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.

Hindsight Wednesday Evening – October 18 – GE’s U25B: A Bold Opening
Visit the Speedwitch Media site to register for the free event. You must register in order to join the Zoom presentation.

The next Hindsight 20/20 event will be held on Saturday, December 2nd 2023.


Central Ohio RPM – October 12 – 14, Marion Union Station, Marion, OH

RPM Conference – October 27 & 28, Northern Illinois University conference center, Naperville, IL

2023 Bakersfield Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet – Saturday October 28, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bakersfield, CA. This RPM is one day of the Southern Pacific Historical & Technical Society Convention

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


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

Central Georgia Railroad Prototype Modelers – March 22 & 23, in the Howard Community Club located at 5645 Forsyth Rd, Macon, GA. Website link coming soon.

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

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

Past 2023 events

Railroad Modeler’s Retreat – March 10 & 11, Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Plymouth, MN

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.

Batavia RPM Meet – March 26, 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 22, Eva Rothwell Community Centre, Hamilton, ON.

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

New England/Northeast RPM – June 16 & 18, Springfield, MA. In association with the Amherst Railway Society.

BAPM 2023 – The San Francisco Bay Area Prototype Modelers Meet – Saturday June 17, Richmond, CA

Red River RPM – June 24, Forest Hill Civic Center, Forest Hill, TX

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

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

Anthracite Railroad Modelers Meet – September 15 – 17, at the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum in Hamburg, PA. (formerly the Reading RR meet)

RPM Carolinas: School of Railway Prototype Modeling – September 23, High Point, NC.

Bridgetown Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet – Saturday October 7, Airport Shilo Inn, Portland, OR

Past 2022 events

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

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

L&N Historical Society and Southern Railway Historical Association joint convention – September 29 – October 1, Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, Chattanooga, TN – Two historical societies meeting jointly and including a series of presentations with an RPM focus.

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