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
Model Cards

Model Cards

The models brought for display are an integral part of the RPM meet. They aren't brought in to win a contest, but rather are brought to share with the other like minded attendees. We've updated the model display cards, and are including a PDF file in case you want to...

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Online Registration Closing Soon

Online registration will conclude tomorrow, October 10, at 7:00 PM CST. But that doesn't mean that we don't want you to come to the event if your schedule changes at the last minute! You can always register for the event on site next Thursday. Or come for one day at...

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2018 Mini-Kit

2018 Mini-Kit

Frank Hodina has finished his test model of this year's Mini-Kit in HO scale, shown above. Early bird registrants will receive this year's Mini-Kit which includes resin conversion parts and a set of decals to be used to convert an Accurail 40ft wood reefer into an...

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15 Day Countdown – Draft Schedule Posted

We are 15 days away from the event and will strive to provide an update post each day as we lead up to the 25th anniversary event. Today we are pleased to announce that the draft schedule of presentation is now posted on the Schedule page. 2018 Draft Schedule While...

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25 Years and More of Prototype Modeling

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...

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25th Anniversary Dinner Presentations Announced!

25th Anniversary Dinner Presentations Announced!

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...

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Don’t forget your models!

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...

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Less than 10 days!

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...

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