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NMRA 2014 National Convention

Register now for the NMRA 2014 Convention in Cleveland, OH July 13-19, 2014

NMRA Archive

NMRA Online Archive

Find over 10,000 images of locomotives, structures, cabooses, depots, and much more.

Diamond Club

Diamond Club

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Member Update

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Scale Modeling Museum

The Magic of Scale Model Railroading Gallery

Support our efforts to bring this museum to life at the California State Railroad Museum.

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The National Model Railroad Association (NMRA), an organization of model railroaders, advances the worldwide scale model railroading community through education and standards as well as advocacy and fellowship.


The following NMRA Officers and Board of Directors positions are open for election in 2015:

  • President
  • Vice President, Administration
  • Vice President, Special Projects
  • Eastern District Director
  • Pacific District Director, and
  • At-Large North America Director

For details and nomination procedures, click HERE.

New Mailing Address for NMRA HQ

The NMRA HQ, Libary and Museum has a new mailing address for improved efficiency. Please send all US Mail items to:
National Model Railroad Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 1328
Soddy Daisy TN 37384-1328

Is your email address or other information out of date?

Click HERE to send updates to the NMRA office staff by filling in a form that will be emailed to them for review and records update.

Getting Started in Model Railroading

The NMRA has developed the "Introduction To Model Railroading" to introduce people to model railroading. Our goal is to help those who are interested in building a model railroad but who have never done it before, or to assist those who may have a simple track plan and now want to learn more.

What's New

  • Tony Koester Appointed as National Nominating Committee Chairman

    NMRA President Charlie Getz has appointed longtime NMRA Member and prior At-Large World Wide Director as the new National Nominating Committee Chairman to replace Temporary Chairman Stephen Priest (3/21/2014)
  • NMRA Board of Directors Winter Meeting

    The NMRA Board of Directors held its Winter meeting in Las Vegas February 14-16, 2014 at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel, 3555 Las Vegas Boulevard South.
  • The National Model Railroad Association launches “Build A Memory”

    In November, during National Model Railroad Month, the NMRA is launching a new endeavor that it anticipates becoming a yearly tradition. (11/16/2013)
  • EduTRAIN - New program from the NMRA launches

    EduTRAIN is an education and training methodology which is being offered through the NMRA. (10/8/2013)
  • 2017 Convention Site Selected

    Orlando, FL has been selected by the NMRA Board of Directors as the site of the NMRA 2017 National Convention and Train Show. (7/14/2013)
  • Atlanta - Peachtree Express National Convention Ran Sunday, July 14 through Saturday, July 20, 2013

    The NMRA 2013 National Convention, the Peach Tree Express, ran in Atlanta, Georgia Sunday, July 14, 2013through Sunday, July 21, 2013. Watch here for highlights of the Convention.
  • You can now make a donation to the NMRA when selling or buying on eBay

    Check out this new way to contribute to the NMRA when using eBay as either a buyer or seller! (4/1/2013)
  • NMRA Board of Director appointments

    The NMRA Board of directors announced the appointment of Mike Yurgec to the At Large North American Director seat that had been vacated. They also confirmed the appointment of Gerry Leone, MMR to the postion of Vice President—Special Projects. (3/14/2013)
  • The NMRA launches new “NMRA eBulletin” today!

    The NMRA officially launched its first electronic publication, the NMRA eBulletin, on March 5 by sending out the inaugural edition to all members whose email addresses are up to date. (3/4/2013).
  • Is your email address or other information out of date?

    Click HERE to send updates to the NMRA office staff by filling in a form that will be emailed to them for review and records update. (2/24/2013)
  • Winter 2013 BOD Meeting Report

    The Winter Board of Directors Meeting was held in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Sheraton Suites Galleria-Atlanta, on February 8-10. (2/10/2013)
  • 2016 Convention Site Selected

    Indianapolis, IN has been selected as the site of the NMRA 2016 National Convention and Train Show. (2/10/2013)
  • Board of Directors Declares At Large North American Director Postion Vacant in Closed Session

    As a result of a disciplinary action, the ALNAD position declared vacant (2/10/2013)
  • “The Magic of Scale Model Railroading” Exhibit at the California State Railroad Museum hits matching grant requirement!

    We have finally hit our goal of $250,000 to qualify for a very large matching donation!(2/10/2013)

Why Join the NMRA?

  • Fellowship

    Members at all levels of the NMRA are eager to share their knowledge and friendship in local divisions, regions and on the national level.

  • Member Services

    Being a member of the NMRA entitles you to a multitude of services, all geared toward expanding your enjoyment of the hobby.

  • Standards

    The NMRA was the organization that set those Standards and Recommended Practices which still guide manufacturers and consumers alike.

  • Achievement Program

    The NMRA's Achievement Program, or "AP", is designed to help modelers improve their skills and get more out of their hobby. The "AP" gives recognition to members who have displayed a high degree of skill or service to the hobby.