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 2013 Meet will be held on April 4-6, 2013 at the Port Wentworth, Georgia Community Center. Thursday afternoon will be setup, with dinner and a slideshow later. 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.
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!
- 1p-2p: Brian Banna- Wire Bending For Model Building
- 2p-3p: Bob Harpe- Modeling A Georgia Rd. SW-7
- 3p-5p: Tony Sissons- Turning An Athearn "Blue Box" SD-50 Into An Accurate Contest/Display Model
- 10a-11a: Carl Marchand- Upgrading The Genesis SCL GP-9 To QSI Stereo Sound
- 11a-12n: Craig Zeni- Late Seaboard System/Early CSX In Eastern North Carolina
- 3p-4p: Lamont Heppe- Building The Calabash Terminal Railroad
- 4p-5p: Bob Harpe- Corrections For The New Genesis Southern GP38-2
The cost to register is $20.00 for the weekend and 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 2012 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, and Warren Calloway set up booths with merchandise for sale.
The Central of Georgia Railway Historical Society was present at the Meet and offered information about the prototype and merchandise for sale.