The Citrus Model Railroad Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing its members' and the public's knowledge and enjoyment of railroads and model trains. The Club provides education and fellowship to the public and to other modelers, as well as the opportunity to learn modeling techniques and assist in the construction and operation of the Club's several model railroad layouts.
Membership in the Citrus Model Railroad Club is open to anyone 18 years of age or older with a genuine interest in model railroading. To be considered for membership, you must have attended at least 3 meetings within a three month period prior to making application. These three meetings may include the monthly program meetings and weekly work or operating sessions, and must include the program meeting at which the application is presented to the membership for vote. Membership begins after an affirmative vote by the majority of members in attendance and payment of dues and fees. Dues are currently $60 annually and there is a one-time New Member Assessment of $100 to help pay for the extensive renovations made to the club house (Otto Allen Building).
All three layouts are open to the public every Saturday morning (except August) from 8:00 a.m. until Noon. All three club layouts are running during that time and club members are present to answer questions. These open houses are held in connection with the Flea Market also held at the Fairgrounds at that time. There is no charge for admission to the railroad displays but donations are always appreciated.
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DATE CHANGE: The April Tuesday evening meeting will be held on April 11th instead of April 4th. Our location will not be cleared after the Fair in time for the first Tuesday.
All OpSIG members: Operate on the CMRC HO layout
during the NMRA Convention! See Events Page for more info.
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First Tuesday evening of each month @ 6:30 p.m.
in the Horticulture Bldg on the Citrus County Fairgrounds
NOTE DATE CHANGE FOR APRIL!
April 11th - Stu Donnelly
We will be taken on a photo tour of his home layout, a prime example of modeling in a smaller space.
May 2nd - Bob Bamford
"Step by Step: Scratchbuilding the Williams sawmill"
Bob is a great modeler and he will show us how he completed his first O scale scratch-built structure.
June 6th - To Be Announced
More 2017 Meeting Topics
The public is invited!
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2017 Board of Directors
Our Club will be a stop on two layout tours during the 2017 NMRA Convention in Orlando!
Regular Work Sessions
Work sessions on the HO scale layout are held on Friday mornings. Coffee and donuts are available at 8:30 and work usually begins about 9:00 a.m. Many members bring a lunch and work into the early afternoon.
Work sessions on the N scale layout are held on Tuesday mornings beginning about 9:00 a.m. and generally end before noon.
Note: Separate work sessions are not held on the G scale
layout but may occur during either of the N or HO sessions.
Sponsors For those individuals and local businesses that would like to assist our programs and realize some advertising as a significant return benefit, we offer "Sponsorships" at $50 per year. For that amount, we will make an attractive plate displaying your company name, address, logo, photos - anything you want on it. We display these plates on our Sponsors Board at the Otto Allen Building at the Citrus County Fairgrounds, where it is seen by visitors to the Fairgrounds flea market every Friday and Saturday, and by visitors at the Citrus County Fair for a full week. During the Fair alone, we typically host between 5,000 and 7,000 visitors. Our Sponsor Board is shown in the photo at left (click to enlarge).
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