Several years ago, someone put a post on this Forum inquiring as to the name of the ONLY 3-railer ever to become an MMR of the National Model Railroad Association. The answer: John Siegle MMR #601.
Many of you may be aware that I, John Coy, and my wife, Connie, are on the quest to achieve our MMR as well. Like John Siegle, we are both 3-railers. I am closing in within less than one year, and Connie will earn her final certificate to become an MMR in May of 2024.
Today, September 15, 2022, it occurred to me for no apparent reason to look for any additional information about John Siegle. The only thing I ever saw was his name on the NMRA's listing of MMRs.
After some Google searching, I came across an article (on-line) in the NMRA Magazine December 2017. It was an article John Siegle wrote himself involving his journey into the Achievement Program and how he came to be an MMR. There was only one brief mention of him being a 3-railer at the very end of this article.
He wrote a statement something to the effect of others thinking him as "odd" in being a 3-railer and yet becoming an MMR.
I also learned he was a Pastor. I have met a small handful of pastors who are model railroaders.
I hope that one day I may connect with him.
You may try to find the article by Google: NMRA John Siegle 2017_12bulletin.pdf.
I am attaching a picture of him just so there is a face for the name. This picture was in that same article for the NMRA Magazine.