The Achievement Program is a non-competitive award system instituted by the NMRA. It gives you the opportunity to collect awards in many different categories, continued progress possibly culminating in the title Master Model Railroader.
It gives you the opportunity to have your work assessed by experienced modellers who are always willing to discuss them with you and provide the encouragement and advice you need.
The real goal in the Achievement Program is, arguably, to encourage participants to develop new skills and to further improve their modelling abilities. Collecting certificates on the way to achieving MMR status is a satisfying way of recognising your own personal achievements in the hobby.
|ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM CATEGORIES|
|A: RAILROAD EQUIPMENT||B: RAILROAD SETTING|
|1. Master Builder - Cars
2. Master Builder - Motive Power
|3. Master Builder - Structures
4. Master Builder - Scenery
4a. Master Builder - Prototype Models
|C: RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION & OPERATION||D: SERVICE TO THE HOBBY AND THE NMRA|
|5. Model Railroad Engineer - Civil
6. Model Railroad Engineer - Electrical
7. Chief Dispatcher
|8. Association Official
9. Association Volunteer
10. Model Railroad Author
Models can be assessed at any convenient time and place for you and the assessors. It could also be at a Regional or Divisional Meet or even the Convention. Models may also be assessed at the Convention Contest. The same scoring system is used and Merit Awards in the Contest count towards the Achievement Program.
NMRA members can find a detailed summary of the Achievement Program in the Members' Directory.
Full details can also be found on the NMRA website: Achievement Program - there is also a new Yahoo Group where other AP participants and MMR's share experiences and advice.
The British Region Member Forum is another place where you can discuss the AP with fellow Region members, ask for advice etc. You can find the page by following This link: NMRA BR Achievement Program
For more information on the Achievement Program please contact the Achievement Program Chairman