The Garden State Railroad Prototype Modeler's Meet


Thank you for your support and watch for news about 2019


Issues with the venue! Look for updates for 2019 and a possible new venue!

The Union County Vocational-Technical School is our location.
1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Google map

In Association with:


Garden State Division, Northeastern Region, of the National Model Railroad Association


Layout Design Special interest Group
The Layout Design Special Interest Group, Inc. (LDSIG) is an association that is focused on bringing attention to designing model railroad layouts and their elements.   We act as a forum the exchange of member information and ideas.  We promote, develop, support and encourage the participation by the public in model railroading.  As part of that effort, we provide free layout design assistance at several NMRA sponsored events .

Layout Design Insight / Consultation / Assistance
We are setting up half-hour time slots for layout design support during a variety of Meet times, early morning, and during the day.   And, we only sign up help-seekers in person at the LDSIG desk.  Help sessions will run 30 minutes long, that is a good balance of time to get to know what someone is trying to accomplish and avoiding repetition or distraction.

The LD-SIG will be selling back issues of the Layout Design Journal


Registration is $15 until October 28, and $20 at the door.

Click here for the Registration form (PDF file)
Click here if you need an Adobe PDF viewer.

The best hobby bargain in New Jersey!!

Bring your models! These can be in any scale. Bring in-process works to share your ideas. Many tables will be available for model displays.

Hotels in the area:

Best Western Westfield Inn
435 North Avenue W, Westfield, NJ 07090
Call to Book: 1-855-276-7320
Holiday Inn Clark
36 Valley Road, Clark, New Jersey 07066
Contact: 732-574-0100
Kenilworth Inn – Kenilworth
60 S 31st St., Kenilworth, NJ, 07033
Contact: ‎866 539 8430‎

Download this campus map so you can easily find your way to the event!

2017 Vendors!

Bethlehem Car Works
Funaro & Camerlango
Garden State Division of the NMRA
Shortline Models
Bob's Photo
Brian Palmer

We have plenty of space for vendor tables. Hobby vendors should drop us a message to get on board the 2017 Garden State RPM event!


Images From 2016

2016 Event Clinic Photos

Jay Held

Jay Held's 2016 clinic


Ramon Rhodes' Clinic


Door Prizes


2016 Model on display


2016 Model on display


2016 Model on display

2015 Event Clinic Photos


Ralph DeBlasi's 2015 clinic

Rich Taylor's 2015 clinic.

Vince Lee

Vincent Lee's 2015 LCL clinic.

Vedors 2015

F&C Vendor Tables during the 2015 meet.


Layout Tours

Saturday November 3rd

Self-guided layout tours.  Here's a chance to visit and see some of the best layouts the area has to offer. 
Here are the layouts ready for the Saturday's tour.

Layout Owner






Sunday November 4th

Self-guided layout tours.  Here's a chance to visit and see some of the best layouts the area has to offer. 
Here are the layouts ready for the Sunday tour.

Layout Owner





More to be confirmed and added soon! UPDATED October 2, 2018 23:54

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