A Welcome Message from our Sunshine Region President



Welcome to the Sunshine Region of the National Model Railroad Association. Our Region consists of the Eastern Time Zone of The State of Florida.  Our Northern Division members reside in the Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Gainesville and Daytona Beach areas.  The Eastern Division encompasses the Space Coast, Vero Beach, Port St. Lucie and Orlando areas.  The Western Division is made up of the Ocala, Tampa, St. Pete, Sarasota, Ft. Myers, and Winter Haven/Lakeland area.  The Southern Division encompasses Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, West Palm, and even the Florida Keys. We have a very talented group of model railroaders, prototype followers and general enthusiasts that enjoy getting together in Divisional activities and at Regional Conventions to share in the hobby. Take a few moments to scroll through the various pages of this website to see some of our modelings, meet some of the members and find locations and points of contact near you.


As a member of the Sunshine Region, you have a wealth of talent available to answer your questions, provide advice on modeling techniques and give guidance on contest entries and the Achievement Program. There are currently 10 Master Model Railroaders residing in the Region as well as, numerous experts in the various fields from scenery to electronics and DCC.  Do not hesitate to contact any of the Officers or Superintendents if you need assistance in any area. We will strive to get you in contact with the right person to answer your questions.


If you are not presently a member of the National Model Railroad Association, I encourage you to join. The benefits of a National organization are to help educate you more about the hobby of model railroading.  You can join both the National and the Region at the same time.  When you become a member of the NMRA you are automatically assigned to your region and division based on your home address. To learn more about how to join go to https://www.nmra.org/membership-application-and-renewal.


"The Journal Box" is our region’s quarterly newsletter.  It is published in March, June, September, and December.  Our subscription rate is only $12.00 per year. You can subscribe to the Journal Box on your renewal form or contact the national office to subscribe. We also have an online newsletter “The Telegraph Key” which is published monthly to keep you up to date on all the “happenings/events” of the month within the region.  Of course, you must have an email in order to receive the “The Telegraph Key”.


The Sunshine Region NMRA Board of Directors hopes you find this web site both helpful and informative. Please provide our Webmaster with your comments and feedback.