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|
|1. Master Builder – Cars|
|2. Master Builder – Motive Power|
|B: RAILROAD SETTING|
|3. Master Builder – Structures|
|4. Master Builder – Scenery|
|4a. Master Builder – Prototype Models|
|C: RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION & OPERATION|
|5. Model Railroad Engineer – Civil|
|6. Model Railroad Engineer – Electrical|
|7. Chief Dispatcher|
|D: SERVICE TO THE HOBBY AND THE NMRA|
|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.
The British Region Member Forum is another place where you can discuss the AP with fellow Region members, ask for advice etc.