Research and Modeling Association started as an inauspicious
group of modelers and historians in Chicago in 1998.
Since then it has evolved into a worldwide organization
of modelers, technical experts, and historians.
Today TRMA counts among its members people from the United
States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, Germany, France,
and Argentina, just to name a few countries.
The TRMA provides,
through this website, the most information available anywhere
on the engineering, construction, and operation of the
RMS Titanic. Some of the most knowledgeable experts
in the Titanic field are a part of TRMA, and thanks to
them TRMA has an impressive list of
achievements to their credit. TRMA trustees
have produced the most accurate interior and exterior
ship's plans available today, and are credited with a
major part of improving the accuracy of the Minicraft
model kit. TRMA has also made a number of significant
research finds over the
years, identifying parts of the ship that were hitherto
unknown or not understood.
For modelers, the
TRMA provides unparallelled resources to assist in the
selection, completion and technical detailing of a kit.
Whether you're completing a basic kit or a super-detailed
replica that demands exacting historical accuracy, TRMA
can assist you. The most comprehensive paint color
reference available anywhere, rigging and sidelight references,
and highly-detailed, scale-accurate window decals are
just a few resources available here - all put together
by expert modelers and technical experts within TRMA.
TRMA Discussion Forum is the best place on the web
to have your questions answered and to dialogue with
the experts or others who share the same interest.
Subjects include anything related to modeling or the
ship itself, and not just Titanic! While
TRMA started out as a "Titanic-only" organization,
it has grown to include all other ocean liners of
Titanic's era as well. And participation
is welcome from EVERYONE, whether they're a novice
or an expert. We're all here to help one another,
regardless of the question asked.
through the Forum and become a member!
you do choose to register, you can provide as much or
as little personal information as you choose.
Most people provide their name (first name only is OK)
their age and gender, and country of residence. The
only required piece of information is your email address
(to prevent duplicate registrations) - but only the
information that you want others to see will
appear. And TRMA never makes its member
information available to anyone.
why should you register?
TRMA is not a chat room. It's a community
of modelers, historians and other persons - both expert
and amateur - who share the same interest. If
you've been with us a while and have never registered,
or like what you see and intend to visit or participate
on a regular basis, there are a few advantages to registering
as a member:
access to private email through this site. If
you want to communicate with another member to ask
a question or provide information privately, you can
do so without having to provide your personal email
address - a big plus in today's age of heightened
the Forum to your own preferences. You can set
your profile to display the information the way you
want it, including flagging new messages or alerting
you to new message on a particular topic.
to other member profiles, so you can look up the information
that others have chosen to display in order know more
And, by registering as a member you can consider yourself
a part of TRMA. We're certainly an organization
you can take great pride in as a member, whether you're
a regular contributor or not.
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