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National Model Railroad Association

The many benefits of being a member of the NMRA

The National Model Railroad Association, Inc. advances the global scale model railroading community through education, advocacy, standards, and social interaction. The NMRA has 18,000 plus members worldwide and provides a unique set of tools and services to help modellers become better at what they do while still enjoying the many facets of the railway hobby

NMRA Fellowship

Members at all levels of proficiency are eager to share their knowledge and friendship. In the British Region we say “sharing know-how” as this is one of the key benefits to learning new skills and to making new friends

NMRA Member Services

Being a member of the NMRA entitles you to a wide range of services all geared toward expanding your enjoyment of the hobby

NMRA Standards

The NMRA is the organisation that sets Standards and Recommended Practices which guide manufacturers worldwide – you may have seen the phrase “NMRA compliant” on model railway products you purchase

NMRA Achievement Program

The NMRA is the only railway organisation in the world that rewards modellers for their skills and provides achievement certificates that lead to the distinction of Master Model Railroader – MMR®

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MORE MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

NMRA BR Forum

Members Online Forum

Members have online access to a host of topics where other members provide help and advice, a great learning resource that has helped many “sharing know-how”

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Member Aid Program

The NMRA British Region Member Aid Program provides in-depth knowledge of over 50 Railroads from the Bay Area Rapid Transit to the Western Pacific

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British Region Library

The NMRA British Region Library has hundreds of titles of many mainstream books, periodicals  and catalogues that are free for members to use on a loan basis

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Divisions and Groups

There are divisions and local groups across the British Region. Meet new friends, learn and contribute to a large layout even if you have limited space. Some groups have members who build and operate Freemo modules and get together to run large layouts.

Derby Convention

Annual Convention

Time to catch up with other members and make new friends from across the UK to share experiences and enjoy the exhibition of models and layouts and to participate in clinics. A separate Registration Fee is payable to attend.

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One Day Regional Meets

Held during the year give opportunities for discussion and to see and run your own trains on exhibition layouts, participate in competitions, learn new techniques from clinics, buy and sell at trade/swap stalls and, most importantly, meet and make new friends.

If I had never learned from other modellers and tried out new things, my modelling would not have improved and I would never be a Master Model Railroader

. . . Alain Kap MMR

MORE REASONS TO BE AN NMRA MEMBER

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NMRA Achievement Program

The only railway organisation in the world to reward members for excellence in model railroading.

The NMRA Achievement Program provides the incentive to learn and master the many crafts and skills necessary in the hobby of model railroading.  With the completion of each category, you will be issued a certificate acknowledging your achievement.

An NMRA member qualifies as a Master Model Railroader® MMR when he or she has obtained at least seven of the eleven available Achievement Certificates in each of the four areas of the requirements.

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Roundhouse Magazine

Posted to members every other month six times a year

A professionally designed and printed 32-page glossy A4 magazine containing modelling articles and stories about prototypical railroads plus guest editorial articles from around the globe.

“I am continually amazed at how you have managed to put out such a quality publication, in print, and in full colour for so many years.  In fact, to the best of my knowledge, the Roundhouse is the only other NMRA publication in the world that is available in a colour print edition outside of the NMRA Magazine itself”. Jim Zinser, MMR – Division Business Car Column NMRA Magazine.

Click on the Roundhouse cover left to view a digital copy or the button below to read over 10 years of Roundhouse magazines.

Back to Basics

Back to Basics 

A four-page A4 insert to Roundhouse Magazine

Published series of 4-page help guides for all aspects of the hobby – sharing know-how that appears in every issue of the NMRA British Region Roundhouse Magazine.

These help guides cover every aspect of our hobby and are a valuable resource of information and cover every subject from wiring and layout construction to weathering and detailing models.

NMRA BR Mobile App 

Current News and Events

The NMRA British Region mobile app goes beyond the capabilities of a website by providing current updates on events and news which can be sent to the app by text messages so you can be informed of any last-minute changes to scheduled events.

There is a large listing of monthly events around the country as well as a library of past Roundhouse magazines as far back as October 2016. A complete Resources section with the entire NMRA Library Listing, Back to Basics articles, a selection of advertising posters, and the NMRA Recommended Practices – RP-1 to RP-9.

Download and install the mobile app today and stay in touch with us. Available for download from the App Store or Google Play

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Becoming an MMR pushed me out of my comfort zone but has been invaluable because now I will try anything from scenery and structures, to trackwork and electronics

. . . Kathy Millatt MMR

NMRA BR
Basic Membership

Basic with no extras
No Region Services
No Roundhouse Magazine
No Forum Access
No Region Library
No Member Aid
No Annual Directory

£22 per year

Join or Renew Here

NMRA BR
Bronze Membership

Basic Plus Region Services
with Digital
Roundhouse Magazine
Forum Access
Region Library
Member Aid
Annual Member Directory

£35 per year

Join or Renew Here

NMRA BR
Silver Membership

Basic Plus Region Services
with Digital + Printed
Roundhouse Magazine
Forum Access
Region Library
Member Aid
Annual Member Directory

£45 per year

Join or Renew Here

NMRA BR
Gold Membership

Basic Plus Region Services
with Digital + Printed
Roundhouse Magazine
Forum Access
Region Library
Member Aid
Annual Member Directory
NMRA National Magazine

£89 per year

Join or Renew Here

NMRA British Region Board of Directors 2019-2020

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Charles Hendy
NMRA BR President
2019-2020

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Jonathan Small
NMRA BR Vice President
2019-2020

Peter Bowen

Peter Bowen
Membership Director
2019-2020

Peter Lloyd Jones

Peter Lloyd Jones
Secretary
2019-2020

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Chris James
Treasurer
2019-2020

Call for Nominations for all NMRA British Region Board of Directors posts

Nominations are now being sought for the 2020-2021 term for all five British Region BoD posts of President,
Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Membership Director.  This is the usual annual call for nominations, mandated by our Constitution, irrespective of whether the incumbents intend to continue in their posts or not.

Nominations should indicate the name of the nominee and the position nominated for and should be signed by the nominee, the proposer and seconder.  All three persons should be current members of the NMRA resident in the British Region. Nominations should be sent to the Ballot Chairman, Rai Fenton, 43 Essex Road, Chingford, London E4 6DG,
by 1st June 2020.  If more than one nomination is received for a post then a ballot will be held in
August 2020 of all Region members.
Download Nomination Form Here:  http://tinyurl.com/yd69bafy

Any queries or quesations please contact Rai Fenton on 020 8529 7307 or ballotchair@nmrabr.org.uk