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The Sunshine Region of the NMRA encompasses all of the State of Florida except for a small western portion of the Panhandle. We currently support members within four distinct geographical areas: the Northern, Eastern, Western, and Southern Divisions.

 

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NMRA National Convention
July 12-18, 2020
GATEWAY ST. Louis Missouri
SUNSHINE REGION
 

To "The Best Region Under The Sun"

2019 Fall Model Railroad Workshop

The Western and Eastern Division are holding a joint Fall Workshop

Hosted by Ridge Model Railroad Club Inc.

Date: November 9, 2019, Saturday

Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

​ Location: 50 West Ridge Road, Davenport, FL. 33837, USA (Edgehill Recreation Association Clubhouse)

Admission:         $ 15.00

​​

INCLUDES:

​-Meet & Greet with Coffee & Donuts

Clinics

  • 9:30 am Live Steam Operations by Rich Dobler

  • 10:30 am Pittsburgh & West Virginia RR "The Little Guy in the Middle" by Tom Wilson

  • Lunch

  • 1:00 pm Advanced Tree Modeling and Ground Cover by Steve Decker

  • 2:00 pm Coal and the Pocahontas Roads in West Virginia by Tom Salmon

Open House at Tom Wilson’s P&WV

-Raffle

​-Contact:          

                  Jim Robertson – WD Superintendent

                  352-249-6862           jnr@tampabay.rr.com

                  Beverly Farnham – ED Superintendent

                  321-373-2293          bevchase@aol.com

                  Tom Wilson – Host

                  863-434- 7343  pandwvrr@tampabay.rr.com

                                     

MODELS

Bring a favorite building, diorama, train car, or locomotive for display and to share your model railroading talents with others.

If you have a model you want to be judged for AP Certification let us know so that we can have judges on hand at the workshop.

NON-MEMBERS WELCOME

 It’s been many years since we held a joint division workshop and we are planning on this one is the best so far. Make plans early to attend

2020 Model Railroad Workshop

The Western Division

Hosted by Citrus Model Railroad Club

Date: February 22, 2020, Saturday

Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

​ Location: 3600 S Florida Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450 (Citrus County Fairgrounds)

Admission:         $ 15.00

​​

INCLUDES:

  • Meet & Greet with Coffee & Donuts

  • Clinics

  • Lunch

  • Raffle

  • Operation Session on the Clubs HO Layout

Four Outstanding Clinics Details Forth Coming Watch for Updated Flyers

For additional information contact us via phone or email;          

Jim Robertson – WD Superintendent

Phone: 352-746-4039          Email: conductor@citrusmodelerrclub.org

 

                                                      

MODELS

Bring a favorite building, diorama, train car, or locomotive for display and to share your model railroading talents with others.

If you have a model you want to be judged for AP Certification let us know so that we can have judges on hand at the workshop.

NON-MEMBERS WELCOME

 

MARK THIS DATE:

April 18, 2020

The Eastern Division

will be holding a Workshop

​ Location: 15060 Old Cheney Highway,

Orlando, FL. 32828

Admission:         $ 15.00

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INCLUDES:

  • ​Meet & Greet with Coffee & Donuts and Pastry

Clinics

  • Selecting Industries for your Railroad

  • Junctions, Interchanges, and Diamonds for Your Model Railroad

  • Prototypical Accessories to Buildings and Communities for Model Railroads

  • Peninsulas

All four clinics will be presented by a guest speaker, RICH MAHANEY, from Gobles, MI.

Fabulous Lunch

For further information please contact:          

                 

                  Beverly Farnham – ED Superintendent

                  321-373-2293          bevchase@aol.com

                 

MODELS

Bring a favorite building, diorama, train car, or locomotive for display and to share your model railroading talents with others.

If you have a model you want to be judged for AP Certification, let us know so that we can have judges on hand at the workshop.

NON-MEMBERS WELCOME

 If you wish to preregister send me your full Name, NMRA Number, Email Address, Phone Number, and Your Complete Home Address with your check made payable to NMRA Sunshine Region Eastern Division (checks only):

Send To:

Beverly Farnham, Eastern Division Superintendent

462 Chamberlin Avenue NW

Palm Bay, FL 32907-1839

Register before March 18, 2020, and receive

5 Raffle Tickets

 

June 24 thru 28, 2020

National-N-Scale Convention

​ Location: Sheraton Music City TN.

777 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN. 37214

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Calendar for all Up-and-Coming Fun Things To-do

AchievEment Program

2019

 

Bowman, Douglas                           AP ASSOCIATION VOLUNTEER

Lewalski, Mark                                       AP ASSOCIATION OFFICIAL

Lewalski, Mark                                 AP ASSOCIATION VOLUNTEER

    

Megregian, Martin A.                                  AP CHIEF DISPATCHER

Megregian, Martin A.                    MASTER MODEL RAILROADER

2018

 

Paquette, Dennis                                            AP CHIEF DISPATCHER

Moran, John                                                     AP CHIEF DISPATCHER

Lewis, Donovan                                              AP CHIEF DISPATCHER

 

Smeigh, Carl                                                 GOLDEN SPIKE AWARD

Bamford, Robert                                           GOLDEN SPIKE AWARD

 

Giammasi, John                                                                  AP SCENERY

 

Jameson, William (Gene)                  AP ASSOCIATION OFFICIAL

 

Robertson, Jim                                              GOLDEN SPIKE AWARD

 

2017

 

Baldwin, Lloyd                                               GOLDEN SPIKE AWARD

 

Farnham, Beverly                                         AP CHIEF DISPATCHER

 

Fassnacht, Jerry                                            GOLDEN SPIKE AWARD

 

Giammasi, John                                            GOLDEN SPIKE AWARD

 

Giammasi, John                               AP ASSOCIATION VOLUNTEER

 

Peterson, Eric                                                                AP ELECTRICAL

 

Peterson, Eric                                                                       AP SCENERY

 

Robertson, Jim                                 AP ASSOCIATION VOLUNTEER

 

Schneider, Paul R.                                        GOLDEN SPIKE AWARD

 

Sohl, Al Jr MMR                                                                          AP CIVIL

 

Wilson, James                                  AP ASSOCIATION VOLUNTEER

Januray 1, 2019 Count Started at 4370

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