southwest regional library 2016 - 2017

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

16,002 visitors in 30 days

first day of SETUP NOVEMBER 20, 2016

JOHN MICHNA'S TRUCK

ARRIVES WITH THE "g" SCALE LAYOUT

Sunday, November 20, 2016  John Michna's truck arrives at 10:00 AM at the Southwest Regional Library with the "G" Scale Layout "Aboard" (L-R) Peter Colussy, Nick Mekich, Paul Gehring, John Michna. Other that participate on the First Day of Setup were: Ken Sargeant, Tom Rottenberg, Joe Pisciotti, John Faso, Bob Baloag, Luis Figueroa, Kevin Patterson, Dan McMurtrie, Joe Motes, Bill Nielsen (14) 

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SETUP NOVEMBER 20, 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016  (L-R) Bob Balog, Nick Mekich, Peter Colussy, John Faso, John Michna, Paul Gehring, Tom Rottenberg at the Southwest Regional Library installing the "G" Scale Layout.

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SETUP NOVEMBER 20, 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016  (L-R) Joe Pisciotti, Dan McMurtrie, Kevin Patterson  at the Southwest Regional Library measuring where the "HO" Layout will be placed in the Multi Purpose Room.

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second day of SETUP NOVEMBER 21, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016  (L-R) Bill Tessar installing track on the "O" Scale Layout with Tom Rottenberg, Mike Collins, Mark Collins working on the "HO" Scale Layout at the Southwest Regional Library on the second day of Setup. Other members that took part were: Ken Sargeant, Dan McMurtrie, Nick Mekich, Frank Aatanasio, Barry Fevre, Don Kneuer, Greg Baird, Paul Gehring, Lenny Victor, Leonard Victor, John Michna, Joe Motes (16)

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second day of SETUP NOVEMBER 21, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016  (L-R) Tom Rottenberg, Nick Mekich, Bill Tessar, Lenny Victor, Greg Baird (on floor in blue shirt) Frank Atanasio working on the "O" Scale Layout at the Southwest Regional Library on the second day of Setup.

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third day of SETUP NOVEMBER 22, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016  (L-R) Peter Colussy, Frank Atanasio, Nick Mekich standing by the "O" Scale Layout at the Southwest Regional Library on the third  day of Setup. Other members that participated were: Ken Sargeant, Bill Tessar, Lenny Victor, Leonard Victor, Greg Baird, Tom Rottenberg, Barry Favre, Dan McMurtrie, John Michna, Don Kneuer, Steven Kneuer, Joe Motges, Bob Brown, Joe Pisciotti, Bill Nielsen, Joe Parisini, Mike Collins (20)   

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third day of SETUP NOVEMBER 22, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016  Mike Collins working on his "HO" Scale Module at the Southwest Regional Library on the third  day of Setup.   

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third day of SETUP NOVEMBER 22, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016  (L-R) Joe Parisini standing by the "G" Scale Layout at the Southwest Regional Library. Joe Motes sitting by the "HO" Layout that our guests can operate under supervision and Bill Tessar relaxing between the "HO" and "S" Scale Layouts on the third and last day of Setup.   

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third day of SETUP NOVEMBER 22, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016  Greg Baird standing inside the "O" Scale Layout by his two modules at the Southwest Regional Library on the last day of Setup.   

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display opening

NOVEMBER 23, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016  Don Kneuer working on the "G" Scale Layout at the Southwest Regional Library on Opening Day. Other members that participated today were: Ken Sargeant, Bill Tessar, John Michna, Tom Rottenberg, Joe Motes, Don Kneuer, Steven Kneuer, Joe Parisini, Bill Nielsen, Frank Atanasio, Joe Pisciotti, Nick Mekich, Stanley Friehoffer, Luis Figueroa (15) 

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display opening

NOVEMBER 23, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016  Joe Parisini working on some detail for the "G" Scale Layout on Opening Day at the Southwest Regional Library located in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  

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display opening

NOVEMBER 23, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016  Some of our many visitors standing by the "HO" Scale Layout at the Southwest Regional Library on Opening Day.  

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display opening

NOVEMBER 23, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016  Joe Motes (red shirt) standing by a parent with three children who are operating the "HO" Scale Layout on the stage at the Southwest Regional Library on Opening Day.   

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display opening

NOVEMBER 23, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016  Tom Rottenberg placing an "HO" Scale car on the Layout at the Southwest Regional Library on Opening Day.   

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saturday, NOVEMBER 26, 2016

Saturday, November 26, 2016  Joe Parisint working on his Brooklyn "O" Scale Module on the Layout at the Southwest Regional Library on Opening Day.   

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saturday, NOVEMBER 26, 2016

Saturday, November 26, 2016  (L-R)  Nick Diorio, Paul Gehring, Kevin Patterson, John Michna, Bob Balog, Bill Tessar, John Faso are seven of the ninteen members who assisted today. The others were: Ken Sargeant, Joe Parisini, Don Kneuer, Joe Motes, Joe Pisciotti, Debbie Tessar, Dan McMurtrie, Linda McMurtrie, Stan Freihofer, Staley Freihofer, Tom Rottenberg, Nick Mekich were others at the Southwest Regional Library. 

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monday, NOVEMBER 28, 2016

November 28, 2016  (L-R) Saralyn Sargeant, Dr. Michael Lazzopina, Michelle Harris, Mike Lazzopina standing by the Main Entrance to the Florida Citrus Model Train Society Display. Dr. Mike Lazzopina is celebrating his 92nd Birthday with his  daughters Saralyn and Michelle and son Mike at the Southwest Regional Library where 505 visitors attended today.

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monday, NOVEMBER 28, 2016

November 28, 2016  (L-R) Bill Neilsen, Joe Motes by the "S" Scale trains that Bill will supervise visitors to operate. Joe Motes has three "HO" trains that guests can operate. These activities can be found on the Stage Area of the MultiPurpose Room at the Southwest Regional Library. Bring the children and enjoy the trains.

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monday, NOVEMBER 28, 2016

November 28, 2016  (L-R) John Faso, Lenny Victor, Leonard Victor, Greg Baird standing by the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "O" Scale Model Train Display at the Southwest Regional Library in Pembroke Pines.

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tuesday, NOVEMBER 29, 2016

November 29, 2016  (L-R) Peter Colussy, Joe Pisciotti with young visitor watching the buildings burn and smoke on Joe's  section of the "HO" Scale module at the Southwest Regional Library in Pembroke Pines. This is a must see event.

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tuesday, NOVEMBER 29, 2016

November 29, 2016  (L-R) Dan McMurtrie, Bob Balog, John Michna, Tom Rottenberg standing by the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "HO" Scale Model Train Display at the Southwest Regional Library in Pembroke Pines.

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wednesday, NOVEMBER 30, 2016

November 30, 2016  (L-R) Joe Motes, Tom Rottenberg, Bob Brown, John Faso, Joe Parisini, Frank Atanasio relaxing for lunch at the Southwest Regional Library in Pembroke Pines. Others that participated today were: Ken Sargeant, Peter Colussy, Joe Pisciotti, Luis Figueroa, Bill Nielsen (10)

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wednesday, NOVEMBER 30, 2016

November 30, 2016  (L-R) Bob Brown, Frank Atanasio operating Bob's trains in front of  Frank's two modules on the Florida Citrus Model Train Society 40 feet "O" Scale Model Train Display at the Southwest Regional Library in Pembroke Pines.

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thursday, decEMBER 1, 2016

December, 1, 2016  (Right)) Joe Motes supervising visitors how to operate "HO" scale model trains on the stage in the Southwest Regional Library.

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thursday, decEMBER 1, 2016

December 1, 2016  (L-R) Joe Motes, John Faso, Tom Rottenberg, Bill Tessar, Peter Colussy relaxing in the front section of the MultiPurpose Room at the Southwest Regional Library in Pembroke Pines.

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saturday, decEMBER 3, 2016

Saturday, December 3, 2016  (Left red shirt) Joe Motes sitting by the "HO" Layout on the stage in the MultiPurpose Room at the Southwest Regional Library in Pembroke Pines. In the background sitting by the "S" Scale Layout is Peter Colussy. Joe and Peter have visitors operate the trains on the stage under their supervision. Others that participated on Saturday, December 3, 2016 were Ken Sargeant, Don Kneuer, Tom Rottenberg, Kevin Patterson, Stan Freihofer, Stanley Freihofer, Nick Mekich, Bob Brown, Debbie Brown, Joe Pisciotti, Bill Tessar, Luis Figueroa, Kieve Uhrlich (15). We had 617 visitors today.  

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monday, decEMBER 5, 2016

Saturday, December 5, 2016  Some of the 406 visitors that attended the Florida Citrus Model Train Society Display at the Southwest Regional Library. FCMTS members that participated were: Ken Sargeant, Bill Tessar, Tom Rottenberg, Dan McMurtrie, Greg Baird, Joe Motes, John Michna, Bill Nielsen, Lenny Victor, Leonard Victor, John Faso, Joe Parisini (12).  

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tuesday, decEMBER 6, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016  Florida Citrus Model Train Society member Greg Baird sitting in the middle of the "O" Scale Display at the Southwest Regional Library working on structures for his module. Other members that participated today were: Ken Sargeant, Bill Tessar, Tom Rottenberg, Dan McMurtrie, Joe Motes, Bill Nielsen, Joe Parisini, Don Kneuer, Steven Kneuer, Bob Brown, Peter Colussy (12) 

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wednesday, decEMBER 7, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016  Family standing between the "O" and "HO" model train displays at the Southwest Regional Library. Notice the smoke coming from the buildings on Joe Pisciotti's "Buildings on Fire" modular display. Members participating today were: Ken Sargeant, Bill Tessar, Tom Rottenberg, Joe Motes, Dan McMurtrie, Bill Nielsen, Joe Parisini, John Leone, Gerry Leone, John Michna, John Faso, Joe Pisciotti (12) 

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thursday, decEMBER 8, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016 Home Schooled Family in front of the  "G" Scale model train display at the Southwest Regional Library. Members of the Florida Citrus Model Train Society participating today were: Ken Sargeant, Bill Tessar, Tom Rottenberg, Joe Motes, Dan McMurtrie, Bill Nielsen, Joe Parisini, John Michna, Frank Atanasio, Peter Colussy, Mike Collins, Kieve Uhrlich (12) 

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saturday, decEMBER 10, 2016

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. Other members participating today were:  Nick Mekich, Kieve Uhrlich, Joe Motes, Kevin Patterson, Peter Colussy, Joe Pisciotti, Bob Brown, Tom Rottenberg, Frank Atanasio, Joe Parisini, Stan Freihofer, Stanley Freihofer, Luis Figueroa, Bill Tessar, John Michna (17) Set a new record today with 646 attending.

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monday, decEMBER 12, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016 Guests standing between the  "O"  & "HO" Scale model train displays at the Southwest Regional Library. Some of the 489 visitors that showed up today. Florida Citrus Model Train Society members participating:  Ken Sargeant, Joe Motes, Bob Brown, Tom Rottenberg, Frank Atanasio, John Michna, Dan McMurtrie, Misty White, Zach White, Bill Nielsen, John Faso (11)

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tuesday, decEMBER 13, 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016  Parents with children standing by the  "O"  Scale model train displays watching a (FEC) Florida East Coast Railroad Engine pulling a passenger train at the Southwest Regional Library. Florida Citrus Model Train Society members participating today were:  Ken Sargeant, Greg Baird, Joe Motes, Tom Rottenberg, Frank Atanasio, Dan McMurtrie, Misty White, Zach White, Bill Nielsen, John Faso (10)

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wednesday, decEMBER 14, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016  Nick Mekich, Bob Brown standing in front of the Florida Citrus Model Train Society Banner in the MultiPurpose Room at the Southwest Regional Library. To their right is the "HO" Modular Layout. Other members who participated today were: Ken Sargeant, Joe Motes, Frank Atanasio, Dan McMurtrie, Bill Nielsen, John Faso (8)

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polar express evening

wednesday, decEMBER 14, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016  The Polar Express Evening was a "Big Hit" with the visitors to the Southwest Regional Library. It was a great family night for the whole Family. The Florida Citrus Model Train Society members participating were:  Ken Sargeant, Saralyn Sargeant, Peter Colussy, Kathy Colussy, Joe Motes, Tom Rottenberg, Dan McMurtrie, Bill Nielsen, Joe Pisciotti, Luis Figueroa, Joe Parisini, John Michna, Kieve Uhrlich (13) We had 588 visitors for our Regular Daytime Event. Then 613 guests for the Polar Express Evening program from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  A new "ONE DAY" Record of 1,171 visitors was established.

See (POLAR EXPRESS EVENT 2016)

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to be continued

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 2016 - 2017 PART 2

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.