Florida Train Show Schedule

See below

Additional Month's Subjects

To Be Announced

President                - Nate Kimpel 
Vice President        - Dan Bechdolt
Secretary                - Steve Berkheimer
Treasurer                - Wes Kenworthy 
Program Director   - Terry Robinson 
HO Coordinator      - Dave Schuster 
N Coordinator         - John Abbott 

Regular Work Sessions

Work sessions on the HO scale layout are held on Friday mornings.  Work usually begins by 9:00 a.m.  Some members might bring a lunch and work usually ends in the early afternoon.

Work sessions on the N scale layout are held on Tuesday

mornings beginning about 9:00 a.m. and usually end before noon.

Note: Separate work sessions are not held on the G scale

layout but may occur during either the N or HO sessions. 

If you are interested in learning more about equipment, software or new technology in general click on the blue links below. They will take you directly to the corresponding websites. 

3D Printers - 
Brief Overview  
Best 3D Printers  
Cricut Maker - 
Brief Overview  
Glowforge - 
Brief Overview What is 3D Printing? 

Tinkercad - Beginner CAD
Skanect - Free Scanning software
3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) - 
Top Free CAD programs
3D Scanning - 
Free Mobile 3D Scanning apps
Slicing Software - 
What is Slicing Software?

Misc. Resources 
Free 3D Printable Files - 
3D Printing Materials - 
Brief Overview
Augmented Reality - 
The Future 
Mixed Reality - 
Magic Leap
Service Bureaus - 
Shapeways & I.materialise
Rasberry Pi

Presentation Videos 2/24/18
Enabling the Future - Prosthetics
Generative Design - Autodesk
Close up 3D printing extruder 
GE Fuel Nozzle
Boston Dynamics
Minecraft, Scanning, Tinkercad
3D Scanning

File for 3D Printed Bridge - Thingiverse  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 
Create3DModels@gmail.com or visit www.NewTechNow.org.
Janalyn Peppel

2023 Board of Directors

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our friends!

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Club Open House

All three layouts are open to the public every Saturday morning (including August this year) 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 on Fridays & Saturdays.  There is no charge for admission to the railroad displays but donations are always appreciated.

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Saturday, February 11, 2023

The seven members (left) constitute the Board of Directors of the Club.  The BOD handles all routine business and program matters.  There is one business meeting each year that involves the entire membership - the annual business meeting on the first Tuesday of January, at which outgoing officers summarize their accomplishments during the past year, and incoming officers present their plans for the coming year.  Occasional business matters that require action by the full membership are handled prior to the program at the monthly program meetings of the club.

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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.  The Fair typically hosts between 5,000 and 7,000 visitors.  Our Sponsor Board is shown in the photo at left (click to enlarge). 

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The Citrus Model Railroad Club is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  We gladly accept donations of cash and model or prototype railroad items to help further our stated mission.  As such, your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

3D Printing Info

Train Show Schedule

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. 

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Mission Statement

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.

Visit or Contact Us

We are located in the Otto Allen Bldg. on the Citrus County Fairgrounds, two miles south of Inverness, FL on US41.  Our GPS address is 3600 South Florida Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450 ​  (however we are not able to receive mail at this address.)

Mailing Address: 14700 S Hwy 475, Summerfield, FL 34491

Email Address: conductor@citrusmodelrrclub.org

Our Next Monthly Evening Meetings

in the Horticulture Building on the
Citrus County Fairgrounds.​​​​

February 7th, 2023 - 6:30 p.m.

​The backstory and update on the new HO

Allegheny & Ontario Dock & Steamship Co.

barge operations

by Nate Kimpel

March 2023

No meeting due to fairground's Fair preparations

April 11, 2023 - 6:30 p.m.

(Note special date)

How to paint clouds

by Jim Robertson

May 2nd, 2023 - 6:30 p.m.

My New Town & Structure Lighting

by John Giammasi

The public is invited!​​​​​


***  2023  ***

January 14th & 15th  9am to 3:30pm

Deland Rail Fair

[Layout Displays and Vendor Sales]

Volusia County Fairgrounds
3150 E New York Ave, 
DeLand, FL

​January 21  -  2pm to 7pm
Regal Railways Toy Train Show and Swap Meet
[Layout Display and Vendor Sales]
Hernando County Fairgrounds
6436 Broad St, Brooksville, FL
January 21 & 22  -  9am to 3pm both days
Martin County Model Railroaders Annual Show 
[Layout Displays & Vendor Sales]
Martin County Fairgrounds
2616 SE Dixie HighwayStuart, FL 

February 4  -  9am to 5pm
44th Annual Jacksonville Model Train &
Railroadiana Show and Sale
[Layout Displays and Vendor Sales]
The Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center
1000 Water St, Jacksonville, FL

February 4 - 9am to 4pm

February 5 -  10am to 3pm

The Villages Train Show

[Layout Displays & Vendor Sales]

Savannah Center

1545 North Buena Vista Blvd, The Villages, FL

February 11  -  10am to 3pm
TCA Southern Division Tampa Bay Area
Train Show and Meet
[Vendor Sales]
The Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center
4951 78th Ave N, Pinellas Park, FL

February 12  -  9am to 1pm

Zitnik Trains Fall Parking Lot Swap Meet & Open House

5193 73rd Ave N, Pinellas Park, FL

February 18  -  10am to 4pm
February 19  -  10am to 3pm

RealRails 44th Annual Train Show
Bradenton Area Convention Center
1 Haben Blvd, Palmetto, FL

February 25  -  9am to 2pm
Regal Railways Toy Train Show & Swap Meet
[Display Layout & Vendor Sales]
Knights of Columbus
2000 Neptune Rd, Kissimmee, FL
March 25  -  9am to 3pm
Regal Railways Toy Train Show & Swap Meet
[Display Layout & Vendor Sales]
Lopez Inc. Hall
7177 58th St N, Pinellas Park, FL  
April 1  -  9am to 4pm
Florida Model Train & Railroad Artifacts Show & Sale
[Vendor Sales]
Volusia County Fairgrounds
3150 E New York Ave, Deland, FL

April 1  -  9am to 3pm

Suncoast Model Railroad Club

Train Show, Swap Meet & Open House

The Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center

4951 78th Ave N, Pinellas Park, FL

April 29  -  9am to 2pm
Regal Railways Toy Train Show & Swap Meet
[Display Layout & Vendor Sales]
Florida National Guard Armory
8551 W Venable St,  Crystal River, FL

May 20  -  9am to 2pm
Regal Railways Toy Train Show & Swap Meet
[Layout Display & Vendor Sales]
Hernando County Fairgrounds
6436 Broad St, Brooksville, FL​

June 24  -  9am to 3 pm
Regal Railways Toy Train Show & Swap Meet
[Layout Display & Vendor Sales]
Lopez Inc. Hall
7177 58th St N,  Pinellas Park, FL