WE MEET TWICE A WEEK FOR BREAKFAST
TUESDAY & FRIDAY AT 8:30 AM
If you enjoy friendship and model trains come and meet us. The Florida Citrus Model Train Society members meet every Tuesday & Friday at 8:30 AM for breakfast at Kristof's Kafe 8912 W. State Road 84, Davie, FL 33324. (between Radio Shack and Staples) at the corner of Pine Island Road and State Road 84 (I-595) on the Southwest Corner. (Publix, Burlington, and Scrubys BBQ) 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. See: Breakfast Club
MODEL TRAIN DISPLAY & OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATIONS AT THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE AUGUST 24, 2013 - FEBRUARY 24, 2014
OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY 12:00 NOON - 4:00 PM
OPEN WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
TRAIN DISPLAYS CLOSED MONDAY & TUESDAY
The Florida Citrus Model Train Society President Dr. Ken Sargeant and The Museum of Discovery & Science President/CEO Kim Cavendish signed an Memorandum of Understanding on April 16, 2013. The Florida Citrus Model Train Society will start setting up on August 19, 2013 and will present Model Train Displays for the public at The Museum of Discovery & Science on August 24, 2013 until February 24, 2014. On Friday September 20, 2013 a new movie "Rocky Mountain Express" will be presented by THE AUTONATION IMAX THEATER. The Florida Citrus Model Train Society will have an Operating "G" Scale Layout in the Main Lobby of the Museum with an "O" Scale Modular Layout upstairs in the Publix Birthday Party Place room. Special Operation LifeSaver classes will be presented during the entire stay at the Museum. See: Museum Discovery & Science
NEW "HO" SCALE MODULAR LAYOUT TO BE CONSTRUCTED
The Florida Citrus Model Train Society will begin construction of a NEW "HO" Scale Modular Layout. The Co-Chairman will be Mike Collins and Tom Rottenberg. Mike is a Master Modeler with the NMRA
(National Model Railroad Association). He has an extensive "HO" Scale Layout in a dedicated room in his residence. Mike has written articles in the major model railroading magazines which makes him
well qualified for the project. Tom Rottenberg is retired from Pembroke Pines Recreation Department. He is an Assistant Scout Master in Copper City. He works with the Scouts and certifies them for
the Model Train Merit Badge. Tom has been displaying "HO" Trains at many of our displays all over South Florida. We willl use the NMRA specifications. Work will begin this summer. The actual
website we are using is the one done by The Prince William County Model Railroad Club, 550 Railroad Avenue, Quantico, Virginia. And if you only want
the modular website itself download this. We already have "G" Scale & "O" Scale Modular Layouts. Several of
our members are "HO" Scale modelers. I personally want to thank Mike Collins and Tom Rottenberg for taking on this project. Dr. Ken Sargeant, President FCMTS. See: New "HO" Layout
November 16, 2013 The Mercedes Benz of Fort Lauderdale MAD for MODS Gala, the Sequel, at the Museum of Discovery & Science
November 16, 2913 (L-R) Bill Tessar, Ken Sargeant, Rick Compton, Lt General David Mikelson at the MAD for MODS GALA, at The 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
Featured in picture (L-R) Robert Ledoux, Vice President & General Counsel (FEC), Don Robinson, President & CEO of "All Aboard Florida" the upcoming Miami to Orlando high speed passenger train service, Professor Seth H Bramson, Author & FEC Historian, Dr. Ken Sargeant, President of The Florida Citrus Model Train Society and Operation LifeSaver Presenter
OLD DAVIE SCHOOL HISTORICAL MUSEUM, DAVIE, FL JUNE 1, 2013 - AUGUST 17, 2013
Model Train Display at the Old Davie School Historical Museum, 6650 Griffin Road, Davie, Florida 33314. The first day was Saturday June 1, 2013 from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM. The Display continued every Saturday during the summer until August 17, 2013. Model trains running during the event were "0" and "HO" Scale Layouts. The Operation LifeSaver Safety Program was presented to visitors with plenty of free handouts available. Old Davie School Summer Camp Programs were presented June 10 - 14, 2013 and August 12 - 16, 2013 by Special Arrangement. The displays were presented for 22 days with 2,014 visitors and 26 Florida Citrus Model Train Society members donating 522 Volunteer Activity Hours during the summer months. See: Old Davie School
THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE DISPLAY FROM MAY 4, 2013 - MAY 14, 2013
The Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Display at the Museum of Discovery & Science, Fort Lauderdale, Florida from May 4, 2013 to May 19, 2013. Over 4,022 attended the 13 day event. Visitors were given Operation LifeSaver Presentations and received Activity Books, Bookmarks, Key Rings, Pencils, Pens, Plastic Lapel Pins, Whistles, and Brouchers about Myths or Realities, Pedestrian Safety Around Tracks & Trains. We are looking forward to our second visit from August 24, 2013 to February 24, 2014. See: Museum of Discovery & Science.
Young at Art Library
January 26 - February 28, 2013
The Florida Citrus Model Train Society Model Train Display at the Young at Art Library in Davie, Florida from January 26 to February 28, 2013. Over 5,576 attended the 23 day event. Picture above was taken on our last day February 28, 2013. See: Young at Art Library.
Train Show & Swap Meet February 23, 2013
Feb. 23, 2013 (L-R) Ken Sargeant, Paul Gehring, Steven Kneuer, Tim Lemrow present Grand Prize winner Jayden Smith (center) with Lionel Train Set provided by our sponsor Ready to Roll. It was presented at the Train Show & Swap Meet at Pembroke Pines Charter School - Central Campus, Pembroke Pines, FL Over 326 guests visited the February 23, 2013 train show. See: Last Show
WEST REGIONAL LIBRARY, PLANTATION, FLORIDA Dec. 15, 2012 - Jan. 26, 2013
The Florida Citrus Model Train Society model train display at the West Regional Library in Plantation, Florida from December 15, 2012 until January 26, 2013 set a new record of 10,050 visitors during our twenty six day event. See West Regional Library
Plantation Historical Museum
December 4, 2012 to January 5, 2013
PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM and SOCIETY’S WINTER WONDERLAND TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2012
TO SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 2013
511 N. Fig Tree Lane, Plantation, FL 33317
BROWARD COUNTY FAIR
NOVEMBER 15, 2012 - NOVEMBER 25, 2012
The Florida Citrus Model Train Society Exhibit was a big hit at the Broward County Fair. Last year we were at the Fair for only three days. This year we increased our participation from the beginning November 15 - 25, 2012. Our attendance increased to 6,068 visitors to our display. Thanks to the Florida Citrus Model Train Society members for their assistance making this a wonderful success. See: County Fair
Special Needs Kid's Day, Broward County Fair, November 21, 2012 10 AM - 1 PM
Exceptional Student Day at the Broward County Fair November 21, 2012. Over 300 students from Broward County Schools attended the Fair with a Special Opening of the Fair from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Schools attending were Pembroke Pines Charter - Central Campus, Deerfield Beach High School, Fort Lauderdale High School, Piper High School, Flanagan High School, Driftwood Middle School, Pembroke Lakes Elementary, Broward Community College. Student were given a tour of the Fair Grounds which included the Agriculture Animal Tent, Horticulture Display, the Belmont Magic Show, Aussie Kingdom Show, Bengal Tiger Show, Wolf Show and the Florida Citrus Model Train Society Train Exhibit. Pepsi Cola products were provided for the students. Dr. Ken Sargeant co-ordinated the event.
TRAIN SHOW NOVEMBER 17, 2012
Train Show November 17, 2012 Boy Scouts present colors and Pledge the Flag while Jack Esquenazi and Emilio Montanez play the National Anthem.
BUILDING "G" SCALE LAYOUT
FIRST DAY OCTOBER 15, 2012
October 15, 2012 (L-R) Co-Chairman Joe Parisini, Co-Chairman John Michna, Co-Chairman Bill Tesser work on the end sections of the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale layout. See:"G" Scale Layout
PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM, PLANTATION, FL
JULY 14, 2012 - OCTOBER 27, 2012
Approximately 2,933 visitors to the Plantation Historical Museum for Railroad Days. This was in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Henry Flagler's Key West Extension 1912-2012. Members of the Florida Citrus Model Train Society participated in the event. See: Plantation Historical Museum
WEST REGIONAL LIBRARY, PLANTATION, FLORIDA, April 21, 2012 - May 5, 2012
The Florida Citrus Model Train Society display at the West Regional Library in Plantation, Florida from April 21, 2012 until May 5, 2012. Over 3,478 attended during our twelve day event. We will be back December 15, 2012 through Janurary 23, 2013. We are looking forward to this occasion. See: West Regional Library
MANIACS HOBBY COMPLEX DISPLAY, PLANTATION, FLORIDA, FEB. 26, 2012 - MARCH 16, 2012
Florida Citrus Model Train Society members (Left to Right) Bill Tessar, Martin Miller, Frank DelVecchio, Tom Rottenberg, Don Glasser, Paul Gehring, John Michna, Don Kneuer, Ken Sargeant, Mike Collins, Tony Balano.
Opening Ceremony Train Show Feb. 25, 2012
Boy Scout Color Guard, Assistant Scoutmaster Tom Rottenberg, and band members from Pembroke Pines Charter School - Central Campus, open Model Train Show.
Southwest Regional Library, Pembroke Pines, FLordia, December 17 - 30, 2011
The Florida Citrus Model Train Society Display at the Southwest Regional Library in Pembroke Pines, Florida from December 17, 2011 through December 30, 2011. Over 3,702 attended during our twelve day event.