Posts Tagged ‘Hobby Event’

Upcoming RPM events

Friday, May 13th, 2016
Discussions underway at the Northeastern RPM event a couple of years ago.

Discussions are underway at the New England/Northeast RPM event a couple of years ago. Photo courtesy of Tom Murray from the NERPM 2012 photo gallery.

As we turn the corner to warmer months, several prototype modeler events are on the calendar. Check your schedule and grab a few friends to attend an upcoming prototype modeler event.

Just a few models on display at an RPM event.

Here are just a few of the models on display at an RPM event. Photo courtesy of Tom Murray from the NERPM 2011 photo gallery.

Mark up your calendar and choose a few models to display at the event. Consider taking your in-process work with notes on construction steps to share. Finished models are always welcome but the in-process work generates lots of conversations. Don’t miss an upcoming RPM event!

 

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2016 RPM Valley Forge

Friday, March 18th, 2016
A pair of Susquehanna Alco RS-1 rounds the curve into Pompton Lakes.

A pair of Susquehanna Alco RS-1 locomotives round the curve into Pompton Lakes.

I have completed a 2000 mile journey to arrive in Malvern, PA to attend the 2016 RPM Valley Forge meet! Earlier today, I operated on Steve Salotti’s HO scale New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroad. I was there with a bunch of other RPM folks to put Steve’s layout through the paces. It was a great time running a couple of locals and switching diverse industries. (more…)

Rev-up for RPM meets!

Friday, February 12th, 2016
Dave Ramos (at left) demonstrates building turnouts with Fast Tracks tools at the 2014 RPM Valley Forge meet.

Dave Ramos (at left) demonstrates building turnouts with Fast Tracks tools at the 2014 RPM Valley Forge meet.

The calendar swings around and several Railroad Prototype Modeler meets are on the horizon. Regular readers know I bang the drum for these events. Each meet offers a winning combination of prototype information, modeling techniques, and networking among other prototype modelers. I look forward to attending an RPM meet each year.

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RPM Updates

Monday, November 30th, 2015

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In this post-Thanksgiving lull, I’ll share some Naperville/Lisle RPM meet comments and photos from fellow Pre-Depression Era modeler Ray Breyer. The event was held in late October and has been an annual event in a Chicago suburb for a couple of decades. The photos and notes here are from Ray’s one-day experience.

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Recovery

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
One of several fine HO scale locomotives Fred Lass displayed at the recent RPM-East meet.

One of several fine HO scale locomotives Fred Lass displayed at the recent RPM-East meet.

As mentioned earlier, I participated in the RPM-East prototype modeler meet held in Greensburg, Pa at the end of March. It was another festive weekend of railroad history, ideas, models, and time shared with old and new friends. Nearly 500 models were on display and 37 presentations filled the schedule. About 165 attended this two day event. A couple of photo galleries are available for viewing. These offer a decent review of the models on display at the meet.

John Frantz’s gallery.

Eric Hansmann’s gallery.

The New England/Northeast Railroad Prototype Modeler meet is up next on the calendar. This will be held in Colllinsville, CT on May 29 & 30. Make you plans to attend and soak in some good ideas.

What’s next?

That’s always a good question for me. In addition to the time at the prototype meet, I visited many of my family members in the metro-Pittsburgh region. I arrived back in far west Texas in time to be hit by spring allergies that are now loosening their grip. I need to survey a few hobby projects and dust off a couple of drafts for the blog to keep this fresh. There are always a few more ideas to share. Stay tuned!

– Eric