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).
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) in 2006.
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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.
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[07/11/16] There will be no HO operating session in August due to vacation absences. We plan to Op again in September!
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.
First Tuesday Each Month @ 6:30 p.m.
in the Horticulture Bldg on the Citrus County Fairgrounds
August 2nd ~ Erv Sedlock
- Making Sage Brush Trees
September 6th ~ Show & Tell Night
- Members bring in a project they are working on, something completed, photos, models, rolling stock, locos, or anything else they'd like to share with the membership. The purpose is to learn what others are doing. It's not a contest, but rather a display of the various interests in the hobby.
October 4th ~ Dave "Spud" Schuster
- A tour of his Ft. Colleen and Southern Railroad
November 1st ~ Stu Donnelly (Part 1)
- Historical, obscure, tragic, and humorous
developments of the early railroads in America.
Some even exist yet today after 175 years!
December 6th ~ Stu Donnelly (Part 2)
- Continuation of the November subject.
The public is invited!