Central New York Chapter, NRHS "O" & "HO" group
Associations, Model Railroad Club
Central New York Chapter, NRHS Inc.
P.O. Box 229
Marcellus, Central New York Region, NY 13108-0229
United States
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The Central New York Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society maintains four model railroads in "O", "HO" and inch & a half scale.

We sponsor the annual Great New York State Model Train Fair held each year at The Empire Expo Center, Syracuse 35+ years, and has grown to be one of the largest shows in the East. The show is always held on the first full weekend of Saturday and Sunday in November. See www.modeltrainfair.com for more information.

Our 20'x40' "O" scale layout features 3 mainlines of historically accurate railroading. The display is fully updated with the latest in model railroad operating systems. Four modules make up a semi-scale replica of a Lackawanna Railroad viaduct. Current plans to double the size of the overall layout by adding a nearly scale model of the New York Central station in Syracuse. Construction is currently underway, and will be be completed soon.

Our "O" scale layout has been featured in hundreds of public exhibitions throughout the Northeast USA and Canada. In 2008, we were featured at the National Covention of the Train Collectors Association in Burlington VT. Every year in August, the layout is featured at the Great New York State Fair where over a million people visit it annually.

We also maintain the only operating "Train-Trailer" layout. Designed to be pulled anywhere and set up and operating in under a half hour as a static display. It is also able to be fully operational with four trains running while the trailer is being pulled at speeds upwards to 20MPH. This allows us to pull the trailer in regional parades and has been touted as a favorite entry in many parades.

The "HO" layout, one of the first modular layouts in Central New York, is constantly being added to and improved. Currently trackwork and new scenery has been added.

Our Inch & Half scale ride-on train is popular with kids and hobbyists alike. We currently operate a scale model of a New York Central S2 Electric and an operating steam locomotive using compressed air. Rolling stock includes several boxcars for carrying batteries and gondola's for passengers. The train is set up on a portable circle of track approximately 80 feet in diameter.

We are always looking for new members. Contact us and stop in and say hello!
Contact Information
Phil A. Edwards Model Railroad Coordinator
c/o JR Junction Train & Hobby
2716 Erie Blvd. East
Syracuse, New York 13224-1246
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