Prototype Modelers Meet in SoCal

Gatwood, Elden <Elden.Gatwood@...>


For any of you that live in southern California, or want to visit for a
good reason, I thought you should know about this. The WPM is a group
that represents ALL railroads, not just western ones, and the focus is
on the models, some proto-oriented clinics, and more models! There is
some astounding modeling being done by various folks out here, that
doesn't necessarily get shown outside the area. See below:


Western Prototype Modelers 16th Annual Meet, Sunday October 9, 2005

The west coast's oldest & largest gathering for prototype modelers

Model Display: WPM is expanding by 50% in 2005 and will have 6000 sq.

ft. of display space for layouts, dioramas and models! Last year over
135 modelers participated in WPM, displaying over 700 models.

See our website for photos from past WPM events. WPM 2005 will include
both HO scale and N Scale "Free-mo" modular displays.

Bring your modeling projects, finished, or "in the works".


ideas & techniques with fellow modelers; meet new friends.

WPM welcomes modelers of all roads, all scales and eras!

2005 Clinics/Seminars:

Ken Edmier: modeling & detailing ACF Centerfow 3-Bay and 4-Bay Covered
Hoppers Elden Gatwood: Features of, and modeling tank cars built before
1960 Eric Goodman: (BNSF Intermodal Ramp Mgr.) Modern Intermodal
operations Mike Rose: Modeling and Weathering Bridge Abutments Harry
Wong & Paul Ellis: Features of and modeling SP Tunnel Motors

Exhibitors: Manufacturers, photographers and publishers will participate
in WPM.

(Exhibitors: pre-registration is required, contact WPM at the phone
number below.)

La Habra Community Center: 101 W. La Habra Blvd. La Habra CA WPM Meet
admission: $15.00, or $12.00 if you bring models to display.

Admission desk opens at 8:30am, model display area opens 9:00am, and
seminars run from 10:00am - 5:00pm. Raffle drawings at 12:00 noon and
5:00pm. This year's event has been extended and runs through 7pm!

Updated info on speakers, map, program & schedule:

Write: or call Tim Costello at 714-


Raffle prizes donated by hobby retailers, publishers & model


I hope to see you there!

Elden Gatwood

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