Upcoming Railroad Prototype Modeler events
The COVID-19 pandemic has upset nearly all of the 2020 RPM events and is affecting 2021 events. Virtual prototype modeler events have become more common, in some cases replacing a scheduled event. These are noted for the specific event.
Hindsight 20/20 is a virtual RPM with regular gatherings on the Zoom platform. These events have been held on Saturdays and feature several 30 minute presentations on prototypes and modeling. Organizers also hold special Wednesday evening Hindsight events that focus on a single longer presentation. Registration is required but there is no event cost.
The next Hindsight 20/20 event is set for Saturday, December 4! Registration details and the presentation schedule can be reviewed on the Speedwitch Media site.
Prototype Rails – January 6 – 8, Hilton Oceanfront in Cocoa Beach, FL
Copetown RPM Meet – Saturday February 26, Copetown, Ontario
2022 Layout Design and Operations Weekend – March 18 – 20, Tulsa, Oklahoma (website update coming soon)
RPM Valley Forge – March 25 – 27, Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA
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, Marriot East Hotel & Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN. An RPM Conference is part of this event with three NMRA regions.
St. Louis RPM – July 29 & 30, Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville, IL
Past 2021 events
Bay Area Layout Design & Operations Weekend – January 30 & 31 – A virtual event this year. Check the website for details.
March 26 & 27, Greensburg, PA – CANCELED due to hotel demolition
Railway Modellers Meet – A virtual meet each Thursday night in May, Vancouver, BC
BAPM 2020 – The San Francisco Bay Area Prototype Modelers Meet –
Saturday June 19, Richmond, CA – CANCELED
Red River RPM – June 26, Forest Hill Civic Center, Forest Hill, TX
Reading Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet – September 17 – 19, at the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum in Hamburg, PA.
Central Ohio RPM – September 23 – 25, Marion, OH
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RPM Carolinas: School of Railway Prototype Modeling – September 24 & 25, at the Kingswood United Methodist Church, Rural Hall, NC.
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
Railroad Modeler’s Retreat – March 13 & 14, Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Plymouth, MN
Toronto Railway Prototype Modellers Meet –
Saturday, March 21, Toronto, ON – POSTPONED
Savannah Prototype Modeler’s Meet –
March 27 & 28, Savannah, GA – CANCELED
Western Prototype Modelers Meet –
Saturday, April 25, the Santa Fe/Amtrak Station, San Bernardino, CA – 30th annual meet! – POSTPONED
New England/Northeast RPM –
May 29 & 30, Farmington, CT – CANCELED
Maritime Prototype Modellers Meet–
June 20, at the Douglas Street Recreation Centre, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada – POSTPONED
WISE Division RPM –
September 26, at the Four Points Sheraton, Milwaukee Airport- CANCELED
Bridgetown Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet –
Saturday October 10, Airport Shilo Inn, Portland, OR – 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: email@example.com