You're likely very good at some of things you do...but are you up to your best?
The Achievement Program lets you measure yourself, and gets you involved in positive feedback.
Eventually the AP may lead to your getting the Master Model Railroader award. And yes, you certainly can get there without building a locomotive from brass sheet and tube!
Charlie Flichman of North Carolina is our AP Chairman. Send email
MER Achievement Program coordinators can be reached via the Division Superintendents
Other Special Awards specific to the MER are described below.
Ever wondered about having the AP forms be something you could fill out on your computer?
Fred Miller, MMR, has created a few such forms. They are MS Word files. Download links are below
All of the forms you might need are also on the National AP web page.
If you want a judge to pre-evaluate the model in your home and if found wanting give you pointers on how to improve it, contact your Div. AP person.
He will either come or send someone you know and trust to go over the model(s) with you. The objective of the AP is to help you learn how to do everything in model railroading better including how to earn merit awards.
Picking the mind of someone who has already earned a few awards is only common sense