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 2017 Meet will be held on March 30 - April 1 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 2016 Meet saw over 70 people in attendance with hundreds of models on display. Let's make 2017 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:

2017 clinics:

  • Friday March 31:

  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 Dean Taylor - Important Roles of Historical Societies
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Joe Oates - Jacksonville Terminal
  • 1:30 - 2:30 Jason Greene - Estate Planning / Collection Disposition
  • 3:00 - 4:00 Rusty Evans - L&N Cabooses or SAL Ventilated Boxcars

  • Saturday April 1:

  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 Fenton Wells - Southern RR Passenger Car Rebuild Program
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Steve Holding - Life of a Train Dispatcher
  • 1:30 - 2:30 Rick Bell - New Sound Decoders
  • 3:00 - 4:00 Bob Harpe - Modeling a SRR GP38AC or SAL GP40
  • 5:00 PM Door Prizes - Must Be Present To Win

The cost to register is $25.00 at the door. This is for the entire weekend.

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:

A big thank you to the following donors of door prizes for the 2015 Meet:

  • Accurail
  • ALine     
  • Blair Line LLC
  • BLMA Models
  • Built Rite Models
  • Evergreen Scale Models
  • ExactRail
  • Intermountain
  • Micro Engineering
  • Q-Connection
  • Red Cap Line
  • State Tool and Die Co.
  • Southeastern Rwy Historical Assn.
  • Tangent Models
  • Walthers
  • Woodland Scenics
  • WrightTrack Models
  • Xuron Corporation
  • And Many More!














  • 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

    2017 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.

    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