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May: Sunday, May 21, 2017, 2 to 5 pm.
Bill Wilson: HO scale layout.
Bill’s layout is single level, around the walls construction.
It’s powered by Digitrax DCC, representing 1950 through 1960.
Clinic: TBD.
WHAT: 2017 RPM-East Prototype Modeler Meet

WHEN: March 24 & 25, 2017

WHERE: Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center
100 Ramada Inn Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601

HOW MUCH: Early Bird registration is only $35 until March 1.
The Saturday banquet cost is $28.
A single-day registration of $20 is available.
A special hotel room rate of $104 per night.

START TIME: Clinics begin at 1 pm on Friday March 24 and run to 10 pm.
Saturday March 25, clinics begin at 9 am and run  to 10 pm.

WEBSITE:
http://hansmanns.org/rpm_east/index.htm


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Press release:


Railroad Prototype Modeler in metro-Pittsburgh, PA


It is time to make your RPM-East plans and fire up your modeling efforts after a long winter! There will be plenty of action March 24
& 25 at the prototype modeler gathering in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

- two days of prototype and model presentations
- a large display room to share your modeling efforts and learn new techniques
- a variety of vendors selling prototype modeling supplies
- Thursday evening operating sessions on local model railroads
- an informal Saturday buffet
- Sunday model railroad layouts to visit

Registration is only $35, with an additional banquet cost of $28.
A single-day registration of $20 will be available at the door.


RPM-East will be held at the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center, 100 Ramada Inn Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601. A
special hotel room rate of $104 per night that is available beginning January 1, 2017.

Registration forms, PayPal registration, hotel information and more can be found at the website:
http://www.hansmanns.org/rpm_east/index.htm
RPM-East is sponsored by Division 2, MCR-NMRA.

The following modelers and historians are committed for our event.

Keith Albright, Dom Candelore, Jack Consoli, Keith DeVault, Bruce Elliott, Nick Fry, John Gallagher, John Greene, Bill Hanley, Eric
Hansmann, Dave Hopson, Matt Hurst, Will Jamison, Grier Kuehn, Den Lippert, Jim Panza, Ramon Rhodes, Jim Ruffing, Jim
Sacco, Bill Schaumberg, Mike Shylanski, Neal Schorr, Steve Stewart, Darrall Swift, Chip Syme, John Teichmoeller, Roy Ward,
Dave Wilson, and Bob Zoella.

Presentation titles will be posted to the RPM-East website in January.
A tentative presentation schedule will be posted to the website in late February.

Set your schedule and register now for RPM-East!


Eric Hansmann
RPM-East Publicity and Web Guy
eric@hansmanns.org
• Potomac Division NMRA Mini Convention
Mini-Con: March 4, 2017.
Time: 8 AM to 4 PM.
Address: 8617 Little River Turnpike, Annandale,
VA 22003.
Web: potomac-nmra.org

• Harrisburg Chapter NRHS RR Show and
Collectors Market
Show: March 11, 2017.
Time: 9 AM to 3 PM.
Address: Middletown First church of God
Fellowship Hall, 245 W. High St., Middletown, PA
17057.
Web: harrisburgnrhs.org

• Winchester Model Railroad Club Open House
Open house: March 11, 2017.
Time: 10 AM to 1 PM.
Address: 430 N. Cameron St., Winchester, VA
Web: wmrrc.org

• Winchester Model Railroad Club Train Show
Train Show: March 11, 2017.
Time: 7:30 AM to 2 PM.
Address: 215 E. Cork St., Winchester, VA
Web: wmrrc.org

• Railroad Prototype Modeler’s (RPM) Seminar -
East [see details on page ? -Ed.]
Seminars: March 24-25, 2017.
Time: 1 PM Friday through 11 PM Saturday. Early
bird ops on Thursday at 6 PM.
Address: RAMADA Hotel, 100 Ramada Inn
Drive, Greensburg, PA, 15601.
Web: hansmanns.org/rpm_east/index.htm

• Bunker Hill Train Club Show
Train Show: April 1, 2017
Time: 10 AM to 3 PM.
Address: 431 W. Second Ave., Ranson, WV 25438.
Web: bunkerhilltrainclub.org

• Great Scale Model Train Show
Shows: April 8-9, 2017.
Times: Sat: 9 AM to 5 PM; Sun: 10 AM to 4 PM.
Address: Maryland State Fair Grounds, Cow
Palace, 2200 York Rd. Timonium, MD 21093.
Web: gsmts.com

• Orange Blossom Special NMRA 2017 Orlando
Convention
Dates: July 30 - August 6, 2017.
Address: Rosen Plaza Hotel, 97 International
Drive, Orlando, FL 32819.
Web: nmra2017orlando.org
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