In a few weeks, the Mid-Atlantic Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet (MARPM) will be upon us (October 13-16). Though this will be my first outing at MARPM, I've been to the Valley Forge RPM several times and to RPM East once.

This year the MARPM is in a new location -- Timonium, MD -- and is being held concurrent with the Great Scale Model Train Show at the Maryland State Fairgrounds just down the road. This should prove to be a win-win for both events.

I will be presenting two clinics on Friday:

THE PRR MIDDLE DIVISION IN HO SCALE

A presentation on the planning and design, operating philosophy, and progress of the PRR Middle Division in HO Scale.

POTUS ON PENNSY

An exploration of the glory days of transporting the POTUS (President of the United States) by rail. Discussion includes the Ferdinand Magellan, an armored rail car modified just for the task. A deep dive will focus on one specific trip over the Pennsylvania and the Bellefonte Central railroads.

RPM's are a lot of fun and very inexpensive to attend. If you are in the area, please consider attending!