ORLANDO SOCIETY OF MODEL RAILROADERS

ORLANDO SOCIETY OF MODEL RAILROADERS  7208 ALOMA AVENUE WINTER PARK, FL 32792

THE CLUB WAS ORGANIZED IN 1985 BY A GROUP OF MODEL RAILROADERS TO PROMOTE THE MODEL RAILROAD HOBBY. IT ORIGINALLY WAS A MODULAR CLUB THAT SET UP THE PORTABLE RAILROAD IN STORES, GARAGES, VACANT BUILDINGS AND ANYWHERE INEXPENSIVE SPACE COULD BE FOUND. THE CLUB STILL MAINTAINS A 18 MODULAR SYSTEM THAT IS USED TO PROMOTE THE CLUB AT MODEL RAILROAD EVENTS.

MEETING DAYS ARE TUESDAY FROM 7 PM TO 9PM OR LATER AND SATURDAY FROM 10 AM TO 3 PM OR LATER.

EARLY IN 1999 AN 1800 SQUARE FOOT BUILDING LOCATED AT 7208 ALOMA AVENUE, WINTER PARK, DIRECTLY IN BACK OF AUTOZONE WAS PURCHASED. A PERMANENT MODEL RAILROAD IS NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND IS ABOUT 90% COMPLETE. ALL TRACK  AND ELECTRICAL WORK ARE COMPLETE AND SCENERY IS ABOUT 90% COMPLETE AND IT IS BASED ON EASTERN FOOTHILLS WITH A LARGE CITY. THE LAYOUT FEATURES TWO INDEPENDENT MAINLINES OF 4 SCALE MILES EACH, A DIVISION YARD WITH ENGINE FACILITIES, A PASSENGER STATION, STAGING YARD AND A STORAGE YARD. INDUSTRIES INCLUDE A POWER PLANT, A CHEMICAL PLANT, A COALMINE, INTERMODAL FACILITY, WATER FRONT DOCK, LOGGING AND SAWMILL OPERATION, GRAIN ELEVATOR, INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX AND A TROLLEY BETWEEN THE CITY AND PASSENGER STATION IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. THE LAYOUT USES DC OR DCC ON BOTH MAINLINES. THE DC POWER IS THE ARISTO CRAFT WIRELESS WALK AROUND TRAIN ENGINEER AND DCC IS DIGITRAX. MINIMUM RADIUS FOR MAIN LINE TRACK IS 48" USING CODE 83 RAIL.

OSMR MEMBER DUES ARE $25 A MONTH FOR MEMBERS OVER 18 AND $15 A MONTH FOR THOSE 18 AND UNDER. SEASONAL MEMBERSHIP IS $25 PER MONTH WHILE IN THE ORLANDO AREA WITH A 4 MONTH PREPAYMENT OF $100.

THERE IS A 3 MONTH PROBATIONARY PERIOD FOR NEW MEMBERS, FOLLOWING WHICH THE BOARD OF OFFICERS WILL AWARD FULL MEMBERSHIP STATUS IF NO OBJECTIONS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED FROM THE CLUB MEMBERSHIP. UPON ACCEPTANCE, THE NEW MEMBER MAY OBTAIN A KEY TO THE CLUB AFTER A PAYMENT OF A $10 KEY DEPOSIT. ALL JUNIOR MEMBERS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT AND THEY MUST REMAIN WITH THAT JUNIOR MEMBER UNTIL DEPARTING THE BUILDING.

WE ARE LOCATED 1 MILE EAST OF SR 436 DIRECTLY IN BACK OF AUTO ZONE. THERE IS A SIGN JUST PRIOR TO OUR DRIVEWAY THAT SAYS 7208. IF YOU GO PAST AUTO ZONE YOU HAVE MISSED THE DRIVEWAY. WE ARE LOCATED ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF ALOMA IF YOU ARE HEADING EAST.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT HAL MAYNARD,  EMAIL ADDRESS mailto:OSMR@ATT.NET

 

 

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