Achievement Program

Introduction

The Achievement Program (AP) is an educational program for you 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 achievement.

While participation is strictly voluntary, all Carolina Piedmont Division 13 members are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Achievement Program.

For a complete description of the NMRA's Achievement Program click here to go to the NMRA's AP web page. Click here to go to the MER's AP web page. This page tells you about our CPD13 AP Chairman and how to contact him, and provides a list of CPD13 members who have received AP awards.

 
Getting Started
Go to a Regional or Divisional meet. Take a model along and enter it in the model contest. Contest results will provide you with a good benchmark of your current skills. If you score enough points you will be presented with a Merit Award that you can use towards your Certificates of Achievement (see below). If you don't earn a merit Award the judges will be happy to advise you on how you might improve the model or build a better one next time.

If entering a contest doesn't appeal to you, contact your local AP Chairman to arrange for merit Award judging to be performed on your model at the next Division or Region meet separate from the contest.

AP judges will make house calls. If you are applying for a Golden Spike Award (see below) or for categories like Scenery, Civil or Electrical which cannot be transported to a contest, your local AP Chairman will send judges to your home at an agreed time for Merit Award judging. Talk to your local AP Chairman about the items you will need for the judging.

Division AP Chairman

The AP Chairman for the Carolina Piedmont Division 13 is Vic Bitleris. Vic can be contacted as follows:

Vic Bitleris
2636 Iman Drive
Raleigh, NC 27615
Phone: (919) 602-7748
Click here to send an Email to Vic.

The AP Chair for the NMRA's Mid-Eastern Region is:

Dave Chance
5884 Circlewood Dr
Kannapolis, NC 28081

Phone: (704) 933-4200
Email: apchair@carolinasouthern.org


Carolina Piedmont Division AP Certificates Earned

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Babcock, Jim
(Holly Springs, NC)

2013

                         

Benezra, Steve
(Hillsborough, NC)

             

2013

2013

 

2013

2013

 

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Bitleris, Victor (Raleigh, NC)

2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

 

 

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Bond, Grif (Wake Forest, NC)











2011



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Boyette, Anthony (Goldsboro, NC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2007

2007

 

 

 

 

 

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Costanza, Randall (Apex, NC)

2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cox, William E. (Cary, NC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1991

 

 

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Bill Davis (Fuquay-Varina, NC)
            
2017
  
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Derway, David (Cameron, NC)

2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005

 

 

2006

2005

 

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Dougherty, Edmund T. (Raleigh, NC)

1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003

 

 

 

 

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Dziadul, Jack (Sanford, NC)









2012

2011

2010


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Fisher, Dan
(Cary, NC)


2016
                   

2012

 

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Frame, Jack K. (Raleigh, NC)

1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gamble, Robert S. (Cary, NC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003

 

 

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Getz, Robert J. (Fayetteville, NC)

2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Genthner, Richard A. (New Jersey) — MMR

1999

 

2003

 

2002

 

2002

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2000

 

2002

2002

2003

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Joseph Gibson (Wake Forest, NC)
 
2017
             

Hanley, Bill (Raleigh, NC)

            
2016
  
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Holly, Gary (Apex, NC)

2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Huey, Dil (Apex, NC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003

 

 

 

 

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Humble, Michael C. (Durham, NC)

2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janosko, John (Youngsville, NC)

2012

 

 

 

2017 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

 

 

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Jennings, Don (Cary, NC)

2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2013

2005

 

 

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Kananowicz, Joe (Fayetteville, NC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2007

 

 

 

 

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Lynam, David (Fuquay-Varina, NC) — MMR

 

 

2001

2005

 

 

2004

2004

2003

 

2004

2004

2005

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Mansfield, Frank (Cary, NC)

1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matthews, Richard (Clayton, NC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2004

 

 

 

 

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Mersch, Jerome (Cary, NC)

2003

 

 

 

2005

 

 

2005

 

 

 

 

 

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Murphy, Jim (Cary, NC)

2007

 

 

2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008

2016

 

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Platt, Frederick (Durham, NC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2001

 

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Rausch, Charlie (Chapel Hill, NC)
2016
             

Rousseau, Robert (Holly Springs, NC)

2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

2010

 

2008

2008

 

4

Sassi, Lou (Willow Spring, NC)
2016
             

Sing, Gene (Cary, NC) — MMR

2007

 

2014

2014

2007

 

2006

2006

2008

 

2005

 

2014

7

Slugg, Pete (Cary, NC)

2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wallis, John (Apex, NC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006

2006

 

2

Ward, Jeff (Cary, NC)

2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White, John (Cary, NC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003

 

 

 

 

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Wood, Stephen (Durham, NC) — MMR

2011

 

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Rob Rousseau,
Feb 1, 2016, 7:13 PM
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Rob Rousseau,
Feb 1, 2016, 7:13 PM