Joining the NMRA

If you are interested in joining the NMRA you can contact our LA Division membership chairperson (see Contacts link), or contact NMRA National directly.  Either way, when joining, you become a member at all of the National, Regional and Division levels simultaneously without paying additional dues!


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Membership Renewals:

Renewal Form

Membership Benefits:


  • NMRA Member Benefits - summary of benefits of NMRA Membership
  • Kalmbach Memorial Library - perhaps one of the finest resources available to anyone interested in railroads or model railroads... members get special discounts and first crack at special releases of books and surplus books. We are now partnered with the California State Railroad Museum and they will provide services to our members at their published rates.
  • Fellowship of other modelers
  • NMRA Model Railroad Directory - Search the Directory for members with model railroads. List your own model railroad so others can get in touch and see your work.
  • ‚ÄčThe Achievement Program - there's no better way to improve your modeling
  • Regional and National Conventions
  • Access to Master Model Railroaders - they come from all over the world to the National convention. MMRs attend most Regional and Divisional functions, too! (MMR list by Number, by Region.)
  • Monthly NMRA Magazine
  • Insurance coverage for club layouts, meets and shows (USA and Canada only)
  • NMRA Standards & Recommended Practices
  • Participation in photo, slide and model contests with fellow members
  • Members' Aid Program Got a question? We've got the answers!
  • Pike Registry -- Register your model railroad name
  • 100% NMRA Club - The extra benefits of having all of your rail club members also members in the NMRA





The NMRA shall not deny membership or any rights of membership to any person based on the person's race, color, national and ethnic origin. The NMRA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its policies, programs, or activities.