Railroad Prototype Modelers Conference Chicagoland
October 18-20, 2018 – Lisle, IL
Registration is Open
Early Bird Registration is open until September 18. Register today, with the first 100 registrants receiving a free Mini-Kit. For the reduced cost of $99, you get three days packed with clinics, operating displays, model displays, and the camaraderie of interacting with like minded prototype modelers. Join us October 18-20 as we celebrate our 25th year.
Welcome to the home of the 25th Annual RPM Conference – RPM Chicagoland!
The dates for the next event are October 18-20, 2018, and will be held at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Lisle, IL.
This event is co-sponsored by the Fox Valley Division NMRA.
We will keep this site updated with the latest event news, and registration will open in March.
Recent Conference News
A major theme of this year's 25th anniversary event is looking back at the history of the prototype modeling movement and celebrating how far modeling has come through the fellowship of RPM events. We'd like to see those improvements in the display room this year, and...read more
One of the Pennsylvania Railroad’s legendary K4-class 4-6-2 steam locomotives leads an eastbound passenger train out of Chicago at 21st Street Tower on October 3, 1950. Photograph by Wallace W. Abbey, © 2018, Center for Railroad Photography and Art. Abbey-01-130-05 We...read more
If you're like many of your fellow modelers, you're burning the candle at both ends trying to get new models ready for display at RPM Chicagoland. Some are even working on the 2016 Mini-Kits trying to finish those models for display. We welcome your models! All scales...read more
We're less than 10 days away from the kick-off of the 24th annual conference! The final programs are off at the printers. Mini-Kit parts are being completed and packaged. And we're working on updated signage and final preparations with the hotel. It's shaping up to be...read more
Railroad Prototype Modeling News
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!...
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...
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...