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.
Created on Saturday, 27 July 2019 16:41
We are saddened today to learn about the passing of one of our founding members, Richard Boutall. Attached below is the notification.
Richard John Boutall died unexpectedly at his home on Monday, July 15, 2019. He was the son of the late John C. and Marilyn B. Boutall; brother of Katherine Boutall Hoffman (Eugene, III), William C. Boutall (Barrie), and Charles A. Boutall, II (Jeanne); and uncle of Kristen Porter (Monroe), Eugene Hoffman, IV (Edith), Karynne Richerand (Frank, II), Erika St. Pierre (Gregory), Patrick Boutall (Teresa), and Elizabeth Netzhammer (Karl). He is also survived by numerous grandnieces, grandnephews, uncles, cousins, and friends. Richard was born and raised in New Orleans. He was a graduate of St. Louis King of France, De La Salle High School and Tulane University, finishing with a degree from Tulane University School of Law. After graduation, he became a private practice attorney. He was a founding member of the Crescent City Model Railroad Club and a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. Richard was an avid history buff and collector, especially Bucktown history. He loved attending family gatherings so he could "rough house" with his nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial gathering at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans, on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 from 12:30 PM until 2:30 PM. Interment will follow at Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Daughters of Charity Foundation, Diabetic Institute, P.O. Box 850258, New Orleans, LA. 70185
Created on Thursday, 25 October 2018 13:46
It's open house season again on the Crescent Lines! Come see the latest progress and projects and watch trains run!
Created on Monday, 03 September 2018 14:56
Check out Crescent City Model Railroad Club member Greg Javonillo
being interviewed on A Modeler's Life podcast! Download the Modeler's
Life app and you can listen to Greg's interview on Lionel Strang's
A Modeler's Life podcast show.
Created on Saturday, 14 April 2018 14:59
Created on Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:10
CCMRC members Maureen Mason, Ken Mason and Midsouth Model Railroad Club member Rod Fredericks, all of Division 2 took home a few trophies and ribbons from the Austin Eagle Lone Star Region NMRA convention this week. Division Director Ken Mason placed 3rd with a scratch built Santa Fe 1923 wooden box car, past Division Director Rod Fredericks took home 2nd place in kit built structures, and CCMRC Secretary Maureen Mason won 1st in the needlework category for her New Orleans Streetcar cross-stitch. It also was voted most popular in arts & crafts and finally best in show for arts & crafts. Congratulations to the attendees from Division 2 for their success this weekend.