NYCentral Modeler Magazine


The NYCSHS On-Line Modeling Magazine

Published Quarterly to Provide a Publication Dedicated to Modeling of the NYCS.

1st Qtr. 2019 NYCentral Modeler is Posted for Your Reading Pleasure


The cover photo for this quarter’s edition is from David Howarth‘s continuing coverage if his “NYC West Shore River Divisions”. His article is followed by a visit where “NYC Shines at Chicagoland RPM” by Bob Chapman. Will Tajibnapis brings his second part of the “And Something Completely Different” to continue to amaze us with his NYC passenger car operations.  Bob Shaw brings us another article from his “O-Gauge Model Railroading” feature with “Making a Terrace Featuring Timplate Stations, Walkover and Waiting Platforms”. “NY & Hudson Valley Railroad in HO-Scale – Part 2 allows Vinny DeRobertis to finish his sharing of his beautiful HO-Scale layout. Brian Marotta returns after several years to bring us up to date on his recent almost disaster with “A Pipe Leak Leads to Scenery Work and More Water”.  And you also get all of the regular features with “NYCSHS RPO,” “Extra Board,” “What’s New,” and “The Observation Car.” All in the 1st Qtr. 2019 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!!

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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.

 Year                                       Quarter


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

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.

NYC Modeler - CD-Cover

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


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



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Editor:                               Noel Widdifield

Associate Editor              Bob Shaw

Engineering Dept:           Manuel Duran-Duran

Harmon Files:                   Larry Faulkner

The Early Car Shop:         Kyle Coble

NYC O-Gauge Model        Bob Shaw


Layout Drawing Artist:    Frank Knight



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