Achievement Awards in the Region
simple terms, the Achievement
Program (AP) is a travel guide, to help
you on your journey through the world of model railroading. The AP also
provides incentive to learn and master the many crafts and skills
necessary in the hobby of model railroading. With the completion of
each category, you will be issued a certificate acknowledging your
The AP requirements are a set of standards, but they can also serve as a set of guideposts for those who are new, near-new, and not-so-new to the hobby. Not because they lead to some sort of official pat-on-the-back, but because they are a source of ideas for projects that can help us learn to become better modelers.
The first step in the path is the Golden Spike this requires the modeller to show a small section of "finished" layout and a few detailed pieces of rolling stock and locos. You can down load the form and hand the completed form to your Divisional AP Assistant Manager.
A Master Model Railroader needs 7 AP Certificates with at least one in each of the catagories.
To see the details of each certificate: