feeney's follies

THE FLORIDA CITRUS MODEL TRAIN SOCIETY presents feeney's follies

 

John Feeney is the Curator of the Plantation Historical Museum in Plantation, Florida. This was John Feeney's idea. In Feeney's Follies, John, his wife Cathy, and son Robert wear costumes that relate to events at the Plantation Historical Museum. In this case they dressed to represent activities on the "G" Scale Layout which was provided by the Florida Citrus Model Train Society on their 2014 Visit. The first picture is John Feeney as the "Station Master". This process continued with our appearance at The Southwest Regional Library in 2015 - 2016 stay.

On occasion the Feeney's Follies will have Special Suprise Guests.

It all started with John Feeney as Deputy Dawg and Ken Sargeant as the Sheriff.

Some of these guest "Stars" are listed in order of their appearance.

Ken Sargeant, Fran Koerner, Bill Tessar, Tom Rottenberg, Joe Parisini, Joe Motes, Bob Balog, Mike Collins, Susan Compton, Paul Gehring, Frank Atanasio, John Michna, Rick Compton, David Mikelson, Ed Keisch, Saralyn Sargeant, Steven Kneuer. More FCMTS members are taking part dressing up each day. Hope you enjoy this presentation. We had a blast doing it.

 

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"station master"

John Feeney

July 31, 2014 In the initial photo John Feeney is the "Station Master" checking his watch to made sure the arriving train is on time. John and his family and Special Suprise Guests will dress in different costumes during the Florida Citrus Model Train Society tenure at the Plantation Historical Museum.

(See: PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2014)

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"telegraph operator"

Robert Feeney

August 2, 2014 Robert Feeney is the "Telegraph Operator" for the community of Seminole Creek, Florida on the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout. Robert is holding his telegraph for your enjoyment.  Actually Robert Feeney is a student at Florida Atlantic University working on his Masters Degree in History. He is the Florida Chapter President of the Morse Telegraph Club. Robert is available to meet you at the Plantation Historical Museum on Saturdays. Notice the horse looking through the window of the Telegraph Office.   (See: PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2014)

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"machinist"

John Feeney

August 2, 2014  John Feeney is the "Machinist" gripping his Ball Peen Hammer in his right hand and his Caliper in the left hand on the way to work at the INVEX TOOL AND DIE BUILDING. They produce PROTOTYPE AND PRODUCTION MACHINING. Visit the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout at the Plantation Historical Museum. (See: PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2014)

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"ENGINEER"

John Feeney

August 7, 2014  John Feeney is the "Engineer" waiting for his engine to arrive at the offices of the Florida Citrus Model Train Society and the Kissimmee River & Gulf Railroad so the new crew can change for the following leg of their journey. Visit the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout at the Plantation Historical Museum. (See: PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2014)

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"RAILFAN"

John Feeney

August 12, 2014 John Feeney is "The Railfan" with mug in hand, hat on head, and shirt on display of his favorite railroad "The Reading Lines" standing by the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout at the Plantation Historical Museum. Notice Rick Compton working on his computer writing a "Tour Guide" for the Kissimmee River & Gulf Railroad for interested guests to follow.

(See: PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2014)

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"sheriff"

Ken Sargeant, John Feeney

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)

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"passenger"

Fran Koerner

August 14, 2014 Fran "The Fedora" Koerner is "The Passenger" sitting in front of the Seminole Creek Train Station, hat on head with red flower, white shirt and

gloves, ticket in hand and overnight luggage for her trip to California. Fran is in front of the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout on display at the Plantation Historical Museum. (See: PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2014)

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"FIREFIGHTER"

John Feeney

August 21, 2014  John Feeney is "The Firefighter" behind the "John Sowden Memorial Fire Station #1" located in Seminole Creek, Florida. The Firefighter is wearing a red fireman helmet and has his two edged ax in hand ready for containing a fire. John is inside the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout on display at the Plantation Historical Museum. (See: PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2014)

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"biker"

Bill Tessar

August 22, 2014  Bill (Streaker) Tessar is "The Biker" in front of the "Indian Parts & Service" shop located in Seminole Creek, Florida having his Harley Davidson motorcycle serviced. The "Biker" is wearing his Harley Davidson shirt with Denim Jacket with ABATE (A Brotherhood Aimed Towards Education) patch. Bill is outside the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout on display at the Plantation Historical Museum. (See: PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2014)

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"seminole wArrior"

Tom Rottenberg

August 26, 2014  Tom Rottenberg is "The Seminole Warrior" in front of the Telegraph Office, Train Station and Jack & Steve Indian Parts & Service Repair Shop located in Seminole Creek, Florida. Tom has his hatchet in hand to defend the Town. The Warrior is wearing his special hat with feather, bandana and multi colored jacket. Tom is inside the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout on display at the Plantation Historical Museum. (See: PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2014)

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"top machinist"

Joe Parisini

August 28, 2014  Joe Parisini dressed in flannel and apron is the Boss and the "Top Machinist" gripping his C Clamp in his right hand and his Sledge Hammer in the left hand. Joe Parisini actually worked for the INVEX TOOL AND DIE COMPLANY of Brooklyn, NY. They produce PROTOTYPE AND PRODUCTION MACHINING. Visit the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout at the Plantation Historical Museum. (See: PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2014)

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"railfan"

Tom Rottenberg

August 28, 2014 Tom Rottenberg is "The Railfan" with mug in hand, hat on head, bandana and shirt on display of his favorite railroad "The Union Pacific" sitting by the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout at the Plantation Historical Museum. Notice the Union Pacific Heritage Fleet on Tom's shirt.  (See: PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2014)

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"railfan"

Ken Sargeant

August 28, 2014 Ken Sargeant is "The Railfan" with mug in hand, hat on head, steam engine shirt, and vest on display of his favorite railroad club "The Florida Citrus Model Train Society" sitting by the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout at the Plantation Historical Museum. Notice the FCMTS Logos on the mug, hat and vest. (See: PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2014)

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"soggy bottom boys"

(L-R) Joe Parisini, Robert Feeney, Joe Motes, John Feeney, Ken Sargeant

August 28, 2014 (Front Row L-R) Joe Parisini (harmonica, Jug), Ken Sargeant (tamborine, harmonica), (Second Row L-R) Robert Feeney (guitar), Joe Motes (washboard), John Feeney (guitar) are the "Soggy Bottom Boys" entertaining on the front porch of the "Whistle Stop Cafe" in Seminole Creek, Florida. The group is performing by the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout at the Plantation Historical Museum. (See: PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2014)

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"fisherman"

Bob Balog

August 29, 2014  Bob Balog is the "Fisherman" with one of his 500 poles in front of SKEETER'S BAIT AND TACKLE STORE in Seminole Creek, Florida. Bob is waiting for a ride to his favorite fishing hole with pole in hand, hat, sunglasses and Capt Harry's Supply Company shirt of Miami. The "Fisherman" is posing by the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout at the Plantation Historical Museum. (See: PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2014)

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"BANKER"

John Feeney

Sepember 4, 2014  John Feeney is the "Banker" with money on the ledge in front of The Bank of Citrus County in Seminole Creek, Florida. John is Bank President Sylvester Washburn dressed in red vested black suit with top hat ready to make a deal on some Florida property. The "Banker" is posing by the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout at the Plantation Historical Museum.  (See: PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2014)

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"railroad policeman"

Mike Collins

Sepember 5, 2014  Mike Collins is the "Railroad Policeman" with winchester in hand by the Police Station in Seminole Creek, Florida. Mike is the only railroad policeman working for the Kissimmee River & Gulf Railroad and has a big job keeping track of all the crime. The "Railroad Policeman" is posing by the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout at the Plantation Historical Museum.  (See: PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2014)

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"licensed physician assistant"

Betty Cobb, Susan Compton

Sepember 6, 2014  Susan R Compton, MCMSc, PA-C is the "Licensed Physician Assistant" taking the pulse of Betty Cobb with her right hand and checking her watch on the left wrist (also notice the Stethoscope in her left hand) in front of her Medical Clinic located in Seminole Creek, Florida. Susan is posing by the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout at the Plantation Historical Museum. (See: PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2014)

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"Hole in the wall gang"

sheriff captures

butch cassidy & the sundance Kid

John Feeney, Joe Motes, Paul Gehring, Frank Atanasio, Joe Parisini, Ken Sargeant

Sepember 11, 2014  (L-R) John (Deputy Dawg) Feeney, Joe (Sundance Kid) Motes, Paul (Tall Texan) Gehring, Frank (Black Jack) Atanasio, Joe (Butch Cassidy) Parisini, Sheriff Ken (Bubba) Sargeant.

Sheriff Ken (Bubba) Sargeant and his sidekick John (Deputy Dawg) Feeney pose with members of the "Hole in the Wall Gang" who were captured while trying to rob a train at the Seminole Creek Station. The gang is posing by the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout at the Plantation Historical Museum. (See: PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2014)

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"postmaster"

John Feeney

September 30, 2014  John Feeney is Thomas Beaker the "Postmaster" with cancelled letters in hand for customers outside the Post Office in Seminole Creek, Florida. The Postmaster is dressed in a white shirt with black vest, black tie and green visor. The "Postmaster" is posing by the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout at the Plantation Historical Museum. Notice the Black Panther standing by the back door.

(See: PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2014)

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"conductor & bavarian at oktoberfest"

John Feeney, Paul Gehring

"OKTOBERFEST" October 9, 2014  (L-R) John Feeney is the "Conductor" giving a stern warning to Paul Gehring the "Bavarian" who is having his ticket punched and is told not to bring his Stein of Beer on the train in Seminole Creek, Florida. The "Conductor" is dressed in a black concuctor hat, tie, vest, pants with a white shirt. The "Bavarian" is dressed in a brown shirt with "Gehring BierHaus 1516 Keinheitsgebot" printed on it, a Bavarian pin hat, and leidenhosen with socks and shoes. The "Conductor" and the "Bavarian" are posing by the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout at the Plantation Historical Museum.

(See: PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2014)

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"conductor"

Bill Tessar

Saturday, November 28, 2015  The Florida Citrus Model Train Society had their "Grand Opening" at the Southwest Regional Library in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Bill Tessar is the "Conductor" dressed in attire greeting three guests from Long Island, New York. The gentleman in the photo is celebrating his 88th birthday today. The FCMTS had 423 visitors for the "Grand Opening".

See: (SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2015)

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"HUNGARIAN STATION MASTER"

John Michna

December 2, 2015 Florida Citrus Model Train Society member John Michna is the "Hungarian Station Master" Flagging Down an incoming train on the "G" Scale Layout presented at the Southwest Regional Library in Pembroke Pines, Florida.   See: (SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2015)

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"feeney's"

Robert Feeney, Cathy Feeney, John Feeney

December 26, 2015 (L-R) Robert Feeney FEC (Florida East Coast) Conductor with Lantern, Mrs. Henry Flagner (Cathy Feeney), Mr. Henry Flagler (John Feeney) standing in front of the "G" Scale Layout sponsored by the Florida Citrus Model Train Society at the Southwest Regional Library. Mr. John Feeney is the Curator at the Plantation Historical Museum in Plantation, Florida

See: (SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2015)

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"locomotive engineer"

Tom Rottenberg

January 2, 2016  Tom Rottenberg is the "Locomotive Engineer"  waiting for his Locomotive at the "Seminole Creek" station. The "Locomotive Engineer" is dressed in an Engineer Train Hat, Red Bandana, Overalls and a Blue Shirt. Tom is posing by the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout on display at the Southwest Regional Library in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

See: (SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2015 )

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"biker returns"

Bill Tessar

January 2, 2016  Bill (Streaker) Tessar is "The Biker" in front of the "Indian Parts & Service" shop located in Seminole Creek, Florida. Bill is wearing Sunglasses, Black Shirt with Denim Jacket with ABATE (A Brotherhood Aimed Towards Education) patch. The "Streaker" is outside the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout on display at the Southwest Regional Library located in Pembroke Pines, Florida. See: (SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2015)

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"mechanic"

Joe Parisini

January 2, 2016  Joe Parisini dressed in all White Overalls is known as the "Mechanic" standing by the Invex Tool and Die Company and Bobby Brown's Garage of Seminole Creek, Florida. Visit the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout at the Southwest Regional Library. Notice the Wrench in his hand. See: (SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2015)

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"professor"

Rick Compton

January 2, 2016  Rick Compton is the "Professor" outside of his office reading the newspaper with a Shingle over the front door stating "Professor R. K. Compton, Alienism - Mesmerism, All Manner of Mental Distress" located in Seminole Creek, Florida. Visit the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout at the Southwest Regional Library. See: (SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2015)

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"seminole guide"

Tom Rotenberg

January 2, 2016  Tom Rottenberg is the "Seminole Guide" waiting for a customer to arrive at the "Seminole Creek" Station. Tom is dressed in his Colorful Ceremonial Jacket with his Scout Hat and Feathers. The Guide is posing by the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout at the Southwest Regional Library located in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

See: (SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2015 )

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"conductor"

David Mikelson

January 2, 2016  General David Mikelson in his "Conductor" attire standing in the multipurpose room. The "Conductor" is posing by the Florida Citrus Model Train Society Display at the Southwest Regional Library located in Pembroke Pines, Florida. See: (SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2015 )

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"ted the trainman & Ken sargeant"

Ed Keisch, Ken Sargeant

January 2, 2016  (L-R) Ted the Trainman (Ed Keisch), Ken Sargeant posing for a picture just before an Operation LifeSaver presentation to visitors at the Southwest Regional Library. A Film Crew took video of the presentation.  

See: (SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2015) or (OPERATION LIFESAVER)

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"sheriff"

Ken Sargeant

January 2, 2016  Sheriff Ken (Bubba) Sargeant by the Jail and the Whistlestop Cafe in "Seminole Creek" Florida. Ken is dressed in his Sheriff attire, Black Hat, Black Vest, Black Bowtie, Silver Star, Gold Watch, White Shirt, Blue Jeans and Western Boots. The Sheriff is posing by the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout at the Southwest Regional Library.

See: (SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2015 )

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"sheriff Ken & wife saralyn"

Ken Sargeant, Saralyn Sargeant

January 2, 2016  Ken Sargeant and wife Saralyn are standing by the Town of "Seminole Creek" Florida. Ken is dressed in his "Sheriff" attire. Sheriff and wife are standing by the Florida Citrus Model Train Society Display at the Southwest Regional Library located in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

See: (SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2015 )

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"hungarian conductor"

John Michna

January 2, 2016  John Michna is the "Hungarian Conductor" waiting for a tour of the fictitious town of "Seminole Creek" Florida. The town which was designed by the Florida Citrus Model Train Society Members. John is dressed in his "Hungarian Conductor" attire. The "G" Scale Layout is featured at the Southwest Regional Library located in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

See: (SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2015 )

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"gang outside in the main lobby"

The Gang

January 2, 2016  The Gang outside the multipurpose room in the main lobby of the Southwest Regional Library. The Florida Citrus Model Train Society presented the Model Train Display. Can you find the Sheriff, Hungarian Conductor, Ted the Trainman, Traveler, Engineer, other Conductors, Mrs. Flagler, Professor, Station Master, and guests. See: (SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2015 )

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"railroad police returns"

Mike Collins

January 2, 2016  Mike Collins is the "Railroad Policeman" with musket in hand by the Police Station and the Winstle Stop Cafe in Seminole Creek, Florida. The "Railroad Policeman" all in Black is posing by the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout at the Southwest Regional Library in Pembroke Pines, Florida. See: (SOUTHWEST RFEGIONAL LIBRARY 2015 )

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"Cathy Feeney & professor rick compton"

Cathy Feeney, Rick Compton

January 2, 2016  (L-R) Cathy Feeney and Rick Compton pose in early 1900's attire at the "Seminole Creek" Florida Train Station. They are sitting by the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Display featured at the Southwest Regional Library located in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

See: (SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2015 )

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"professor & wife"

Rick Compton, Susan Compton

January 2, 2016 (L-R) Rick Compton with his lovely wife Susan relaxing by the "G" Scale Layout at the Southwest Regional Library on our LAST DAY.

See: (SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2015)

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"THE LOCOMOTIVE eNGINEER"

Joe Parisini

Saturday, September 3, 2016  Joe Parisini "Greeting Visitors" in costume dressed as "The Locomotive Engineer" at the West Regional Library located in Plantation, Florida. Joe is standing by the "O" Scale Layout where he built the "Bridge" and the "Brooklyn Skyline & Buildings" next to him. We are at the Library from August 31, 2016 to September 12, 2016. Visit us and see which Florida Citrus Model Train Society member will dress in "Character".

See (WEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2016)

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"shEriff & cowgirl"

Saralyn Sargeant, Ken Sargeant

Saturday, December 10, 2016 (L-R) Saralyn Sargeant, Ken Sargeant  standing between the  "O"  & "HO" Scale model train displays at the Southwest Regional Library.  Ken is the "Sheriff" and Saralyn the "Cowgirl" both are dressed in constume for the Florida Citrus Model Train Society Display.

See (SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2016 - 2017)

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"Engineer dan"

Dan McMurtrie

Saturday, December 14, 2016  "Engineer Dan" is Dan McMurtrie standing by one of his sections of the "HO" Layout. Dan thinks "Out of the Box" and "Great Ideas" come from this FCMTS member. This picture was taken at the Southwest Regional Library where we just celebrated an Evening with the "Polar Express". See (SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2016 - 2017) & (POLAR EXPRESS EVENING 2016)

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"the conductor with guests"

Laura Kinsman, John Feeney, Lauren Bhaggan

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017  "Conductor with Guests" The Conductor is Plantation Historical Museum Curator John Feeney standing by the "O" Scale Layout with guests. On his left is Laura Kinsman "Museum Volunteer from the Plantation Historical Society" and on the right is Lauren Bhaggan "Plantation Historical Museum Assistant".  See (PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM  FEBURARY 18, 2017 - OCTOBER 7, 2017)

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April 6, 1917

congress declared war on germany

"the ww I Soldier"

John Feeney

 

Thursday, April 6, 2017 One Hundred Years ago today the United States Congress "Declaired War on Germany" starting WW I. Plantation Historical Museum Curator John Feeney dressed in a WW I Uniform during the day at the Plantation Historical Museum. Other Florida Citrus Model Train Society members participating were: Ken Sargeant, Tom Rottenberg, Don Kneuer, Steven Kneuer, Greg Baird, Bill Nielsen, Luis Figueroa, Dan McMurtrie, Joe Parisini, John Michna, Bill Tessar, Frank Atanasio, John Feeney (13) For more pictures See (PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM  FEBURARY 18, 2017 - OCTOBER 7, 2017)

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"american cowboy"

Jon Axler
 
Monday, June 12, 2017  Jon Axler (Plantation Historical Museum Staff Member) dressed as "The American Cowboy" standing in front of the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "O" Scale Layout at the Plantation Historical Museum "Kicking Off" their "Summer Reading Program". The event was an special evening activity from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Parents and Children had a enjoyable event.  
See (PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM FEBRUARY 18, 2017 - OCTOBER 7, 2017) Part 2
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"to be continued"

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.

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.