The NMRA's Achievement Program does have a price tag. Nobody ever talks about it, but there is a cost.
I was very happy to get a box in the mail from Proto:87 Stores...
1. Turnout Super Super-Detail set SWDET2 $2.49 each
2. Precision milled spikes 250 short SPK $2.95
3. Ulitmate HO #6 Turnout kit USKH6 $24.95
LOL...if nothing else, it scared my buddy Bench Mark! He sent me an email this morning that he'll be ready for Civil evaluation in 2 weeks...I told him that I was going to beat him to the punch!