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DECEMBER 7, 2019

FGRS Fun Run

Ocala, Florida

The SILVER RIVER RAIL ROAD, in Ocala, will be open from  - 10:00 AM till dark thirty.  The layout is DC track powered, with 1,500' of track.  It covers over 1/2 acre.  There is a 30' oval pond 100' stream and 8' bog. The freight yard is in one bay of the two car barn/ garage, and a new track extension will make it easier for visiting locomotives to be loaded onto the track . Feel free to bring something to run too – we have strong track power.   The town will be all decorated for Christmas.

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APRIL 13

2019

FGRS Fun Run

North Port,  Florida

This layout is patterned after the South Fork Division of the Southern Railway in the Lake Cumberland area of Kentucky, and depicts the Southern Railway as it would have appeared near the end of the steam era (circa 1945).

There is 300’ of main-line and 6 stub sidings, a crossover between double tracks, and a passing siding.  The layout is set up for multiple train switching operations

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JANUARY 18, 2020

FGRS Fun Run

Tavares, Florida

This Railroad, known as the "Lane Park and Wherever", has a thousand feet of track divided into four loops, with another ninety feet of storage track in the shed. It runs on NCE DCC track power. Twenty two wooden bridges cross two rivers connecting three ponds and two dry river beds. Two mountains with fifty feet of trestle complete the layout. This year you will see a scratch-built depot/warehouse modeled after one down the road from this layout.

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Previous Events

SEPTEMBER 28, 2019

FGRS Fun Run

Ridge Live Steamers

Lake Wales, Florida

The "Ridge Live Steamers" is a 7½" gauge railroad that currently has 7,500 feet of mainline with an additional 7,300 feet in sidings and yards. We also have a 180 foot, 3 track loop of elevated Gauge 1 and G-Gauge railways under a roof. Stationary and steam traction engines are also run here.
There is currently over 14,800 feet of 7½" gauge track consisting of approximately 7500 feet of main line rail and an additional 7300 feet of sidings and interchange track, with over 100 turnouts.

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MARCH 23

2019

FGRS Fun Run

Port Charlotte,  Florida

The Tropical RR has 400’ of main line track with 20’ diameter curves so bring on the Big Boys. The switching yard has 7 tracks for plenty of storage and there are several routes looping around the front and backs yards.   All switches are #6 and are pneumatically operated via a sophisticated Airwire interface.  All trains are battery operated and controlled with Airwire throttles.  There is no track power.  

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May 5

2019

FGRS Fun Run

Mount Dora, Florida

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COMING TRAIN SHOWS

2019

December 7 - Melbourne Train Show, 9am - 2pm
                        Azan Shrine Center
                        Melbourne, Florida 32935
                        FGRS will exhibit

December 23, 22  - Tampa Model Train Show & Sale,   9AM - 4PM

                                 Florida State Fairgrounds

                                 FGRS will exhibit
                                 More info go to 

                                 http://www.gserr.com/shows

2020

January 4 -        Englewood Train Show, 9 AM - 2 PM

                           Elks Lodge

                           401 Indiana Ave, Englewood, FL
                           FGRS will exhibit

                           More info go to  http://www.regalrailways.com

January 11, 12 - 70th Florida Rail Fair, Deland, FL 

                           Volusia County Fairgrounds
                           FGRS will exhibit

                           More info go to  http://www.gserr.com

March 21-22  -  Palmetto Model Train Show & Sale,                                                                                   Bradenton Area Convention Center

                          FGRS will exhibit
                          More info go to
  http://realrail.org/upcoming-events/rail-pass/  

For a complete list of Train Shows go to 

http://www.railserve.com/events