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January Group shoot – Model Railroad Museum

January 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


January LAPC group shoot

Where:  Hawkeye Model Railroad Club

When:  Sunday January 17th, 1pm to 3pm

Address:  840 Quarry Road, Coralville, IA


**update** The shoot this Sunday 1/17 is still ON despite the frigid temperatures predicted.  We only have 13 RSVP's so there is still room as of Friday if you are still thinking about it.

For our January LAPC shoot, we’ll be getting out the macro lenses to get up close to some intricate detailed model trains & model scenery.  We’ll have an all access pass inside the Hawkeye Model Railroad Club’s working museum.  The space is appx 1955 square feet.  If we get freezing rain/snow on 1/17/15, making travel difficult, the snow make up date is Sunday Jan. 31st.  In that case there will be a message here on the LAPC website on the 17th.

Note: the model railroad museum is not typically open on Sundays, they will be opening just for us at 1:00pm.  Also, some of the model railroad club members who are interested in photography will be on hand to learn from us as well.


The museum is located just a couple blocks down from the Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.  https://www.google.com/maps/place/Antique+Car+Museum+of+Iowa/@41.681185,-91.560732,16z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x44e3ba70fdab4d67?hl=en-US


I do need an RSVP on this shoot, it is a small museum with lots of tight spaces, so I’ll need to cut it off at about 25.  RSVP to [email protected].


The 2 photos associated with this post are ones that I took with my point and shoot over 5 years ago on a moms club field trip.  But it’ll give you basic idea of the layout.  I thought it was cool 5 years ago, I can’t wait to see what they’ve updated and what I can capture this time around!  I really think you’ll like it too!

2010 Moms Club Hawkeye Model Railroad Tour-7131  2010 Moms Club Hawkeye Model Railroad Tour-7095


As with most of our club shoots, this shoot is free to attend for all current LAPC members.


Please consider donating 2 or 3 images back to the Hawkeye Model Railroad Club as a thank you for letting our group inside and giving us access to the museum for photography.  Please forward images or links to images in dropbox/similar to [email protected]. Its these few images from some of our shooters that gets my foot in the door to do these unique shoots for LAPC.  Please help me continue by donating some images.  Thank you.


Also, if anyone is interested in meeting me nearby for lunch prior to the shoot, meet me just down the street at 30Hop at 11:15.  http://30hop.com/food-menu/  If coming for lunch, include that in your RSVP email so I know how many to get a table for.


For more information on the Hawkeye Model Railroad Club:  http://www.hawkeyemodelrrclub.com/


You are also welcome to go shoot next door at the adjoining Antique Car Museum of Iowa.  However there is a $4 per person admission charge.  Info:  http://www.antiquecarmuseumofiowa.org/index.html



All Aboard…

Amy Mueggenberg

LAPC Activities Officer



January 17, 2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Amy Mueggenberg