Railroad Prototype Modelers Conference Chicagoland

October 26-28, 2017 – Lisle, IL

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Welcome to the home of the 24th annual RPM Conference, previously known as the Naperville RPM, but most recently held in nearby Lisle, IL. We are now billing the event as the RPM Conference – Chicagoland, and hope that this will create less confusion as venues change in the future.

The dates for the 2017 event are October 26-28, 2017, and will be held at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Lisle, IL.

This event is co-sponsored by the NMRA.

We will keep this site updated with the latest event news, and registration will open in March.

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Recent Conference News

2017 Mini-Kit Update

We've got the team working on new resin parts for the 2017 Mini-Kit! Here's a sneak peak of the solid model that will be used to produce RP masters before being turned into resin copies. And by doing the digital model, we'll be able to produce these in HO, N, O, and S...

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2017 Dates Set

The dates and location have been set for 2017! We will remain at the same hotel and the event will take place on the old weekend before Halloween. Save the date for October 26-28, 2017, and look for more details to be posted and registration to open later in March!

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2016 Photos Posted

We've added a gallery of photos taken by Harz to the past event photos page. You can link directly to them here: http://www.rpmconference.com/index.php/2016-rpm-chicagoland-photos/ And don't forget to check out Eric Hansmann's pBase photos at this link:...

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Registration Table Opens at 9:00 AM Thursday!

The registration table will open at 9:00 AM tomorrow (Thursday) morning for check in. That will give everyone time to get their attendee packets before the kick-off luncheon starts at 11:00 AM -- our first official event. Following the lunch, the vendor room will...

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Railroad Prototype Modeling News

DesignBuildOp’s Latest Post

DesignBuildOp’s Latest Post

The DesignBuildOp blog takes a look at several prototypes to kick off a new year. Ray Breyer guests posts with a summary and review of freight cars seen in 1920s photos documenting an Orange, NJ freight facility. Click on the link for more details!...

Jason Klocke’s CGW in Video

Jason Klocke’s CGW in Video

Scott Thorton was on hand at a recent Chicago Great Western operating session on Jason Klocke's outstanding railroad, and has shared video of the layout on his Youtube channel! The overall artistic feel of the railroad is second to none, and captures this granger road...

Resin Car Works Blog

Resin Car Works Blog

Looking for your fix between RPM meets?  Make sure you follow the Resin Car Works blog over at http://blog.resincarworks.com/ Frank and Eric are gathering some great posts from freight car modelers who are sharing updates of their work or discussing recent topics of...