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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.

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
*Howard Watkins will introduce OpenScad for 3D printing.OpenScad is a program for creating 3D objects
*Allan Geekie – “March of the modules”
*John Ferguson “My journey into automation”


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
21st Introduction to JMRI Panel Pro weekend course
21st to 24th July 2017.
Scroll to the bottom of this diary page for full details of courses

Venue: Oldbury, Birmingham
Time: 16:00
26th MERG @ 50 Three Counties AG
MERG Three Counties Area Group's celebration meeting for MERG's 50th anniversary.
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Venue: Greenwood Park Community Centre
Time: 19:30
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
23rd East Midlands Area Group meeeting
50th anniversary meeting - Details to follow - watch this space!

Venue: Wansford NVR (near Peterborough)
Time: 10:00
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

July 2017
Basildon MRC Show
MERG Essex AG stand

Venue: James Hornsby school
Date: 01-02 July

Training courses

July 2017
Introduction to JMRI Panel Pro weekend course
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: Oldbury, Birmingham
Date: 21-24 July
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