NYCentral Modeler Magazine



The NYCSHS On-Line Modeling Magazine

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

2nd Qtr. 2017 NYCentral Modeler


You will find all the usual features in this quarter’s edition with lots of new model information, several interesting letters we have received and answered, the “Observation Car’ with previews of the July and October 2017 editions, and columns by President, Rich Stoving and NYCentral Modeler Editor, Noel Widdifield.

The articles begin with Part 2 of the “Saranac Branch of the NYC – Early 1950s”, by David Gallaway. Australian, David continues with an update on his continuing to build his layout and he provides many photos of some of his well-done building models.

Keith Taylor returns for another article providing us with a look at “The New York Central S-Class in Tinplate Form”.  He provides an interesting history of the icon of the NYC – the S-class modeled in the early 1900s by several manufacturers.

“The Early Car Shop” by Kyle Coble covers the “Big Four 36′ Standard Boxcar (1897 – 1901)” in his return to the NYCentral Modeler for another great article on one of the CCC&StL boxcars providing interesting background, great photos and accurate drawings of the car.

Manuel Duran-Duran and Larry Faulkner present another of the ongoing series from the “NYC Engineering Department” and “The Harmon Files”.  In this issue they provide background and 3D printing of the NYC Coalboxes and Shop Signs and State Line Markers.

Returning author, Dan Howard, tells us about how he conducts prototypical operations on his New Haven and New York Central layout.  This is the first of a two-part series on his concept of operations and execution of realistic railroad operations on his layout.

You will also read about the latest on the NYCSHS 2017 Convention, see many of the new exiting NYCS products to be found in the Collinwood Shop. And you will also see some of the products that will be available first at the convention and then in the Collinwood Shop after the convention.


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

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Please note that there is an error in the price for the Accurail HO-Scale B&A 36′ Single Sheath Wood Boxcar on page 16 of the 2nd Qtr. 2017 NYCentral Modeler.

The correct price for this NYCSHS 2017 Convention car is $27.50 MSRP and $22.00 for NYCSHS members.  Massachusetts Sales tax will be added for cars purchased at the convention. 

After the convention the cars will be for sale in the Collinwood Shop for the same price but shipping will be added.  Ohio Sales tax will be added for Ohio residents.

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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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              2016                           1Q                                2Q                             3Q                               4Q

               2017                          1Q                                2Q                             3Q                               4Q

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Editor:                               Noel Widdifield

Associate Editor                    Bob Shaw

Proof Editors:                     Julie Sanders

                                                Ann Widdifield

Engineering Dept:           Manuel Duran-Duran

Harmon Files:                   Larry Faulkner

The Early Car Shop:         Kyle Coble

Layout Drawing Artist:    Frank Knight



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