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RPM Conference - Indy Junction 2022

RPM Conference has teamed up with three NMRA regions to host Indy Junction 2022. Check out the event of the year with RPM clinics, RPM model display room, Friends of the Freight Car dinner, and your favorite photo vendors. In addition, your ticket gets you into all NMRA events, big trainshow, and additional NMRA clinics. More value, more trains, and more friends. See you in Indy!

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Recent Conference News
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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Schedule Posted

We have added the planned schedule of presentations to the schedule page. Look for the link to a PDF on this page: https://www.rpmconference.com/index.php/schedule/ Please note that minor changes may occur as we get closer to the event. We will update this draft...

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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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