45 Days to St. Louis RPM 2013!
2013 ST. LOUIS RAILROAD PROTOTYPE
Co-Sponsored by the Gateway Division, Mid-Continent Region National
Model Railroad Association
ANNUAL St. Louis RPM Meet will be held on Friday, August 2nd and Saturday,
August 3rd at the Gateway Convention Center, One Gateway Drive,
Collinsville, IL 62234. Collinsville is 12 miles east of metro St. Louis on
I-55/70. The meet starts at 9 AM both days.
Over 10,000-sq.ft. of high-quality models, displays, hands-on workstations in
the modern, professional Gateway Convention Center. Presentations by
nationally-recognized historians and modelers. Railroad historical Societies
and elite vendors will also be in attendance. The largest attendee model
display in the nation. Evening layout tours. Door Prizes and much, much more!
A printable flyer with driving directions can be downloaded here: http://icg.home.mindspring.com/rpm/stlrpm.pdf
The heart of this event is YOUR MODELS!
your models, finished or in progress, for display and discussion.All scales, gauges, and models from
all eras are welcome; bring locomotives, structures, freight cars, dioramas,
vehicles or other models. There are no contests. The purpose of our event is to
share and learn new techniques, and meet your fellow modelers from St. Louis
and around the Nation. We had over 1,200 models brought by attendees in 2012!
Gateway Convention Center - One Gateway Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234.
Accommodations next door
to the Gateway Center:
Doubletree (618) 345-2800
Fairfield Inn (618)
Super 8 (618) 345-8008
Extended Stay Suites (618)
Accommodations in Fairview
Sheraton Four Points,
Holiday Inn (618) 212-1300
Drury Inn & Suites
Collinsville (¼-mile to the Gateway Center):
Comfort Inn (618) 346-4900
Days Inn (618) 345-2000
Drury Inn (618) 345-7700
Hampton Inn (618) 346-4400
Motel 6 (618) 345-9500
Hilton Garden Inn (618)
Drury Inn & Suites
Hours: 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M both days.
Admission: $25.00 Friday & Saturday, $15.00 Saturday only. Kids under 13
free with paid adult admission. Vendor set-up at 7:15 AM Fri. Sales end at 5:00
RPM is a not-for-profit event.
St. Louis RPM features nationally-recognized models and historians
presenting all-new clinics.
Presentations begin at 9:00 a.m. both days.
Charlie Duckworth – Modeling the MP Bagnell Branch
Charlie—a career UP railroader and MRP & MR author—describes planning, ops,
and scenery on his compact MP layout.
James McNabb –Endless Horizon on the Grimes Line
James details his techniques for expanded scenery on narrow benchwork on his
beautiful Iowa Interstate industrial layout.
Jason Klocke – Modeling the Corn Belt Route
CN engineer Jason Klocke describes design, ops and scenery on his breathtaking
1960s-era CGW layout.
Gerry Albers – Operating the Deepwater District
Gerry chronicles his huge Virginian layout and describes planning and
constructing his layout for prototype operations.
Frank Hodina –Proto-Freelancing the C&IW ca. 1955
pattern-maker for Sunshine models—describes his large proto-freelanced layout
based on the C&IW as featured in Model Railroad Planning.
Other Featured Clinics Include:
Bob Harpe – Modeling Southern
Ryan Crawford – C&IM Commodities in 1989
Matt Herman – The Next Generation of LokSound
Dave Roeder, MMR – Ops Sessions: Getting Started
Davis Lehlbach – PS Covered Covered Hoppers 1940-1981
Jack Spencer – Transition-era Freight Car Brake Systems
Blaine Hatfield – ExactRail
Dave Schroedle – Easy Weathering
with AIM Powders
Frank Hodina – Proto-Feelancing the C&IW c.195
Steven Funaro – Resin Freight Car
Jeremy St. Peter and his six man crew fromThe Weathering Shop will demonstrate their amazing weathering techniques as seen
on their website at http://theweatheringshop.com/
Bring your models or buy models at the meet to weather and finish!
Dave Schroedleof Protoweathering.comwill offer hands-on weathering all
day, both days! Bring your own models or buy them at the meet to learn new
David Wardfrom Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina will demonstrate modeling open loads
and steel weathering!
Over 70 tables of elite vendors are planned, including Bob’s Photos, Tangent
Scale Models, Cannon & Co., Moloco, Plano, LokSound, ExactRail, Rails
Unlimited, Funaro & Camerlengo, Railshop Ltd., St. Louis Microtools, ICG
Custom Decals, Grex Airbrushes, CRM Hobbies, Big Four Graphics, American Model
Builders, Badger Airbrush, Mike Gruber Photos, Stan Rydarowicz Models, John
Fuller Photos, Moon Dog Railcars, Mask Island Decals, & more!
RAILROAD HISTORICAL SOCIETIES
St. Louis RPM features the largest annual gathering of railroad historical
societies in the U.S. The Wabash, Missouri Pacific, C&EI, GM&O, Nickel
Plate, Central of Georgia, Illinois Terminal, Terminal RR Ass’n and C&NW
societies and more will be on hand to aid your modeling.
DOOR PRIZES ON SATURDAY – YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN
NEW LAYOUT TOURS!
Three all-new layout tours in St. Charles, MO on Friday evening 7:00 p.m. to
10:00 p.m. for registered attendees only. John Russell’s O-scale Rock Island
transition-era layout, Ron Schlueter’s HO-scale 1956-era D&RGW Tennessee
Pass layout (featuring actual areas on the pass), and Bill Wehmeier HO scale
M-K-T late 1960s Kansas City layout (featured in Great Model Railroads,
2006). Maps will be available at the
meet on Friday.
PHOTOS FROM OUR PREVIOUS MEETS
... 2012 can be found at herel
... 2011 can be found at herel
... 2008 can be found at herel
... 2006 can be found at herel
... 2005 can be found at herel
... 2004 can be found at herel
ST.LOUIS AREA ATTRACTIONS
The National Museum of Transportation (http://www.transportmuseumassociation.org/exhibits.html)
The John W. Barriger National Railroad Library at the campus of the University
of Missouri (http://www.umsl.edu/barriger/),
and some of the best railfanning in the world. Check out more area attractions
Golden at Golden1014@...(812) 929-7181 or Lonnie Bathurst at bathurst@...(217) 556-0314 for meet info and layout tour reservations.
Our friends at the Gateway NMRA Division can be found at http://www.gatewaynmra.org/default.htm
See You in St. Louis!