Announcing: A new RPM meet


From: Tom Sinks <twsgso@...>
Date: July 30, 2017 at 3:30:47 PM EDT
To: "Tom Sinks=)" <twsgso@...>

This is to announce a new Railway Prototype Modeler's meet, The Carolinas School of Railway Prototype Modeling (or RPM Carolinas).


Focusing on teaching popular modeling skills, RPM Carolinas will be held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 1450 Fairchild Road, Winston Salem, North Carolina.


Please look at our website -- for a current list of clinicians and nearby hotels.


Some items of note about RPM Carolinas:


1. Create Your Own Southern Railway 36’ Ventilated Box Car.  We will offer a "Bash 'n Build" clinic (with sincere appreciation to Greg Martin) taught by Fenton Wells that will enable participants to create a Southern Railway 120000-132499 series thirty-six foot ventilated boxcar – a few of which ran until 1953.  The first 25 paid registrations received at our mailing address shown below will entitle the registrant to a complimentary Bash ‘n Build kitcontaining
• An Accurail #1800 36' Boxcar kit
• Resin conversion castings by Dr. Dave Campbell; and 
• Custom decals by Dr. David Bott.  


A limited number of castings and decals will be available in the future for sale to those who do not receive one of the 25 complimentary “Bash ‘n Build kits”.  Details later.


2. Hands On Weathering.  We will have several continuous "hands-on" weathering clinics over the two days featuring expert modelers, each of who have different weathering styles and application techniques so attendees can watch, practice “hands on” weathering and decide what weathering style he or she prefers.  Our weathering clinicians are:
• Dave Schroedle:  Oils + Powder + Gouache mix – 33% each.

Brian Banna: Truck sideframes only, Pan Pastels varying color depth & cast.
• Tony Sissons:  90% PanPastels + 5% oils + 5% acrylic.  Also hand painted graffiti.
• Butch Eyler: Gouache 90% + oils/powder 10%.  Also hand painted graffiti.


Weathering materials will be supplied.  Please bring your own brushes and a freight car 

(We'll have a limited number of "practice" cars for those who need one).


3. Historical Exhibitors/ Research Sources.  For attendees interested in railroad history, the Southern Railway Historical Association and the Norfolk and Western Historical Society will be exhibitors.  Moreover, there will be tables containing binders and binders of historic railroad photographs offered by Bob's Photos.


4. Clinicians: 


                         Tony Sissons              Modifying "outta da box" NS coal gons to achieve prototype accuracyRick Bell                           Historical Societies

            Chris Zygmunt                 Model Photography

            Ken Rickmann                  Using Shapeways

            Kevin von der Lippe         The Atlantic and Yadkin Winston-Salem Division

            Bob Harpe                        Modeling with Cannon Parts

            Rick Bell                           DCC Installation

            Fenton Wells                    Bash 'n Build a Southern 36 foot Ventilated Box Car

            Ken Rickmann                  Modeling Realistic Rail

            Kevin von der Lippe         Modeling Tobacco Barn

           Tom Sinks                        Beyond the Ps-4:  Southern Steam 1903 - 1953


Please mark your calendars for October 20-21 and, for updates and more details, go to


Tom Sinks

Tony Sissons

James Wall

Fenton Wells

Kevin von der Lippe







RPM Carolinas

Winston-Salem, NC

October 20 and 21, 2017



Name:    _________________________________________






E-Mail:   ______________________________________


Optional:If you wish to receive complimentary Southern Ventilated Box Car Conversion Kit for our “Bash ‘n Build” Seminar presented by Fenton Wells, please indicate below.


________ I wish to receive a complimentary “Bash ‘n Build” Ventilated Box Car Conversion kit.

[The first 25 paid registrations received will get the conversion kit.]  The first 25 paid registrations received will “get the kit”.


Please mail your registration form and check for $25 to:


Kevin von der Lippe

P.O Box 38604

Greensboro, NC 27438

Tom Sinks
126 Connally St.
Black Mountain, NC 28711

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