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NMRA Achievement

Master Model Railroader

Sharpen Your Modeling Skills

Some friends and I in the NMRA have challenged each other to become Master Model Railroaders. I thought the challenge would make a great opportunity for other fellow NMRA members in the Gateway Division to improve their skills and work on obtaining new skills for modeling. By working ...
Civil War Era Carter Brothers Flat Car.

Freight Car Scratchbuilding for Achievement Program (AP) Awards

text and photo by Dave Roeder, MMR The NMRA achievement program has a requirement that the applicant build a total of eight pieces of rolling stock. Four of these must be scratch built according to the regulations as written. The other four must be super detailed (also according to th...
The Golden Spike

Golden Spike Awards

The Golden Spike is the easiest, and for many people, the first AP award that they earn. It is designed to demonstrate familiarity with different areas of the hobby, rather than expertise in a particular area. So take a look at the requirements - you may find that you have met most, o...