For The Modeler

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

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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 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!!

Don’t miss out!! Read it now at Click here to read.

Be sure to check out this latest edition.  We have some really informative articles for you!!

Click here to read.

Don’t miss out!! Read it now at Click here to read.

Noel Widdifield

Editor, NYCentral Modeler

Enjoy our FREE NYCentral Modeler Magazine

Please enjoy our free quarterly magazine, NYC Modeler. Developed and edited by members and friends of the New York Central System Historical Society, we are providing this free resource for anyone interested in creating accurate models of New York Central railroad equipment and structures. The magazine is only available as a PDF file, and you will need the free Acrobat Reader software to view it.

To view please right click on the issue you want to view below and then use the “Save Link As” feature to download the NYCentral Modeler to your desktop.This will allow you to see the magazine in full resolution and also not require you to go back to the website to later view the magazine.  Just opening it with your browser will not provide the photos in the high quality that we have put into them.  


2018                           1Q                           2Q                             3Q                            4Q

2019                            1Q                           2Q                            3Q                            4Q


Click Here for an Index of all of the Issues and Articles

in the NYCentral Modeler

Please send your questions and comments about “NYCentral Modeler” to editor,  Noel F. Widdifield

The NYCentral Modeler has been published since 2011

on a quarterly basis.  You may now obtain all of those

editions on the NYCentral Modeler 2011- 2018 DVD.

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The NYCentral Modeler was introduced in 2011 as a free to all, online digital publication dedicated to the modeling of the NYCS. It is published quarterly and represents some very fine modeling of the NYCS by both NYCSHS members and non-members. It represents some of the finest NYCS modeling today.

This DVD provides all of the editions published up through 2018 and will be the first in many of the NYCentral Modeler DVDs that will be offered in the future.

In the past these magazines were available on this website for downloading and viewing.  We have removed all of the issues prior to this year and made those available on this DVD.

We will still publish each edition quarterly on this website and the current editions will remain available until we publish the next DVD.

This DVD makes all of the editions from 2011 through 2018 available on a single DVD for research and your reading pleasure.

The MSPR is $36.95 and the NYCSHS members price is $29.56

and that is 20% off MSRP.

Shipping is free for US customers but Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.

Non-US customers will pay actual cost of shipping.

Click Here to Order in the Collinwood Shop


Click Here to Download a Order Form to Order by Mail.


Click Here for an Index of all of the Issues and Articles

in the NYCentral Modeler






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