2019 RPM Chicagoland

One of the premier prototype modeler events is a few weeks away. RPM Chicagoland will be held October 24-26 at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Lisle, IL. Thirty-eight presentations have been confirmed for the event. Check the website for full details.

The master pattern.

Early registrants for this year’s RPM Chicagoland will receive a mini-kit in N or HO scale. The parts can be applied to a modified Accurail boxcar shell to reflect a classic Illinois Central single-sheathed boxcar. Pullman Manufacturing and Mt. Vernon built 1000 of the prototype cars in 1927 in the 176000-176999 series. The prototypes were renumbered in the 1940’s into the 16000-16975 series.

The cars ends were the unusual 3-over-5 stamped Dreadnaught ends, which are reproduced in the resin parts for the mini-kit. Decals will be included to bring your model into service.

Resin Car Works will be attending the meet and selling a new kit. We will be announcing those details in the next couple of weeks as they are packed up and ready for the show. Finalize your plans now for RPM Chicagoland, October 24-26 in Lisle, IL. See you there!

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4 thoughts on “2019 RPM Chicagoland

  1. Modelers building this mini-kit (or Sunshines’) may wish to consider Tahoe Model Works’ TMW-114/214 truck. After all, it was based on an Illinois Central truck. Please visit resincarworks.com/tahoe.htm

    Brian Leppert
    Tahoe Model Works
    Carson City, NV

  2. I am not registered as an attendant, but I do get down there on the Saturday of the last day of the event. I am interested in purchasing the mini-kit and decals. I have purchased one almost every year. Looking forward to the 26th!

    Rich Christie

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