NMRA, in an attempt to develop a broad base of experienced modelers who
were willing to assist less experienced modelers and to promote the hobby,
developed the Achievement awards program. One of the central activities are
the various model contests and competitions that provide a focal point at
the many conventions and meetings.
have enjoyed this program both as a competitor and as a judge in several of
the contests. I have also enjoyed traveling throughout Connecticut working
with various modelers who are in the process of earning their