The Citrus Model Railroad Club has three operating layouts in their club house near Inverness FL, in HO, N, and G scale. These layouts are open to the public for viewing each Saturday morning from 8 am until noon (except August), and daily during the week of the Citrus County Fair, which is usually held near the end of March or early April. Both the HO and N scale layouts are nearing completion from rebuilds that have taken place over the past 6 to 8 years. Additional images of all club layouts will be posted on this page periodically.
There is no charge to visit the Club Layouts, although donations are always appreciated!
HO Scale Layout
The Allegheny and Lake Erie RR is approximately 30 ft x 30 ft in size, with two full levels. Set in western Pennsylvania in the middle 1950s, it runs between Pittsburgh as the south end and Erie in the north, serving a large steel mill, several coal mines, a hardwood sawmill, and numerous line side industries in the towns along its route. There is a coal branch, a logging branch, and an interchange with a connecting railroad -- the Western Allegheny RR. The A&LE features a unique train elevator that moves trains between the two levels and serves as a staging yard.
Viewable from anywhere in the room, it is an overhead, around the wall (30 ft x 50 ft x 1 ft) layout featuring narrow gauge trains. It also includes several vignettes of early 20th century Citrus County scenes as backdrops.
Prototype operating sessions are normally held on the A&LE on the second Friday of each month. It's best to recheck the date on our "Upcoming Events" page on this website or contact the club to confirm the date if you plan to attend.
N Scale Layout
At approximately 10 ft x 22 ft it includes typical scenes from various areas and time periods in the eastern United States. N scale members enjoy running their personal equipment on their club layout, and regularly feature extremely long trains of 100 cars or more.