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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.
National Model Railroad Month
The National Model Railroad Association launches “Build A Memory”
Chattanooga, TN, 2013 – In November, during National Model Railroad Month, the NMRA is launching a new endeavor that it anticipates becoming a yearly tradition.
In conjunction with Athearn Trains, Woodland Scenics and Walthers, the NMRA is unveiling the Build A Memory initiative. This seminar is designed to show the public how one might start a model railroad layout for themselves. Everyone loves the holidays and everyone loves trains and the memories that they evoke.
In concert with a national building and home center and the target date of November 16th, this year’s pilot program will be a Saturday “How To” class. The intent of the seminars is to show our guests how to build the basics of a starter layout that the owner can either continue to expand or use yearly as a holiday memory with expansion in the future.
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
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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.
Why Join the NMRA?
Being a member of the NMRA entitles you to a multitude of services, all geared toward expanding your enjoyment of the hobby.
The NMRA was the organization that set those Standards and Recommended Practices which still guide manufacturers and consumers alike.
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.