2020 EVENTS

This calendar contains various railroad-related events around our region. When you find an event, click on it for more information.

 

If you know of an upcoming railroad-related event that might

be appropriate to be listed, please contact the webmaster.

Upcoming Events

​​Northern Division Workshop
Jan 25, 2020
Time: 9:00 am thru 3:00 pm
Location:
Island View Baptist Church
900 Park Ave., Orange Park, FL 32073, USA
 
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Jacksonville Rail Fair 2020
February 8, 2020
Time: 9:00 am thru 5:00 pm
Location:
The Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center
1000 Water St, Jacksonville, FL 32204, USA
 
 
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
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Admission Includes
Meet & Greet with Coffee & Donuts
Lunch
Raffle
OP Session on the Clubs HO Layout
 
Excellent workshops:
     Carl Marchand – Using the ESU Lok Programmer-a closer look
     Gene Jameson – To Be Announced
     Don Wetmore – Researching a Prototype: St. Joseph Terminal
     Steve Decker -     Advanced Tree Modeling and Ground Cover
 
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Bring a favorite building, Diorama, Train Car, or Locomotive for display and to share your modeling 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.
 
For additional information contact us via phone or email;
     Phone:          352-746-4039         Jim Robertson
     Email: conductor@citrusmodelrrclub.org
Non-members welcome
 
If you wish to preregister fill out the registration form below and mail it (along with your check made payable to Citrus Model Railroad Club) to:
James Robertson
CMRC President
1199 N Lombardo Ave
Lecanto, Fl 34461

 
 
 
NMRA Winter
Board of Directors Meeting
March 7 & 8, 2020

The Winter Board of Directors meeting will once again be held in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 7 & 8 at the Drury Inn & Suites. The Budget and Operations meeting will begin at 3:00 PM on Friday, March 6, and the Board will be in a caucus that evening. Both of those meetings are only open to invited guests.

 

The regular, open session of the BOD meeting begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, March 7. Because the agenda is not yet finalized, there's no way to tell if the meeting will continue on Sunday morning. All members are invited to attend the open sessions. 

 

If you have any questions or comments about items that should be included on the agenda, please contact your District Director.  Contact information can be found in NMRA Magazine or at https://www.nmra.org/about/national-organization .

Eastern Division Workshop
April 18, 2020
Time: 9:00 am thru 3:00 pm
Location: 15060 Old Cheney Highway, Orlando, FL. 32328

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

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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

Northern Division Workshop
April 25, 2020
Time: 9:00 am thru 3:00 pm

Location: Location and program details not yet finalized.
 
Northern Division Workshop
June 13, 2020
Time: 9:00 am thru 3:00 pm
Location: Location and program details not yet finalized.
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The 28th National “N” Scale Convention
June 24 thru 28, 2020
Time: 7:00 am thru 11:00 pm
Location:
Sheraton Music City Hotel
777 McGavock Pk, Nashville, TN 37214, USA
(Updates go to https://www.nationalnscaleconvention.com/)
29th Annual Tallahassee
Model Railroad Show & Sale
Jun 27, 2020
Time: 9:00 am thru 4:00 pm
Location:
North Florida Fair Ground Entrance
3421-3483 Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, US
 
(Updates go to https://www.facebook.com/events/north-florida-fair/2020-29th-annual-tallahassee-model-railroad-show-and-sale/564525630749478/)
Florida East Coast Railway Society
(FECRS.com)
July 11 thru 14, 2020
Time: 8:00 am thru 10:00 pm
NMRA National Convention (Gateway 2020 Saint Louis)
July 12 thru 18, 2020
Time: 9:00 am thru 10:00 pm
Location:
701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101
(Updates go to https://www.gateway2020.org/)
Hotel: 1 Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102, USA
Hotel Website: https://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/missouri/hilton-st-louis-at-the-ballpark-STLBVHF/index.html?SEO_id=GMB-HI-STLBVHF)
Florida East Coast Railway Society
(FECRS.com)
Trains, Trains, and More Trains
July 18, 2020
Time: 10:00 am thru 3:00 pm
Location:
Catherine Schweinsberg Rood Central Library
308 Forrest Ave, Cocoa, FL 32922
 
 
 
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NMRA Sunshine Region
2020 Convention
SUNSHINE EXPRESS
October 1 thru 3, 2020
Time: 8:00 am thru 10:00 pm
Location:
Event:
The John Trinkle Center, Plant City Campus of HCC
1206 North Park Road, Plant City, FL 33566
Hotel:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
2102 Park Road, Plant City, FL 33566
REGISTRATION is OPEN
Registration for the sunshine Region 2020 Convention is now open (At least written registrations.) The online registration program is not up and running yet. Registrations, Friday Night BBQ, Banquet and SSR Polo Shirts are available currently. Hands-on Clinics, Prototype Tour and OP Sessions will be added as soon as final details can be worked out.
All who register before May 1st will be entered into a raffle for a NEO for Iwata Gravity-Feed, Dual-Action Airbrush. We must have (for the raffle to work) at least 30 registrations.
Something new this year. We will hold a Railroad / Holiday Trivia Contest. This will be a fun way to see just how much you know about the real railroads, model railroading, and the three upcoming holidays. There will be three sessions for this contest. Thursday night, Friday morning and Friday night. If you attend one session you can- not attend the other two. We are holding the Contest in three sections so that everyone attending the Convention will have an opportunity to participate in the Trivia Contest and attend the Clinics and OP Sessions of their choice. The winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) will be announced at the Banquet on Saturday Night. Oh’ by the way, the questions will be different for all three sessions, so comparing notes won’t help to win, but will make for a lively conversation between Clinics.
Anyone ordering SSR Polo shirts can pick them up at the Registration Desk at the Convention on October 1st. Or, if you want them earlier, we can ship them to you. Just add $16.00 (each shirt) for shipping & handling to your Registration Fee.
 
See you in October
 
 
NMRA Sunshine Region
2020
(Board Meeting)
October 4, 2020
Time: 9:00 am thru 12:00 pm (Noon)
Location:
Hotel Holiday Inn Express & Suites
2102 Park Road, Plant City, FL 33566
Northern Division Workshop
October 24, 2020
Time: 9:00 am thru 3:00 pm
Location: Location and program details not yet finalized.

Januray 1, 2019 Count Started at 4370

Januray 1, 2020 Count Started at 7687

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