Posts Tagged ‘RPM Meet’

2017 RPM-East Summary

Friday, March 31st, 2017

John Johnson displayed many freight cars that featured custom resin cast details.

It’s been a busy week as I’ve traveled to the western Pennsylvania region to attend the RPM-East prototype modeler meet. I’ve been part of this event for over a decade and it’s great to see many modelers attend and enjoy. This year we had 206 people attending and 436 models on display. Most of the models were HO scale but there were some very nice O and N scale models to see. Friday and Saturday were filled with 37 presentations covering a wide variety of prototype and modeling topics. Seven home layouts hosted operating sessions on Thursday night.Those layouts and six more were open for a Sunday self-guided tour.

David Wilson displayed several steam locos modified from other models.

These events offer great inspiration for your next projects and often feature lots of new info to add to your knowledge base. In many ways, it’s information overload and I’m still recovering! Here’s a photo gallery to enjoy!

We will catch up with new stuff on the blog soon.

Bruce Elliott displayed a fleet of B&O cabeese.

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Pre-Depression Era Models at the RPM

Thursday, November 10th, 2016
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Dick Scott’s O scale L&N 36-foot box car model.

I had a moment recently to take my time and review model images from the recent RPM Chicagoland meet. I found there were quite a few models representing prototypes built in the Teens and Twenties, but wearing later era paint and lettering. One of the prime examples leads off this blog post.

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Transporting Models

Friday, October 28th, 2016

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I recently attending the RPM Chicagoland prototype modeler meet in Lisle, IL. I had a great time attending presentations, meeting old friends, meeting people from email correspondence, and looking over the fine models on display. Several models traveled with me from El Paso and were on display at the event. Several people asked how I packed them away for air travel so here’s a look at what has worked for my travels.

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RPM meets ahead

Friday, September 2nd, 2016
Larry Kline displayed several O scale reefers at the 2011 RPM-East meet.

Larry Kline displayed several O scale reefers at the 2011 RPM-East meet.

As the calendar moves ahead, it’s time for an update on prototype modeler events. The St Louis event was a big success. David Hussey has posted a gallery of photos from the St Louis meet. More events are scheduled in the next few months. Let’s take a look!

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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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