2019 NYCSHS Calendar Released
Cover photo: Lima-Hamilton Class LRS-12as road-switcher #6208 (built as #5808 in 1950) was photographed at Riverside Yard, Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 29, 1961. The unit was retired in 1965. —James Suhs collection
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.
Or send a check for $16.00 plus $1.28 Ohio sales tax if you are a Ohio resident to:
P.O. Box 328
Shady Side, MD 20764
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.
NYCSHS Modelers’ Committee
Join Us for the First NYCSHS Modelers’ Mini-Convention
We are having a NYCSHS Modelers’ Mini in Cleveland on September 22 at the NYCSHS Headquarters. This will be a one-day gathering of those members who love modeling the NYCS. And we already have several members who have indicated they will be there. You should be too!!!
We have presenters on NYCS modeling techniques, results of the modeling survey, challenges facing model manufacturers, NYCSHS model development successes and failures, a tour of the archive focusing on NYCS modeling. We will also be treated to a talk by past NYCSHS President, Rich Stoving, about his “final” model railroad, and a roundtable discussion session to gather ideas about how to increase participation in the modeling activities at the NYCSHS.
It gives us a chance to meet each other, bring some other potential members, and discover ways to expand the modeling activities in the NYCSHS.
If you are interested in joining us, go to the Collinwood Shop to register or download a registration form and mail it to us and let us know you are coming. We are charging a small $10.00 fee to cover the cost of your lunch. That can be paid in the Collinwood Shop or by check if you mail in the registration. Bring another NYCS modeler and you both get a free lunch.
Click here to make the reservation in the Collinwood Shop.
Mail the form to:
P.O. Box 328
Shady Side, MD 20764
Hotel rooms will be available at the Cleveland Airport Crown Plaza
on September 21 & 22 at NYCSHS discount rate of $119.00 and this includes a hot breakfast. Cutoff date for discount rate is August 24, 2018. Phone 440-243-4040
and make your hotel reservation today. https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/reservation
The hotel is a 3 minute drive from the Headquarters.
3rd Qtr. 2018 NYCentral Modeler is Waiting
for You to Read and Enjoy
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.