Citrus Model Railroad Club On-Line

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Latest news & events:​​


All OpSIG members: Operate on the CMRC HO layout

during the NMRA Convention!  See Events Page for more info.


Western Division Workshop on Feb 18th

was a resounding success!  See Events Page

<<< New Board for 2017

<<<<<<   The seven members at 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.

2017 Board of Directors

We continue to update this site, so . . .

Come Back Often!

President              - Jim Robertson 
Vice President      - John Abbott
Secretary              - John Giammasi
Treasurer              - Dave Schuster 
Program Director   - Bob Bamford 
HO Coordinator     - Jerry Kinsman 
N Coordinator        - Ted Haas 

Open House

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.

Our Club will be a stop on two layout tours during the 2017 NMRA Convention in Orlando!

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

Citrus Model Railroad Club On-Line

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.

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). 

Monthly Program Meetings

First Tuesday evening of each month @ 6:30 p.m.

in the Horticulture Bldg on the Citrus County Fairgrounds​​

Upcoming topics:


March 7th​ - Adam Swindell

     "Southern Pacific Cab Forward:

                                 The Dyslexic Locomotive"


April 4th - Bob Bamford

      Scratch-building a Structure in O Scale


May 2nd - To Be Announced

 


More 2017 Meeting Topics

Coming Soon!!

The public is invited!

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). 

Donations 

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 mission as stated above.  As such, your donations may qualify to be used as a deduction on your personal or business tax return.