NMRA AP Awards

Started working on my AP Awards in 2017. I have worked on them instead of the railroad.

On some of them it was just filling out the paperwork.

In January 2018, I picked up five AP Awards.

Master Builder – Scenery

Model Railroad Engineer – Civil

Model Railroad Engineer – Electrical

Chief Dispatcher

Association Volunteer

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Photo by Stephen Wood

I have started a wall of fame in the train room.

The two empty spots are for the last two AP Awards to finish my Master Model Railroader (MMR) in the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA).

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I need a total of seven AP Awards to make it to the MMR Award. I’m working on getting the last two finished up now.

I have turned in my AP Award for Author in March 2018, and I’m waiting to hear back.

The last AP Award that I’m doing is the building of train cars. Four of them, have to be scratch built. Four of them, have to be super detailed. One of the eight has to be a passenger car. A total of four merit awards have to be earned out of the eight cars.

Photo by Roy Becker

In May 2018, I received my AP Author Award, that makes six.

In June 2018, I updated my wall.

One more AP Award to go and four Merit Awards in cars to go.

Scratch built two cars and earned Two Merit Awards.

At the end of August 2018 and added more awards to the wall.

One more AP Award to go and two more Merit Awards in cars to go.

Working on my engines too.


In July 2019 I picked up Three Merit Awards in engines.

That gives me 7 out of the 11 Awards

I turned in my Master Model Railroader Paper work.

It’s official ( MMR ) Master Model Railroader # 641

Going back to building my cars for #8

All photos taken by author unless noted.

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Running out of wall room.

  1. Reply

    Congrats on your awards! I’ve been working on my since I was about 18, but life just keeps getting in the way. I’m making it a point to only work on things that will get me finished.

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