Savannah Prototype Modeler's Meet




Photo of Meet

Photo of Meet

Photo of Meet

Photo of Meet

Photo of Meet


Welcome

The Savannah Prototype Modeler's Meet is an annual event to showcase prototype models and for modelers to meet and socialize. Held in Port Wentworth, just outside of Savannah, the Meet attracts modelers from around the Southeast and beyond. All are welcome to attend, whether you have models to display or simply wish to learn.

The 2015 Meet will be held on March 27-28, 2015 at the Port Wentworth, Georgia Community Center. The Meet begins Friday at 9am, with clinics and models all day, finishing with slideshows after dinner. Saturday opens at 9am with a door prize drawing after lunch. The Meet concludes at 5pm with dinner and more slides to follow.

The 2014 Meet saw 70+ people in attendance with hundreds of models on display. Let's make 2015 even bigger! Spread the word to all your friends so we can grow. We would like to see 100+ people this year.

We will feature the usual format for RPM meets. There will be clinics, model displays, and brotherhood. We will have a limited number of vendors in attendance as well as several Historical Societies. Due to the emphasis of these meets being on models, please be sure to bring lots of them. We have plenty of room so that is NOT an issue. The more models the merrier!

Clinics:

The 2015 clinics are still being scheduled. Below is the 2013 list:

  • Wire Bending For Model Building
  • Modeling A Georgia Rd. SW-7
  • Turning An Athearn "Blue Box" SD-50 Into An Accurate Contest/Display Model
  • Upgrading The Genesis SCL GP-9 To QSI Stereo Sound
  • Late Seaboard System/Early CSX In Eastern North Carolina
  • Building The Calabash Terminal Railroad
  • Corrections For The New Genesis Southern GP38-2

The cost to register is $20.00 in advance or $25.00 at the door. This is for the entire weekend. Payment by check can be sent to Robert Harpe, 313 Paradise Drive, Savannah, GA 31406-5737.

If you have any questions or would like to present a clinic, clinicians get in free, please let us know using the contact form below.

Make plans to attend and we hope to see you there!

Join our Facebook page to stay connected with fellow modelers and to receive updates. Photos of the Meets are also posted on our Facebook page.


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Sponsors:

We would like to extend a special thank you to Ellie Tardif of Bull Street Station and Bobby Pitts of Pitt's Electric in Brunswick, Ga as sponsors for the Prototype Modeler's Meet.

Also, a big thank you to the following donors of door prizes for the 2013 Meet:

  • Bob the Train Guy
  • Monster Model Laser Works     
  • Archer Rivets
  • Microscale
  • Accurail
  • OK Engines
  • Red Cap Line
  • Fast Tracks
  • Scale Model Plans
  • Intermountain Railway
  • ExactRail
  • Bobby Pitts
  • Northeastern Scale Models
  • Micro Engineering
  • Woodland Scenics
  • Rix Products
  • Digitrax
  • Clever Models
  • Reboxx
  • Blair Line
  • Aztec Manufacturing
  • General Tools and Instruments
  • Model Expo
  • MicroTrains
  • Evergreen
  • Walthers
  • Chooch
  • Kalmbach
  • Evan Design
  • SRHA
  • MoTrak Models

  • Please be sure to support these companies when purchasing your model railroading supplies.

    Vendors:

    The Meet has been honored to have Rick Bell of DCC Installs and Sales, Gary Wright of WrightTRAK Models, Bob the Train Guy, Motrack Models, and Warren Calloway set up booths with merchandise for sale.

    Historical Societies

    The Central of Georgia Railway, ACL/SAL, L&N, and the SRHA Historical Societies have been present at the Meets and offered information about the prototype and merchandise for sale.

    Clinics

    2015 Clinics:

    • Friday:
    • 1p-2p: TBD
    • 2p-3p: TBD
    • 3p-5p: TBD
    • Saturday:
    • 10a-11a: TBD
    • 11a-12n: TBD
    • 3p-4p: TBD
    • 4p-5p: TBD

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    Lodging

    The recommended hotel for the meet is the Holiday Inn Express. We have a block of rooms reserved at $79.00 + tax per night. When making your reservations please be sure to give them the code SP4 to receive this room rate. This special rate is good up to 02/27/2014 so be sure to get your rooms now. We have had very good experiences with them over the years.

    Holiday Inn Express

    7210 Hwy 21N (I-95 exit 109)

    (912) 964-8900

    There is also a Sleep Inn, Quality Inn, Days Inn, Super 8, Ramada, Country Inn and a Hampton Inn on the same exit (109) if the HIE is booked. Links to their websites can be found below:

    Quality Inn

    Ramada

    Sleep Inn

    Hampton Inn