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The Crescent City Model Railroad Club (CCMRC) is home to one of the largest HO scale layouts in the Gulf South.  We are located in Metairie, Louisiana, just outside of New Orleans (aka the Crescent City).  We model a fictitious railroad, called the Crescent Lines, whose mainlines carry freight and passengers to and from the beautiful south.

Open House Season is Coming!

50CCMRC Fall on the Crescent Lines 2017

Make Your Own Hopper Load Clinic

Join the Crescent City Model Railroad club at 601 N. Lester Ave in Metairie, LA 70003 on Saturday October 14, 2017 for a clinic on how to make your own removable coal loads for hopper cars,

presented by Ken Mason. 

We will start at 10:30 am probably be finished about 12 noon. 

If you would like to make a coal load the material list is included below.

Making your own load and bringing materials is not required to attend. 

Material list:

⦁ ½ inch pink insulation foam
⦁ White glue
⦁ Diluted white glue
⦁ Your choice of coal or ballast
⦁ Sanding Stick
⦁ Hobby knife
⦁ Metal ruler
⦁ Hopper car
⦁ Craft paint to match your coal or ballast
⦁ Paint brush
⦁ 70% rubbing alcohol
⦁ Spoon
⦁ Pipette
⦁ Metal Washer
⦁ Foam safe glue

Most of these material will be on hand to demonstrate making a coal load, but if you have a coal preference please bring that and your own hopper car.

50-coal clinic pic

Summer on the Crescent Lines Open House

Join us for Summer on the Crescent Lines Open House. See Harry Potter's Hogwarts Express running on the Crescent Lines. The Saints Super Bowl Train will be back.   See the new elevated staging . We have a kids layout for children to run trains on and a Timesaver switching layout that you can test your switching skills on and operate the trains yourself.   We suggest bringing a step stool for small children to stand on.

  Admission donation is $7.00 for adults, $3.00 for children 6-12 and children 5 and under are free.
 
 
 

Vintage Article about the Crescent Lines from Hub Hobby Shop

Check out this story about the Crescent Lines that is posted on the Hub Hobby Shop website. It was written by former member Mike Mule and Jeff Junker of Hub Hobby Shop. Much on the Crescent Lines has changed since then. Jeff says it was written about 2002. http://hubhobbyshop.com/ride-the-crescent-lines/

National Train Day Open House is May 13 from 12 noon to 6 pm

Join us on Saturday May 13th from 12 noon until 6 pm for our National Train Day Open House with a tribute to the Evolution of the Iron Horse. See early steam locomotives on up to modern diesel locomotives running on the Crescent Lines.
We have also been expanding our staging so you can see what all the work we have been doing is all about.
We have a kids layout for children to run trains on and a Timesaver switching layout that you can test your switching skills on and operate the trains yourself.
We suggest bringing a step stool for small children to stand on.

 

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