It's time to make plans to attend 2019 RPM-East event! Save the dates!

March 22-23, 2019

RPM-East is a prototype modeler event to spark your modeling efforts as winter melts into another spring. The 2019 RPM-East railroad prototype modeler seminar includes presentations, operating sessions, open layouts, a large model display room, vendors and a banquet to prime your creativity. The busy Norfolk Southern main line is nearby for modern lineside action. Register now to attend one of the longest running railroad prototype modeling meets on the east coast. RPM-East is sponsored by Division Two of the NMRA.

Fred Lass displayed many of his steam locomotive projects at the 2015 RPM-East event.

Registration: Early event full registration is only $35. The full registration cost will increase after March 1.

The traditional PDF registration form is ready to download, complete and mail in.

Single-day registration is $20 and only available via mailing the PDF registration form. Or, you can print out the registration form, complete it, and bring it to the event to register at the door.

Our PayPal registration function will be active soon.

The Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center on Route 30 just east of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, is our host hotel. This is the same location as recent RPM-East events.

The nightly room rate is $95.00, plus sales and occupancy taxes. This room rate becomes effective on January 1, 2019.

Call the hotel directly for your room reservation, 724-836-6060, and mention “Railroad Prototype Modeler’s (RPM)” for the event room rate.

The hotel was formerly a Sheraton Four Points and may still be listed as such on some maps.

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Jim Hunter had several models on display at the 2015 event, including this Conrail cabin.

Jack Consoli displayed several HO scale Union Railroad models at the 2015 RPM-East. Photo by John Frantz.

Presentations: Modelers and rail historians from around the region will offer in-depth presentations at RPM-East 2019. Additional details will be posted as speakers and presentation titles are added to the event!

Review past RPM-East presenters and topics.

Bryce Workman displayed several HO scale vintage vehicles at the 2015 event.

Ben Keltz displayed a number of HO scale freight cars in 2015, including this upgraded NKP composite hopper.

Op Sessions: Several layouts in our region will be hosting Thrusday evening operating sessions. More details will be posted towards the end of 2018


Layout Visits: Doors will be open on Sunday at several area layouts for self-guided open house visits. More details will be posted soon.


Vendors: The vendor room will be full with many favorites!




Our model display room has plenty of tables. Over 500 models were displayed at the 2017 RPM-East. Bring your latest efforts and works-in-progress to share with others.

Click here for a model display cards PDF file so you can jot down the details about the models you display. There are four cards to a sheet.

Here are links documenting past RPM-East events.

RPM-East 2017 - Eric Hansmann PBase Gallery
RPM-East 2015 - John Frantz PBase Gallery
RPM-East 2015 - Eric Hansmann PBase Gallery
RPM-East 2013 - Eric Hansmann PBase Gallery
RPM-East 2011 - John Frantz PBase Gallery
RPM-East 2011 - Eric Hansmann PBase Gallery

Tom Wilson shares video of an operating session at Larry Kline's Bowest O scale layout.

An HO scale Northern Pacific double sheathed box car was among several models Jim Kubanick disolayed in 2015.


In 2015, Bill Hanley traveled from several states away to display a number if fine HO scale B&O models.

George Smozski displayed a few well detailed O scale models in 2013.


Our model display room has plenty of tables. Over 500 models were displayed at the 2017 RPM-East. Bring your latest efforts and works-in-progress to share with others.

Bob Hubbard displayed this HO scale special load and depressed-center flat car in 2015. Photo by John Frantz.

Spencer Duncan and David Bott collaborated on this southern short line caboose that was displayed in 2015.

Here's an HO scale locomotive Fred Lass displayed in 2015. This was one of a couple dozen models Fred brought to RPM-East.

Another HO scale cabin displayed by Jim Hunter from the 2015 RPM-East.

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