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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)

Plantation historical museum

from February 18, 2017 to october 7, 2017

SPEcial transportation display

open tuesday, thursday, friday, saturday

hours 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

museum Closed for lunch 12:00 - 1:00 pm

future events

train show & swap meet

october 14, 2017

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

pembroke pines charter school

central CAMPUS

12350 SHERIDAN STREET

PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33026

Past EVENTS

39 th MONTHLY WHISTLESTOP GATHERING

Ken & saralyn sargeant RESIDENCE

 June 24, 2017  7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Saturday, June 24, 2017  (1st Row L-R) Saralyn Sargeant, Ken Sargeant, David Mikelson, Bill Tessar, Debbie Tessar (Second Row) Al Uber, Cindy Uber,   Janet Hager, Hal Kushman, Kathy Colussy, Audrey Kushman, Peter Colussy, Sharon Naile, Joe Parisini, Linda McMurtrie, Nick Mekich, Dan McMurtrie, Joe Pisciotti, Tom Rottenberg, Kevin Patterson (20)  

See (WHISTLESTOP GATHERING)

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PLantation Historical museum

thursday, june 22, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017  Florida Citrus Model Train Society Members before the Operation LifeSaver presentations at the Plantation Historical Museum.
(L-R) Nick Mekich, Bill Nielsen, Joe Parisini, Joe Motes, Kieve Uhrlich. Others working at the Museum today were: Ken Sargeant, Bill Tessar, Joe Pisciotti, John Feeney (9)   See (PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM FEBRUARY 18, 2017 - OCTOBER 7, 2017) Part 2

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PLantation Historical museum

"operation lifesaver presentation"

tuesday, june 20, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017  Dr. Ken Sargeant giving an "Operation LifeSaver Presentation" to "Tutor Time Learning Center" of Plantation, Florida at the Plantation Historical Museum. Nine members of the Florida Citrus Model Train Society participated in the event. Those members taking part were Dr. Ken Sargeant, Bill Tessar, Bill Nielsen, Dan McMurtrie, Joe Parisini, Kieve Uhrlich, David Mikelson, John Faso, John Feeney (9) Students were given Activity Book, Coloring Book, Key Ring, Book Marks, Crayons, Pencils complements of Florida Operation LifeSaver. See (PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM FEBRUARY 18, 2017 - OCTOBER 7, 2017) & (OPERATION LIFESAVER)

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PLantation Historical museum

"operation lifesaver activity"

Friday, june 16, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017  Parent with two children at the Plantation Historical Museum taking part in the "Operation LifeSaver" Program. The children are coloring in the Operation LifeSaver Coloring Book Starring Sly Fox & Birdie, and the Sly Fox & Birdie "Railroad Safety Activity Book".  Twelve members of the Florida Citrus Model Train Society participated in the event. Those members taking part were Dr. Ken Sargeant, Bill Tessar, Kyle Perry, Bill Nielsen, Dan McMurtrie, Linda McMurtrie, Bob Balog, Rick Compton, Joe Parisini, Nick Mekich, Bob Brown, Joe Pisciotti (12)

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PLantation Historical museum

monday, june 12, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017  Florida Citrus Model Train Society Members (L-R) Bill Neilsen, Debbie Tessar, Saralyn Sargeant, Ken Sargeant, Joe Parisini, John Michna, Lenny Victor, Peter Colussy, Joe Pisciotti, Bill Tessar (10) at the Plantation Historical Museum operating several modular layouts while participating with the Library and Museum "Kicking Off" their "Summer Reading Program". The event was an evening activity from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. All parents and children enjoyed the outing.  See (PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM FEBRUARY 18, 2017 - OCTOBER 7, 2017) Part 2
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PLantation Historical museum

saturday, june 3, 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017   "The Northsea Explorer" which was Rebuilt and on Display Courtesy of Florida Citrus Model Train Society Member Joe Parisini. Other members working today at the Plantation Historical Museum were: Frank Atanasio, Bill Tessar, Dan McMurtrie, Joe Pisciotti, Bill Nielsen, Ken Sargeant, Don Kneuer, Paul Gehring, Luis Figueroa, Barry Favre, "Princess" The Service Dog (11) See (PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM FEBRUARY 18, 2017 - OCTOBER 7, 2017) Part 2

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PLantation Historical museum

thursday, june 1, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017  Florida Citrus Model Train Society Members relaxing at the end of the day after working at the Plantation Historical Museum (L-R) Bill Nielsen, Frank Atanasio, Ken Sargeant, John Feeney, Dan McMurtrie, Tom Rottenberg, Joe Motes, Others working at the Museum today were: Bob Balog, John Michna (9)  See (PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM FEBRUARY 18, 2017 - OCTOBER 7, 2017) Part 2

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PLantation Historical museum

thursday, may 18, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017 (L-R)  Scott Gehring, Wendy, Paul Gehring, Joe Pisciotti, "Princess" the Service Dog by the "HO" Layout at the Plantation Historical Museum. Other members in attendance today were: Ken Sargeant, Bill Nielsen, Don Kneuer, Steven Kneuer, Greg Baird, John Faso, Lou Kalliosis, George Miller (10)     See (PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM FEBRUARY 18, 2017 - OCTOBER 7, 2017) 

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PLantation Historical museum

great granddaughters

Saturday, may 6, 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017 (Standing) Florida Citrus Model Train Society Member Great Grandfather Frank Atanasio with his three Great Granddaughters (L-R) Leilani, Trinity and Harlie celebrating "Teddy Bear Day" at the Plantation Historical Museum. Other members in attendance today were: Ken Sargeant, Bill Nielsen, Barry Favre, Nick Mekich, Joe Pisciotti, Don Kneuer, John Faso, Joe Parisini, John Michna, Bob Balog, David McClain, Luis Figueroa, Hal Kushman, Frank Atanasio (14) See (PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM FEBRUARY 18, 2017 - OCTOBER 7, 2017) 

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PLantation Historical museum

Check presentation

Tuesday, may 2, 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 (L-R)  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). The presentation was for the "Model Train Display" and "Participation" of the FCMTS membership during the "Transportation Display". Others in attendance were: Bill Nielsen, Bill Tessar, Dan McMurtrie, Linda McMurtrie, Joe Parisini, John Michna, Joe Pisciotti, Luis Figueroa, Bob Balog (11)  See (PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM FEBRUARY 18, 2017 - OCTOBER 7, 2017) 

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PLantation Historical museum

Railroad trivia game

Thursday, april 27, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017 (L-R)  Nick Mekich, "Captain" Bill Nielsen, Bill Tessar, Ken Sargeant are the "Winning" members of the "Railroad Trivia Game" at the Plantation Historical Musuem. The "Game" was played during lunch. The "Runner Up" team members were: "Captain" Dan McMurtrie, Joe Parisini, Bob Brown, Paul Gehring, John Michna, Barry Favre. Bill Nielsen's Team were the "Champions" winning 160 to 110 with each question worth 10 points. Mr. John Feeney was the "Host" with Lauren Bhaggan keeping  "Score". Members that were present but not participating were Joe Pisciotti, Tom Rottenberg (12)
See (RAILROAD TRIVIA GAME)

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PLantation Historical museum

Railroad trivia game

Tuesday, april 25, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 (L-R)  Dan McMurtrie, Bill Nielsen are the two "Captains" of the "Railroad Trivia Game" at the Plantation Historical Musuem. The "Game" was played during lunch from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM. Bill's team members were Ken Sargeant, Bill Tessar, Laura Kinsman while Dan's team consisted of Joe Parisini, Don Kneuer, Steven Kneuer.  Dan McMurtrie's team were the "Champions" winning 140 to 110 with each question worth 10 points. Mr. John Feeney was the "Host" with Lauren Bhaggan was keeping  "Score". Joe Pisciotti was also present for the activity (9) See (RAILROAD TRIVIA GAME)

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PLantation Historical museum

transportation exhibit

saturday, april 22, 2017

April 22, 2017 (Front Row) Bob Brown, (2nd Row L-R) Fred Adler, Peter Colussy, Ken Sargeant, Saralyn Sargeant, Princess "The Service Dog", Joe Parisini, Joe Pisciotti, (3rd Row L-R) Frank Atanasio, Lenny Victor, Luis Figueroa, Bill Nielsen at the Plantation Historical Museum on a Saturday afternoon. Not in the picture were: David Mikelson, John Faso for a total of (13)
See (PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM FEBRUARY 18, 2017 - OCTOBER 7, 2017 ) 

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PLantation Historical museum

transportation exhibit

thursday, april 13, 2017

April 13, 2017 (L-R) Bill Nielsen, Dan McMurtrie, Joe Motes, John Michna, Tom Rottenberg operating "N" Scale Trains and working on model train issues while watching an Operation LifeSaver movie at the Plantation Historical Museum. Other club members participating were: Ken Sargeant, Joe Parisini, Fred Adler, Karen Powers (9) See (PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM FEBRUARY 18, 2017 - OCTOBER 7, 2017 ) 

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the florida citrus model train society

"g" SCALE modular layout

april 10, 2017

April 10, 2017 The Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Modular Layout End Sections under construction at the Southwest Focal Point Senior Center, located in Pembroke Pines, FL. You must see the outstanding workmanship and skill used by Joe Parisini, John Michna, Dan McMurtrie, Tom Rottenberg and Bill Tessar. This Layout will be displayed at the Plantation Historical Museum from July 11, 2017 through October 7, 2017. See (PINES SENIOR CENTER)

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brEAKFAST, friday, march 31, 2017

Breakfast, Friday, March 31, 2017 (L-R) Frank Atanasio, Joe Parisini, Dan McMurtrie, Joe Pisciotti, Al Uber, Gary Hendrickson, David Mikelson, Bill Tessar, Ken Sargeant, Don Kneuer, Steven Kneuer, Tom Rottenberg, Mike Collins, Kieve Ehrlich, Hal Kushner, Bob Balog, John Faso, John Leone, Jerri Leone (19) See (BREAKFAST CLUB)

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PLantation Historical museum

transportation exhibit

tuesday, march 28, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017  Ken Sargeant making an Operation LifeSaver Presentation to students from the Alpha International Academy of Hollywood, Florida at the Plantation Historical Museum. Notice the Engineer Hats on the students. Florida Citrus Model Train Society members taking part today were:  Ken Sargeant, Bill Tessar, Peter Colussy, Joe Pisciotti, Barry Favre, Bill Nielsen, John Michna, Kieve Ehrlich, Dan McMurtrie, Tom Rottnberg, Bob Brown, Paul Gehring, Joe Parisini, John Feeney (13) See (PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM FEBRUARY 18, 2017 - OCTOBER 7, 2017) & (OPERATION LIFESAVER)

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36 th MONTHLY WHISTLESTOP GATHERING

AL & CINDY UBER RESIDENCE

 MARCH 25, 2017  7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Saturday, March 25, 2017  (1st row L-R) Saralyn Sargeant, Cindy Uber, Sharon Naile, Debbie Tessar, Janet Hager (2nd row L-R) Ken Sargeant, Nick Mekich, Kevin Patterson, Al Uber, David Mikelson, Joe Parisini, Bill Tessar (12)

See (WHISTLESTOP GATHERING)

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PLantation Historical museum

"transportation exhibit"

thursday, march 23, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017  Some of our early morning visitors at the Plantation Historical Museum "Transportation Display" Guests are standing in front of the "HO" Display. Notice the Engineer Hats our young men are wearing compliments of the Operation LifeSaver Program. Florida Citrus Model Train Society members taking part today were:  Ken Sargeant, Tom Rottnberg, Barry Favre, Bill Nielsen, Don Kneuer, Steven Kneuer, Kieve Uhrlich, John Feeney (8)  Visit "The Transportation Display" at the Plantation Historical Museum, 211 Fig Tree Lane, Plantation, Florida 33317 (954-797-2722) See (PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM FEBRUARY 18, 2017 - OCTOBER 7, 2017) 

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PLantation Historical museum

"transportation exhibit"

tuesday, march 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 (L-R) Ken Sargeant, Bill Nielsen, David McClain, John Feeney, Paul Gehring, Dan McMurtrie, (present but not in photo) Kieve Ehrlich (7) Be a guest and visit "The Transportation Display" at the Plantation Historical Museum, 211 Fig Tree Lane, Plantation, FL 33317 (954-797-2722) See (PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM FEBRUARY 18, 2017 - OCTOBER 7, 2017) 

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PLantation Historical museum

"transportation exhibit"

saturday, march 18, 2017

511 fig tree lane

plantation, florida 33317

954-797-2722

Friday, March 10, 2017 Bill Nielsen operating his two "N" Scale Layouts. In the background (L-R) are Luis Figueroa, Joe Pisciotti, John Michna and Nick Mekich. Other members participating today were: Ken Sargeant, Bill Tessar, Debbie Tessar, Joe Parisini, David McClain, Bob Brown, Debbie Brown, Barry Favre, Frank Atanasio, Bob Balog, Judy Balog (16) Visit us to see "The Transportation Display" at the Plantation Historical Museum, 211 Fig Tree Lane, Plantation, Florida 33317 (954-797-2722) See (PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM FEBRUARY 18, 2017 - OCTOBER 7, 2017) 

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PLantation Historical museum

transportation exhibit

friday, march 10, 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 PM

Friday, March 10, 2017 (L-R) Bill Tessar, Bill Nielsen, Jeremy Steinhart, Ken Sargeant, Luis Figueroa, Joe Pisciotti with "Princess" the Service Dog, Joe Parisini, David McClain (8) Come and visit us to see "The Transportation Display" at the Plantation Historical Museum, 211 Fig Tree Lane, Plantation, Florida 33317 (954-797-2722) Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays from, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM until Saturday, October 7, 2017 See (PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM FEBRUARY 18, 2017 - OCTOBER 7, 2017)

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PLantation Historical museum

continuing to set up model train display from February 1 - 17, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017 (L - R) Joe Pisciotti, Jennifer Glancy standing by Joe's three modules on the "HO" Scale Layout. What is interesting is that Jennifer is Joe's daughter and she visited her Dad because it was Joe Pisciotti's Birthday today February 10, 2017. Happy Birthday Joe and many more. See (PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM FEBRUARY 18, 2017 - OCTOBER 7, 2017) 

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model train display

"Winterfest 23"

hollywood hills methodist church

400 N 35 Avenue

hollywood, fl 33021

january 28, 2017 10 AM - 4:00 PM

January 27, 2017 Florida Citrus Model Train Society members (L-R) Bill Tessar, Nick Mekich, Don Kneuer, Ken Sargeant, Andrew Brockman, Chip Brockman (other members not in the picture were) Bob Brown, Frank Atanasio, Steven Kneuer (9) at "Winterfest 23" at the Hollywood Hills Methodist Church, located in Hollywood, Florida 33021 from 10AM - 4:00 PM

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model train display

southwest regional library

16835 sheridan street

pembroke pines, fl 33331 

 

november 23, 2016 - january 7, 2017

new attendance record 16,002 in 30 days

FLORIDA CITRUS MODEL TRAIN SOCIETY

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

oPERATION LIFESAVER

JANUARY 5, 2017

January 5, 2017 Mother with children showing off their new Engineer Caps, Bookmarks, Whistles, Pens compliments of Operation LifeSaver at the Southwest Regional Library in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Some of the 477 visitors today. The Family is standing in front of the 40 foot "O" Scale Modular Layout. See (SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2016 - 2017) & (Part 2)

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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) ORGANIZATION

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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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.

"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

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.