Railroad Prototype Modelers Conference – Chicagoland

2020 Event Cancelled

2020 Event Cancelled

Due to COVID-19 restrictions in Illinois, Frank Hodina has made the tough decision to cancel the 2020 event. Gatherings are limited to 50 people, and this would not cover the event center fees. Look for a return in 2021, if circumstances allow.

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Welcome to the 27th Annual RPM Conference – RPM Chicagoland!

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 Spring.

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Recent Conference News

2019 Event Updates

We have updates! We're a little over a month away from the event, and the early registration deadline is approaching next week. Please register, if you haven't, before the price increase. RPM After Party Lombard Hobbies will once again be our gracious hosts for the...

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Hotel Block Open for Reservations

We have posted the link for online hotel reservations at the Hotel link above. Staying right at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center is convenient, and one of the best deals in the area at $99 per night. Be sure to ask for the RPM 2019 rate, or book via the online...

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2018 Event Photos

2018 Event Photos

Several attendees have posted their 2018 event photos, including this photo of a couple happy humans by Eric Hansmann, and we've added links to our Past Event Photos page here: Past Event Photos We were also lucky enough to have official RPM Chicagoland photographer...

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Chris Vanko on Freight Car Weathering

Chris Vanko on Freight Car Weathering

Chris Vanko's excellent clinic on weathering needs to be viewed in color instead of black and white handouts. As promised, his full color presentation is being posted as a PDF: Chris Vanko's Weathering Clinic PDF Thanks go to Chris, not only for presenting, but for...

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Friends of the Freight Car Panel Discussion

This week we'll be adding links to photos of the event, a digital copy of the attendee program, and presentation handouts which we have permission from the authors to provide digitally. However, an online discussion kicked off at RealSTMFC about the history of resin...

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Hotel Room Block Update

The hotel has just informed me that they were able to add 9 more rooms (double beds only) to the RPM block. I know several people have been asking if more rooms could be made available. These are first come first served, and you can contact the hotel directly at...

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