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The Florida Citrus Model Train Society has several modular layouts and hosts model train displays for your viewing pleasure. The FCMTS has an emphasis on the entire family especially the younger children. Our goal is to share the traditions and fun of model trains and to provide a reasonable venue for children of all ages to experience the history, traditions and joys of toy trains. We want to develop interest in our hobby and make it available to the general public.

CURRENT EVENTs

we meet twice a week for breakfast

MONDAY & friday at 8:00 am

 

If you enjoy friendship and model trains come and meet us. The Florida Citrus Model Train Society members meet every Monday & Friday at 8:00 AM for breakfast at the Blue Moon Diner, 10076 Griffin Road, Cooper City, FL 33328 

Pine Lake Plaza - Corner of Griffin Road & Palm Avenue (SW 100 Avenue)

(next to McDonalds on the Southwest Corner). We are always pleased to welcome new or interested people. We have members of all ages who share a passion for toy trains, fun activities, lively debate and new friendships. Please stop buy - we would love to meet you. We have our own Private Dining Room.

See: (BREAKFAST CLUB)

florida citrus model train society display

"Florida firsts and pioneers"

plantation historical museum

511 n fig tree lane

plantation, florida 33317

public welcome

february 9, 2016 - may 7, 2016

museum curator john feeney 954-797-2722

February 7, 2016 (L-R) Ken Sargeant, Saralyn Sargeant standing by a small 4X6 "O" Scale Model Train Display at the Plantation Historical Musuem. The exhibit opens Tuesday, February 9, 2016 thru May 7, 2016. The Display features the FEC (Florida East Coast Railway) during the 1950's. Exhibits honoring "Florida Firsts and Pioneers" throughout the years. See: (DISPLAYS)

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future events

JONATHAN "JON" HOLLAHAN

MEMORIAL RUN

AT

TRADEWINDS & ATLANTIC RAILROAD

COCONUT CREEK, FLORIDA

 

SATURDAY MAY 7, 2016

 

TRADEWINDS PARK

3600 WEST SAMPLE ROAD

COCONUT CREEK, FL

 

SETUP 8:00 AM TO

UNTIL WE GET TIRED OF RUNNING

WHISTLE BLAST IN "JON'S" HONOR AT 2:00 PM

 

Join us in celebrating the life of Jon Hollahan, Husband, Father, 26 year Florida East Coast Railway Engineer, Gold Coast Museum Engineer, and President of Tradewins & Atlantic Railroad.

Please note: As this is not a scheduled run, the park is required to charge $1.50 per person admission to all TARR members and guests.

 

"HO" model train display

viele house

old davie SCHOOL historical museum

6650 GRIFFIN ROAD

DAVIE, FL 33314

saturdays

may 7,14,21,28, 2016

june 4,11,18,25, 2016

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

public welcome

sponsored by Florida Citrus model Train Society

"G scale" model train display

"celebrate train safety week"

"the summer camps"

old davie SCHOOL historical museum

6650 GRIFFIN ROAD

DAVIE, FL 33314

june 8 - 18, 2016

10:00 Am - 2:00 pm

public welcome

sponsored by Florida Citrus model Train Society

model train display

west regional library

8601 w. broward blvd

plantation, Fl 33324

954-765-1560

display opens

august 31, 2016 - september 12, 2016

public welcome

sponsored by

florida citrus model train society

model train display

south regional / bc library

7300 pines blvd

pembroke pines, Fl 33024

954-201-8825

display opens

september 21, 2016 - october 12, 2016

public welcome

SPONSORED BY

FLORIDA CITRUS MODEL TRAIN SOCIETY

toy Train show

october 1, 2016

public welcome

pembroke pines charter school

central campus

12350 sheridan street

pembroke pines, fl 33026

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

SPONSORED BY

FLORIDA CITRUS MODEL TRAIN SOCIETY

model train display

southwest regional library

16835 sheridan street

pembroke pines, fl 33331 

Display opens

november 23, 2016 - january 7, 2017 

SPONSORED BY

FLORIDA CITRUS MODEL TRAIN SOCIETY

Past EVENTS

MIKE COLLINS

"NEW HO LAYOUT"

april 22, 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016 (L-R) Ken Sargeant, Bill Tessar, Debbie Tessar, Tom Rottenberg visit the Pembroke Pines residence of Mike Collins to see his "New HO Layout". Mike is Master Modeler #157 of the NMRA (National Model Railroader Society) See: (AGENDA) See: (LAYOUTS) then (MIKE COLLINS NEW LAYOUT)

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breakfast club

april 15, 2016

Blue Moon Diner

Breakfast, Friday, April 15, 2016 (L-R) Frank Atanasio, Linda McMurtrie, Dan McMurtrie, Kieve Uhrlich, Joe Parisini, Rick Compton, David Mikelson, Mike Collins, Don Kneuer, Steven Kneuer, Bill Tessar, Ken Sargeant, Don Glasser, Bob Brown, Joe Pisciotti, Gary Henbrickson, Nick Mekich, Tom Rottenberg, John Michna, John Faso, Bob Balog, Peter Colussy, Paul Gehring (23)

See: (BREAKFAST CLUB)

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old davie school historical museum

new "g" scale modular layout

april 11, 2016

April 11, 2016 Several members of the Florida Citrus Model Train Society assembling the "NEW G SCALE" modular layout at the Old Davie School Historical Museum. This Display will be featured at our "Train Safety Week" and the "Summer Campers Week". The Public is Welcome to attend. In the picture outside of the Layout are (L-R) Steven Kneuer, Don Kneuer, John Faso, Barry Favre. Inside the Layout (L-R) are Bill Tessar, Joe Parisini, John Michna, Peter Colussy. Others that assisted were Bob Balog and Ken Sargeant.
See: (LAYOUTS)  & ("G" SCALE LAYOUT)

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KEN SARGEANT'S "hO" scale

CORNER SECTION

march 29, 2016

March 29, 2016 (L-R) Ken Sargeant, Don Kneuer, Greg Baird working on Ken's New "HO" Corner Section of the "HO" Modular Layout. Then it was over to "ROB'S" BBQ formerly Scruby's BBQ. Same owner and same great food.
See: (DISPLAYS)

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

dr Ken Sargeant & Nick Diorio (CSX)

operation lifesaver presentation

12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM

Operation LifeSaver Presentation

March 19, 2016 (L-R) Nick Diorio (CSX Engineer), Dr. Ken Sargeant (President, Florida Citrus Model Train Society)  standing in the Main Hall of the Plantation Historical Museum by the "O" Scale Operation LifeSaver Display which features FEC (Florida East Coast Railway) during the 1950's. The picture was taken just before an Operation LifeSaver Presentation. Four presentations were given to 67 visitors. Guests were given: Activity Book, Pen, Pencil, Bookmark, Coloring Book, Crayons, Key Chain, and Brochure "Myths or Realities? Pedestrian Safety Around Tracks & Trains". The DVD "Tracks Are For Trains" was shown on the Large Screen TV. See: (OPERATION LIFESAVER)

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florida citrus model train society

TOY TRAIN SHOW

12350 sheridan street

pembroke pines, fl 33026

february 27, 2016

February 27, 2016 Model Train Show Pembroke Pines Charter School - Central Campus

February 27, 2016  Bagpiper Kevin Patterson led Boy Scout Color Guard during the Grand Opening Ceremony of the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "Train Show". On the stage are the students from Pembroke Pines Charter Middle School - Central Campus Band that played the National Anthem.

See: (TOY TRAIN SHOW FEB 27, 2016)

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florida citrus model train society

TOY TRAIN SHOW

public welcome

12350 sheridan street

pembroke pines, fl 33026

february 27, 2016

9:00 am - 3:OO PM CAFETERIA

Marquis in front of Pembroke Pines Charter School - Central Campus

February 20, 2016  Ken Sargeant standing in front of the Marquis which is located on Flamingo Road and Sheridan Street by Pembroke Pines Charter School - Central Campus advertising the Train Show on February 27, 2016 in the cafeteria. Over 150,000 cars pass the Marquis every day. This should assist with the size of the crowd. See: (TOY TRAIN SHOW FEB 27, 2016)

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SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

16835 SHERIDAN STREET

PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33331

november 28, 2015 - january 2, 2016

saturday, january 2, 2016

total attendance 8,008 in 24 days

46 members contributed 363 days

and 1,452 community service hours

January 2, 2016 Several visitors and guests standing outside the Multipurpose Room at the Southwest Regional Library. This was the Last Day of participaton   at the Library for our Christmas Holiday Season Model Train Display. We set a new record of 714 guests during our Final Day. The past twenty four days we had a total of 8,008 visitors to view the Florida Citrus Model Train Society Display. We had 46 members attend 368 times providing 1,452 Community Service Hours. Notice the youngsters dressed in engineer and conductor costumes. The adults were dressed in attire representing the "G" Scale Layout which featured a fictitious Florida town called "Seminole Creek" at the turn of the century representing the late 1800's to the low 1900's. The adults were dressed as Tourists, Conductors, Engineers, Firemen, Doctor, Banker, Sheriff, Telegraph Operator, etc. Operation LifeSaver Safety Program was presented and handouts given to the participants.

See: (SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2015) or (OPERATION LIFESAVER) or (FEENEY'S FOLLIES 2014-16)

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SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

last day

saturday, january 2, 2016

January 2, 2016  Young Engineer operating the "O" Scale Steam Locomotive controling it with the MTH hand held Remote Control. It looks like he has the smoke element on Maxium. This happened on our Last Day at the Southhwest Regional Library. More than 714 visited today for a 24 day total of 8,008 guests.

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SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

wednesday, december 30, 2015

December 30, 2015 Even Young Ladies enjoy operating "HO" Scale Trains on the stage at the Southwest Regional Library. Mother is hugging daughter while she has her hand on the transformer operating the train. The past twenty three days we have a total of 7,294 visitors to the Florida Citrus Model Train Society Display.

See: (SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2015)

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SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

monday, december 28, 2015

December 28, 2015 (Far Right) Saralyn Sargeant with family and friends standing by the "G" Scale Layout at the Southwest Regional Library. Over 400 guests visited our Model Train Display today. The past six days a total of 2,453 visitors have seen the Florida Citrus Model Train Society Display.

See: (SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2015)

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SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

saturday, december 26, 2015

December 26, 2015 (L-R) Robert Feeney FEC (Florida East Coast) Conductor with lantern, Mrs. Henry Flagner (Cathy Feeney), Mr. Henry Flagler (John Feeney) standing in front of the "G" Scale Layout at the Southwest Regional Library. John Feeney is the Curator of the Plantation Historical Museum in Plantation, FL. Over 372 Guests visited our Model Train Display today. Past five days a total of 2,052 guests have seen the Florida Citrus Model Train Society Display.  See:

(SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2015) or (FEENEY'S FOLLIES 2014-16)

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SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

wednesday, december 23, 2015

December 23, 2015 Young Engineer gives "Thumbs Up" while operating Southern Pacific Passenger Train" on the "O" Scale Layout at the Southwest Regional Library. Several Florida Citrus Model Train Society members (L-R) MikeCollins, Frank Atanasio, Dan McMurtrie, Kieve Ehrlich, Nick Mekich are seen in the background. Notice the MTH remote controller in the Engineer's hand. Over 359 Guests visited our Model Train Display today. Past four days total of 1,680 guests.

See: (SOUTHWEST REGIOAL LIBRARY 2015)

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22 nd MONTHLY WHISTLESTOP GATHERING

Ken & saralyn sargeant RESIDENCE

annual christmas party

 december 18, 2015  7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

December 18, 2015 (First Row L- R) Saralyn Sargeant, Ken Sargeant, Cathy Pisciotti, Joe Pisciotti, Steven Kneuer, Don Kneuer (Second Row L-R) Debbie Tessar, Bill Tessar, Anna Atanasio, Frank Atanasio, Robert Feeney, Cathy Feeney, John Feeney, Kevin Patterson, Mike Collins. (Third Row L-R) Tom Rottenberg, Gary Hendrickson, Greg Baird (Present but not in photo)  Joe Parisini, Sharon Naile, Don Glasser, Anita Glasser, Jason Ramsey, Dan McMurtrie, Linda McMurtrie, Bill Nielsen, Dianne Nielsen (27) See: (PHOTO GALLERY)

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special parent & child evening

"polar express program"

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

wednesday, december 16, 2015

December 16, 2015 Florida Citrus Model Train Society assisting with the  Southwest Regional Library and their Special Parent & Child Evening Reading of the "Polar Express". Over 345 showed up during the activity. Club members who participated were: Ken & Saralyn Sargeant, Bill Nielsen, Joe Pisciotti, Joe Motes, Dan McMurtrie, John Michna. Total for the day was a new record of 524 visitors.

See: (SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2015)

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florida citrus model train society member

rick compton with his

"new" fort Lauderdale Train station

november 30, 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015  Florida Citrus Model Train Society member Rick Compton by the "New" Fort Lauderdale Station he designed and built for our "G" Scale Display at the Southwest Regional Library in Pembroke Pines.

See: (SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2015)

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"grand opening"

florida citrus model train society

model train display

southwest regional library

 16835 SHERIDAN STREET

pembroke Pines, fl 33331

november 28, 2015

Saturday, November 28, 2015  The Florida Citrus Model Train Society had their "Grand Opening" at the Southwest Regional Library in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

The picture above has Bill Tessar dressed in Conductor Attire greeting three guests from Long Island, New York. The gentleman in the photo is celebrating his 88th birthday today. The FCMTS had 423 visitors for the "Grand Opening".

See: (SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2015)

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SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

16835 SHERIDAN STREET

pemBroke pines, FL 33331

grand opening

NOVEMBER 28, 2015

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY, PEMBROKE PINES, FLORIDA

November 25, 2015 The Florida Citrus Model Train Society members sections of the "O" Scale 40 foot Layout on the North side are (R-L) Nick Mekich, Paul Gehring, Bob Balog, John Michna and Frank Atanasio. Other Layouts on Display are "G" Scale, "HO" Scale, "N " Scale and "HO" Scale that can be operated by our visitors. Admission is "FREE" to the public. The Layouts are displayed from November 28, 2015 to January 2, 2016 at the Southwest Regional Library in Pembroke Pines. See: (SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2015)   

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SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

1st day of setup

16835 SHERIDAN STREET

pemBroke pines, FL 33331

NOVEMBER 23, 2015

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY, PEMBROKE PINES, FLORIDA

November 23, 2015 Florida Citrus Model Train Society members (L-R) Joe Parisini, John Michna working on the "G" Scale Layout to be displayed from November 28, 2015 to January 2, 2016 at the Southwest Regional Library in Pembroke Pines. Other members that participated on the First Day setup were: Ken Sargeant, Don Kneuer, Steven Kneuer, Greg Baird, Nick Mekich, Paul Gehring, Bill Tessar, Barry Favre, Joe Pisciotti, Lenny Victor, Mike Collins, Rick Compton, Frank Atanasio, Joe Motes, Tom Rottenberg, Bill Nielsen.

See: (SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2015)   

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SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

16835 SHERIDAN STREET

pemBroke pines, FL 33331

NOVEMBER 22, 2015

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY, PEMBROKE PINES, FLORIDA

November 22, 2015 Several members of the Florida Citrus Model Train Society transported modular layouts to the Southwest Regional Library. (L-R) Don Kneuer, Joe Pisciotti, Ken Sargeant (background L-R) Lenny Victor, Barry Favre. Others that particapted were: Joe Motes, Bill Nielsen, Tom Rottenberg, Dan McMurtrie, Lenny Victor, Joe Pisciotti, Steven Kneuer, John Michna, Nick Mekich.

See: (SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2015)   

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toy train show

october 3, 2015

pemproke pines charter school

central campus

pembroke pines, florida 33026

October 3, 2015 Florida Citrus Model Train Society member Kevin Patterson leads Scout Troup 636 Honor Guard during the Grand Opening Ceremony at the Toy Train Show at Pembroke Pines Charter School - Central Campus. The Scouts presented the Colors and led with the "Pledge of Alligence" then the Band Members on stage played the National Anthem.

See: (TOY TRAIN SHOW OCTOBER 3, 2015)   

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see: Past EVENTS

FLORIDA CITRUS

MODEL TRAIN SOCIETY 

OUR PRESIDENT

Dr. Ken Sargeant

1810 SW 105 Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324

 

Phone: 954-473-6376

Cell: 954-253-0413

Email: Sarge40@aol.com

Website: www.fcmts.org

Want to be a member? Come have Breakfast with us at the Blue Moon Diner. Visit Breakfast Club.

If you enjoy friendship and model trains come and meet us. We have Breakfast every Monday & Friday morning at 8:00 AM at the Blue Moon Diner, 10076 Griffin Road, Cooper City, FL 33328 (next to McDonalds). Southwest Corner of Palm Avenue & Griffin Road.  We have our own Private Dining Room. Come and enjoy yourself with members of the Florida Citrus Model Train Society.

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KEN & SARALYN SARGEANT HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

HAPPY 35 TH ANNIVERSARY

FEBRUARY 14, 2016

TARPON BEND RESTURANT

Sunday, February 14, 2016 (L-R) Ken and Saralyn Sargeant celebrated their 35th Wedding Anniversary and Valentine's Day at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society "Mardi Gras Festival" at the "New River Inn". We had a fantastic lunch at "Tarpon Bend" Resturant. It was a Super Day with a wonderful Wife.(See: AGENDA)

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THE DAY WE DECIDED TO INCORPORATE AS A

NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION MARCH 30, 2015

March 30, 2015 (L-R) Bill Nielsen, Rick Compton, John Faso, Bob Brown, John Michna, Joe Parisini, David Mikelson, Mike Lazzopina, Ken Sargeant, Jason Ramsey, Tom Rottenberg, Steve Kneuer, Frank Atanasio, Joe Pisciotti, Dan McMurtrie, Kieve Ehrlich, Don Kneuer

(See: BREAKFAST CLUB)

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YOUNG AT  ART LIBRARY

DAVIE, FLORIDA

AUGUST 29, 2015

Young At Art Museum / Library

August 29, 2015 This Special Young Boy visits us almost ever Saturday attending with his parents is standing by the "G" Scale Layout at the Young At Art Museum / Library in Davie, Florida

(See: YOUNG AT ART LIBRARY 2015)

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YOUNG AT  ART LIBRARY

DAVIE, FLORIDA

AUGUST 27, 2015

Young At Art Museum / Library

August 27, 2015 A Young Brother and Sister standing by the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Young At Art Museum / Library in Davie, Florida

(See: YOUNG AT ART LIBRARY 2015)

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YOUNG AT  ART LIBRARY

DAVIE, FLORIDA

AUGUST 15, 2015

August 15, 2015 The FLorida Citrus Model Train Society has an emphasis on the entire family especially the younger children. Our goal is to share the traditions and fun of model trains and to provide a reasonable venue for children of all ages to experience the history, traditions and joys of toy trains. (See: YOUNG AT ART LIBRARY 2015)

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OLD DAVIE SCHOOL

HISTORICAL MUSEUM

DAVIE, FLORIDA

JUNE 20, 2015

June 20, 2015 Kylie Sargeant with MTH remote control in hand operating the Amtrak passenger train, blowing horn, ringing bell, controlling speed and smoke volumn. This is what it's all about including the whole family with model trains.

(See: OLD DAVIE SCHOOL HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2015)

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YOUNG AT ART LIBRARY

DAVIE, FLORIDA

FEBRUARY 7, 2013

Young At Art Museum / Library 2013

February 7, 2013 The Florida Citrus Model Train Society President Dr. Ken Sargeant states "This is the reason the Florida Citrus Model Train Society was founded, Kids are the lifeline of our Toy Train Hobby".

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PLANTATION

HISTORICAL MUSEUM SEPTEMBER 18, 2014

Plantation Historical Museum Septepber 18, 2014

September 18, 2014  Dr. Ken Sargeant operating MTH Genesis Amtrak Locomotive on the "O" Scale Layout at the Plantation Historical Museum located in Plantation, Florida 33317

See: FEENEY'S FOLLIES & PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2014

www.plantation.org/museum/  

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RAILROAD PRAYER

 

Oh Lord, now that I have flagged Thee, lift up my feet from the rough road of life and plant them safely on the deck of the train of salvation. Let me use the safety on the deck of the train of salvation. Let me see the safety lamp know as prudence, join all the couplings in the train with the strong arm of love, let my hand lamp be the Bible. Heavenly Father, keep all the switches closed that lead off to the sidings, especially those with the blind end. Oh Lord, if it be Thy pleasure, have semaphore block along the line show the white light of hope that I may make the run of life without stopping. And Lord, give us the Ten Commandments for a schedule and when I've finish on scheduled time and pulled into the dark station of death, may the superintendent of the Universe say, "Well done thou good and faithful servant, come and sign the payroll and receive the check of eternal hapiness."

 

Anonymous

MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE AUTONATION IMAX THEATER

The Museum Of Discovery & Science, the AUTONATION IMAX THEATER and the Florida Citrus Model Train Society presented a "G" Scale Model Train Layout in the Main Lobby and an "O" Scale Layout on the second floor at the Museum from August 24, 2013 to February 24, 2014. Over 74,497 visitors attended with 36 members of the Florida Citrus Train Society volunteering 1,270 days working 5,200 hours. Thank you for the fine opportunity to display our trains.

MUSEUM OF

DISCOVERY & SCIENCE

EXCELLENCE SERVICE AWARD

VOLUNTEER OF THE QUARTER SPRING 2014

March 12, 2014

The Florida Citrus Model Train Society

Horored as Volunteer of the Quarter Spring 2014

THE MUSEUM OF

DISCOVERY & SCIENCE

EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE AWARD PRESENTED TO THE FLORIDA CITRUS MODEL TRAIN SOCIETY SPRING 2014

VOLUNTEER OF THE QUARTER SPRING 2014

PLAQUE DISPLAYED IN THE 2ND FLOOR OFFICE

OUR SPONSORS

READY TO ROLL

Ready To Roll is a Full Line-Full Service model railroad supply store with 5 operating layouts. Ready To Roll is a must see attraction in South Florida . From Z to G the store is widely known throughout the world. The store carries track, scenery, structures, electrical, tools, engines, rolling stock, a large selection of detail parts, accessories, and scratch building supplies.

Mike Wolf of MTH had confidence that they could get the job done when he asked Ready To Roll to build and design his show room layout located at MTH Headquarters in Maryland. This spectacular layout was featured in March 99’ Classic Toy Trains Issue.

Visit Ready to Roll Train Model Railroad Supplies located at 831 NW 143 Street, Miami Florida 33168 . Visit website: www.readytorolltrains.com 

Ready to Roll February 2014

February 28, 2014 (L-R) John Faso, Bill Tessar, Bill Lucas (Owner of Ready to Roll)

EVERYLASTING EMBROIDERY 

 2600 NW 55 COURT SUITE 237

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309

954-486-7785

F.C.M.T.S. members (L-R) Bob Balog, Bill Tessar, David Mikelson watching as their Florida Citrus Model Train Society shirts are embroided.

WE SUPPORT

OPERATION LIFESAVER

We support, Operation LifeSaver, which is a national, non-profit education and awareness program dedicated to ending tragic collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and on railroad rights of way. Dr. Ken Sargeant  presents the Operation LifeSaver program. Visit the Operation LifeSaver website: www.oli.org    See: OPERATION LIFESAVER

DISCOUNT TRAIN AND HOBBY

"YOUR MODEL RAILROADING HEADQUARTERS"

1061 NE 45 Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

You must meet Rick Basini and have him show you his new store. Visit his Website

www.discount-train.com

Come and have coffee with us

Monday and Friday at 8:00 AM

Blue Moon Diner

10076 Griffin Road

Cooper City, FL 33328 

                        

The Florida Citrus Model Train Society Mug

The Florida Citrus Model Train Society Hat

The Florida Citrus Model Train Society Train

"SHERIFF"

August 14, 2014 Ken "Bubba" Sargeant is "The Sheriff" standing behind the Seminole Creek Police Station with his trusted sidekick Deputy "Dawg" John Feeney at his side. The two are inside the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout on display at the Plantation Historical Museum. Notice the mean frown on the Sheriff and Deputy. (that was tough to do with all the laughter around)  (See: PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2014) & (FEENEY'S FOLLIES) www.plantation.org/museum/

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11 TH WHISTLE STOP GATHERING

January 31, 2015 The 11th Whistle Stop Gathering at the residence of Sharon Haile & Joe Parisini by their Christmas Holiday Model Train Display.

See: WHISTLE STOP GATHERINGS or DISPLAYS

DON GLASSER "HO" LAYOUT

March 14, 2014 Don Glasser with his "HO" Layout in his garage. See: DISPLAYS

BILL TESSAR "O" SCALE LAYOUT

February 28, 2014 (L-R) Bill Tessar, Tom Rottenberg, John Faso observing Bill Tessar's Model Train Display. See: DISPLAYS

DON KNEUER CHRISTMAS "G" SCALE LAYOUT

Nov. 29, 2012 Don Kneuer Christmas Holiday

"G" Scale Display in his front carport & yard.

See: DISPLAYS

PAUL GEHRING CHRISTMAS "O" SCALE LAYOUT

Nov. 30, 2012 Paul Gehring stands by his Christmas Layout in his garage. See: DISPLAYS

JOE PARISINI CHRISTMAS LAYOUT

Dec. 4, 2012 Joe Parisini stands by his Christmas Layout in his living room. See: DISPLAYS

JACK RUSSELL "G" SCALE GARDEN RAILWAY

December 11, 2012 (L-R) Tom Rottenberg, Paul Gehring, Tony Balano, David Mikelson, Ken Sargeant, Jack Russell. See: DISPLAYS

WEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

PLANTATION, FLORIDA

Dec. 22, 2012 The John Sowden Memorial Fire House Presentation (L-R) Mike Collins, Jan Resmini, Ken Sargeant.

See: WEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

MIRROR LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATION

Dr. Ken Sargeant making Operation LifeSaver Presentation at Mirror Lake Elementary, Plantation, FL. See: OPERATION LIFESAVER

FREEDOMS FOUNDATION AT VALLEY FORGE BROWARTD COUNTY CHAPTER

OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATION

(L-R) Carol Cotton Vice President of Programs, Dr. Ken Sargeant at Operation LifeSaver Presentation for Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge Broward County Chapter at Coral Ridge Country Club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

See: OPERATION LIFESAVER

PRATT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

CARPENTER AUDITORIUM

PRATT, KANSAS

April 13, 2013 (L-R) Dr. Ken Sargeant, Kurt McAfee, Pratt Community College Athletic Director before Ken's Induction Ceremony into the  Athletic Hall of Fame. See: KEN'S BIOGRAPHY

CRESTVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATION

Operation LifeSaver Presentation at Crestview Elementary School, Miami Gardens, Florida (L-R) Lourdes Evagelinos (Career Day Chairman), Adam Vega, Bill Tessar, Ken Sargeant.

See: OPERATION LIFESAVER

FULFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATION

Operation LifeSaver Presentation at Fulford Elementary School, North Miami Beach, Florida. Ken Sargeant giving Presentation to students on Career Day. See: OPERATION LIFESAVER

FOX TRAIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATION

Operation LifeSaver Presentation at Fox Trail Elementary School, Davie, Florida. Ken Sargeant giving Presentation to students on Career Day. See: OPERATION LIFESAVER

PEMBROKE PINES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

CENTRAL CAMPUS

OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATION

Operation LifeSaver Presentation at Pembroke Pines Elementary School - Central Campus, Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Dr. Ken Sargeant and Bill Tesser presenting program to the third grade students on the last day of school.

See: OPERATION LIFESAVER

BOY SCOUT & CUB SCOUT SUMMER CAMP

OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATION

Boy Scout & Cub Scout Summer Camp Operation LifeSaver Presentation on June 12, 2013 at Tree Tops Park in Davie, Florida. The address 2900 SW 100 Avenue (Nob Hill Road), Davie, FL 33328. This is the second year we have presented our program to the scouts. Thanks to our Scoutmaster Tom Rottenberg for setting this up. Operating "G" Scale Model Railroad Trains were featured along with the presentations.

See: OPERATION LIFESAVER

RICK COMPTON DISPLAYS BATES HOTEL

August 13, 2013 Rick Compton proudly displays The Bates Hotel which he constructed and showed to The Florida Citrus Model Train Society members at Kristof's Kafe after our Tuesday Breakfast. See: "G" SCALE LAYOUT

PAUL GEHRING WORKING ON "G" SCALE LAYOUT

AT THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE

August 19, 2013 First Day setting up "G" Scale Layout in the lobby of the Museum of Discovery & Science in Fort Lauderdale. Paul Gehring working on electrical work under the layout. Seems like Paul is having lots of fun. See: MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE

GRAND OPENING OF THE GREAT DAYS OF RAIL TRAVEL ON THE FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILWAY

October 9, 2013 Broward County Main Library

5:30 - 7:30 PM Standing (L-R) Robert Ledoux,

Vice President & General Counsel (FEC), Don Robinson, President & CEO for "All Aboard Florida" the upcoming Miami - Orlando high speed rail passenger train service, Professor Seth H Bramson, FEC Historian, Dr. Ken Sargeant, President of The Florida Citrus Model Train Society and Operation LifeSaver presentor. See: MAIN LIBRARY

BROWARD COUNTY MAIN LIBRARY

April 4, 2014 (L-R) Ken Sargeant, John Faso standing in front of the FEC (Florida East Coast Railway) Display on the Second Floor of the Broward County Main Library. The Display was in place from October 1, 2013 to April 4, 2014. Trains were provided by Ken Sargeant and John Faso from their private collection. See: MAIN LIBRARY

The Mercedes Benz of Fort Lauderdale MAD for MODS Gala, the Sequel at the Museum of Discovery & Science, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

November 16, 2013 (L-R) Joe Cytacki (Vice President of Programs, Life Sciences & Exhibits), Dr. Ken Sargeant (President of FCMTS) in front of the "G" Scale Layout. See: MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE

"G" SCALE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILROAD ENGINE NUMBER 5

January 9, 2014 "New" Paint Scheme & Lettering of the Canadian Pacific Railway 2-6-2 Steam Engine NO 5 done by Rick Compton. See: MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE, or 

"G" SCALE LAYOUT

ROBERT FEENEY WITH TELEGRAPH DISPLAY

AT THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE

January 26, 2014 Robert Feeney in a Florida East Coast Conductors Uniform telegraphing in the Main Lobby of the Museum of Discovery & Science. See: MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE

SPECIAL TRAIN PROGAM FOR FIFTH GRADE BAYVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

TOUR OF THE RAILROAD DISPLAYS

OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATION

TELEGRAPH & MORSE CODE DEMONSTRATION

HENRY FLAGLER FAMILY HISTORY, AND LUNCH

March 17, 2014  (L-R) John Feeney as Henry Morrison Flagler, Cathy Feeney as Mrs. Flagler and Robert Feeney dressed in a Florida East Coast Conductors Uniform. The presentations were given at the Main Library in Fort Lauderdale. See: MAIN LIBRARY

THE FLORIDA CITRUS MODEL TRAIN SOCIETY

CITGO TRUCK WITH L.E.D. LIGHTS

April 4, 2014 John Michna installed L.E.D. lights in the CITGO tanker. See: "G" SCALE LAYOUT.

RICK COMPTON'S

KISSIMMEE RIVER & GULF R.R.

"THE PALMETTO ROUTE" 

May 13, 2014  Rick Compton's New "G" Scale Boxcar he is entering in a contest. Rick has constructed an Engine, Tender, Flatcar with load, Boxcar and a Caboose.

KEN SARGEANT

OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATION

FULFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

May 15, 2014  Ken Sargeant making Operation LifeSaver Presentations on Career Day at Fulford Elementary School in North Miami Beach.

See: OPERATION LIFESAVER

KEN SARGEANT, BILL TESSAR

OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATION

CRESTVIEW  ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

May 21, 2014  (L-R) Ken Sargeant, Bill Tessar making Operation LifeSaver Presentations on Career Day at Crestview Elementary School in Miami Gardens. See: OPERATION LIFESAVER

RICK COMPTON'S

RIO GRAND R.R.

COMBINE CAR

May 11, 2015  Rick Compton's New "G" Scale Combine Car he is entering in a contest in September 2015. Rick has constructed an Engine, Tender, Combine Car and a Flatcar with a flatbed truck load.