About Us

Three Rivers IPMS is a scale modeling club in Pittsburgh PA. This site has important news about club events and items of interest to local modelers. You can also find us on Facebook at

The club holds TRICON - a model contest - every spring (Covid restrictions permitting), next year's show will be April 2, 2022 - details are posted below.

Thank You!

Three Rivers IPMS wants to thank everyone that made it to our show this past Saturday. It's been 3 years since we've been able to hold a TRICON, and we were bracing for a light turnout, only to be blown away with a full house of modelers and 401 models - our biggest ever 1 day show! And while we saw a lot of old friends, there were also some new faces that we're thinking were folks just getting into the hobby thanks to pandemic lock-downs, folks we want to see again next year, or maybe sooner - you're all invited to stop by our club meetings and see what we're doing the other 11 months of the year (see time and place details at the right).

A big thank you also goes out to our Vendors, who came through to fill every vendor space plus one extra who was happy to set up shop in the hallway!  And another thank you to the companies who sponsored raffle prizes! And one more thank you for the club members who showed up at oh-dark-thirty to help vendors unload, and who dug into their own stash to donate kits to fill out the raffle table.

And finally, an extra thank you for everyone who helped with judging - both club members and everyone who paid to enter models and then volunteered literal hours staring at models, discussing the good and the bad, and struggling to give a fair score to every one of those 401 models on the contest tables.

Yeah, modelers are a different breed - and we're looking forward to having you all back to do it again next year! Watch this space, and start building - TRICON 2023 will be here before you know it!