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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. Phone Number 954 - 915 - 3800        See (BREAKFAST CLUB)

model train display

southwest regional library

16835 sheridan street

pembroke pines, fl 33331 

 

november 23, 2016 - january 7, 2017

 

DISPLAY OPEN MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY 12:00 NOON - 4:00 PM

CLOSED FRIDAYS & SUNDAYS

 

CLOSED CHRISTMAS EVE DAY

DECEMBER 24, 2016

 

CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY

DECEMBER 25, 2016

 

CLOSED NEW YEAR EVE DAY

DECEMBER 31, 2016

 

CLOSED NEW YEARS DAY

jANUARY 1, 2017

 

LAST DAY

jANUARY 7, 2017

future events

PLantation Historical museum

February 18, 2017 - october 21, 2017

SPEcial transportation display

Past EVENTS

southwest regional library

november 28, 2016

November 28, 2016  (L-R) Saralyn Sargeant, Dr. Michael Lazzopina, Michelle Harris, Mike Lazzopina standing by the Main Entrance to the Florida Citrus Model Train Society Display. Dr. Mike Lazzopina is celebrating his 92nd Birthday with his  daughters Saralyn and Michelle and son Mike at the Southwest Regional Library where 505 visitors attended today.

See (SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2016 - 2017)

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SPECIAL BUSINESS meETING

OCTOBER 26, 2016

GUEST SPEAKER

SETH H. BRAMSON

October 26, 2016 Monthly Business Meetings are for the members that work and cannot attend our Breakfast Meetings an opportunity to participate in our decision making. The meetings are held at the Blue Moon Diner where you can purchase your own meal from the menu. Our speaker for our meeting on Wednesday evening, October 26th, was none other than Florida East Coast Railway Company Historian, Barry University and Nova Southeastern University Adjunct Professor of History Seth H. Bramson. Seth talks are both engaging and exciting and as some of you may know, he is the only person in the country who bears the official title of Company Historian with an American railroad.

Seth tells us about THE FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILWAY:  FOR 120 YEARS AMERICA’S SPEEDWAY TO SUNSHINE.

See (GUEST SPEAKERS)

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model train display

south regional / broward college library

7300 pines blvd

pembroke pines, Fl 33024

954-201-8825

september 21, 2016 - october 12, 2016

October 13, 2016 Ken Sargeant standing by the Main Enterance to the Model Train Display. Final Statistics for The Florida Citrus Model Train Society Display at the South Regional / Broward College Library where 5,538 Visitors and 43 FCMTS Members participated in 194 Days creating 778 Community Service Hours. That was an average of 395.57 per day for a 14 day visit. We lost 4 days with the interruption of Hurricane Matthew travelling through our community.

See (SOUTH REGIONAL LIBRARY 2016)

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"GRAND PRIZE WINNER"

VINCENT PEROTTI

Saturday, October 1, 2016 This show we had two "Grand Prize Winners" the first one was two year old "Vincent Perotti" with sister Hannah and proud father Paul Perotti. Florida Citrus Model Train Society members (L-R) Ken Sargeant, Joe Pisciotti, Kevin Patterson on stage in the cafeteria at Pembroke Pines Charter School - Central Campus. The "O" Scale Freight Train was donated by FCMTS member Tom Rottenberg. See (TRAIN SHOW COTOBER 1, 2016)

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"GRAND PRIZE WINNER"

TYLER WASHBURN

Saturday, October 1, 2016 This show we had two "Grand Prize Winners" the second was eleven year old "Tyler Washburn" Tyler was carrying the Flag in the Opening Ceremony this morning with Scout Troup 636 and his father is Scout Master Ken Washburn. (L-R) Scoutmaster Ken Washburn, Florida Citrus Model Train Society members Jim Arrasate, Peter Colussy, Ken Sargeant are on the stage in the cafeteria at Pembroke Pines Charter School - Central Campus. The "HO" Scale Train was donated by Bill Lucus the owner of "Ready to Roll" located  831 NW 143 Street, Miami, FL 33168 and is one of our Sponsors.

See (TRAIN SHOW OCTOBER 1, 2016)

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pembroke pines charter school

central campus

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016 (L-R) Ken Sargeant, Tom Rottenberg, Peter Colussy standing on the stage in the cafeteria at Pembroke Pines Charter School - Central Cmpus after operating "G" Scale Trains for the Elementary School students during their lunches. We do this every Thursday and Friday before our Train Show on Saturday, October 1, 2016. The show opens to the Public at  9:00 AM and continues until 3:00 PM. Don't miss the Special Opening Ceremony at 10:00 AM. Kevin Patterson will play the bagpipe, the Boy Scouts carry the Colors, and the middle school band members play the National Anthem.   

See (TRAIN SHOW OCTOBER 1, 2016)

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SOUTH REGIONAL / BC LIBRARY

PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33024

Monday, September 26, 2016  Ken Sargeant with Jean Compton (Rick Compton's mother) visiting the South Regional / Broward College Library in Pembroke Pines.

Jean is from Pennsylvania visiting her family in Hollywood. 

See (SOUTH REGIONAL LIBRARY 2016)

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OUR CITY

PEMBROKE PINES

YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWS MAGAZINE!

September  2016

September 2016 "All Aboard" at the Train Show and Exhibit which were help in September and October 2016 by the Florida Citrus Model Train Society. Our next presentation will be at the Southwest Regional Library 16835 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33331 from November 23, 2016 to January 7, 2017. If you want to see other Press Releases or News Articles See (NEWS ARTICLES)

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model train display

south regional / bc library

7300 pines blvd

pembroke pines, Fl 33024

954-201-8825

september 21, 2016 - october 12, 2016

September 19, 2016 (L-R) Dan McMurtrie, Tom Rottenberg, Mike Collins, Bill Nielsen, Joe Pisciotti, Frank Atanasio standing by the 8 x 30 feet "HO" Scale Layout at the South Regional / Broward College Library. We have two other Layouts. The "O" Scale is 12 feet wide by 40 feet long and the "G" Scale which is 12 feet wide by 24 feet long. We are open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 12:00 Noon till 4:00 PM. We are closed on Friday and Sunday. Operation LifeSaver materials are available for our guests.

See (SOUTH REGIONAL LIBRARY 2016)

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west regional library

Plantation, Fl 33324

august 31, 2016 - september 12, 2016

Saturday, September 3, 2016 Joe Parisini "Greets You" in costume as "The Locomotive Engineer" at the West Regional Library located in Plantation Florida. Visit us and see our "N", "HO", "O", & "G" Scale Layouts until September 12, 2016. You will never know which member will dress up in character.

August 31, 2016 to September 12, 2016 "Final Stats" for the Florida Citrus Model Train Society at the West Regional Library in Plantation, Florida. We had a 12 day Display with 40 members participating and they donated 207 days with 825 Community Service Hours to 4,127 visitors. Average of 343.91 visitors per day.

See (FEENEY'S FOLLIES 2014 -16) & (WEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2016)

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special evening Library program

the west regional library

6:30 pm - 7:30 PM

september 6, 2016

Tuesday Evening, September 6, 2016 (Center with Engineer Cap) The Head of Youth Services Meryll Cohen with several of her Children's Story Book Reading Class and parents attending a Special Evening Program with the Florida Citrus Model Train Society at the West Regional Library in Plantation. This event was arranged with Ken Sargeant the President of FCMTS to have a private showing of their Model Train Display. FCMTS Members that attended were: Ken Sargeant, Saralyn Sargeant, Bill Tessar, Joe Parisini, Joe Pisciotti, John Michna, Bill Nielsen. See (WEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2016)

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Bill Pilger Clan meets at

the west regional library

september 4, 2016

Sunday, September 4, 2016 (L-R) Dan Pilger, Barbara Pilger, Joe Parisini, Peaches, Don Pilger, Carol, David Pilger, Gary Pilger, Paul Pilger, Betty Pilger met at the West Regional Library in Plantation to Celebrate the Life of Bill Pilger. This event was arranged by long time friend Joe Parisini. Bill was a active member of the Florida Citrus Model Train Society and we wish his family well.

See (WEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2016)

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30 th MONTHLY WHISTLESTOP GATHERING

Ken & saralyn sargeant

 august 27, 2016  7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

August 27, 2016  (1st row L-R) Ken Sargeant, Saralyn Sargeant, Colleen Daglia, Misty White, Kevin Patterson, Cindy Uber   (2nd row L-R) Bill Tessar, Debbie Tessar, David Mikelson, John Michna, Al Uber, Joe Pisciotti, Tom Rottenberg, Nick Mekich, Joe Parisini, Zach White, Linda McMurtrie, Dan McMurtrie (present but not in picture Sharon Naile) (19)  See (WHISTLESTOP GATHERING)

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NEW MODULAR ADDITION TO THE "o" sCALE LAYOUT BUILT & DESIGNED BY joe parisini

 july 30, 2016

July 30, 2016  Joe Parisini standing by his new addition to the "O" Scale Modular Layout. This makes the layout increase to 44 feet. The background is the Brooklyn, New York Skyline with several streets and buildings up front. 

See (DISPLAYS)

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29 th MONTHLY WHISTLESTOP GATHERING

joe parisini & sharon naile

 july 30, 2016  7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

July 30, 2016 (seated L-R) Ken Sargeant, Saralyn Sargeant, Jason Ramsey, Karen Powers, David Mikelson, Zach White, Misty White, Bob Brown, Anna Ramsey, Linda McMurtrie, Cindy Uber (standing L-R) Joe Parisini, Janet Hager, Tom Rottenberg, Nick Mekich, Joe Piscotti, Debbie Tessar, Bill Tessar, Dan McMurtrie, Al Uber (present but not in picture) Sharon Naile (21)

See (WHISTLESTOP GATHERING)

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portmiami Joins Big-Ship neopanamax Era

Don Wrinkle & ken sargeant

july 9, 2016

Saturday, July 9, 2016  (L-R) Don Wrinkle, in charge of Legistics & Business Development and Ken Sargeant, President of the Florida Citrus Model Train Society are participating at the "Celebration & Water Cannon Salute" at PortMiami. The ocassion was to "Welcome" the MLO "Majesty" as it became the first ship to port after transiting the newly expanded Panama Canal. The Neopanamax Era began officially at PortMiami. The Mega Ship MOL Majesty can be seen as Super Post-Panamax Crains are plucking cargo in the background.

See (PORTMIAMI 2016)

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new "G" Scale buildings

rick compton

july 8, 2016

Friday, July 8, 2016  Rick Compton by his New "G" Scale Buildings he displayed for members of the Florida Citrus Model Train Society at Breakfast this morning. We have (L-R) Ingles & Shard Co., The Outhouse, Peter Demicheck Lumber.

See (DISPLAYS 2)

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independence day party

at the al & cindy uber residence

july 3, 2016

Sunday, July 3, 2016 (L-R) Janet Hager, David Mikelson, Dan Hilderbrand, Debbi Tessar, Bill Tessar, Al Uber, Ken Sargeant, Saralyn Sargeant, Cindy Uber all Florida Citrus Model Train Society members celebrating an Independence Day Party at the Al & Cindy Uber residence along with over twenty other guests. The Bartender was excellent, food outstanding and the fellowship fantastic. 

See (PHOTO GALLERY TWO)

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"HO" model train display

viele house

old davie SCHOOL historical museum

"breakdown"

monday, june 27, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016 (L-R) Bill Tessar, Tom Rottenberg, Greg Baird, John Michna, Nick Mekich, Bill Nielsen, Steven Kneuer, Don Kneuer, Joe Parisini, Barry Favre. Florida Citrus Model Train Society members are standing in the parking lot of the Viele House at the Old Davie School Historical Museum after taking down the "New HO Layout". They loaded the Layout in several different vehicles that were available. If you want to see more concerning this engagement.

See (VIELE HOUSE MAY & JUNE 2016). Photo taken by Ken Sargeant.

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28 WHISTLESTOP GATHERING

DON & STEVEN KNEUER RESIDENCE

June 25, 2016

June 25, 2016  Our newest member Zach White operating "MTH" O Scale train in Don Kneuer's Train Room at our "28 th Whistle Stop Gathering".

See (WHISTLE STOP GATHERING) & (PHOTO GALLERY TWO)

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"HO" model train display

viele house

old davie SCHOOL historical museum

"last day"

saturday, june 25, 2016

June 25, 2016 (L-R) Tom Rottenberg, Bill Tessar, Kevin Patterson, Nick Mekich, Bill Nielsen, Misty White, Zach White, David Mikelson posing on our "Last Day" in the Viele House at the Old Davie School Historical Museum. We had 117 visitors    and 11 Florida Citrus Model Train Society members participate. Other members that were present were: Ken Sargeant, Don Kneuer, Edward White.

See (VIELE HOUSE MAY & JUNE 2016)

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breakfast club

June 24, 2016

Blue Moon Diner

Breakfast, Friday, June 24, 2016 (L-R) Don Kneuer, Joel Rudolph, Lenny Victor, John Michna, John Farso, Don Hilderbrand, Gary Hendrickson, Tom Rottenberg, Joe Parisini, David Mikelson, Bill Tessar, Ken Sargeant, Don Glasser, Steven Kneuer, Nick Mekich, Colleen Daglia, Bob Brown, Bob Balog, Mike Collins, Kieve Ehrlich, Frank Atanasio, Rick Compton, Peter Colussy, Bill Nielsen (24)

See (BREAKFAST CLUB)

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old davie SCHOOL historical museum

"breakdown"

new g scale layout

saturday, june 18, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016  (seated L-R)  Joe Parisini, John Faso, Lenny Victor (standing L-R) Peter Colussy, Barry Favre, Bill Tessar, Kevin Paterson after finishing the "Breakdown" of the New G Scale Layout at the Old Davie School Historical Musuem. This was the end of "Train Safety Week" and "Summer Camps". Other members of The Florida Citrus Model Train Society took part were: Ken Sargeant, Don Kneuer, John Michna, Bill Nielsen, Misty White, Zach White, Edward White, Tom Rottenberg, Bob Brown. See (OPERATION LIFESAVER) & (OLD DAVIE SCHOOL HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2016)

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old davie SCHOOL historical museum

"summer camps week"

june 13-17, 2016

Dr. Ken Sargeant (Operation LifeSaver Volunteer Instructor) made 43 Operation LifeSaver Presentations to 24 visiting Summer Camps with a total 1,003 participants during Summer Camp Week, June 13 - 17, 2016. The Event was held at the Old Davie School Historical Museum. Summer Camps were from: Oakland Academy of Sunrise, Amberwood Academy of Lauderhill, Kinder Care Academy of Pembroke Pines, Northwest Christian of Miami, Discovery Pre School of Coconut Creek, Davie Christian Academy of Davie, Camp Central of Lauderdale Lakes, C by Me of Hollywood, Sheridan Hills Christian of Hollywood, Kinder Care Academy of Miami Lakes, Tinglewood of Pembroke Pines, Andy Bear Campers of Coral Springs, Children's World South of Fort Lauderdale, Children's World of Margate, Kid's in Motion of Coral Springs, St Bonaventure of Davie, Oxford Academy of Sunrise, Kids in Motion of Coral Springs, A Family Childcare of Fort Lauderdale, Education Station Pre School of Light House Point, Kinder Care of Plantation, ABC's of Learning and Growing of North Lauderdale, Sunny Seed Pre School of Davie, Early Learning Academy of Pembroke Pines. Each camper was given an Activity Book, Coloring Book, Pen, Pencil, Book Mark, Key Ring, Brochure "Myths or Realities? Pedestrian Safety Around Tracks & Trains" and viewed a DVD "Tracks Are For Trains, Not For Kids". See (OPERATION LIFESAVER) & (OLD DAVIE SCHOOL HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2016)

old davie SCHOOL historical museum

fifth & last day of

"summer camps"

friday, june 17, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016  (L-R)  Joe Parisini, Bill Tessar, Don Kneuer, John Michna, Bill Nielsen, Nick Mekich, Lenny Victor, John Faso, Steven Kneuer, on our Fifth and Last Day of "Summer Camps". Other Florida Citrus Model Train Society members that participated were: Ken Sargeant, Bob Balog, Paul Gehring, Joe Pisciotti, Barry Favre, Misty White, Zach White, Edward White at the Old Davie School Historical Museum. Seventeen members operated five "G" Scale trains. See (OPERATION LIFESAVER) & (OLD DAVIE SCHOOL HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2016)

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old davie SCHOOL historical museum

first day of

"summer camps"

monday, june 13, 2016

Saturday, June 13, 2016  (L-R)  Don Kneuer, Lenny Victor, Joe Parisini, John Faso, Bob Balog, John Michna waiting for our first day of "Summer Campers"

We are planning to have Oakland Academy and Amberwood Academy in attendance today. Fifteen members of the Florida Citrus Model Train Society will operate five "G" Scale trains on our new Layout at the Old Davie School Historical Museum. Others participating are: Ken Sargeant, Saralyn Sargeant, Bill Tessar, Steven Kneuer, Greg Baird, Rick Compton, Bill Nielsen, Judy Baylog, Kieve Uhrlich (15) See (OPERATION LIFESAVER) & (OLD DAVIE SCHOOL HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2016)

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old davie SCHOOL historical museum

last day of "train safety week"

saturday, june 11, 2016

Saturday, June 11, 2016  (L-R)  Saralyn Sargeant and Bill Tessar are having a conversion  by the "New G Scale" Layout at the Old Davie School Historical Museum. Bill is operating five "G" Scale trains. Ken Sargeant, Paul Perotti, Tom Rottenberg, David Mikelson, Zack White, Misty White, Don Kneuer, Nick Mekich, Jason Ramsey, Joe Pisciotti are celebrating the last day of "Train Safety Week". Next week we honor all the "Summer Campers" attending the Old Davie School Historical Museum on field trips. Stay tuned for this event.

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see: Past EVENTS

FLORIDA CITRUS

MODEL TRAIN SOCIETY 

THE FLORIDA CITRUS

MODEL TRAIN SOCIETY 

IS A NON PROFIT

501 (3) (C) ORGINIZATION

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.                                             954-915-3800 See (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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         NEW PERMANENT HOME           SOUTHWEST FOCAL POINT 

 301 NW 103 STREET

PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33026

October 13, 2016  The Florida Citrus Model Train Society has a New Permanent "Clubhouse" located at the South West Focal Point "Senior Center" located in Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

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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VIELE HOUSE AT THE OLD DAVIE SCHOOL HISTORICAL MUSEUM DAVIE, FLORIDA

MAY 28, 2016

Viele House the Old Davie School Historical Museum

Saturday, May 28, 2016  Paul Perotti and his son Vincent standing by the "New HO Layout" displayed in the Viele House at the Old Davie School Historical Museum. Sixteen members of the Florida Citrus Model Train Society took part. 

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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". Youngster in the chair watching the train is Giovanni Curci with his father Joe close behind.

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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.