RPM event calendar

Upcoming Railroad Prototype Modeler events

The COVID-19 pandemic has upset nearly all of the recent RPM events. Virtual modeler events have become more common.

Hindsight 20/20 is a virtual RPM, gathering on the Zoom platform. These events have been held on Saturdays and feature several 30 minute presentations on prototypes and modeling. Registration is required but there is no event cost.


St. Louis RPM – July 29 & 30, Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville, IL

Western Prototype Modelers Meet – August 6, the San Diego Model Railroad Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

Reading Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet – September 16 – 18, at the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum in Hamburg, PA.

RPM Carolinas: School of Railway Prototype Modeling – September 30 & October 1, High Point, NC.

Bridgetown Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet – Saturday October 1, Airport Shilo Inn, Portland, OR

Mid-Atlantic RPM – October 13 – 16 at a new location, the Delta Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Hunt Valley, MD.

Central Ohio RPM – October 13 – 15, Marion, OH
Contact dblake7@columbus.rr.com for more details.


RPM-East – March 24 & 25, Youngwood, PA – Back on the calendar at the Westmoreland County Community College campus, minutes from the New Stanton interchange of the PA Turnpike.

Past 2022 events

Prototype Rails – January 6 – 8, Hilton Oceanfront in Cocoa Beach, FL

Bay Area Layout Design & Operations Weekend – February 5 & 6, Santa Clara Depot, Santa Clara, CA.

Copetown RPM MeetSaturday February 26, Copetown, Ontario – Postponed

Railroad Modeler’s Retreat – March 11 & 12, Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Plymouth, MN

2022 Layout Design and Operations WeekendMarch 18 – 20, Tulsa, Oklahoma

RPM Valley Forge – March 25 – 27, Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA

Savannah Prototype Modeler’s Meet – March 25 & 26, Savannah, GA

Batavia RPM Meet – April 3, Genesee Community College’s Richard C. Call Arena in Batavia, NY. This is being held in conjunction with the Great Batavia Train Show.

Indy Junction – May 18 – 22, Marriott East Hotel & Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN. An RPM Conference is part of this event with three NMRA regions.

Railway Modellers Meet – May 27 – 29, Vancouver, BC. Check their website for updated details.

New England/Northeast RPM – June 10 & 11, Springfield, MA. In association with the Amherst Railway Society.

BAPM 2022 – The San Francisco Bay Area Prototype Modelers Meet – Saturday June 18, Richmond, CA

Red River RPM – June 25, Forest Hill Civic Center, Forest Hill, TX

Past 2021 events

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

RPM Chicagoland – Naperville, IL – CANCELED

LA Area Prototype Modelers Meet – October 2, at the Encounter Christian Church, Bellflower, CA

Mid-Continent Prototype Modelers Meet – November 6 & 7, at the Benton Lions Community Center, 150 Main St, Benton, Kansas. Registration at the door.

Past 2020 events

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

WISE Division RPMSeptember 26, at the Four Points Sheraton, Milwaukee Airport- 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

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