Thursday, June 2, 2016

New England/Northeast Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet - June 3-5

We (finally) have what (I hope) will be our last day of legislative session today - so we'll be wrapping up our business just in time for this year's annual NERPM! Given how the calendar falls, I can only attend this event every other year, so I was really getting nervous I was going to miss it. And that would have been especially bad this year since I'm on the agenda(!)

Yup, right out of the gate, first day of the 'meet at 9am tomorrow I'll be talking about this:

Hopefully even long-time readers of the blog will see something new, but in any event this is the first time I've assembled in one place all the different things I'm attempting with my layout. I'll discuss sources of prototype layout inspiration as well as how/why I chose to model the Valley Line, prototype locations, equipment, and structures, and a bit on operations - both prototype and model.

So I hope you'll be able to stop by - and if you do, be sure to say "howdy!"

But even if you have absolutely no interest in the Valley Line, there are a TON of other fantastic clinics and presentations to see over the next two days. You can check them all out here: There's also a model display room where you can't help but be inspired and an impressive variety of vendors where you can see and buy what you need to support your own modeling efforts

Dave Owens and his crew continue to raise the bar on this event and the new location promises to take the NERPM well onto the next level. His hard work and attention to detail are evident in every aspect of the 'meet and if you're able to attend you're sure to leave newly-charged and pumped to make some more progress on your layout and models.

So if you haven't already made plans to join us, I hope you'll check out the website and clear your calendar for the next couple days. If you're at all interested in prototype modeling, you'll be glad you did.


  1. I hope you have a great time with your presentation. I wish I could attend this year - but we'll catch up at one of these meets in the future I'm sure. Cheers!
    - Trevor (Port Rowan in 1:64)

    1. Thanks so much for the encouragement Trevor! It went really well and of course the 'meet was an absolute blast! Really hope you can make it down again - perhaps Springfield 2017?