Sunshine Express


Plant City, Florida

October 1 thru 3, 2020

Welcome to the Sunshine Region's


2020 Convention Information Page!

The Sunshine Region Convention is still scheduled for October 1st through the 3rd. With the approval of the Board, I want to wait until July to make a determination regarding the Postponement or Continuation of the Convention

Guest Speaker


A past NMRA National BoD At Large North American Director (ALNAD), Southeastern Region Education Program Mgr., SER Director, Superintendent and current Superintendent Emeritus of the Piedmont Division, Peter’s earned all 11 MMR certificates. In his 6th year as a Modeling with The Master's instructor at annual NMRA Conventions. His continued dedication to the NMRA and numerous contributions helping to increase member benefits have been acknowledged with 2 NMRA Nat’l President’s Awards and the SER’s prestigious Vern Yarbrough Award. A devout southwesterner, Peter models the Santa Fe Railway in HO scale as it was in the 1960s in parts of CO, NM, and AZ. His layout and articles have appeared MR, RMC, Scale Rails, NMRA Magazine, and Classic Toy Trains.  A narrator for Green Frog Productions’ DVD videos, he’s also authored two published model railroad books, Modeling Cajon Pass and Realistic Railroading with Toy Trains, both now out of print.  Peter says he’s glad to be here before “he’s out of print!”  A retired military, airline pilot, and hobby shop owner, he’s lived in different parts of America and abroad residing now in Kennesaw, GA, a suburb of Atlanta.

On this page, you will find links to everything you want to know about our upcoming Region Convention in October. Explore everything being offered: Clinics, Operating Sessions, Banquet, Auctions, and more.


This year, the Convention is being held at the John Trinkle Center

Plant City Campus of HCC. 1206 N Park Road


Holiday Inn Express and Suites as our Convention Hotel

 2102 N Park Road.


They are conveniently located less than 4 blocks from each other.

If you use GPS to drive to The Trinkle Center, it will take you to the main entrance to the campus. Go to the traffic light at the south side of the campus (North Park Road and Cherry Street) Turn east on Cherry Street. The Trinkle Center will be on the left side of Cherry Street about 2 blocks from the intersection.

Register for the

Sunshine Region

2020 Convention



You can also contact the hotel directly at 813-719-3800. Simply ask for the “NMRA Sunshine Express” discount rate for the convention. You can guarantee this discount with a valid credit card up until 9/11/20.

Information on the Clinics

Information on the Operating Sessions

Information on the Auctions

Information on the Celebration of Models

Information on the Meals

Januray 1, 2019 Count Started at 4370

Januray 1, 2020 Count Started at 7687

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