Railroad Prototype Modelers Conference

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RPM Conference - Naperville 2023

Save the date for October 27-28, 2023. Frank Hodina and team have space under contract for the return of the Naperville RPM event.

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We will keep this site updated with the latest RPM event news and hold an archive of past RPM related handouts and presentation files.

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Recent Conference News
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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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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