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Model Electronic Railway Group

Leading Model Railway Electronics since 1967

Celebrating 50 years of Innovation: 1967-2017

This page lists forthcoming meeting, exhibitions and courses.

MERG Meeting Programme

Prospective new members are welcome to attend any of the following meetings to discuss MERG and meet those involved.

April 2017
4th Thames Valley Area Group meeting
7 to 10pm; start at 7:30


Venue: Grazeley Village Hall, Church Lane, Grazeley, Reading, Berkshire RG7 1JN
Time: 19:00
8th MERG East Midlands Area Group Meeting
A talk and demonstration of the Nelevator, plus our usual practical and problem solving clinic in the afternoon.
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Venue: RHTS - Rushden Northants
Time: 10:00
8th Members Meeting
Martin Perry Masterclass on Designing Printed Circuit boards with DesignSpark Part2

Venue: Keen House, London. Room available from 12.00
Time: 13:30
May 2017
2nd Thames Valley Area Group meeting
Monthly Meeting
7 to 10pm;
Grazeley Village Hall, Church Lane, Grazeley, Reading, Berkshire RG7 1JN




Venue: Grazely Village Hall
Time: 19:00
6th Introduction to JMRI Panel Pro weekend course
A weekend course for getting started with JMRI Panel Pro

Scroll to the bottom of this diary page for details of all courses
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Venue: Wansford NVR (near Peterborough)
Time: 09:00
6th Warwickshire and North Oxfordshire Area Group Meeting
Bi-monthly meeting of the WNO MERG Area Group.

Venue: Leamington and Warwick MRS Clubroom
Time: 10:00
June 2017
6th Thames Valley Area Group meeting
7 to 10pm; start at 7:30


Venue: Grazeley Village Hall, Church Lane, Grazeley, Reading, Berkshire RG7 1JN
Time: 19:00
10th Members meeting


Venue: Keen House London. Room available from 12.00
Time: 13:30
July 2017
4th Thames Valley Area Group meeting
7 to 10pm; start at 7:30


Venue: Grazeley Village Hall, Church Lane, Grazeley, Reading, Berkshire RG7 1JN
Time: 19:00
15th East Midlands Area Group meeeting
Hosted by Brian Chapman - agenda to follow

Venue: Skegness
Time: 10:00
August 2017
1st Thames Valley Area Group meeting
7 to 10pm; start at 7:30


Venue: Grazeley Village Hall, Church Lane, Grazeley, Reading, Berkshire RG7 1JN
Time: 19:00
September 2017
5th Thames Valley Area Group meeting
7 to 10pm; start at 7:30


Venue: Grazeley Village Hall, Church Lane, Grazeley, Reading, Berkshire RG7 1JN
Time: 19:00
9th Members meeting


Venue: Keen House London. Room available from 12.00
Time: 13:30
October 2017
3rd Thames Valley Area Group meeting
7 to 10pm; start at 7:30


Venue: Grazeley Village Hall, Church Lane, Grazeley, Reading, Berkshire RG7 1JN
Time: 19:00
November 2017
7th Thames Valley Area Group meeting
7 to 10pm; start at 7:30


Venue: Grazeley Village Hall, Church Lane, Grazeley, Reading, Berkshire RG7 1JN
Time: 19:00
11th Members Meeting
Members meeting

Please note A new date and location is being sought for the AGM. An announcement will be made in due course.

Venue: Keen House, London
Time: 13:30
December 2017
5th Thames Valley Area Group meeting
7 to 10pm; start at 7:30


Venue: Grazeley Village Hall, Church Lane, Grazeley, Reading, Berkshire RG7 1JN
Time: 19:00

Keen House is the headquarters of The Model Railway Club. It is located just off Pentonville Road at 4, Calshot Street, Kings Cross, London N1, which is about 10 minutes walk from Kings Cross station or 15 minutes from the Angel. Details on other venues can be obtained by clicking the venue link.

MERG Attended Shows

April 2017
Scalefour North
Yorkshire AG details to follow

Venue: Wakefield
Date: 01-02 April
North Down MRS Model Exhibition
North Down MRS Annual Model Exhibition. Takes place in Bangor Grammar School, Gransha Road, Bangor, Co. Down BT19 7QU Northern Ireland.
Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5.
MERG NI Area group will be there celebrating MERG's 50th Birthday.
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Venue: Bangor Grammar School
Date: 22-23 April
Bristol Model Railway Exhibition 2017
MERG will have a stand manned by members of Bristol and Cardiff AGs
Friday: 1pm - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - 6:30pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm
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Venue: Thornbury Leisure Centre, Alveston Hill, Thornbury, BRISTOL, BS35 3JB
Date: 28-30 April
May 2017
Middlesbrough Model Railway Society show
MERG North East Area Group
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Venue: Settlement Community Centre, Union Street, Middlesbrough, Cleveland TS1 5NQ
Date: 20-21 May
July 2017
Basildon MRC Show
MERG Essex AG stand

Venue: James Hornsby school
Date: 01-02 July

Training courses

May 2017
Introduction to JMRI Panel Pro weekend course
A weekend course for getting started with JMRI Panel Pro - assumes no prior knowledge.
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Venue: Wansford NVR (near Peterborough)
Date: 06-08 May
October 2017
MERG Missenden Weekend
Focusing particularly on the hands-on side of modelling, our Autumn Weekend consistently delivers leading-edge thinking. Multiple course options are available to help you gain a better understanding of some of the key aspects of the hobby.
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Venue: Missenden Abbey
Date: 20-22 October