DO YOU HAVE A LAYOUT? HAVE YOU RECEIVED A GOLDEN SPIKE AWARD?
If you have a home layout or modules comprising at least 8 square feet with scenery, you may be eligible for a Golden Spike Award if you can also:
· Display 6 units of rolling stock (scratch built, craftsman kits, or detailed commercial kits)
· Display 5 structures (scratch built, craftsman kits, or detailed commercial kits)
· Display 3 types of trackage, properly ballasted and installed on a proper roadbed — commercial trackage may be used
· Trackage must be wired for the simultaneous operation of 2 trains
· Display one additional electrical feature (signals, wired turnouts, lighting)
If you meet these criteria, ANY NMRA MEMBER can validate the form, or contact me and I’ll help you. We will also help you determine if you should be working towards additional AP awards. Click here to see the Golden Spike Award Application Form.
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DO YOU NEED ADVICE ABOUT YOUR MODEL?
HERE’S A LIST OF DIVISION MEMBERS WHO’VE RECEIVED AN ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM AWARD as of October 2022. They’ve agreed to help other modelers.
Cars: Phil Everett (Spokane); Dick Smith (Missoula)
Civil: John Decker (Kennewick); Phil Everett; George Fuchs (Hermiston); Bill Kleinert (Lewiston); Phil Miller (Pasco);
Dispatcher: John Decker; Phil Everett; Bill Fassett (Spokane); John Langlot (Spokane); Phil Miller (Pasco); Carl Sooner (Kennewick); Gary Thurow (Spokane)
Electrical: Mike Bennette (Nine Mile Falls, WA); Larry Brumback (Hamilton, MT); Wayne Bucher (Billings); John Decker; Bob Deem (Spokane); Bill Fassett; Dan Figy (Spokane); George Fuchs; Lee Knapp (Clarkston); Rick Martin (Coeur d’Alene); Dave Morgan (Hermiston); Phil Miller; Mike Tietz (Spokane); Dewey Ypma (Livingston, MT)
Prototype Models: Sylvia Ypma (Livingston, MT)
Scenery: Mike Bennette; Larry Brumback (Missoula); Phil Everett; Dan Figy; Rich Hartley (Billings); Jeff Herrmann (Rathdrum); Rick Martin; Mike McKee (Juliaetta); Phil Miller; Tracy Stutler (Sagle, ID); Mike Tietz; Bill Voogd (Spokane); Dewey Ypma; Sylvia Ypma
Structures: John Decker; Phil Everett; Dan Figy; Lee Knapp; Rick Martin; Tracy Stutler; Bill Voogd; Sylvia Ypma
FAST TRACKS™ HO TOOLS AVAILABLE FOR LOAN TO DIVISION 5 MEMBERS
Division 5 members interested in completing the CIVIL certificate who work in HO Scale may borrow a set of Fast Tracks™ tools from the Division:
FastTracks jig for #6 Code 83 turnouts; Forming tool for #6 points; Stock Aid for removing flange on stock rail (Code 70-83).
Members may contact Bill Fassett to arrange loan for up to 6 weeks. Will need to pay postage both ways, and arrange for $135 deposit (or credit card guarantee). You’ll need to buy your own consumables.
Resources for using the tools are on FastTrack website: https://www.handlaidtrack.com/af-ho-t-6-me83