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National Model Railroad Association Achievement Program (AP)

The New Jersey Division is proud to recognize the efforts of the following individuals who have participated in the NMRA Achievement Program (AP). Listed below by AP Certificate are Division Members who have been awarded the certificate along with the year it was awarded.

More information about the AP is located on the NMRA Web Site. If you want more information or help locally, our AP Coordinator for the Division is PJ Mattson, MMR, assisted by Ron Baile, MMR.

Golden Spike

The Golden Spike is the First Step on the AP Path. It shows you have familiarity with the different aspects of building a layout. More information about this award and a link to download the form can be found on the Golden Spike page of the NMRA Website.
  • Dave Albertson, 2009
  • Ron Baile, 2010
  • Bill Blackburn, 2004
  • Peter N. Butler, 2002
  • Joe Calderone, 2009 *
  • Carl Corsi, 2010
  • James D'Arcy, 1993
  • Ralph Deblasi, 2011
  • Mert Gardner, 1993
  • Dick Genthner, 1999
  • John Glancey, 1993
  • Ken Grabert, 1997
  • Jim Homoki, 2011 *
  • Bill Howard, 2004
  • Bob Hubbard, 1987
  • Bob Liberman, 1993
  • Jerry Kronengold, 2011 *
  • Steve Lang, 2013
  • P.J. Mattson, 1996
  • Jack Menaker, 2013
  • Ray Notaro, 2010
  • Dick Perry, 2006
  • Mike Prokop, 2010
  • Bob Price, 2013
  • Thom Radice, 2010
  • John Rahenkamp, 2004
  • Michael Scotto, 2013
  • Dan Seymour, 2008
  • Dave Skinner, 1997
  • Ed Sproles, 2010
  • Roger Thomas, 2009

Volunteer

  • Gwenne Baile, 1989
  • Ron Baile, 1977
  • Bill Birchall, 1969
  • Joe Calderone, 2012*
  • Bob Clegg, 2009
  • Jim Cope, 1987
  • Carl Corsi, 2010
  • Bill Emmons, 2010
  • Mert Gardner, 1992
  • Dick Genthner, 2002
  • Herb Gishlick, 1990
  • Bill Grosse Jr., 2015
  • Bill Gruber, 1988
  • Carl Haslett, 2010
  • Bill Howard, 2010
  • Bob Hubbard, 1994
  • Dick Kitz, 1987
  • Walter Leipold, 1971
  • Bob Liberman, 1999
  • P.J. Mattson, 1991
  • Mike McNamara, 2000
  • Peter Mosiondz, 1999
  • Sam Natal, 1996
  • Ken O'Brien, 1996
  • Larry Paakh, 1996
  • Bob Price, 2006
  • Konrad Richter, 1988
  • Joe Rugarber, 2011
  • Dave Skinner, 1975
  • John Swift, 2009
  • Chris Widmaeir, 2009
  • William Wills, 1972

Author

  • John Aaron, 1992
  • Ron Baile, 1986
  • Bob Clegg, 2011
  • Dick Genthner, 2002
  • Herb Gishlick, 1994
  • Tom Griffiths, 2011
  • Bill Gruber, 1988
  • Bob Hubbard, 1999
  • Mike McNamara, 2009
  • John Rahenkamp, 2006
  • Fred Willis, 2013

Official

  • Ron Baile, 1987
  • Keith Bergmann, 1988
  • Herb Gishlick, 2009
  • Bill Gruber, 1992
  • P.J. Mattson, 2011
  • Bob Price, 2014

Civil Engineer

  • John Aaron, 1994
  • Peter N. Butler, 2003
  • Dick Genthner, 2002
  • Herb Gishlick, 1988
  • Bill Gruber, 1988
  • Bob Hubbard, 1992
  • P.J. Mattson, 2010
  • Dave Skinner, 1997

Electrical Engineer

  • John Aaron, 1994
  • Ron Baile, 1996
  • Peter N. Butler, 2003
  • Chris Conaway, 2012
  • Dick Genthner, 2001
  • Thom Griffiths, 2010
  • Bill Gruber, 1991
  • Bill Howard, 2010
  • P.J. Mattson, 1991
  • Frank Neufeld, 2010
  • Dick Perry, 2014
  • Robert W. Price, 2003
  • Dave Skinner, 1997
  • Roger Thomas, 2011

Chief Dispatcher

  • Ron Baile, 1994
  • Joe Calderone, 2010*
  • Chris Conaway, 2013
  • Jim Cope, 1990
  • Dick Genthner, 2000
  • Herb Gishlick, 2013
  • Bill Gruber, 1988
  • Bill Howard, 2011
  • P.J. Mattson, 1991
  • Robert W. Price, 2003
  • John Rahenkamp, 2006
  • Dave Skinner, 1997

Scenery

  • John Aaron, 1994
  • Ron Baile, 1996
  • Peter N. Butler, 2004
  • Joe Calderone, 2009*
  • Mert Gardner, 1992
  • Herb Gishlick, 2001
  • Dick Genthner, 2002
  • Louis Godbold, 1985
  • Thom Griffiths, 2014
  • Bill Gruber, 1988
  • Bob Hubbard, 1994
  • Arnold Kimmons, 2012
  • P.J. Mattson, 1996
  • Frank Nuefeld, 2011
  • Charles Patti, 1989
  • Bob Price, 2013
  • John Rahenkamp, 2008
  • Dave Skinner, 1973
  • Jerry Tomaszewski, 2013

Structures

  • Thom Griffiths, 2010
  • Bill Gruber, 1996
  • Walter Leipold, 1972
  • Charles Patti, 1989
  • John Rahenkamp, 2010
  • Dave Skinner, 1973

Motive Power

  • Herb Gishlick, 1991
  • Thom Griffiths, 2014
  • Walter Leipold, 1969
  • P.J. Mattson, 2011
  • William Wills, 1971

Cars


  • Ron Baile, 2012
  • Dick Genthner, 2003
  • Thom Griffiths, 2015
  • Bill Gruber, 1988
  • Dave Skinner, 1973
  • William Wills, 1971

Prototype Models

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Master Model Railroader

The following individuals have achieved the Master Model Railroader status (MMR), denoting that they have achieved at least 7 of the 11 AP Certificates that are listed above.

  • Ron Baile, 2012
  • Dick Genthner, 2003
  • Thom Griffiths, 2015
  • Bill Gruber, 1988
  • Herb Gishlick, 2013
  • PJ Mattson, 2011
  • Dave Skinner, 1997
Notes:

  • An asterisk denotes a NJ Division participant living in another NMRA region (i.e. NER)
  • Includes deceased and members who have since moved to other regions
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