September 21-22, 2018
MARPM18 is in the books. We were joined by about 140 modelers, clinicians, vendors, and volunteers who enjoyed outstanding clinics, top-note
Check out these raffle items, all donated by our sponsors. Any one of these packages could be yours for as little as one ticket! Tickets sold at the registration desk at the event. For a closer look, visit the raffle page.
Five well-known modelers will open their home layouts to MARPM attendees, including Lance Mindheim's CSX Miami, FL and Los Angeles Junction RR, Bernie Kempinski's Port of Los Angeles and U.S. Military Railroad, Andrew Dodge's Colorado Midland, Jack Keene's Delaware & Hudson Susquehanna Division, Don Marvel's B&O Norton, WV, and David Vaughn's Nickel Plate Road, Kentucky Western Division. See more on the open houses page.
Bring your models! A large model display area will be available, and MARPM attendees enjoy seeing their fellow modelers' work.
In addition, MARPM 2018 will feature specialized vendors, plentiful raffle items, and casual camaraderie that have been part of our meets in the past. Visit this site often for updates.
MARPM18 will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore - BWI Airport. This freshly renovated hotel has excellent space for our event, in-house dining and bar, and a location close to the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, Amtrak, and BWI airport.
Well-known modeler and clinician Bernie Kempinski has stepped forward to take the reins, but we need volunteers and vendors! It will be hard to fill the shoes of Norm and Daylene Wolf, who have relocated to Utah, so if you have some time to help in advance or onsite, please use the Contact page to send us a message.
And make sure to join our Facebook group for the latest details and updates.
The Mid-Atlantic Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet is made possible by our Premier Sponsor
Our thanks also to our Raffle Sponsors:
At Arrowhead Models, we view our work as an act of preservation. The Arrowhead brand is crafted to be reminiscent of the storied place railroads have in American history.
The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Historical Society exists for the purpose of preservation of tangible artifacts of history concerning the B&O Railroad Company; the furtherance of historical research into the history of the B&O Railroad Company; and education of the public in the history, purpose and social benefits of railroading with emphasis on the role of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.Go to link
ExactRail is dedicated to the creation of fine-scale replicas. Distinguished by our unique expertise in mold creation and product design, ExactRail’s replicas are some of the most acclaimed models and the true benchmarks for quality of the last decade.Go to link
A supplier of quality model railroad items in Z, N and HO scales. We use our lifelong passion for railroading - both real and model - to produce great models you will be proud to own. Drawing on over 20 years experience in the model railroad industry, we know what modelers want and will always strive to produce the best products at reasonable prices.Go to link
Running 4 times per year, the largest and most popular show in the Mid-Atlantic, and one of the largest in the USA! Thousands of scale model railroad items on 800+ tables - find just what you've been looking for. Free clinics and operating layouts. Learn about the hobby. No toys or dolls or games; we’re a model railroad show ONLY.Go to link
Rapido Trains Inc. is a high-end manufacturer of model trains and accessories in HO, OO and N (North American 1:160 and British 1:148) scales. Our aim is to recreate the entire rail travel experience, from fully-detailed interiors and underframe equipment on our trains to fully-wired telephone poles for your model railroad.Go to link
A small company based in central Maryland featuring unique high quality HO scale models and very affordable model train storage boxes and carrying bags for HO and N scale equipment.Go to link
The next generation of HO scale railroad freight car models, covering all eras from 1917 to the present. High-quality, well-researched, and smartly-executed freight cars that you can always count on to fill needed gaps in your fleet, as well as replace outdated models.Go to link
Wm. K. Walthers, Inc., is dedicated to manufacturing and distributing high quality model railroad equipment worldwide. We provide information on over 200,000 different items for your trains from over three hundred manufacturers – and supply them to thousands of hobby shops around the globe!Go to link
The newly renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Baltimore - BWI Airport boasts a new lobby and a fully refurbished bar and restaurant. There is complimentary shuttle service to the airport, Amtrak/MARC BWI rail station, and Baltimore light rail.
Thursday night at the hotel is sold out. You can still get the discounted MARPM rate for Friday and Saturday nights, but you must call Ms Anna Gonzalez at (410) 694-6010 during regular business hours. The rate is not available online or through the front desk. Regular reservations can be made at +1-410-859-8400 or by clicking here.
Working hard to provide our customers with only top quality HO Scale model railroad products and parts, we have made it our mission to provide reliable products and services in our customer-driven approach.
Preserving the history of the Chessie System Railroads Baltimore & Ohio, Chesapeake & Ohio and Western Maryland
Pro Custom Hobbies
A small company based in central Maryland featuring unique high quality HO scale models and very affordable model train storage boxes and carrying bags for HO and N scale equipment.
MARPM attendees staying at the hotel will begin their visit with a signature warm Chocolate Chip Cookie. Guest rooms include a spacious work area, 37-inch HDTV and complimentary WiFi. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available at the onsite restaurant and lobby bar.