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Model Electronic Railway Group

The Leading Society for Model Railway Electronics

Over 50 years of Innovation: 1967-2020

Model Railways and Computers / Electronics

MERG (Model Electronic Railway Group) is an international, UK based society promoting interest in the application of electronics & computers to all aspects of railway modelling.

Founded in 1967, MERG's aim is to actively promote and advance the use of electronic and computer technology for model railway operation, which is ideally suited to take advantage of these technologies, and the application of electronics and computers can be used to good effect to add enhanced features and realism to model railway operation.

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MERG Attended Exhibitions

Due to the current outbreak of Covid-19, many of these exhibitions are postponed or cancelled - MERG recommends that you follow Government advice and stay at home.

Come along and talk to us at one of the following exhibitions.

18 & 19-Apr-20: North Down Model Exhibition - CANCELLED - Bangor Academy

18 & 19-Apr-20: TrainWest demo - Springfield Community Campus, Corsham

09 & 10-May-20: Wexford MRC Annual Exhibition - St Joseph’s community centre , bishopswater, Wexford

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Coping with COVID-19 restrictions

The committee believes that MERG operations are vital activities which enable members to keep active while staying at home as directed by the government. This is especially vital for our older demographic. Consequently we are endeavouring to maintain our activities during this period but with video conferencing replacing face to face meetings.

Model Rail Electronics Book

MERG is pleased to recommend and support this book, written by MERG member Davy Dick, entitled "Electronics for Model Railways".

This excellent publication is available for free download.

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MERG Area Groups

One of the excellent beneficial aspects of joining MERG is access to our growing number of MERG Area Groups.

Groups are being started up throughout the UK and worldwide - giving members the chance to meet and share knowledge.

To keep active during the current Coronavirus lock down many area groups are holding meetings over the web.

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Meetings, courses & events

Due to the current outbreak of Covid-19, MERG recommends that you follow Government advice and stay at home.

09-Apr-20: South Hants Area Group meeting -CANCELLED - Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom

11-Apr-20: Tayside Area Group Meeting Cancelled - The Friary, Tullideph Road,Dundee, DD2 2NP

11-Apr-20: MERG East Midlands Area group meeting - Kingsway Centre, Wellingborough

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