Monday, September 12, 2016

Mid-Atlantic Railroad Prototype Modelers (MARPM) Meet - Fredericksburg, Va. 30 Sept-1 Oct 2016

The Mid-Atlantic Railroad Prototype Modelers (a.k.a. "MARPM") will be held Friday Sep 30, and Sunday Oct 1, at the Windgate by Wyndham Inn in Fredericksburg, Va., just off I-95.

There will be usual model display room, chances to visit and kitbitz with other models, and to see some truly stunning models.
I will be presenting my "Modeling the October Scene - Achieving believable fall colors."
But there's a full slate of clinics that rivals that at many national events.

Some of the clinics –

- Andrew Dodge "Creating a Steam Locomotive Roster" based on the roster of steam locomotives he scratch built for his new Proto:48 Colorado Midland – truly museum quality examples of the modeler’s art.

- Paul Dolkos “Tracks in the street: challenges of modeling the urban jungle” – it’s Paul explaining his modeling illustrated with his photography - why say more?

- Bernie Kempinski “Down to the Sea in Trains” – an introduction to his new, modern era Port of Los Angeles layout, the star of his soon to be published new book Model Railroaders Guide to Marine Terminals and Wharfs.

- Lance Mindheim “Tips for Better Structures” – Lance combines details and photos to convince us we are seeing more than is modeled.

- Ben Hom “New York Central System Open Hoppers 1919-1967" – a national expert on freight cars, Ben’s eye for detail and methods to improve prototype accuracy apply regardless of the cars you are modeling.

- Ramon Rhodes "A RAILROAD ODYSSEY: A Half Century Love Affair with Trains" – this man can tell a story - sit back, learn a bit and enjoy a lot.


There is more. Take a look at the website marpm.org and sign up.

By the way, there is no organization that puts on or fronts the money for an RPM event. Norm Wolf, Bob Sprague, Shannon Crabtree and others I don’t know have taken the initiative and done the work to make the MARPM happen.





2 comments:

  1. Your Modeling the October Scene will be a giant bonus for my attendance to the RPM meet. What time will be your clinic?

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    1. I'm scheduled for Saturday evening at 5:30 pm - but there are some machinations with the clinic schedule so that's subject to change. What I DO know is it will be on Saturday!

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