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The Leading Society for Model Railway Electronics

June 2021

22nd June

19:30 : Arduino SIG What is on my bench
Online Zoom Meeting
Mark Riddoch will talk about his Arduino projects.

23rd June

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout

24th June

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

25th June

11:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Coffee Break
Online Zoom Meeting
This is an online coffee break where members can relax and chat among themselves about Projects, Progress, Problems and Successes.

14:00 : Wales North AG - Animation Workshop
Online Zoom Meeting
Continuation of the series of Animation Workshops based on the ATC kits.
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26th June

09:00 : Introduction to CBUS weekend course
Rushden Transport Museum
Beginners intro to CBUS weekend, assuming no prior knowledge. Learn the basics of CBUS, build CBUS kits, get them working and learn how to set up your CBUS for your layout. Note that this is a new date to allow for lockdown timetable.
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10:00 : East Anglia Group Zoom Meeting
Parkview Chapel, The Street, Botesdale, IP22 1BX
Chapel meeting cancelled due to continuation of lock down restrictions. Zoom get together at 10 o'clock.

14:00 : East Scotland meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Jim will give an introduction to Ultimaker Cura slicer for filament printing, and an introduction to Lychee slicer for resin printing.

27th June

19:30 : Scottish Borders AG Coffee and Chat meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Coffee and chat meeting

28th June

19:30 : JALSIG beginners Session
Online Zoom Meeting
here will be an opportunity in the first half-hour to raise any problems you might be having in your coding. We will then move on to examine some specific features of the language. If you are subscribed to the JAL Special Interest Group, view the meeting details in (My Upcoming Events).

30th June

19:00 : Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire VIRTUAL Area Group meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Discussion - The future of the WNO Group - Meeting content, schedule, venue.

19:20 : Cardiff Area Group Meeting - SD3 Signal Driver Development
Online Zoom Meeting
Tim will discuss the development of the SD3. Signal Driver 3 (SD3) is an update on the SD2 (MERG kit 36) that provides a number of improvements. These include a fixed build configuration, common anode and common cathode signal capability, and more signal types. There will also be plenty of time for members to discuss any build / configuration problems with any of the MERG kits. Kind regards Phil and Russ

July 2021

3rd July

10:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
M6456 Malcolm asker will present The ESP32-CAM. An Arduino Based wifi enabled micro video streaming device measuring only 27mm x 41mm x 4.5mm for under a tenner….

6th July

19:30 : MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
TBA

11th July

19:30 : Scottish Borders AG Coffee and Chat meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Coffee and chat meeting

12th July

19:30 : JAL Special Interest Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Regular Show and Tell meeting where a member will show the project that they are working on and discuss how they have tackled the programming.

14th July

19:30 : 3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts) meeting
Online Zoom Meeting

15th July

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Virtual Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly Virtual Meeting on Zoom
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17th July

09:00 : MORE CBUS weekend course
Rushden Transport Museum
A follow on course from "Introduction to CBUS" that covers many more detailed facets of CBUS, including logic using CANCOMPUTE and working with the Universal CANMIO firwmware.
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24th July

09:00 : Starting out with JMRI Panel Pro weekend course
Rushden Transport Museum
Introductory course on using JMRI Panel Pro to create control panels and operate the layout. This course assumes no prior knowledge of JMRI.
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25th July

14:00 : East Scotland meeting
Online Zoom Meeting

19:30 : Scottish Borders AG Coffee and Chat meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Coffee and chat meeting

26th July

19:30 : JALSIG beginners Session
Online Zoom Meeting
here will be an opportunity in the first half-hour to raise any problems you might be having in your coding. We will then move on to examine the code in another PMP kit. If you are subscribed to the JAL Special Interest Group, view the meeting details in (My Upcoming Events).

31st July

10:00 : South Coast MRC Exhibition. This event has been cancelled.
Arnewood School, Gore Road, New Milton, Hampshire.
This will be one of the first model railway exhibitions to restart after all the lockdowns. Merg South Hants Area group hope to have a stand at it (volunteer numbers permitting).

August 2021

3rd August

19:30 : MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
TBA

7th August

10:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
St James Church Hall, Preston Road Yeovil BA21 3RL
This is our first face to face meeting after lockdown. The whole meeting will be turned into a SMD soldering workshop. Members should bring one or more kits with SMD devices and equipment so that they and all members can have a go. We are hoping to see the many different approaches to soldering such small components.

10:00 : MERG East Midlands Area group meeting
Wellingborough
Restrictions permitting, this will be our first face to face meeting since early 2020. Agenda to follow, watch this space.

8th August

19:30 : Scottish Borders AG Coffee and Chat meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Coffee and chat meeting

9th August

19:30 : JAL Special Interest Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Regular Show and Tell meeting where a member will show the project that they are working on and discuss how they have tackled the programming.

10th August

10:00 : Blockly and Grove
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Blockly and Grove SIG to discuss the application of pre-soldered modules and Blockly visual block programming to model railway layouts.

11th August

19:30 : 3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts) meeting
Online Zoom Meeting

19th August

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Virtual Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly Virtual Meeting on Zoom
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22nd August

19:30 : Scottish Borders AG Coffee and Chat meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Coffee and chat meeting

23rd August

19:30 : JALSIG beginners Session
Online Zoom Meeting
here will be an opportunity in the first half-hour to raise any problems you might be having in your coding. We will then move on to examine the code in another PMP kit. If you are subscribed to the JAL Special Interest Group, view the meeting details in (My Upcoming Events).

28th August

14:00 : East Scotland meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Jim will give an introduction to Ultimaker Cura slicer for filament printing, and an introduction to Lychee slicer for resin printing.

September 2021

4th September

09:00 : JMRI Part 2 weekend course
Rushden Transport Museum
Second JMRI weekend course on blocks, train identification (RFID and Railcom), entry-exit routing and lots on signalling.
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10:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
This is an online meeting subjects to be decided. To get zoom joining information ensure that you are subscribed to the Somerset Area Group in (Your Profile) and view the meeting in (My Upcoming Events).

7th September

19:30 : MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
TBA

13th September

19:30 : JAL Special Interest Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Regular Show and Tell meeting where a member will show the project that they are working on and discuss how they have tackled the programming.

16th September

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Virtual Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly Virtual Meeting on Zoom
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18th September

10:00 : Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire MERG Area Group
LWMRS Clubrooms, Knightcote.
Provisional Date for physical meeting.

27th September

19:30 : JALSIG beginners Session
Online Zoom Meeting
here will be an opportunity in the first half-hour to raise any problems you might be having in your coding. We will then move on to examine the code in another PMP kit. If you are subscribed to the JAL Special Interest Group, view the meeting details in (My Upcoming Events).

October 2021

2nd October

10:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
This is an online meeting subjects to be decided. To get zoom joining information ensure that you are subscribed to the Somerset Area Group in (Your Profile) and view the meeting in (My Upcoming Events).

5th October

19:30 : MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
TBA

9th October

10:00 : Farnham MRC exhibition at Aldershot
Alderwood Leisure Centre, GU12 4AS
The South Hants Area Group will once again have a stand at this exhibition. I am sure I speak for all members when I say how nice it will be to be able to attend exhibitions once again.

11th October

19:30 : JAL Special Interest Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Regular Show and Tell meeting where a member will show the project that they are working on and discuss how they have tackled the programming.

21st October

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Virtual Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly Virtual Meeting on Zoom
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25th October

19:30 : JALSIG beginners Session
Online Zoom Meeting
here will be an opportunity in the first half-hour to raise any problems you might be having in your coding. We will then move on to examine the code in another PMP kit. If you are subscribed to the JAL Special Interest Group, view the meeting details in (My Upcoming Events).

November 2021

2nd November

19:30 : MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
TBA

6th November

09:00 : JMRI Part 3 weekend course
Rushden Transport Museum
Third JMRI weekend course on train automation, covering various automation techniques including custom scripts, YAAT and Dispatcher.
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10:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
This is an online meeting subjects to be decided. To get zoom joining information ensure that you are subscribed to the Somerset Area Group in (Your Profile) and view the meeting in (My Upcoming Events).

8th November

19:30 : JAL Special Interest Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Regular Show and Tell meeting where a member will show the project that they are working on and discuss how they have tackled the programming.

9th November

10:00 : Blockly and Grove
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Blockly and Grove SIG to discuss the application of pre-soldered modules and Blockly visual block programming to model railway layouts.

18th November

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Virtual Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly Virtual Meeting on Zoom
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20th November

10:00 : Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire MERG Area Group
LWMRS Clubrooms, Knightcote.
Provisional date for physical meeting Ian Kay - my final years on the real railway.

22nd November

19:30 : JALSIG beginners Session
Online Zoom Meeting
here will be an opportunity in the first half-hour to raise any problems you might be having in your coding. We will then move on to examine the code in another PMP kit. If you are subscribed to the JAL Special Interest Group, view the meeting details in (My Upcoming Events).

December 2021

4th December

10:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
This is an online meeting subjects to be decided. To get zoom joining information ensure that you are subscribed to the Somerset Area Group in (Your Profile) and view the meeting in (My Upcoming Events).

16th December

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Virtual Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly Virtual Meeting on Zoom
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27th December

19:30 : JALSIG beginners Session
Online Zoom Meeting
here will be an opportunity in the first half-hour to raise any problems you might be having in your coding. We will then move on to examine the code in another PMP kit. If you are subscribed to the JAL Special Interest Group, view the meeting details in (My Upcoming Events).