(Last December 21st, 2016)
THE BRITISH RAILWAY MODELLERS OF NORTH AMERICA (BRMNA)
BRMNA also publishes an annual membership directory that provides the name, address, email address and interests of each member as well as a list of supplier members. Note that this information is never provided to non-members and is never provided in electronic form.
In addition, the BRMNA Web Site contains resource references and information to assist those interested in modelling the railways of Britain. A feature of this site is the reference listings to over 10,000 drawings and articles in various modelling magazines.
The web site also includes a Member Zone which is accessible only to BRMNA members. It features access to the Journal and a Member forum which allows members to post questions and get answers back quicker than is possible through more traditional means. It also includes a preview of new advertising of second-hand sales lists which ensures that members get first priority when it comes to making purchases from these lists.
Need more convincing? Then consider for a moment the following:
Perhaps the foregoing are simply natural developments that would have occurred anyway without BRMNA. However, I think not. Rather I think that the existence of BRMNA gave a very large helping hand in two areas: to the market place by demonstrating in quantitative and qualitative terms that there was a market; and in those areas where was a nuclei of enthusiasts that just needed a nudge to go beyond the critical mass necessary to make them a going concern on their own.