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 Sunday, 10 September 2017 17:44
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.
⦁ 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
⦁ 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.
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Created on Saturday, 27 May 2017 19:27
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/
Created on Tuesday, 18 April 2017 01:13
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.
Created on Sunday, 09 April 2017 01:34
Work on the track laying portion of our staging expansion is progressing rapidly. Soon it will be wired and installed for operations. Thank you to Mike at Mike's Train & Hobby Center in Kenner for helping us get the required materials and track we needed quickly and at a reasonable cost.