2018 Mini-Kit: FGEX 40ft Truss Rod Reefers

2018 Mini-Kit: FGEX 40ft Truss Rod Reefers

In 2018, the Mini-Kit was once again offered in HO, N, S, and O scales. Frank Hodina conceived the HO scale kit as a conversion of an Accurail 40ft wood reefer model into an FGEX 40ft truss rod car. Working off his queue, Mike Skibbe developed conversion parts for S...
2017 Mini-Kit: CGW 1937 AAR Boxcar

2017 Mini-Kit: CGW 1937 AAR Boxcar

The 2017 rendition of the Mini-Kit was offered in four different scales! First, Jason Kliewer’s 3D cad model of a Pullman Standard “Carbuilders” end was the basis for new resin ends in each scale. The ends were 3D printed, and then combined with...
2016 Mini-Kit: B&O M-15k

2016 Mini-Kit: B&O M-15k

2016 marked the return of the Mini-Kit to RPM Chicagoland. The car was a conversion of the Fox Valley Models B&O M-53 wagon top boxcar into an earlier M-15k rebuild. The M-15k’s featured a notched side sill, while resin conversion parts were developed with...
2019 Mini-Kit: Illinois Central 16000-series Boxcar

2019 Mini-Kit: Illinois Central 16000-series Boxcar

At this year’s event, IC Mini-kits that were mastered by Frank Hodina, cast by Tom Madden, with decals drawn by Ken Soroos, were gifted to the first 100 early bird registrants. An N scale kit was also produced by Mike Skibbe for the first 25 N scale attendees....
2019 Attendee Program Posted

2019 Attendee Program Posted

Following another successful RPM Chicagoland, we’re pleased to share the Attendee Program digitally. We also have several presentations and handouts which were kindly shared by our presenters. Check it all out at: 2019 RPM Program Complete