Railroad Prototype Modelers Conference – Chicagoland

October 24-26, 2019 – Lisle, IL

Several modelers admire the finished O Scale 2017 Mini-Kit displayed by Dick Scott at the 25th anniversary of RPM Chicagoland.
From left to right: Michael Gross, Nelson Moyer, Clark Propst, Ted Culotta and Dick Scott. Photo by Jim Cwik.

2019 Dates Set

2019 will be the 26th Annual RPM Chicagoland on October 24-26, 2019. Registration will open online in Spring of 2019. In the meantime, please enjoy the information and RPM news on the site.



Welcome to the home of the 26th Annual RPM Conference – RPM Chicagoland!

The dates for the next event are October 24-26, 2019, 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 Spring.

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Recent Conference News

Earlybird Registration deadline approaching

Haven't registered yet? There's still time to catch the early bird rate which is available until September 25. But, waiting until the last minute might mean you miss out on one of the limited availability Mini-Kit's this year. These are going fast with only 200...

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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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Digital Attendee Program

Attendees will receive a printed program at the registration table, but if anyone is interested in having the program available on their mobile device or tablet, here is a PDF version of the full program....

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Bring your models for display!

We're two weeks out from showtime. Some of you have been working on models for the past year, while some were waiting for this deadline to start staying up until 2:00 in the morning in order to finish a new model! (No comment on which group I'm a part of!) In order to...

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HO Mini-Kits All Spoken For

We have surpassed 200 registrants requesting the HO Scale version of the Mini-Kit. So, the HO kits are all spoken for. We still have a handful of N Scale kits. If you missed out on the HO kit we will substitute the N Scale kit until we run out of those.

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