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 2014 Meet will be held on March 28-29, 2014 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 2013 Meet saw 71 people in attendance with 389 models on display. Let's make 2014 the biggest Meet yet! 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!
The 2014 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!
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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:
Please be sure to support these companies when purchasing your model railroading supplies.
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.
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.