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Member Awards

Supertintendent Award

The Superintendentís Award is given to a club member who, in the eyes of the club's leadership, has shown exemplary devotion or achievement to the club or model railroading outreach in the previous year. It is presented in July at our annual club picnic.

The award is a model of a 2,500 HP General Electric Road Engine (the first of its kind). The model was presented to Guy W. Wilson upon his retirement as Vice President of the Locomotive & Car Division in 1963. In 2001, Mr. Wilson's nephew, Glen Wilson, of Asheville, NC donated the model to our club.

Year Members Name
2017 Troy Carroll
2016 Dean Kahl
2015 Rick Pyeritz
2014 Tom McPherson
2013 Boyce Brown
2012 Maureen Rigg
2011 Clint Smoke
2010 David Anderson
2009 Fred Coleman
2008 Jack Mershon
2007 Jim Fuqua
2006 Wally Brown
2005 Ken Grazin
2004 Penn Bullock
2003 David Purcel
2002 Bill Seibert
2001 Sam Parris

NMRA Achievement Program

This is a list of our current or former members who have achieved the following NMRA Achievement certificates

Golden SpikeNMRA Golden Spike CertificateGolden Spike


The Golden Spike is the easiest, and for many people, the first AP award that they earn. It is designed to demonstrate familiarity with different areas of the hobby, rather than expertise in a particular area. The areas are Rolling Stock, Model Railroad Setting, and Engineering (Civil & Electrical). So take a look at the requirements - you may find that you have met most or all of them already. For the exact requirements see the NMRA Golden Spike Award on their website under the Achievement Program.

Name Date Region Awarded
Ben Bartlett Sept 2000 SSR
Joe Norris Feb 2009 SER
Bill Siebert Sept 2006 SER
Mike Smith Apr 2000 SSR

NMRA Master Model Railroader PatchMaster Model Railroader Certificate

An NMRA member qualifies as a Master Model Railroader when he or she has obtained at least seven of the eleven Achievement Certificates provided that he or she has earned at least one Achievement Certificate in each of the four areas of the Regulations. Earning the title of Master Model Railroader is the ultimate goal for many participants in the Achievement Program.

The title of Master Model Railroader is not an easy one to achieve. In case you are wondering how many modelers have attained the title of Master Model Railroader, take a look at the NMRA list. Along the way to earning the title of Master Model Railroader, you will have a lot of fun with your modeling, and learn many new skills to boot.

Of these seven certificates, you must have at least one from each of the following four areas:
A. Railroad Equipment:
  • Master Builder - Motive Power
  • Master Builder - Cars
B . Railroad Setting:
  • Master Builder - Structures
  • Master Builder - Scenery
  • Master Builder - Protype Models
C. Railroad Construction & Operation:
  • Model Railroad Engineer - Civil
  • Model Railroad Engineer - Electrical
  • Chief Dispatcher
D. Service to the Hobby & NMRA Member:
  • Association Offical
  • Association Volunteer
  • Model Railroad Author
Name Certificates MMR #
Dave Anderson

Chief Dispatcher
Association Volunteer


Rob Bell
Model Railroad Author
 
Ben Bartlett







Master Builder - Scenery
Model Railroad Engineer - Electrical
Model Railroad Engineer - Civil
Master Builder - Cars
Model Railroad Author
Master Builder - Structures
Chief Dispatcher
Association Volunteer
434







Fred Colman


Chief Dispatcher
Association Volunteer
Association Offical
 


Jim Fuqua
Association Volunteer
 
Charlie Krug
Association Volunteer

Joe Norris






Model Railroad Author
Model Railroad Engineer - Electrical
Model Railroad Engineer - Civil
Master Builder - Cars
Master Builder - Structures
Master Builder - Scenery
Master Builder - Motive Power
546






Kent Roberts

In tribute to our club's first MMR, who has taken his last train west. You have served us well, and thank you for your encouragement.
195

Bill Siebert

Association Volunteer
Model Railroad Author


Mike Smith

Model Railroad Engineer - Electrical
Master Builder - Scenery


Clint Smoke





Model Railroad Author
Chief Dispatcher
Association Volunteer
Model Railroad Engineer - Electrical
Model Railroad Engineer - Civil
Master Builder - Scenery