BC RPM meet update
- BC RPM
British Columbia's Own Prototype Modeling Event
Just a reminder, BC RPM is now only six weeks away. Since it was first announced we have another five clinics confirmed for the weekend. More clinics will be added in the coming weeks so stay tuned.
Held in association with Trains 2009, the second annual BC Railroad Prototype Modeler's meet will take place in Burnaby, BC on November 14th, 2009. The RPM dislplay portion of the meet will be 10AM to 4PM Saturday. Clinics run one stream Saturday and two streams Sunday for what will likely total 18 clinics.
The usual bit about ALL SCALES ALL ROADS goes without saying. So if you've been working away on something be it a structure, diorama, freight car or locomotive, in-progress or finished, bring it out and participate in a friendly and informative afternoon. And don't forget to check out the rest of the show while you're at it. Beyond the RPM meet and Clinic line-up, TRAINS 2009 has a lot to offer enthusiasts. The exhibition runs from the evening of Friday, November 13th through to Monday, November 16th and features Operating sessions, a Public show, an Escorted layout tour, Sunday evening Banquet and a Prototype tour.
Below are some of this year's Clinic line-up.
For more detailed clinic descriptions and a tentative schedule go to www.bctrains.org
Dave Love - History of the CPR Caboose Fleet
Joe Smuin - Ghost Train to the Border: A look at the KVR from Penticton to Osoyoos
Brian Pate - From the prototype to model operations: Lessons we've learned from the Klondike Mines Railway
Marc Simpson - Mining and Smelting Railways of British Columbia
Frank Valoczy - Imperial Oil Tank Cars
Timothy Horton - Freight Car Paint & Stencil Schemes on the PGE/BCR
Mike Barone & John Zuk- Growing up in the West Kootenays : An Old Fashioned Slide Show
Frank Leonard - The CPR in Vancouver: Myth and Mismanagement by a noted Author/Historian
Gordon Varney - Scratchbuilding a Tunnel Portal
Larry Sebelly - An update on Free-Mo
Greg Kennelly - Pacific Great Eastern Railway Marine Operations 1914-1957
Wendy Magnall - Backdrop painting
Andrew Hutchinson - Modeling Pacific Northwest Scenery
Cost for BC RPM /Trains 2009 Registration is $20 CDN
Does not include banquet, layout or prototype tours. Operating sessions free but first come first serve. Operating session attendees must Pre-register.
Saturday night escorted layout tour TBA. Cost $25 CDN.
Sunday night Banquet features guest speaker Ken Rutherford of the Alberni Pacific Steam Railroad. Cost $30 CDN.
Monday Proto tour is a walkaround of Southern Railway of BC's Trapp yard Shops.
Cost is $5 CDN.
TRAINS 2009 is located at:
Cameron Centre (across from Lougheed Mall)
9523 Cameron Street
Burnaby, BC, Canada
Cameron Centre is under thirty minutes from downtown Vancouver using Skytrain to Lougheed station.
For more information regarding Trains 2009 and online registration see www.bctrains.org
If you are planning on attending the RPM meet feel free to drop a line at
Andrew Hutchinson, BC RPM co-ordinator