NYCSHS Announces the Albany, NY Mini Cancelled

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NYCSHS Announces December 2020

Albany, NY Mini – Cancelled

December 5, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Wolf Road

16 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205

7:30 am – 5:00 pm EST

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The Corona Virus Situation Has Required That We

Cancel!!!

 

Refunds will be issued to those who registered and

ordered lunches!!

 

Watch for information about a virtual Mini to replace

the Michigan City and Albany Minis




 

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NYCSHS Michigan City, IN Mini

The Michigan City, IN Mini has been cancelled

due to the Covid 19 Situation

 

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We are working to see if we can set up a virtual Mini

in the near future.

Stand by for updates!!!

 




Cancelled!!!!!!!

NYCSHS Announces October 2020

Michigan City, IN Mini

October 17, 2020

Michigan City, IN Public Library

100 4th Street

 Michigan City, IN

9:30 am – 4:30 pm CST

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Presenters;

Jim Suhs, NYC’s Kankakee Branch

Kyle Coble, Scratch building models from photographs

Alex Schneider, Pullman Plan 2505 10 Compartment Observation and

     Plan 2540 8 Compartment Observation

Dave Mackay, NYC’s 19000 series wood cabooses

Seth Lakin, Michigan City’s Railroads and modeling them circa 1960

Roundtable Discussion – If Time Permits

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Registration fee is $35.00 to cover part of the cost of the event and a box lunch from Panera Bread. Non-members cost is $45.00

You can register by going to the Collinwood Shop at: https://nycshs.3dcartstores.com/Convention-Registration_c_23.html

Or Download a form for registration and mail in to the address on the form.  To download the registration form:  Click Here

Since the meeting will be held in the public library we have not made any arrangements for a hotel.  However, there are a large number of moderately priced hotels in the area.

Blue Chip Casino is the closest rooms to the library, about 1/4 mile, its right downtown with excellent views of Lake Michigan, but its the most expensive room in town. Other hotels are 3.5/4 miles away on the south end of town off the expressway. Luckily all of these are right off the main north/south street in town. Heading north on Franklin St (US421) you will run into the library. Franklin St used to go all the way to the lake, but in the 60’s downtown redevelopment, closed Franklin St at 4th St. and the library built. If you kept driving north on Franklin, you would drive right into the front door of the library.

A list of hotels includes:

Hoiday Inn Express, 401 W Kieffer Road, Michigan City, IN, 219-243-8300

Quality Inn, 3801 Frontage Road, Michigan City, IN, 463-213-2998

Comfort Suites, 100 Kieffer Road, Michigan City, IN, 219-210-4384,

Baymount, 4128 South Franklin Street, Michigan City, IN, 219-210-4384

Micro Inn & Suites by Wyndham, 9834 W 400 N., Michigan City, In, 219-210-3430

Hampton Inn, 3674 Frontage Rd, Michigan City, IN, 219-814-4164

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, 3805 Frontage Rd, Michigan City, IN, 219-879-3600

The NYCSHS does not take any responsibility for the quality of these hotels.  We are only listing some in the area for your convenience.  This listing does not mean they we endorse these hotels over any other in the area. Hotel selection is up to the individual attendee.

Public transportation from Chicago:

Amtrak #350 Wolverine Service departs Chicago Union Station 7:20a arrives at Michigan City 8:27am. Library is a ¼ mile walk from Amtrak station (ex Michigan Central) full fare coach is $10.00 and reservations are required. NICTD South Shore Line also serves Michigan City from Chicago Millennium Station but the first train (8:40 Chicago departure) does not arrive from Chicago until 10:20a. NICTD South Shore Line Michigan City 11th St Station is a 1/3 mile walk from library. Returning to Chicago, Amtrak does not offer service to Chicago in the afternoon/evening. South Shore trains depart Michigan City 11th St at 5:36p and 7:16p arriving at Chicago Millennium Station at 7:11p and 8:52p, full fare is $10.25 each way. Reservations are not required on South Shore Line trains. These schedules are pre Convid-19 service reductions.

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See you there!!!!


 

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Latest Edition of the NYCentral Modeler (3rd Qtr. 2020)

Latest Edition of the NYCentral Modeler (3rd Qtr. 2020)

Ready for You to Enjoy!!!

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The cover photo for this quarter’s edition is from Noel Widdifield, The Inevitable Day.” Stan Madyda shows us his modeling skills inStan’s Promise of Things to Come.”  Tom Long returns withNYCS Passenger Cars in N-Scale.” Rich Stoving shares his layout building in “Scenicking Spurious Tunnel.” Ed Enyedy shows us what might have been at the 2020 convention in “It Was a 2020 Convention Layout.” Bob Shaw tells us about “Rerouting My Water Level Route #2.” Seth Lakin reports on “Modifying N Scale Architect’s NYC Lines West Station.” Steve Lasher recounts “Bringing Up Baby (Face).” And you also get all of the regular features with “NYCSHS RPO,” “NYCSHS Models” featuring photos from our members, “Extra Board,” “What’s New,” “The RPO,” and “The Observation Car.All in the July 2020 edition.

This online NYCSHS magazine is available quarterly on the NYCS website.  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.

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 www.NYCSHS.org. 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!!

OR!!

Click Here to Read!!!!!

Publishing this magazine continues to be a major challenge each quarter as I receive very few articles for publication. I spend as much time trying to find modelers to write articles as I do focused on the publishing of the magazine. In our recent NYCSHS Modelers Survey, we received over 600 responses to the survey indicating that the respondents modeled the NYCS. If you model the NYC, please contact me to let me help you display your modeling to the rest of the readers.  Writing an article is not very hard and we can help you do it.  Without article contributions, we cannot publish the magazine.  We really need your help with this, if you enjoy reading the NYCentral Modeler each quarter.  Take a couple of minutes and send me an email and let us help you display your modeling or collecting talent to our readers.  Contact me at: NYCSHS@verizon.net

 

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Latest Update on the NYCSHS 2021 Convention

Latest Update on the NYCSHS 2021 Convention

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The 50th Anniversary NYCSHS

Convention Has Been Moved to

May 14 – 16, 2021 in Cleveland

It will be at the Holiday Inn

Cleveland South.

If you have registered for the 2020 convention, you will be able to ask for a refund, or tell us to move your registration for the 2021 convention.  Refunds will be issue in full upon request, but please allow some time because multiple people working from home have to get the payment records and addresses together and the treasurer will have to produce a stack of checks.

Specific details  for the 2021 Convention will be announced once they are all worked out by the Society.

If you do not wish to have your registrations moved to the new dates, please contact Ralph Schiring at  nycrrstore@cox.net or 402-203-5931 and he will arrange for a refund.
If you wish to have your registrations moved to next year at the new date, please contact Ralph Schiring at nycrrstore@cox.net or 402-203-5931

The Holiday Inn Cleveland South asks that you contact them to cancel your reservation for 2020 if you have already made them, or move or reserve your 2021 hotel room.   They can be reached at 216-524-8050.

We will be holding a belated 50th Anniversary celebration in our 51st year as a Society.  Don’t miss it.

Additional registration

information for the 2021

convention will be

released shortly. 

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Modeling the NYC During the Pandemic Lock-Down

Modeling the NYC During the Pandemic Lock-Down

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Produced by Manual Duran-Duran, NYCSHS Modelers’ Committee Member

Check out this NYCSHS produced video highlighting some of the modeling of the NYCS that has been going on during the Lock-Down over the last two months.

Featuring the modeling of the following NYCSHS members:

Dave Mackay – NYCSHS President

Noel Widdifield – NYCSHS Business Manager/Treasurer – Editor NYCentral Modeler

Seth Lakin – NYCSHS Modelers’ Committee Chair

Frank Bongiovanni – Member NYCSHS Modelers’ Committee

Lary Faulkner – Member NYCSHS Modelers’ Committee

Rich Stoving – NYCSHS Past President – Editor Central Headlight – Member NYCSHS Modelers’ Committee

Manuel Duran-Duran – Video Editor – Member NYCSHS Modelers’ Committee

Click on the screen below to view:

 

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2nd Qtr. 2020 Central Headlight is in the Mail Today

2nd Qtr. 2020 Central Headlight is in the Mail Today

50th Anniversary Year

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The secondCentral Headlight for 2020 went into the mail today.  If you are a member you will be receiving it shortly.  For those who subscribe for the digital copy, it was emailed to you this morning.

This issue contains the following articles:

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Enjoy and thanks for being a member.  If you haven’t already, be sure to renew for 2020.  It will be a wonderful 50th Anniversary year for the us.

Click Here To Renew or Join Online

 

Click Her to Download a Membership Form To Renew

 

Click Her to Download a Membership Form To Join

Not a current 2020 NYCSHS member.  You can order this historic and informative magazine from the NYCSHS Collinwood Shop:

Click Here to Order 

Don’t forget to register when you get to the store!!!

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NYCSHS 2020 Convention Date Change

NYCSHS 2020 Convention Status

 

(April 6, 2020 Update – Date Change)

 

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TO THE MEMBERSHIP

As you are all aware, the current State and Federal efforts to combat the Covid-19 Virus outbreak have resulted in major upheaval of business and social affairs. This includes the planned 50th Anniversary Convention and Annual Meeting of our Society which has been scheduled for May 15 through 17, 2020 at the Holiday Inn – Independence, Ohio.

Given the importance of our Golden Anniversary, your Board of Directors and Convention Committee collectively decided to reschedule this event as opposed to outright cancellation.

Because of the concern for the health of our members and the emergency situation resulting from the Covid-19, the Convention has been postponed and will be held from August 28 – 30, 2020.

All current registrations will be transferred to the new date. If you plan to attend the Convention in August you need to do nothing for your registrations.

If you have not registered for the Convention and wish to do that you can do it in the Collinwood Shop by: Clicking Here

You may also download a registration form and mail it in with a check.  To download a registration form Click Here

If you do not wish to have your registrations moved to the new dates, please contact Ralph Schiring at rschiring@cox.net or 402-203-5931 and he will arrange for a refund.

The Holiday Inn Cleveland South asks that you contact them to move or cancel your room reservations if you have already made them.  If you have not yet made reservations for rooms at the hotel you should do that now. They can be reached at 216-524-8050.  Mention Railroad Historical Society to obtain the convention room rate.

 

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2nd Qtr. 2020 NYCentral Modeler is Posted for Your Enjoyment

2nd Qtr. 2020 NYCentral Modeler is Posted

for Your Enjoyment

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The cover photo for this quarter’s edition is from Bob Shaw Rerouting My Water Level Route Layout To Make It More Interesting”. Russ Briggs shows us his designing skills in “Designing the NYC Mark III Flexi-Van in O-Scale”. Steve Bratina returns with “Rebirth of the CASO and Copetown RPK 2020”. Seth Lakin is busy “Adding NYC Details to a Kitbashed Freight House.” Howie Mann continues with “Modeling the Putnam Division”. Tom Long shows us some of his many “Wood Cabooses of the B&A in N-Scale”. And you also get all of the regular features with “NYCSHS RPO,” “NYCSHS Models” featuring photos from our members, “Extra Board,” “What’s New,” “The RPO”, and “The Observation Car.” All in the April 2020 edition.

This online NYCSHS magazine is available quarterly on the NYCS website.  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.

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 www.NYCSHS.org. 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!!

Click Here to Read!!!!!

 

Publishing this magazine continues to be a major challenge each quarter as I receive very few articles for publication. I spend as much time trying to find modelers to write articles as I do focused on the publishing of the magazine. In our recent NYCSHS Modelers Survey, we received over 600 responses to the survey indicating that the respondents modeled the NYCS. If you model the NYC, please contact me to let me help you display your modeling to the rest of the readers. 

Writing an article is not very hard and we can help you do it.  Without article contributions, we cannot publish the magazine.  We really need your help with this, if you enjoy reading the NYCentral Modeler each quarter.  Take a couple of minutes and send me an email and let us help you display your modeling or collecting talent to our readers.  Contact me at: NYCSHS@verizon.net

 

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NYCSHS Announces Cancellation of the April 2020 Albany, NY Mini

The Albany Mini Has Been Cancelled

Due to the current coronavirus conditions, the New York Central System Historical Society Modeler’s Mini-Meet set for Albany on Saturday April 18th is cancelled. 

  • All payments made through our on-line “Collinwood Shop” will be refunded, in full, to your credit card.
  • All mailed in checks have already been destroyed either by myself or Noel Widdifield our Treasurer.
We are disappointed in having to do this, as your participation is the reason we conduct these events. However, the health and well being of our membership is important to us, and we need to be vigilant in these times.
We may re-schedule this event if circumstances permit.  Otherwise, be advised that our 2021 Convention is projected for Albany, and planning for that is underway.

Thank you for your understanding.

Dave Mackay Ralph Schiring

President Registrar

 





NYCSHS Announces April  2020 Mini in Albany, NY

April 18, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Wolf Road

16 Wolf Road

Albany, NY 12205

 

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We are very excited about this event as it represents a chance for us to get to know you better and allows us to hear from you in person how we can continue to improve the support we provide to NYCSHS members who model the NYCS. A table will be available for displaying your NYC models so please bring some for display and discussion. The Collinwood Shop will be open at the end of the Mini for your buying pleasure.

We need for you to make a reservation for this event in the Collinwood Shop and pay the $20.00 fee to partially cover the cost of the Mini. Click here to make the reservation.

You can pre-order your lunch for the meeting in the Collinwood Shop by clicking here.

You can also download the reservation form and mail it in with a check for the $20.00 by clicking here. Non-members are $30.00. You may order your lunch using that form as well.

Lunches must be ordered prior to Monday, April 13 in order for them to be available for you at the Mini.  There are no other good options for lunch at this event.

Schedule

7:30 am – 8:25 am “Registration”

8:25 am – 8:30 am “Welcome” – Dave Staplin, NYCSHS, Chair Modelers’ Committee

8:30 am – 9:30 am “19000 Series Cabooses” – Jeff English

9:30 am – 10:25 am – “Modeling the Syracuse Division, Wayneport and Lyons” – Charlie Newton

10:25 am – 10:35 am – Break

10:35 am – 11:30 am – “NYC Track Pans” – Vic Roman

11:30 am – 12:00 pm – “Rutland RR/ NYC Heavyweight Coaches – Common Lots” – Dave Staplin

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch – Box lunches can be ordered with registration.

1:00 am – 2:00 pm “Lettering NYC Rolling Stock for Subsidiaries” – Jeff English

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm “3D Printing of Lines East Signal Bridge” – Mark Sklar

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Roundtable NYCSHS Modeling Discussion

We are very excited about this event as it represents a chance for us to get to know you better and allows us to hear from you in person how we can continue to improve the support we provide to NYCSHS members who model the NYCS. A table will be available for displaying your NYC models so please bring some for display and discussion. The Collinwood Shop will be open at the end of the Mini for your buying pleasure.

We need for you to register for this event in the Collinwood Shop and pay the $20.00 fee to partially the cost of the Mini. Click here to register.

You can also download the registration form and mail it in with a check for the $20.00 by clicking here. Click Here

Non-members are $30.00.

Hotel rooms will be available at the Holiday Inn Express Wolf Road on April 17, 18 at NYCSHS discount rate of $109.00 plus 8.375% NY Sales tax and this includes a hot breakfast. Cutoff date for discount rate is March 17, 2020. Phone 518-459-3600 and make your hotel reservation today. Mention the New York Central Railroad to get our rates.

To view hotel click here.



Don’t miss out – go to Registration Form and print out and mail a registration form. Mail form and check for registration and lunch to address on form.

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Layout Tours

Tours will be open on Friday evening at various locations to be announced later when they are confirmed.

Watch for updates here on specific tours and pick up an info sheet at the hotel for directions.

Local Area Train Shops

Milepost Hobbies – 4207 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010 https://mileposthobbies.com/

Mohawk Valley Railroad – 2037 Hamburg Street, Schenectady, NY 12304 https://mohawkvalleyrailroad.com/about

JP’s Trains & Hobbies –  277 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, NY

http://www.jptrainsandhobbies.com/index.html

The NYCSHS 50th Anniversary Year!!!

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National Train Day Toledo

National Train Day Toledo has been

cancelled due to the Coronavirus!!!

 

 

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For more details go to:

https://www.facebook.com/NationalTrainDayToledo/

Don’t Miss It!!!

 

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