The fourth quarter issue of NYCentral Modeler is here!

  In the latest issue of NYC Modeler, we visit the beautiful O scale model railroad of the late Dr. Randall Swanson, M.D. Randy was in the process of designing and building his layout depicting western New York in the 1940s before his untimely passing last year. 

Volume 4 for 2012 of the NYCentral Modeler is now available on the NYCSHS website. This 76-page edition is the biggest one yet and contains some very interesting articles, many written by new authors not yet featured in NYCM.  All of the articles feature topics about the New York Central System, including coverage of several exciting layouts and a couple of how-to articles.

We are pleased to feature articles by several authors bringing you topics including: “Dr. Randall Swanson’s O-Scale NYC layout,” “Modeling the New York Central in TT-Scale,” “Modeling NYC Timetable #69,” and “Kitbashing a Flex Flo Covered Hopper.”  You will read two articles from NYCSHS members representing the Society at two train shows.  They include the Norfolk & Southern’s “Family Reunon” held at the North Carolina Transportation Museum, and the Sixth Annual St. Louis Prototype Modelers Meet.

The issue again covers NYCS 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 “Critters” in his regular feature and we have some lighthearted banter between Rich and one of our members. Also look inside for important information about the Society, and exciting details on the 2013 NYCSHS Convention in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Our readers continue to comment very favorably on each issue.  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 sixth issue for what is regular benefit to those of you who model the New York Central Railroad.  Even if your layout is not a NYCS one, you will find items of interest for your own modeling.  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. We hope you have a wonderful fall season and look forward to hearing from you with your comments on this exciting edition.

—Noel Widdifield
Editor, NYCentral Modeler

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