STL RPM 2023

Discussion in 'Conventions and Meets' started by rjthomas909, May 7, 2023.

  1. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

    Hey All,

    Anyone planning to attend the St. Louis RPM Meet this year? I have planned vacation that week and will be up in Mid-Missouri. I might make it by on Saturday.

    -Bob T.
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  2. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Yes, contingent upon the arrival timing our next grandchild...
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  3. mark

    mark Staff Member Staff Member

    For those interested the show dates this year are July 28-29, 2023.

    This is a large great event with many well done presentations, vendors and good friends. Well worth one's time, effort and expense to attend.

    Please see the following link

    Hope this helps.


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  4. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

    I will think mighty hard about going to that.
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  5. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

    Hey All,

    Giving this one a bump. I plan to be there and have plane tickets, etc. I was not able to get two nights at the Doubletree next to the the event center. Any recommendations? I'm watching to see if someone cancels, but so far, no luck.

    -Bob T.
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2023
  6. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

    I held off on booking a trip for this convention because of the house project. It ended up being the right choice, it's looking like we will be moving the 29th.

    Hope everyone that is going has a good time.
  7. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    I won’t be able to make this one. We have an NMRA Regional meet in KC that same weekend and I volunteered to help with a layout tour.
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  8. gstout

    gstout Member Supporter

    Yeah, I wanted to go, but we have houseguests that weekend.

  9. patrick flory

    patrick flory Member

    There is a railfan and Model Railroad dead zone extending in about a 300 mile radius from New Orleans in every direction. We never get anything down here that’s easy to get to. The NMRA this year is in Dallas, 550 miles away, and that’s considered close. Next year the Lone Star regional meet will be in Houston , 400 miles away, a little better. :eek:Maybe when the Frisco got pushed out of Louisiana in 1914 it laid some heavy voodoo on this immediate area.:eek::LOL::ROFLMAO:
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2023
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  10. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Latest Granddaughter has arrived. Visit completed. Will be there. Not sure if it'll be Fti or Sat. But it'll be one or the other.
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  11. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    If any of you attending see Steve Hurt aka "modeltruckstop"... tell 'im I said "HI".

    I sure miss his posts here at and over at MRH.
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  12. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Not going to make the RPM show. I'm in Rogers AR with my father for health issues. Serious, but not immediately life-threatening.

    Maybe next time.
  13. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

    Well, sorry that I missed Craig at the RPM. Steve did not make it this year. I spoke to Pete Munger (a friend of Steve's) and asked him to pass along our best wishes. I have a few photos and will post those that turned out OK from my cheap cell phone....

    The meet included a good half-acre of models, brought by attendees. The number that I have heard is between 775 and 800 attendees this year. The displays were an excellent variety, even if a little light on the Frisco content, and included several dioramas.


    There was also an excellent vendor area, larger than last year with some changes in the lineup. Sorry, a little blurry....


    Here is a video from Bernard Hellen, walking around at the event:

    More specifics below....

    -Bob T.
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  14. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

    A few model pictures:

    David Hyde (Dallas area):

    Doc Snyder (KC area):

    Rene LaVoise (Kirkwood MO) who has a central Missouri layout set in the late to get over to see that one:

    Dave Roeder's (St Louis, MO) caboose display (and a few other cars):

    With some cool interior works:

    Josh Singletary (Chattanooga, TN):



    More to come....

    -Bob T.

    Attached Files:

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  15. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

    A few dioramas....

    N-scale freemo module:

    Pete Munger's Amtrak station...


    Barn Diorama:

    Bob Rivard feed mill and models from the SOO line.


    Grain elevator by Tom Downing:)

    Justin Soebeck diorama that appeared in Model Railroad News recently:


    Module from Bernard Hellen:

    More to come....

    -Bob T.

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