2017 ST. LOUIS
RAILROAD PROTOTYPE MODELER'S MEET

Co-Sponsored by the Gateway Division, NMRA

Our Eleventh Year! St. Louis RPM Meet will be held on Friday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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.

Connect with friends and fellow prototype modelers at the nation's largest Prototype Modeler's Meet. 480 attendees in 2016! Over 23,000-sq.ft. of high-quality models, displays, visitng prototype layouts, hands-on workstations and more in the modern, professional Gateway Convention Center. Presentations by nationally-recognized historians and modelers. Railroad Historical Societies, scale model vendors and manufacturers will also be in attendance. Thousands of models brought by modelers on display. Home layout tours, Fellowship, Door Prizes and much, much more!

Two Days! June 23rd and 24th in Collinsville, IL

This document, including driving directions, can be downloaded as a PDF
here.
Hotel information can be found
here.

More Details will be posted as available... For now, the basics:

The heart of the St. Louis RPM is YOUR MODELS!
Bring 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 2,500 models brought by attendees in 2016!

YOUR MODELS: We had 60 FULL eight-foot tables in 2016, featuring your work, finished and in-progress.

LAYOUTS: High-quality, modular layouts in HO, N, Hon3 and Proto48 that YOU can operate.

HOME LAYOUT TOURS:
Such as Eric Brooman’s Utah Belt and more, in many scales and gauges.

CLINICS:
By noted modelers and historians, discussing the prototype and how to model it.

RAILROAD HISTORICAL SOCIETIES:
We had 19 societies in ’16 to aid your modeling and research efforts.

HANDS-ON DEMONSTRATIONS:
Get your hands dirty learning weathering, track-laying, soldering, and more.

VENDORS:
The annual St. Louis Scale Train Show—over 120 tables of models, tools, painting supplies, decals,
books, parts and everything the prototype modeler needs from hand-picked vendors from the US and Canada.

WHAT ABOUT DOOR PRIZES?
Yep, we’ve got ‘em—LOTS of ‘em!

ST. LOUIS AREA ATTRACTIONS?
We’ve got that too! Come early and visit the National Museum of Transportation
(http://www.transportmuseumassociation.org/exhibits.html) and the John W. Barriger National Railroad Library at
the campus of the University of Missouri (http://www.umsl.edu/barriger/). Check out St. Louis attractions at
http://www.stlouisattractions.com/ and weekend events at http://explorestlouis.com/.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS?
The Cards play Saturday night after RPM—against the Pirates!

BRING YOUR MODELS FOR DISPLAY!


PHOTOS FROM OUR PREVIOUS MEETS

2016 Meet photos are coming soon...
2015 Meet photos can be found at
here
... 2014 can be found
here
... 2013 can be found
here
... 2012 can be found
here
... 2011 can be found
here
... 2008 can be found
here
... 2006 can be found
here
... 2005 can be found
here
... 2004 can be found
here

...and check out the St. Louis RPM 2016 video produced by Ken Patterson for Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine
here

ST.LOUIS AREA ATTRACTIONS
Come early and visit 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),
Check out more area attractions at
www.stlouisattractions.com and weekend events at explorestlouis.com

BRING YOUR MODELS FOR DISPLAY !

HOTELS (Please wait for 2017 Info to be posted...)
Hotel information can be found
here.

SEE YOU AT ST. LOUIS RPM !

Contact John Golden at Golden1014@yahoo.com or Lonnie Bathurst at bathurst@litchfieldil.com (217) 556-0314 for additional meet info.

The Gateway Center Website is available at
http://www.gatewaycenter.com for additional directions.

We are co-sponsored by the Gateway Division, Mid-Continent Region, National Model Railroad Association. Our friends at the Gateway NMRA can be found
here.