MMR & 10th Blackbelt
Another thread on this forum is discussing the future of the NMRA MMR program. While reading the most recent entries I was suddenly struck with "solution" for those individuals craving the MMR title but unhappy with the process.
As a martial artist for some 18 years it took me 5 years to get my 1st degree black belt, another 3 years to get my 2nd degree black belt, and another year after that to get my teaching certificate. During that time I saw some students that didn't like the time it took to advance in the ranks, so here's what they did:
They created their own "style" of martial arts and then promoted themselves to 10th degree (Master level)! If I had done the same I would have created "Rick-Fu" or alike and pronounced myself a Master of that style!
Now for model railroading I could create my own governing organization, create a set of "standards" (that I just so happen to meet or exceed) and achieve my title. I'm thinking "Master Railroading Modeler" (MRM).
One man's ramblings.......
Rick - MRM
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