserts for the event. They were enjoyed by all, and many goodies were taken along for the drive back home.

This event was the first of many of these “Mini” meetings, and it was a great success. They only negative comment we heard was that the seats were too hard. We received a very large number of positive comments so we believe that this kind of events will be very popular with our members in the near future.

If you would be interested in leading such an event in your area, please contact us. We will provide lots of support to you. All you need to do is find a place to hold the event, obtain speakers on any NYCS subject, arrange for food, and led the event. We will provide you with all the support you need and will mentor you through your first event. We will set up the registration and collect the money, provide you with the means to pay for any expenses used to advertise the event for you, and mentor you through your first event.

If you would be interested in setting up a “Mini” in your area, contact us at NYCSHS@verizon.net and let us help you get started.

This is your chance to set up a NYCSHS “Mini” in your area so that

NYCSHS members can meet and learn about the NYCSHS locally.

We are here to help and support you in doing this.  These “Minis”

are designed to allow you to get to know members in your area who

share our love of the NYCS.

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2019 NYCSHS Calendar Released

2019 NYCSHS Calendar Released

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NYCSHS 2019 Calendar. This calendar contains 15 great photos including 7 in color. The calendars represent a wonderful collection of photos from the glory days of the New York Central System. Each month has important historical events listed on the days that they occurred. Select the calendar you want in the box above. Price $16.00. Ohio residents add Ohio state sales tax. Shipping included for US only. Non-US orders have shipping added.

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Or send a check for $16.00 plus $1.28 Ohio sales tax if you are a Ohio resident to:

NYCSHS

2019 Calendar

P.O. Box 328

Shady Side, MD 20764

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3rd Qtr. 2018 Central Headlight

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The 3rd Qtr. 2018 Central Headlight was mailed out on August 10, 2018.

Look for yours soon.




 

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Major Model Railroad Manufacture News

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In a recent news release, Model Railroader wrote:

“In late July Affa Technology Ltd., a Hong Kong-based manufacturer of model trains, radio-controlled toys, scale cars, and other items, announced it had closed. Some of the model railroad manufacturers impacted by this news include American Z Line, Atlas Model Railroad Co., Bowser, ExactRail, Fox Valley Models, InterMountain Railway Co., Trainworx, and Wheels of Time. Several firms shared the news through e-mail, websites, and social media.”
We recommend that you consult individual manufacturer’s websites to keep up to date on plans for their models.

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NYCSHS 2019 Membership

We are now accepting renewal and new applications for

the NYCSHS 2019 membership year.

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To join online click here to go to the Collinwood Shop.

 

To download a renewal application Click Here!

 

To download a new application Click Here!

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3rd Qtr. 2018 NYCentral Modeler is Posted for Your Reading Pleasure

3rd Qtr. 2018 NYCentral Modeler is Waiting

for You to Read and Enjoy

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The cover photo for this quarter’s edition is from Jim Kindraka’s article about building an S-Scale America RS-1 kit in brass. Jim Kehn completes his construction of a “Generic Big Four Tower – Part 2” in this edition. Former NYCSHS Director Hugh Guillaume tells us all about the HO-scale brass Hudsons from Mizuno. Continuing his list of N-scale construction articles, Tom Long tells us about his 19000-series caboose construction. In our regular feature, “O-Gauge Model Railroading,” Bob Shaw shares “Running a Trolley Line Down Main Street.” Prolific modeler Seth Lakin builds both of the NYC 19000 Lot 732 cabooses he worked with American Model Builders to produce as exclusive NYCSHS kits. Tom Gerbracht shares descriptions of five videos of his NYC Niagaras and a link to view them. And you also get all of the regular features with “NYCSHS RPO,” “Extra Board,” “What’s New,” and “The Observation Car.” All in the July 1, 2018 edition.

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