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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.

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.