Train Show Schedule



Our Next Monthly Evening Meetings

in the Horticulture Building on the
Citrus County Fairgrounds.​


January 3rd, 2023 - 6:30 p.m.

Annual Business Meeting






The public is invited!​​​





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The eight 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.

More 2023 Topics To Be Announced

Train Show Schedule

See below

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. 

The Train Show Schedule

has been updated, see below!

 

​​December 8th, 9th & 10th  -  9am to 4pm

​December 11th  -  10am to 3pm

The Villages Christmas 2022 Model Train Show

[Multi-gauge layout displays - No vendor sales]

Colony Cottage Recreation Center

510 Colony Blvd

The Villages, FL


December 10th - 9am to 2pm

Regal Railways Toy Train & Collectibles Show

[Vendor Sales]

​Florida National Guard Armory
8551 W Venable St

Crystal River, FL

***  2023  ***


January 14th & 15th  9am to 3:30pm

Deland Rail Fair

[Displays and Vendor Sales]

Volusia County Fairgrounds
3150 E New York Ave

DeLand, FL


​January 21  -  2pm to 7pm
Brooksville Toy Train Show and Sale
[Layout Displays and Vendor Sales]
Hernando County Fairgrounds
6436 Broad St
Brooksville, FL
 
January 21  -  (Times?)
Regal Railways Toy Train Show
[Layout Displays & Vendor Sales]
Volusia County Fairgrounds
3150 E New York Ave
Deland, 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 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 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  -  (Times?)
Toy, Train & Toy Show
[Vendor Sales]
Knights of Columbus
2000 Neptune Rd
Kissimmee, FL
 
March 25  -  (Times?)
Toy Train, Toy Show/Sale
[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 29  -  (Times?)
Regal Railways Toy Train Show
[Vendor Sales]
Florida National Guard Armory
8551 W Venable St
Crystal River, FL

May 20  -  (Times?)
Regal Railways Toy Train Show
[Layout Displays & Vendor Sales]
Hernando County Fairgrounds
6436 Broad St
Brooksville, FL​





2022 Board of Directors

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.

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.

If you know of any:

   Additions

   Revisions or

   Corrections

​Please let us know.

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

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). 

President                - Jim Robertson 
Vice President        - Dan Bechdolt
Secretary                - Nate Kimpel
Treasurer                - Wes Kenworthy 
Program Director   - Terry Robinson 
HO Coordinator      - Dave Schuster 
N Coordinator         - John Abbott 
G Coordinator *      - Ted Haas 

                                                        * Non-voting member

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 stated mission.  As such, your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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Citrus Model Railroad Club On-Line

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.