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.

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


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

St. Louis RPM – July 28 & 29, Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville, IL

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)

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

Central Ohio RPM – October 12 – 14, Marion, OH
Contact dblake7@columbus.rr.com for more details.

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

Past 2023 events

Prototype Rails – January 5 – 7, Hilton Oceanfront in Cocoa Beach, FL

Bay Area Layout Design & Operations Weekend – February 3 – 5, Golden State Model Railroad Museum, Richmond, CA.

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.

Savannah Prototype Modeler’s Meet – March 24 & 25, Savannah, GA

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.

Past 2022 events

Copetown RPM MeetSaturday February 26, Copetown, Ontario – Postponed

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

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

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.

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

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

Mid-Continent Prototype Modelers Meet – November 5 & 6, at the Benton Lions Community Center, 150 Main St, Benton, Kansas. Registration at the door.

Past 2021 events

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

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