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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.

July 2017
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
13th East of Scotland - Workshop
A vibrant mix of tutored skills as we look to complete our first display from scratch. The aim is for you to be helped through the bits you feel you need help in - not the bits you feel you can already do. Expert help and advice available at all times.

Venue: West Calder Community Centre
Time: 10:30
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
16th Warwickshire and North Oxfordshire Area Group Meeting
Provisional Date

Venue: LWMRS Clubrooms
Time: 10:00
16th East of Scotland - Workshop
A vibrant mix of tutored skills as we look to complete our first display from scratch. The aim is for you to be helped through the bits you feel you need help in - not the bits you feel you can already do. Expert help and advice available at all times.

Venue: West Calder Community Centre
Time: 10:30
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 Warwickshire and North Oxfordshire Area Group Meeting
Provisional Date

Venue: LWMRS Clubroom
Time: 10:00
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
19th East of Scotland - Workshop
A vibrant mix of tutored skills as we look to complete our first display from scratch. The aim is for you to be helped through the bits you feel you need help in - not the bits you feel you can already do. Expert help and advice available at all times.

Venue: West Calder Community Centre
Time: 10:30
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
9th East of Scotland - Workshop
A vibrant mix of tutored skills as we look to complete our first display from scratch. The aim is for you to be helped through the bits you feel you need help in - not the bits you feel you can already do. Expert help and advice available at all times.

Venue: West Calder Community Centre
Time: 10:30

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

August 2017
Midland Railex
MERG will have a stand at this show, manned by MERG members mainly from the East Midlands Area Group. If you would like to volunteer to help man our stand, please email eastmids@merg.org.uk
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Venue: Midland Railway Centre, Butterley
Date: 12-13 August
September 2017
Soar Valley Model Railway Exhibition
MERG stand - if you would like to volunteer to help on the stand please email eastmids@merg.org.uk or post in the area group section of the MERG forum
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Venue: Loughborough Grammar School, Leicester Road, Loughborough. LE11 2DU
Date: 02-03 September
October 2017
The National Festival of Railway Modelling

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Venue: East of England Showground Peterborough PE2 6XE
Date: 14-15 October
November 2017
Warley National Model Railway Exhibition
The Warley National Model Railway Exhibition is held in Hall 5 at National Exhibition Centre.
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Venue: National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, B40 1NT
Date: 25-26 November
February 2018
The Festival of British Railway Modelling

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Venue: Doncaster Exhibition Centre Doncaster DN2 6BB
Date: 10-11 February

Training courses

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