NMRA Achievement Program

The NMRA Achievement Program is an educational program developed by the NMRA to help guide model railroaders into expanding their horizons and honing their modeling skills.  There are 11 different categories to earn an AP Certificate, and one can earn the title of Master Model Railroader (MMR) by earning seven AP Certificates.

AP Chair's Comments

Have you ever wondered if you qualify in the Achievement Program? If you have a layout, or have built a diorama, you may qualify for a Scenery award or the Golden Spike. If you've been helping out you may qualify for Volunteer. If you've been entering models in the Bring & Brag contest, some of them may qualify for car or locomotive merit award. Several members (Bill Paulsell, Larry Smith) are available with more information, and to assist you with the documentation. Let us hear from you.  To learn more about the Achievement program, contact the AP chairperson Larry Smith (larry.ksmith@yahoo.com)

Bill Paulsell receiving his Achievement Program Certificate for Structures from Pete Birdsong, March 4, 2012.

Division 10 Master Model Railroaders

Wendell Greer, MMR #298 (D)

Ray Grosser, MMR #362

William Paulsell, MMR #498

A retired minister and university president, has an HO layout in the basement. It was recently rebuilt from the benchwork up to enhance its operations potential, and Bill hosts a regular operations session. Bill also has a garden railroad in the back yard. Bill is a past Superintendent.

Larry K. Smith, MMR #521

Started model railroading at an early age playing with my brother's Lionel sets.  Then there was a long break until my wife let me buy an HO model train set.  I have been connected with trains ever since.   I retired from a data analysis job with Family and Children Services in Georgia.   Our grandchildren brought us to Kentucky.

Achievement Program Records

Records of Division 10 members' Achievement Program awards and Merit Award totals can be found on our AP Records page.

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