Download the latest issue of NYCentral Modeler!


In the latest issue of NYC Modeler, Jim Six explains how he came to pattern his railroad after the New York Central’s Big Four operations in Michigan, after building Atlantic Coast Line and Seaboard Air Line models for many years. Photo by Jim Six

Volume 3 for 2012 of the NYCentral Modeler is now available on the NYCSHS website.  This issue contains more articles than any previous issue. This 75-page edition is again the biggest one yet and features many photos and the biographies of all of the authors.  You will even see photos of some of our member’s layouts, important information about the Society, and details on the 2013 NYCSHS Convention to be held in Poughkeepsie, New York, next spring.

We are pleased to feature articles by several authors bringing you topics including: “Modeling the NYC in Albany,” by Alan Bell, “2012 NYCSHS Convention Layouts” by Noel Widdifield, an interview with NYCSHS Webmaster Otto Vondrak, “Modeling the NYC Michigan Division” by Jim Six, “NYC West Side Freight Lines – Part 1” by Ron Parisi, and “Kitbashing Steam Locomotives – Part 2” by Tom Bailey.

The issue has coverage of the many New York Central models coming out currently and in the near future.  Jim Benedict, Associate Editor, who also writes a similar feature in the NYCSHS Central Headlight, gives us the latest.

NYCSHS President, R. L. Stoving, writes about “Come on Up” in his regular feature telling us about an event over sixty years ago that shaped his interest in trains.  He also offers a free copy of the NYCSHS Central Headlight to those of you who think you might be interested in joining our Society, but just don’t know for sure.

Our readers continue to comment very favorably on each issue.  We believe that this issue continues the quality standard set by past issues.  We hope to motivate more of you to contact us about featuring your layout or collection in one of our future issues.   Don’t be afraid to help us show off your NYC modeling.  We will help you with photographing your models and writing the article.  We provide a style guide, sample article and some photo tips to all who are interested.  We really do want to help you show off your NYC models and layouts!This edition promises to be a truly exciting fifth issue for those of you who model the New York Central, or any railroad for that matter.  This e-zine is for members of the NYCSHS and non-members who model in all scales.  Check it out today and let us know what you think. Visit the website and download all five issues of the NYCentral Modeler for free.

 We hope you have a wonderful summer season and we enjoyed meeting many of your at the NYCSHS annual convention this past May. We hope to see even more of you at Poughkeepsie next year.

—Noel Widdifield
Editor, NYCentral Modeler

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