Achievement Program

The NMRA Achievement Program is one of the jewels of the organization that helps meet its goals towards education. The program covers building models, scenery, structures, track work, and wiring. The program also recognizes service to the hobby and the NMRA.

To learn more about the program or download forms, click on the "Read more" button which will direct you to the NMRA website.  If you have questions about the program, please use the form on the "Contact Us" page to send an email to the leadership team.

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Achievement Program Chairman

The Garden State Division Achievement Program Chairman is Tom Wortmann.  Tom provides support for members participating in the Achievement Program by answering questions and providing information to help our members.  His email address is:  [email protected]

Member Participants

The chart below lists all of the members that are participating in the program and the certificates they have earned. .

A. Paul Mallery Award

The Summit-New Providence HO Railroad Club created the Delaware Trophy II as an Award to recognize Ingenuity in Model Building in the Northeastern Region of the NMRA. The first recipient was in 1974 and the last was in 1988.

The Garden State Division (GSD) revived this trophy in 2008 and renamed it The A. Paul Mallery Trophy in honor of the late Paul Mallery. Paul was a founding member of the GSD, a writer of classic works on model railroading, and Master Model Railroader No 4.

The Paul Mallery Trophy encourages members of the GSD to build quality models and advancing the art of model railroad model building. The trophy is awarded each year to a GSD member, who has shown consistent excellence in modeling, for work completed in the year of the award or in the preceding year.

Documentation on the award, including the requirements and procedure, can be found by clicking on the button.

Recipients of the award will receive a plaque and have their name engraved on the trophy, which is currently on display at the New York Society of Model Engineers in Carlstadt, NJ.

To enter your models into consideration, review the award documentation and complete the form.  Click on the button below to download the form.

The form and model scoring documentation are to be submitted to the GSD Achievement Program Chairman.

Member Activity