RPM Chicagoland features two prototype based modular railroads on display throughout the weekend. Both groups let modelers bring DCC equipment to run on the layouts and are a highlight of the show.

Midwest Mod-U-Trak 2

The second version of the memorable Midwest Mod-U-Trak layout, MMuT2 is an HO scale layout featuring IL scenes of the Santa Fe, C&WI, and more. With a focus on typical prototype scenes, lots of Midwestern equipment looks right at home on the layout. To read more about this award winning layout, check out this post at the Resin Freight Cars blog:

N Scale Modutrak

Inspired by the HO group, an ambitious group of N scalers set out to match the typical Midwestern theme in a smaller scale. The layout features many prototype locations on the Milwaukee Road and Chicago and North Western in IL and WI. Another award winning layout -including the coveted Craftsman Trophy from Railroad Model Craftsman Magazine in 2010- long trains get lost in wide open scenes, and really show off the prototype atmosphere. You can visit the N scale webpage at