NYCentral Modeler Magazine


The NYCSHS On-Line Modeling Magazine

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

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!!


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

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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.

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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