RPM event calendar

Upcoming Railroad Prototype Modeler events

The COVID-19 pandemic has upset nearly all of the 2020 RPM events and is affecting 2021 events. Virtual prototype modeler events have become more common, in some cases replacing a scheduled event. These are noted for the specific event.

Hindsight 20/20 is a virtual RPM with regular gatherings on the Zoom platform. These events have been held on Saturdays and feature several 30 minute presentations on prototypes and modeling. Organizers also hold special Wednesday evening Hindsight events that focus on a single longer presentation. Registration is required but there is no event cost. Hindsight dates are announced on the Speedwitch Media website a couple weeks before each event. Dates will be posted here as details are announced.

Hindsight 20/20 5.0 – This virtual RPM is a full-day of presentations set for December 5th. Registration is now open on the Speedwitch Media site. There is no charge, but you must register to attend.

January 9th is the date for the following Hindsight event.

A longer Wednesday evening presentation is in the works. Details and registration for all Hindsight events will be posted on the Speedwitch Media website. This calendar will be updated shortly after details are published.

2021

Prototype RailsJanuary, Hilton Oceanfront in Cocoa Beach, FL – CANCELED

Bay Area Layout Design & Operations Weekend – January 30 & 31 – A virtual event this year. Check the website for details.

RPM-EastMarch 26 & 27, Greensburg, PA – CANCELED due to hotel demolition


Past 2020 events

Copetown RPM Meet – Saturday February 22, Copetown, Ontario

Railroad Modeler’s Retreat – March 13 & 14, Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Plymouth, MN

2020 Layout Design and Operations WeekendMarch 20 – 22, Tulsa, Oklahoma – CANCELED

Toronto Railway Prototype Modellers MeetSaturday, March 21, Toronto, ON – POSTPONED

RPM Valley ForgeMarch 26 – 29, Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA – CANCELED

Savannah Prototype Modeler’s MeetMarch 27 & 28, Savannah, GA – CANCELED

Western Prototype Modelers Meet – Saturday, April 25, the Santa Fe/Amtrak Station, San Bernardino, CA – 30th annual meet! – POSTPONED

Central Ohio RPMApril 30 – May 2, Marion, OH – POSTPONED
Contact dblake7@columbus.rr.com for more details.

Railway Modellers Meet May 22 – 24, Vancouver, BC – CANCELED

New England/Northeast RPMMay 29 & 30, Farmington, CT – CANCELED

Maritime Prototype Modellers MeetJune 20, at the Douglas Street Recreation Centre, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada – POSTPONED

BAPM 2020 – The San Francisco Bay Area Prototype Modelers Meet – Saturday June 20, Richmond, CA – CANCELED

St. Louis RPMJuly 31 & August 1, Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville, IL – CANCELED – 2021 dates are July 30& 31

Mid-Atlantic RPMSeptember 10 – 13, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Baltimore – BWI Airport – CANCELED

Reading Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet – September 18 – 20, at the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum, Hamburg, PA. Now a VIRTUAL event. Check the website for details.

RPM Carolinas: School of Railway Prototype ModelingSeptember 25 & 26, at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center, Winston-Salem, NC – CANCELED as per an announcement on their Facebook group

WISE Division RPMSeptember 26, at the Four Points Sheraton, Milwaukee Airport- CANCELED – Virtual option is being considered

LA Area Prototype Modelers MeetOctober 3, at the Encounter Christian Church, Bellflower, CA – CANCELED

Bridgetown Railroad Prototype Modelers MeetSaturday October 10, Airport Shilo Inn, Portland, OR – CANCELED

RPM ChicagolandOctober 30-31, NIU Naperville Conference Center in Naperville, IL – CANCELED

Past 2019 events

Buffalo & Susquehanna RR Symposium – August 3 & 4, Heritage Discovery Center in Buffalo, NY.

Greater Toronto Railway Prototype Modelers – October 5 & 6, held in conjunction with the Greater Toronto Train Show at the Brampton Fairgrounds in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Rocky Mountain RPM – October 11 – 13, held in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Hobby-Expo, Denver Mart, Denver, CO,

It’s difficult to keep track of all RPM events. Please send me an email if I missed an event. Include the event name, location, dates, and website address in an email to keep this calendar up to date. Please send your event details to: eric@hansmanns.org