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mission statement

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.

we are a non profit 501 (3) (c) orginization

future events

"train show & swap meet"

florida citrus model train society

1250 SHERIDAN STREET

PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33026

"in THE cafeteria"

october 5, 2019

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

COST ADULTS  $5:00

CHILDREN 12 & UNDER FREE

"Grand Opening ceremony at 10:00 AM" 

www.fcmts.org/train-show-swap-meet-october-5-2019/

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 by - we would love to meet you. We have our own Private Dining Room. Phone Number 954 - 915 - 3800 (SEE)  www.fcmts.org/breakfast-club/ 

"our new home"

    westfield broward mall

   8000 W. Broward blvd suite #1412

     plantation, florida 33388

sunday, august 11, 2019  

Sunday, August 11, 2019 (L-R) Saralyn Sargeant, Ken Sargeant inside the "O" Scale Modular Display "Greeting You" to visit the Florida Citrus Model Train Society Display at the Westfield Broward Mall. Members working today were: Ken Sargeant, Saralyn Sargeant, John Michna, Nick Mekich, Bob Balog, Dan McMurtrie, Bruce Kepke, Jason Ramsey, Ken Haase, Don Kneuer, Steven Kneuer, Bill Nielsen, John Faso (13) We had 340 visitors today.  (Photo by Steven Kneuer) https://www.fcmts.org/august-2019/        www.facebook.com/fcmts.org
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"westfield broward mall"

8000 W. Broward blvd suite #1412

     plantation, florida 33388

 

GENERAL PUBLIC WELCOME 

 

OPEN

friday, SATURDAY, monday

3:00 pm - 7:00 PM

 

open

sunday

12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

 

closed

TUESDAY, wednesday, THURSDAY

 

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Past EVENTS

viele house

old davie school historical museum

6650 griffin road, davie florida 33314

"final stats"

friday, august 2, 2019

Friday, August 2, 2019 Final Stats for our "Summer Stay" at the Davie School Historical Museum "Viele House". (L-R) John Faso, Ken Sargeant, Bill Nielsen operating "O" Scale Model Trains on the Modular Layout. I want to personally "Thank" John Faso and Bill Nielsen for always being there and filling in for me when needed. We were present from June 1, 2019 to August 1, 2019. We were open Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and Tuesday & Thursday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Their were 26 days we operated model trains and did Operation LifeSaver Presentations. We had members show up 131 times donating 966 Community Service Hours. Our total audience participating was 1,738 visitors an average of 67 per day. Summer Camps at the Old Davie School Historial Museum "Viele House" were: My First Years PreSchool of Davie, Achieving Greatness of Davie, Northwest Christian Academy of Miami, Sheridan Hills Elementary School of Hollywood, Benjamin Academy of Hollywood. ABC of Learning of North Lauderdale, German American School of Fort Lauderdale, Kids Academy of Coral Springs, Bright Futures of Coral Springs, Young Minds of Coconut Creek, A Family Child Care of Fort Lauderdale, Camp Explorer Creative Child Learning Center of Coral Springs, Florida Palms Academy of Hollywood, Dade Christian School of Miami, Tanglewood Acdemy of Pembroke Pines, Emerald Hills PreSchool of Hollywood, The Learning PreSchool of Hollywood, "Kinder Care" of Pembroke Pines, The i Planet of Coral Springs. (20)  (Photo by Saralyn Sargeant)  www.fcmts.org/viele-house-2019/
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"our new home"

    westfield broward mall

   8000 W. Broward blvd suite #1412

     plantation, florida 33388

sunday, july 14, 2019  

Sunday, July 14, 2019 Ken Sargeant standing inside the "O" Scale Modular layout by Nick Mekich's module. Florida Citrus Model Train Society members working at the Westfield Broward Mall today were: Ken Sargeant, Saralyn Sargeant, Linda Broido, Hal Kushner, Nick Mekich, Tom Rottenberg, Dan McMurtrie, Bill Nielsen, John Michna, Joyce Wallen, Ken Haase, Mary Cavallo, Bob Balog, John Faso, Carol Faso, Joe Pisciotti, Princess (Service Dog) (17) www.facebook.com/fcmts.org
https://www.fcmts.org/westfield-broward-mall-2019/
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"Opening at our new home"

    westfield broward mall

   8000 W. Broward blvd suite #1412

     plantation, florida 33388

saturday, july 12, 2019  

Friday, July 12, 2019 (Front) Hal Kushner, (L-R)  Dan McMurtrie, John Faso, Lenny Victor, Joe Pisciotti, Ken Sargeant between the "O" & "HO" Scale Modular Layouts at the Westfield Broward Mall. Other members working were: John Michna, Joyce Wallen, Tom Rottenberg, Bruce Kempke, Carmen Crudele, Bob Balog, Luis Figueroa, Princess (the Service Dog) (14) Our Hours are Friday, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Saturday, from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Sunday, from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM, Monday from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. We will be Closed Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Hope to see you "Gathering" at the Florida Citrus Model Train Society events.  www.facebook.com/fcmts.org

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"OUR new home"

FLORIDA CITRUS MODEL TRAIN SOCIETY

    westfield broward mall

   8000 W. Broward blvd suite #1412

     plantation, florida 33388

JULY 10, 2019  

Wednesday, July 10, 2019  (1st row L-R) Greg Baird, Steven Kneuer,  Don Kneuer, Joe Motes, (2nd row L-R) Frank Atanasio, Lenny Victor, Nick Mekich, (3rd row L-R) Lee Goldith, Dan McMurtrie standing between the "O" & "HO" Scale Modular Layouts at the Westfield Broward Mall. Members working at the mall today were: Ken Sargeant, John Michna, Joyce Wallen, Joe Parisini, John Faso, Greg Baird, Steven Kneuer, Don Kneuer, Joe Motes, Frank Atanasio, Lenny Victor, Nick Mekich, Lee Goldith, Dan McMurtrie (14)   https://www.fcmts.org/westfield-broward-mall-2019/ www.facebook.com/fcmts.org   

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019  Marine Joe Motes standing by a Union Pacific Locomotive Honoring our Service Men & Women of our Military at the Westfield Broward Mall. Members working today were: Ken Sargeant, John Michna, Joyce Wallen, Joe Parisini, John Faso, Greg Baird, Steven Kneuer, Don Kneuer, Joe Motes, Frank Atanasio, Lenny Victor, Nick Mekich, Lee Goldith, Dan McMurtrie (14)   https://www.fcmts.org/westfield-broward-mall-2019/ www.facebook.com/fcmts.org   

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"OUR new home"

    westfield broward mall

   8000 W. Broward blvd suite #1412

     plantation, florida 33388   

Sunday, July 7, 2019  Ken Sargeant standing behind his three "O" Scale Modules at the Westfield Broward Mall.  We will be setting up our Model Train Display the next few weeks. Keep posted with our website for future dates. You enter the mall from the "EAST ENTRANCE" and go to our "New Suite #1412" .  www.facebook.com/fcmts.org

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"OUR new home"

FLORIDA CITRUS MODEL TRAIN SOCIETY

    westfield broward mall

   8000 W. Broward blvd suite #1412

     plantation, florida 33388

JULY 1, 2019  

July 1, 2019  Saralyn Sargeant standing in front of our "New Home Suite #1412" at the Westfield Broward Mall. Members working on the layout at the Mall today were: Ken Sargeant, Saralyn Sargeant, Don Kneuer, John Michna, John Faso, Dan McMurtrie, Joe Parisini, Bill Tessar, Frank Atanasio, Joe Pisciotti  (11)  https://www.fcmts.org/westfield-broward-mall-2019/

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60 th MONTHLY WHISTLESTOP GATHERING

residence of paul & Ann Gehring

saturday, june 29, 2019

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Members attending the 60th "Whistle Stop Gathering" on Saturday, June 29, 2019 (L-R) Kevin Walford, Saralyn Sargeant, Debbie Tessar, Bill Tessar, Ann Gehring, Paul Gehring, Colleen Daglia, Joe Parisini, Patricia Gabaldon, Kevin Patterson, Bill Nielsen, Joe Pisciotti, Nick Mekich, Ken Sargeant, (Present but not in picture) Fred Adler (15) We want to thank Paul & Ann Gehring for the use of their home.  www.fcmts.org/whistlestop-gathering-2/

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viele house

old davie school historical museum

6650 griffin road, davie florida 33314

thursday, june 20, 2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019 (L-R) Lenny Victor, Dan McMurtrie, Bob Balog, Nick Mekich, John Faso, Tom Rottenberg, Ken Sargeant at the Old Davie School Historical Museum "Viele House", 6650 Griffin Road, Davie, FL 33314 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Members that attended today were: Ken Sargeant, Don Kneuer, Steven Kneuer, John Faso, Bill Nielsen, Dan McMurtrie, Tom Rottenberg, Bob Balog, Lenny Victor, Nick Mekich, David Mikelson. We saw two summer camps Bright Futures of Coral Springs and Kids Academy of Coral Springs. We had 66 children and 30 adults for a today of 96 visitors.

www.fcmts.org/viele-house-2019/           www.facebook.com/fcmts.org

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viele house

old davie school historical museum

saturday, june 15, 2019

Saturday, June 15, 2019 From UTube Tommy4Trains did a video of our Model "O" Scale Layout. We have three trains operating today (Outside) Santa FE (Super Chief) Passenger Train, (Middle) Florida East Coast (FEC) Freight Train, (Inside) is a Tri-Rail Commuter Train. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch…

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viele house

old davie school historical museum

6650 griffin road, davie florida 33314

thursday, june 13, 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019  Ken Sargeant  operating "O" Scale Model Trains while Bill Nielsen supervises students from Benjamin Academy of Hollywood.  Notice the Operation LifeSaver posters on the front of the "O" Scale Layout. Members working at the Old Davie School Historical Museum "Viele House" 6650 Griffin Road, Davie, FL 33314 today were: Ken Sargeant, Bill Nielsen, Nick Mekich, Dan McMurtrie, John Faso, Ken Haase (6). Two Summer Camps, Sheridan Hills Elementary School and Benjamin Academy of Hollywood. Additional visitors from our community for a total of 101 participants.  www.fcmts.org/viele-house-2019/           www.facebook.com/fcmts.org

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"end of school year"

operation lifesaver presentation

pembroke pines charter school

 central campus

12350 sheridan Street

Pembroke pines, florida 33026

june 3, 2019

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Monday, June 3, 2019 Ken Sargeant making an "Operation LifeSaver"  Presentation at Pembroke Pines Charter School - Central Campus, Elementary School. Ken did one presentation to 111 students, teachers & staff. Bill Tessar and Tom Rottenberg supervised students and operated "G" Scale Trains. Students were provided with Sky Fox & Birdie Coloring books, and the video "Track are for Trains" was presented. www.fcmts.org/operation-lifesaver/

Teachers participating were Mrs. Sargeant, Mrs. Perez, Mrs. Giustino, Mrs. Giraldo and Specials teachers, Mrs. Corzo, Mr. Sloan, Mrs. Hernandez, Mrs. Ojedo. (photo by Tom Rottenberg)  www.facebook.com/fcmts.org

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viele house

old davie school historical museum

6650 griffin road, davie florida 33314

saturday, june 1, 2019

Saturday, June 1, 2019 (L-R) Lenny Victor, Barry Favre, Bill Tessar, Saralyn Sargeant, Debbie Tessar, Joe Parisini, Bill Nielsen. The "Grand Opening" at the Old Davie School Historical Museum "Viele House", 6650 Griffin Road, Davie, FL 33314 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Members that attended were: Ken Sargeant, Saralyn Sargeant, Bill Tessar, Debbie Tessar, Joe Parisini, Barry Favre, Bill Nielsen, Lenny Victor, Dan McMurtrie, Linda McMurtrie (10)

We had 56 visitors attending our "O" Scale Display. 

www.fcmts.org/viele-house-2019/

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"VIELE HOUSE"

OLD DAVIE SCHOOL HISTORICAL MUSEUM

6650 GRIFFIN ROAD, DAVIE, FL 33314

may 28, 2019

May 28, 2019 The Old Davie School Historical Museum "Viele House" 6650 Griffin Road, Davie, FL 33314. Grand Opening is Saturday June 1, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  www.fcmts.org/viele-house-2019/

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viele house

old davie school historical museum

6650 griffin road, davie florida 33314

tuesday, may 28, 2019

May 28, 2019 (L-R) Saralyn & Ken Sargeant standing by the "O" Scale Modular Display at the Old Davie School Historical Museum "Viele House" 6650 Griffin Road, Davie, FL 33314. Grand Opening is Saturday June 1, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Members that participated during "Set Up" today were: Ken & Saralyn Sargeant, Bill Tessar, Lenny Victor, Dan McMurtrie, John Faso, John Michna, Ken Haase, Lee Golditch, Tom Rottenberg, Joe Parisini, Bill Nielsen, Paul Gehring, Barry Favre, Joe Pisciotti, Princess (service dog) (16)  www.fcmts.org/viele-house-2019/

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59 th MONTHLY WHISTLESTOP GATHERING

residence of paul & ann gehring

saturday, may 25, 2019

Saturday, May 25, 2019 (L-R) Tom Rottenberg, Ken Sargeant, Joe Pisciotti admiring Paul Gehring's "O" Scale Winter Display. Members attending the 59th "Whistlestop Gathering" were Paul & Ann Gehring, Ken & Saralyn Sargeant, Vinnie & Rose Fleccia, Cindy & Al Uber, Bill & Debbie Tessar, Bill & Dianne Nielsen, Linda & Dan McMurtrie, Joe Parisini, Sharon Naile, Tom Rottenberg, Nick Mekich, Joe Pisciotti, John Michna (20)  (photo by Dan McMurtrie)

See: WHISTLESTOP GATHERING 2 

www.fcmts.org/whistlestop-gathering-2/

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brEAKFAST, friday, may 24, 2019

Breakfast, Friday, May 24, 2019 (L-R) Sophia, Don Kneuer, Nick Mekich, Kevin Walford, Steven Kneuer, Colleen Daglia, Howard Schultz, Al Uber, Linda Broida, Don Glasser, Bill Tessar, Ken Sargeant, Saralyn Sargeant, John Faso, John Michna, Hal Kushner, Lenny Victor, Tom Rottenberg, Rick Compton, Joe Parisini, Don Saylor, Bill Nielsen, Linda McMurtrie, Dan McMurtrie (24)   www.fcmts.org/breakfast-club/            www.facebook.com/fcmts.org    

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breakfast, friday, may 17, 2019

Breakfast, Friday, May 17, 2019 (L-R) Jeremy Steinhart, Frank Atanasio, Dan McMurtrie, David Mikelson, Sophia, Don Kneuer, Steven Kneuer, Linda Broida, Joe Parisini, Bill Tessar, Ken Sargeant, Saralyn Sargeant, John Faso, John Michna, Tom Rottenberg, Hal Kushner, Mike Collins, Joe Pisciotti, Lee Golditch, Luis Figueroa, Don Saylor, Lenny Victor (22)  www.facebook.com/fcmts.org

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Dr. Ken Sargeant, President

Florida Citrus Model Train Society signs

"Event Agreement"

with the westfield broward mall

may 13, 2019

Monday, May 13, 2019 (L-R) Samantha Lerouge, Marketing Associate, Dr. Ken Sargeant, President, Florida Citrus Model Train Society signs "Event Agreement" with the Westfield Broward Mall. The "Event Agreement" is from May 28, 2019 - May 31, 2020. The Museum Quality Model Train Display at the location is for educational purposes.  www.facebook.com/fcmts.org

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breakfast, friday, may 3, 2019

Breakfast, Friday, May 3, 2019 (L-R) Don Kneuer, Sophie, Nick Mekich, Colleen Daglia, David Mikelson, Rick Compton, Al Uber, Linda Broido, Steven Kneuer, Bill Tessar, Ken Sargeant, Saralyn Sargeant, John Faso, John Michna, Joe Pisciotti, Hal Kushner, Lee Golditch, Tom Rottenberg, Don Saylor, Mike Collins, Dan McMurtrie, Linda McMurtrie (present but not in picture) Bill Steffen, Alan Chester, Bob Leonard (25)   www.facebook.com/fcmts.org

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breakfast, friday, april 12, 2019

Breakfast, Friday, April 12, 2019 (L-R) Kieve Ehrlich, Mike Collins, Don Saylor, Sophie, Don Kneuer, Steven Kneuer, Joe Parisini, Peter Colussy, David Mikelson, Bill Tessar, Ken Sargeant, Saralyn Sargeant, John Michna, Nick Mekich, Tom Rottenberg, Bill Nielsen, Hal Kushner, Joe Pisciotti, Dan McMurtrie, Linda McMurtrie (19)  www.facebook.com/fcmts.org

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toy train SHOW & swap meet

"grand opening ceremony"

february 23, 2019

February, 23, 2019. Bagpiper Kevin Patterson leads the Parade with Scouts from Troop 224 of Pembroke Pines carrying the Colors with Veterans following. Notice Saralyn Sargeant taking a video of the event at Pembroke Pines Charter School - Central Campus, Pembroke Pines, FL.www.facebook.com/fcmts.org

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toy train SHOW & swap meet

"first door prize winners"

February 23, 2019 Don Kneuer, Ken Sargeant standing behind the "First Group" of children 12 and under who won Door Prizes at the Toy Train Show. The "Grand Prize Winner" won the "Iron Horse", "HO Train Set" donated by "Ready to Roll" of Miami.  Visit Ready to Roll Train Model Railroad Supplies located at 831 NW 143 Street, Miami Florida 33168 .

Visit website: www.readytorolltrains.com

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toy train SHOW & swap meet

PEMBROKE PINES CHARTER SCHOOL

CENTRAL CAMPUS CAFETERIA

1235O sheridan street

pembroke pines, fl 33026

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2019

9:00 AM TO 3:00 PM

"OPENING CEREMONY"

10:00 AM

954-253-0413

Friday, February 15, 2019 Ken Sargeant standing under the Marquee at Pembroke Pines Charter School - Central Campus at 12350 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines, Florida 33026

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see:

"past EVENTS" & "other museums & displays"

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

www.facebook.com/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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Dr. Ken Sargeant, President

Florida Citrus Model Train Society Signs "Event  Agreement" with the

Westfield  Broward Mall

Monday, May 13, 2019 (L-R) Samantha Lerouge, Marketing Associate, Dr. Ken Sargeant, President, Florida Citrus Model Train Society signs "Event Agreement" with the Westfield Broward Mall. The "Event Agreement" is from May 28, 2019 - May 31, 2020. The Model Train Display at the location is for educational purposes.  www.facebook.com/fcmts.org

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Florida Citrus Model Train Society

    Southwest Regional Library

 "POLAR EXPRESS EVENING" December 19, 2018

   16835 Sheridan Street

 Pembroke Pines, Florida 33331

December 19, 2018 "Polar Express Family Evening" (L-R) Ken Sargeant, Don Kneuer standing between the "G" & "O" Scale Modular Layouts at the Southwest Regional Library on "Polar Express Evening". Don is in the Polar Express Conductor Costume as seen on the Jumbo Movie Screen in the background. A large crowd of 1,273 attended the activity. Members taking part today were: Ken Sargeant, Saralyn Sargeant, Ken Haase, Mary Cavallo, Bill Nielsen, Joe Motes, Frank Atanasio, Nick Mekich, Colleen Daglia, Tom Rottenberg, Kevin Partterson, Greg Baird, Don Kneuer, Steven Kneuer, Bill Tessar, Debbie Tessar, Peter Colussy, Kathy Colussy, Dan McMurtrie, Linda McMurtrie, Kieve Ehrlich, John Michna (22)  www.facebook.com/fcmts.org
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Florida Citrus Model Train Society

 Model Train Display

    Westfield Broward Mall

   8000 W. Broward Blvd Suite 1412

 Plantation, Florida 33388

Dr. Ken Sargeant

President

Florida Citrus Model Train Society "Event Agreement"

May 24, 2018 (L-R) Diana Fuentes, Ken Sargeant. The Florida Citrus Model Train Society President Ken Sargeant signs an "Event Agreement" with Westfield Broward Mall witnessed by Diana Fuentes (Administrative Assistant). The "Event Agreement" is from June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019. The "Grand Opening" was June 16, 2018 at 12:00 Noon.   See "WESTFIELD MALL SETUP"

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Peter Colussy & Ken Sargeant

Florida Citrus Model Train Society Locomotive Presetation

November 8, 2018 (L-R) Peter Colussy, Ken Sargeant. Peter Colussy Built a Post War Marx Commodore Vanderbilt Steam Locomotive with a Wedge Tender built between 1945 - 48. Orginally built as a mechanical wind up engine which has been converted to an electric double reduction gear motor for this project. Peter presented the Marx Steam Locomotive to Ken Sargeant today at the Westfield Broward Mall. See "DISPLAYS 2"

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FATHER AND SON

" WESTFIELD BROWARD MALL"

MODEL TRAIN DISPLAY

SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

Saturday, September 15, 2018 Young Engineer watching a "Steam Engine" go by on the "O" Scale 

Modular Layout as Dad watches at the Westfield Broward Mall. Members working today were: Ken Sargeant, David Mikelson, Don Kneuer, Steven Kneuer, Nick Mekich, Kieve Ehrlich, Joe Motes, Joe Parisini, Bill Nielsen (9)

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"VISITOR & RICK COMPTON"

WESTFIELD BROWARD MALL

AUGUST 9, 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018  (L-R) Young female visitor, Rick Compton are in "Compton's Corner" at the Westfield Broward Mall. Rick is working on an origional creation for the "G" Scale Modular Layout. Members working today were: Ken Sargeant, Peter Colussy, Tom Rottenberg, Don Kneuer, Steven Kneuer, Ken Hasse, Rick Compton, David Mikelson, John Feeney, Barry Favre, Lenny Victor, Frank Atanasio, Hal Kushner, John Michna, Jeremy Steinhart (15)

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"MOTHER WITH STROLLER"

WESTFIELD BROWARD MALL

AUGUST 2, 2018

Thursday, August 2, 2018   A mother with a "Young Fan" standing in the stroller came back a "Second Time" to see the Model Train Display at the Westfield Broward Mall. Members participating today were: Ken Sargeant, Peter Colussy, David Mikelson, Don Kneuer, Steven Kneuer, Barry Favre, Kieve Ehrlich, Jim Huffman, Dan McMurtrie, Frank Atanasio, Joe Motes, Jeremy Steinhart (12) See "WESTFIELD MALL AUGUST 2018"

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"OPERATION LIFESAVER FAN"

WESTFIELD BROWARD MALL

JULY 14, 2018

Saturday, July 14, 2018  Young "Operation LifeSaver Fan" with the "Coloring Book" in his right hand and the "Activity Book" in the left hand at the "Westfield Broward Mall" in Plantation, Florida. Members attending today were: Ken Sargeant, Saralyn Sargeant, Mike Gerstman, Don Kneuer, Joe Parisini, Tom Rottenberg, Kevin Patterson, Joe Pisciotti and "Princess" (the Service Dog) (9)

See (OPERATION LIFESAVER)

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FATHER AND SON

" WESTFIELD BROWARD MALL"

MODEL TRAIN DISPLAY

JULY 6, 2018

Friday, July 6, 2018 Father and Son admiring "Boy Scout Exhibit" at the Westfield Broward Mall located at 8000 W. Broward Blvd, Plantation, Florida 33388. Visit and enjoy the Florida Citrus Model Train Society  Layout Display. Members attending today were: Ken Sargeant, Bill Tessar, Dan McMurtrie, Linda McMurtrie, Hal Kushner, Barry Favre, Rick Compton, John Faso, Frank Atanasio, John Michna, Frank Gerstman, Bob Balog (12)

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"GRAND OPENING"

WESTFIELD BROWARD MALL

JUNE 16, 2018

June 16, 2018  Ken Sargeant standing between the "O" & "HO" Layouts during "Grand Opening Day" at the Wesftield Broward Mall. We had 751 visitors and 31 members taking part. Members participating today were: Ken & Saralyn Sargeant, John & Carol Faso, Bill & Debbie Tessar, David & Janet Mikelson, Peter & Cathy Colussy, Hal & Audrey Kushner, Jeremy & Jessica Steinhart, Dan & Linda McMurtrie, Don Kneuer, Lenny Victor, Barry Favre, Gary Hendrickson, Joe Pisciotti,  Jason Ramsey, Kevin Patterson, Nick Mekich, Joe Parisini, Bill Nielsen, Bob Balog, Paul Gehring, Luis Fegueroa, Tim Lemrow, Jeff (Ski) Guzowski (31)   See "WESTFIELD MALL SETUP"

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"THE KISSING SAILOR"

WESTFIELD BROWARD MALL

MONDAY JUNE 25, 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018 (L-R) Frank Atanasio, Ken Sargeant, Dan McMurtrie, Carl Muscarello "The Kissing Sailor", John Faso, David Mikelson at the Westfield Broward Mall. Members assisting today were: Ken Sargeant, John Faso, Peter Colussy, David Mikelson, Tom Rottenberg, Frank Atanasio, Dan McMurtrie (7) 

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October 25, 2012  Carl Muscarello "The Kissing Sailor" at the Plantation Historical Museum posing with the "Famous Life Magazine Cover Picture" in New York, New York after WW ll. Carl is a "Honorary Member" of the Florida Citrus Model Train Society. He came by to view our Modular Train Display today June 25, 2018 at the Westfield Broward Mall.

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READY TO ROLL

"DONATED GRAND PRIZE"

TRAIN SHOW

OCTOBER 14, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017 (L-R) Bill Lucus (owner), Ken Sargeant (President, Florida Citrus Model Train Society) standing inside Ready To Roll with the "Donated Grand Prize" for the "Model Train Show" at Pembroke Pines Charter School - Central Campus on Saturday, October 14, 2017. 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

EVERYLASTING EMBROIDERY

"WHERE WE GET OUR SHIRTS"

 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.

ARUBA'S RESTAURANT

"SARGEANT FAMILY DINNER"

FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017  (L-R)  Kris, Kylie, Melissa, Kaiden, Saralyn, Ken, Rick, Karen, Drew, Avery, Zach Sargeant having a "Sargeant Family Dinner" at Aruba's Restaurant located in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL.

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PLANTATION

HISTORICAL MUSEUM

JULY 15, 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017 (L-R) Saralyn and Ken Sargeant at the Plantation Historical Museum toward the end of the day. Other Florida Citrus Model Train Society members working  were:  Joe Motes, Bill Nielsen, Don Kneuer, John Michna, Nick Mekich, Bob Balog, John Faso, Bob Brown, Joe Parisini, Peter Colussy, David McClain (13)

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PLANTATION

INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE

JULY 4, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017  Florida Citrus Model Train Society Member Sharon Naile sitting in Joe Parisini's Model A Ford before the Plantation Independence Day Parade. Notice the LOGO on the front door.

"TRANSPORTATION DISPLAY"

PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM 511 FIG TREE LANE PLANTATION, FLORIDA 33317

MARCH 18, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017 "Transportation Display" at the Plantation Historical Museum. (L-R) Luis Figeroa, John Michna, Nick Mekich, David McClain, Joe Parisini, Bill Nielsen, Bob Brown. Other members participating were: Ken Sargeant, Bill Tessar, Debbie Tessar, Joe Pisciotti, Barry Favre, Frank Atanasio, Debbie Brown, Bob Balog, Judy Balog (16) See: Plantation Historical Musuem February 18, 2017 - October 7, 2017

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PLANTATION HISTORICAL

MUSEUM

CHECK PRESENTATION

 THURSDAY MAY 2, 2017

Thursday, May 2, 2017 (L-R) John Feeney, Ken Sargeant. Mr. John Feeney (Curator, Plantation  Historical Museum) presenting a check from the Plantation Historical Society to Dr. Ken Sargeant (President, Florida Citrus Model Train Society) for their "Model Train Display" and "Participation" at the Plantation Historical Museum's "Trainportation Display. See: Plantation Historical Musuem February 18, 2017 - October 7, 2017

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PINES SENIOR CENTER

 301 NW 103 STREET

PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33026

October 13, 2016  The Florida Citrus Model Train Society were at the Pines Senior Center from October 14, 2016 to April 26, 2017 We had a "Workshop" at this facility and built and repaired our many modular Layouts and model trains. We would like to thank the staff at the Senior Center for giving us the opportunity to  use their facility. "Thank You". 

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY PEMBROKE PINE, FLORIDA

IN THE MEETING ROOM

JANUARY 5, 2017

Thurssday, January 5, 201 This is what it's all about "Introducing Youngsters to the Model Train Hobby"  This young boy wearing his Operation LifeSaver Engineer Cap is enjoying his visit to the Southwest Regioal Library with his Grandparents.  See (SOUTHWEST REGIOAL LIBRARY 2016 - 2017)  & (PART 2)

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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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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)

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

"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

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

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

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.