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The Cost of a NMRA Membership

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Posted by BMMECNYC on Saturday, September 09, 2017 11:06 PM

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Getting back to the OP's original statement:

 

 

 
C&O Fan

I got a 6 month Temp Membership because my layout was on the tour for the nmra convention

I was surprised at the renewal price for a one year membership being 75$

 

 

 

 

Why were you surprised?  And why did you post that here?

 

 

Ed

 

Well,

$72 (thats the cost I found on the NMRA website, but maybe I missed something) is quite a sticker shock from $9.95, especially if you didnt know about it in advance.

When you break it down into club + magazine price it seems a bit more reasonable.  

$2.33 per issue seems like a decent price for a 60-70 page print magazine.  MR has been almost that thin (within 15pg of the high number) @ $5.99 an issue.  Granted the MR forums are a bit more broadly useful, and MR has other web content.

Most club memberships are in the ballpark range of $40 a year +/-$15. 

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Posted by Daywhitemtns on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 1:41 PM

I have nothing against the NMRA and I appreciate its Standards and Recommended Practices information. In fact I was a member, for three years, many years ago. I just find the Membership fee too expensive for my taste and prefer to use that money for other hobby expenses.

I am a member of the Railway and Locomotive Historical Society however, because the membership fee is, for me, much more reasonable. 

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