In the tradition of past Chicago prototype modeler meets, Resin Car Works is working with a few manufacturers to offer a special mini-kit for the RPM Chicagoland registrants. Parts for a Baltimore & Ohio M-15k wagontop box car will be available in HO and N scale for those registering early.
A couple of Railroad Prototype Modeler (RPM) events are on the calendar soon. First up is the St. Louis RPM in Collinsville, IL, August 12 & 13. We had a great time at the 2015 event. Getting there from the airport was easy, with very little traffic to negotiate once you are at the convention center. Unfortunately, Resin Car Works is unable to attend the St. Louis meet as there’s just too much to do. There are details for new kits to wrap up, RPM Chicagoland commitments to fulfill, and there are several honey-do projects at the house.
The Prototype Rails Prototype Modeler meet wrapped up in Cocoa Beach recently. Railroad modelers attended from all over the United States and one flew in from Sweden. Fifty speakers offered a variety of presentations through two and a half days for the 250+ attendees. Four modelers sent along their impressions of the event and some photos. We hope these personal stories and images inspire readers to attend a railroad prototype modeler meet in 2016. Click on any image here to review a larger size.