RPM event calendar

Upcoming Railroad Prototype Modeler events

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.


New England/Northeast RPM – May 31 – June 2, Springfield Sheraton, Springfield, MA. In association with the Amherst Railway Society.

BAPM 2024 – The San Francisco Bay Area Prototype Modelers Meet – Saturday June 15, St. David’s School Hall, Richmond, CA

St. Louis RPM – July 19 & 20, Gateway Convention Center, Collinsville, IL

Mid-Atlantic RPM – September 6-8, Double Tree by Hilton at BWI

Anthracite Railroad Modelers Meet – September 20 – 22, Reading Railroad Heritage Museum, Hamburg, PA. (formerly the Reading RR meet)

Colorado Rail Proto Meet – September 21, Zoe’s Café & Event Center, Greeley, CO

Bridgetown Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet – October 5, Airport Shilo Inn, Portland, OR

RPM Naperville – October 10 – 12, Northern Illinois University conference center, Naperville, IL

Central Ohio RPM – October 10 – 12, Marion Union Station, Marion, OH

Southern Pacific Historical & Technical Society – October 19, The Nugget, Sparks, NV. This RPM is one day of the Southern Pacific Historical & Technical Society Convention

DFW-Red River RPM – October 25 & 26, Forest Hill Civic Center, Forest Hill, TX

Past 2024 events

Prototype Rails – January 4 – 6, Hilton Oceanfront in Cocoa Beach, FL

Bay Area Layout Design & Operations Weekend – February 2 – 4, Finley Community Center, Santa Rosa CA

RPM Carolinas: School of Railway Prototype Modeling – February 24, High Point, NC – the 2025 event is set for the May 3rd weekend.

Railroad Modeler’s Retreat – March 15 & 16, Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Plymouth, MN

Sunshine Division NMRA RPM – March 18, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Boca Raton, FL

RPM Valley Forge – March 22 – 24, Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA

Central Georgia Railroad Prototype Modelers – March 22 & 23, Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Rd, Macon, GA. Additional info on their Facebook page.

2024 Layout Design and Operations WeekendMarch 22 – 24, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Northern Alberta Railway Modellers Meet 2024 – April 6, Central Lions Rec Centre, Edmonton, AB

Batavia RPM Meet – April 14, Genesee Community College in Batavia, NY. This is being held in conjunction with the Great Batavia Train Show.

Steel Town Railway Prototype Modeling Meet – April 20, Eva Rothwell Community Centre, Hamilton, ON

Past 2023 events

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.

Railway Modellers Meet – May 26 – 28, Vancouver, BC. Check their website for updated details.

Central Pennsylvania Shortline RPM – July 14-16, Bricktown Museum, Mount Union, PA

Mid-Continent Prototype Modelers Meet – November 4 & 5, at the Benton Lions Community Center, 150 Main St, Benton, Kansas. Registration at the door.

Past 2022 events

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

LA Area Prototype Modelers Meet – October 1, at the Encounter Christian Church, Bellflower, CA

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