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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 by - we would love to meet you. We have our own Private Dining Room. Phone Number 954 - 915 - 3800        See (BREAKFAST CLUB)

"setup" 2nd day

november 20, 2017

model train display

southwest regional library

16835 sheridan street

pembroke pines, fl 33331 

10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Monday, November 20, 2017  Ken Sargeant sstanding in front of the "O" Scale Layout on the Second Day of Setup at the Southwest Regional Library, Pembroke Pines, Florida. The Florida Citrus Model Train Society Members participating today were:  Ken Sargeant, Rick Compton, Tom Rottenberg, John Michna, Nick Mekich, Lenny Victor, Bob Balog, Bill Nielsen, Don Kneuer, Paul Gehring, Joe Parisini, Miken Collins, Luis Fiueroa, and Joe Pisciotti (14). The "Setup" will continue on Tuesday, November 21, and Wednesday, November 22, 2017. The Library is Closed Thanksgiving Day, November 23 and Friday, November 24, 2017. The "Grand Opening" will be at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, November 25, 2017.                                            

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"setup"  1st day

november 19, 2017

model train display

southwest regional library

16835 sheridan street

pembroke pines, fl 33331 

10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday, November 19, 2017  Southwest Regional Library, Pembroke Pines, Florida. Florida Citrus Model Train Society members delivered many modules to be "Setup" at the Library. Members participating today were:  Ken Sargeant, Peter Colussy, Rick Compton, John Faso, Tom Rottenberg, Barry Favre, John Michna, Dan McMurtrie, Bill Tessar, Nick Mekich, Lenny Victor, Bob Balog, Frank Atanasio, Bill Nielsen, Don Kneuer, Luis Fiueroa, and Joe Pisciotti (17).

The "Setup" will continue on Monday, November 20, Tuesday, November 21, and Wednesday, November 22, 2017. The Library will be Closed Thanksgiving, November 23 and Friday, November 24, 2017. The "Grand Opening" will be at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, November 25, 2017.                                            

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future events

model train display

southwest regional library

16835 sheridan street

pembroke pines, fl 33331 

 

november 25, 2017 - january 6, 2018

 

"grand opening"

saturday, november 25, 2017

12:00 Noon - 4:00 pm

 

weekly schedule

 

monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday

12:00 Noon -  4:00 pm

 

saturday

12:00 noon -  4:00 pm

 

"SPECIAL POLAR EXPRESS EVENING"

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017

6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM

ASK LIBRARIAN FOR DETAILS

 

display closed

friday & sunday

NEXT model train SHOW

PEMBROKE PINES CHARTER SCHOOL

CENTRAL CAMPUS CAFETERIA

1235O sheridan street

pembroke pines, fl 33026

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2018

9:00 AM TO 3:00 PM

"OPENING CEREMONY"

10:00 AM

Past EVENTS

"career day"

fox trail elementary school

davie, florida

operation lifesaver presentation

november 16, 2017

November 16, 2017 Fox Trail Elementary School in Davie, Florida. Dr. Ken Sargeant giving an "Operation LifeSaver" presentation to 4th Graders. Other Florida Citrus Model Train Society members participated were: Saralyn Sargeant, Bill Tessar and Tom Rottenberg. Seven presentations were given to 208 students and 11 teachers plus staff between 8:00 AM and 12:00 Noon

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  SOUTH FLORIDA

florida citrus model train society member

john feeney

"curator"

the Plantation Historical Museum's

winter Wonderland

Taimy Alvarez / Sun Sentinel
Plantation Historical Museum Curator John Feeney carefully place a model train onto the Christmas Village display created by museum member Don Fidinger for the Winter Wonderland exhibition opening Saturday, November 18th and running till January 6th, 2018 at the Plantation Historical Museum 511 North Fig Tree Lane Plantation, FL 33317.
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43 rd MONTHLY WHISTLESTOP GATHERING

jeremy & jessica steinhart RESIDENCE "Halloween costume party"

 october 28, 2017  6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Saturday, October 28, 2017  Florida Citrus Model Train Society Members attended a Whistlestop Gathering  "Halloween Costume Party" at the residence of Jeremy & Jessica Steinhard. Other members attending were:  Howard Schults, Ken Sargeant & Saralyn Sargeant, Bill & Debbie Tessar, Al  & Cindy Uber, Nick Mekich and Colleen Daglia (11) Notice "Wonder Woman" and the "Cowardly Lion" in the background. See (WHISTLESTOP GATHERING)

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vietnam veteran sgt joe pisciotti

presenting a donation from

the fLORIDA CITRUS MODEL TRAIN SOCIETY

"fundraiser"

September 24, 2017

to the "wounded worriors"

OCTOBER 23, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017 (L-R) Pam Jancko, Joe Pisciotti. "Vietnam Veteran", Sergeant, Joe Pisciotti presenting a donation to "The Boss" Pam Jancko for "Wounded Worriors" from the Florida Citrus Model Train Society. The fundraiser was held at "Our Backyard Museum" located in Plantation on September 24, 2017. Thanks Pam & Dr. Joel for a wonderful event enjoyed by all.

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William "bill" lumley

"train & plane collection '

housed in two air craft Hangers

Skyline Drive, delray beach, florida

tuesday, october 17, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 (L-R) William "Bill" Lumley, Steven Kneuer, Don Kneuer visited the home of William (Bill) Lumley, Skyline Drive in Delray Beach, Florida. In his backyard is an "Air Strip" with two "Air Craft Hangers" loaded with "Planes & Trains". Bill retired from "Delta Airlines" where he was a "Captain" Flying L-1011 Aircraft. Bill was a "Stunt Pilot" and competed in "Air Shows" all over the "Country". Bill must have at least ten different flying machines which included a "Helicopter", several "Gliders" and "Single and Double Engined Aircraft".  Bill has several "Remote Controlled Model Aircraft" housed in a "Large Workshop". Inside his home Bill has a "Very, Very Large Model Train Collection". Ken Sargeant was present on this "Fantastic Outing".

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FLORIDA CITRUS MODEL TRAIN SOCIETY

MODEL TRAIN SHOW

pembroke pines charter school

central campus cafeteria

OCTOBER 13, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017  The Florida Citrus Model Train Society promoting their Train Show on October 14, 2017 on the stage in the "Cafeteria" at Pembroke Pines Charter School - Central Campus while the students are at Lunch Break. The students are enjoying an "O" Scale Display operated by Saralyn Sargeant. Other member attending today were: Ken Sargeant and Tom Rottenberg (3) See you at the Model Train Show tomorrow October 14, 2017.

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pembroke pines charter school

central campus cafeteria

OCTOBER 12, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017  The Florida Citrus Model Train Society promoting their Train Show on October 14, 2017 on the stage in the cafeteria at Pembroke Pines Charter School - Central Campus are students at Lunch Break. The students are enjoying an "O" Scale Display. FCMTS member Tom Rottenberg can be seen in the background. Other members attending today were: Ken Sargeant, Peter Colussy, Don Kneuer, Steven Kneuer and Greg Baird (6)

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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 

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the plantation historical museum

tuesday, october 10, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017  (L-R)  John Michna, Bob Balog, Tom Rottenberg, Joe Parisini, Paul Gehring, Ken Sargeant taking a break after loading the trailer with the "G" Scale Layout at the Plantation Historical Museum. Other members at the Museum today were: John Feeney, Lauren Bhaggan (8) The Florida Citrus Model Train Society membership has been at the Museum from February 18, 2017 to October 7, 2017. It has been a fantastic eight months and we would like to thank the staff at the Museum John Feeney (Curator), Lauren Bhaggan, Jon Axler and the members of the Plantation Historical Society.

See (PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM FEBRUARY 18, 2017 - OCTOBER 7, 2017) Part 1 & Part 2

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the plantation historical museum

"last day celebration"

saturday, october 7, 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2017 (L-R 1st row) Princess (the Service Dog), Joe Pisciotti, Ken Sargeant, John Feeney, Paul Gehring, Luis Gehring, Luis Figueroa (L-R 2nd row) Bob Balog, Rick Compton, Joe Parisini, Bill Nielsen, Tom Rottenberg are Celebrating "Our Last Day" at the Plantation Historical Museum. Other Florida Citrus Model Train Society members participating today at the museum were: Saralyn Sargeant, Diane Neilsen, Bob Brown, Debbie Brown, Cathy Feeney, Lauren Bhaggan, Frank Atanasio, Joe Motes, Mary Romero, Gary Hendrickson (21) See (PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM FEBRUARY 18, 2017 - OCTOBER 7, 2017) Part 1 & Part 2

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PLantation Historical museum

friday, october 6, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017  Tom Rottenberg supervising students from "American Heritage School" standing by the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "O" Scale Layout at the Plantation Historical Museum. Other FCMTS members assisting at the Museum today were: Ken Sargeant, Saralyn Sargeant, Nick Mekich, John Faso, Joe Pisciotti, John Feeney, Lauren Bhaggan, Bob Balog, Bill Nielsen, John Michna (11) Our Last day at the Plantation Historical Museum is Saturday, October 7, 2017.

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PLantation Historical museum

grand champion

winner of the most railroad trivia games

"captain" bill nielsen

Thursday, october 5, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017 (L-R) "Captain" Bill Nielsen winner of the most "Railroad Trivia Games", Lauren Bhaggan, John Feeney who hosted the "Trivia Contests" at the Plantation Historical Museum. Other members participating today were: Ken Sargeant, Don Kneuer, Steven Kneuer, Greg Baaird, Paul Gehring, Bob Balog, John Michna, Joe Motes, Joe Parisini, John Faso, Frank Atanasio, Lenny Victor, Joe Pisciotti (16)  See (PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM FEBRUARY 18, 2017 - OCTOBER 7, 2017) Part 1 & Part 2 & (RAILROAD TRIVIA GAME)
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OUr city plAntatIon

community NEws

plantation historical Museum

September 2017

florida citrus model train society "transportation exhibit"

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September 2017  "Our City Plantation" Article. The Florida Citrus Model Train Society "All Aboard! The Transportation Exhibit" featured at the Plantation Historical Museum. Operation LifeSaver Program available to visitors. 

See (PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM FEBRUARY 18, 2017 - OCTOBER 7, 2017 PART 1 & PART 2) & (OPERATION LIFESAVER) (NEWS ARTICLES)

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"our backyard museum"

sunday, September 24, 2017

florida citrus model train society

Sunday, September 24, 2017  Members from the Florida Citrus Model Train Society attended a "Special Opening" of "Our Backyard Museum" located in Plantation, Florida. FCMTS Members that attended were:  Ken & Saralyn Sargeant, Hal & Audrey Kushman, Joe & Cathy Pisciotti, Dan & Linda McMurtrie, David Mikelson & Janet Hager, Al & Cindy Uber, Paul & Ann Gehring, John & Una Michna, Bill & Diane Nielsen, Kevin Pattrson, Joe Parisini, John Feeney, Robert Feeney, Stan Freihofer, Stanley Freihofer, Jeff (Ski) Guzowski, Jeremy Steinhart, Fred Adler, plus several other guests. (27)

This was a "Fund Raiser" for the "Wounded Warrior" Project. 

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 waiting for "hurricane irma"

to arrive at plantation historical museum

Thursday, September 7, 2017  Tom Rottenberg reading the South Florida Sun Sentinel tracking "Hurricane Irma". Notice the TV with NBC Channel 6 WTVJ displaying the Hurricane. Other Florida Citrus Model Train Society Members participating today were Ken Sargeant, Bill Tessar, Bill Nielsen, Dan McMurtrie, John Feeney. Cardboard boxes were placed on table tops and curtains were raised on the modular layouts in case of flooding at the Museum .  

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plantation historical museum

Plantation, Florida

August 24, 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017  (L-R)  Ken Sargeant, Gary Hendrickson, Joe Parisini, Joe Pisciotti, Kieve Ehrlich, Dan McMurtrie, John Feeney at the Plantation Historical Museum on a Rainy Thursday. Other members taking part were: Bill Nielsen, Ed Nelson, Don Kneuer, Steven Kneuer, Greg Baird, John Michna, John Faso (13)

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plantation historical museum

Plantation, Florida

August 17, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017  (L-R)  Kaiden, Saralyn, Ken, Kylie Sargeant at the Plantation Historical Museum where the Florida Citrus Model Train Society are featuring  "N", "O", "HO", "G" Scale Model Train Layouts. Other members participating were: John Michna, Ed Nelson, Joe Pisciotti, Bill Nielsen, Rick Compton, Frank Atanasio, Louis Figueroa (11)

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PLantation Historical museum

tuesday, august 15, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 PM (Right) Joe Motes with local family visiting the Plantastion Historical Museum. They are viewing "The Fire" on Joe Pisiotti's "HO" Display. Other members working at the Museum today were: Ken Sargeant, Bill Tessar, John Feeney, Ed Nelson, Greg Baird, John Michna, Rick Compton, Paul Gehring, Bill Nielsen, Joe Parisini, Joe Pisciotti (12) See (PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM FEBRUARY 18, 2017 - OCTOBER 7, 2017 PART 2)

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PLantation Historical museum

saturday, august 12, 2017

Saturday, August 12, 2017 PM (L-R) Bob Brown, Ken Sargeant, Saralyn Sargeant at the end of the day on a Satuerday afternoon at the Plantastion Historical Museum. Other members working at the Museum today were: Joe Parisini, Don Kneuer, Paul Gehring, Joe Pisciotti, Luis Figueroa, Jack Finnell, Tom Rottenberg, Peter Rottenberg (11)  See (PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM FEBRUARY 18, 2017 - OCTOBER 7, 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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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

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.